Rock Your Strengths

Gallup Strength Speaker, Coach,
Book Author & Artistan



Your Strengths

Decades of research has shown that when employees are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. The problem is that most people aren’t able to accurately identify their own strengths and therefore can’t intentionally use them.

Let me help you become more effective, efficient, and engaged in your life!

Carol Anne McGuire

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It was a natural progression for me to think deeply about Gallup Strengths through the lens of my faith, and soon I recognized that the heroes of the Scriptures were operating in God-given Strengths!
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Get a little extra jolt of your Strength with a hot cup of Joe or contemplate resting in your Strength zone with a smooth cup of tea!
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Top 5 Strengths Illustrated Posters are suitable for framing in your office or home will remind you, your workmates, your clients just what you are good at!
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You know you are 'owning it' when you are wearing your Strengths! Check out the wearables that I have made to remind my clients of their Strengths.
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Deborah as Command®

Deborah helped turn the nation of Israel toward God after 20 years of oppression.
Imagine God used a woman to lead an army into battle and a nation to victory.
Those who think God can’t use women to lead need to read the story of Deborah. The real question is not can God use women to lead but why hasn’t God used more women?
Didn’t God use Deborah?
Didn’t God use Esther to save her nation?
Didn’t Jesus use the Samaritan woman at the well to spread the good news?
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Teach With Your Strengths- Command

People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They take control of a situation and make decisions.

These educators are able to bring calm to chaos. They are direct and decisive in their teaching. When pushed, they will push back. But that directness brings emotional clarity. Crying does not work with this person. (So, save your tears, and get to the point.)

They may seem bossy, but they want to be in the driver's seat. This is a fantastic Strength when situations seem out of control and you need someone to deal with the challenges and conflicts in a say. Some say they are intimidating, imposing or controlling. And they can be! But you will always know where this person stands, and that is powerful!

I included tips for both an educator and a student with high Command.

Command is most likely paired with Strategic. Together, these two themes add a pattern to the power.

Lead on! If you have Command, we need you to take charge in emergencies. This can be an extremely inspirational and motivational theme when harnessed and leverage in the right ways!

Be reminded of your Strengths.

Be purposeful in how you use them!

Rock Your Strengths!

Command- Deborah

Command: People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

They are direct and decisive.

They love exerting control in situations that seem out of control.

Israel - 12th Century BC. The Israelites are now in the Promised Land. They have gone through the cycle of falling into sin > Being punished by God > Repentance > and Coming back to God.

The Israelites were in serious crisis. The massive army of the King of Canaan was at their door. With a well-trained army and 900 iron chariots, Israel was no match for them. But they had a secret weapon...a woman named Deborah.

Deborah is one of the 12 judges who helped turn this nation's heart towards God and deliver them. First- a woman judge in those times was extremely rare, but Deborah was a good one! She held court under a tree and the people of Israel would seek her out as a fair judge to settle their disputes.

When news of Jabin's army came in, Deborah recruited General Barak. (Does that name sound familiar? It should! The US has a president that was named after this General.) General Barak was reluctant at first to go into battle, but said he would if Deborah would go with him. "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go." Vs. 8

Deborah chose a strategic day for battle. First, it was a rainy day- which would bog down the iron chariots. Second, her army took the high ground- again, a strategic move because the chariots got stuck in the mud and were useless in climbing Mount Tabor.

In our day and age, a female leading a general's army would be rare, but imagine it in 12th Century BC! There must have been something extremely convincing about Deborah's ability to command an army!


One of the most "disliked" strengths... mostly because it is misunderstood. Many people see the negative side of this strength first, and rightly so... the name IS "Command!" People strong in the Command theme take control of a situation and make decisions. These are the people who create clarity when there is a divide in two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions. They are not afraid of pushing back when pushed. This person prefers the driver's seat! 

I learned quite a bit about Command doing this sketch note. I especially loved realizing that a person with Command is excellent in a crisis. When there is an accident, or trauma... I definitely want someone with Command leading the way!


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