Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring

Two students from the 2017 Clifton Builders cohort at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln look to change the way students and tutors interact. As a part of the Clifton Builders program where they develop innovative talent and study strengths-based leadership, Deep...

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Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others

The motivation to succeed takes many forms for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. For Phat Nguyen, a senior business administration major from Lincoln, Nebraska, the desire to serve others shapes his college experiences and stems from...

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A Family Legacy

The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at Nebraska as a popular instructor and researcher, and it was at Nebraska where he first began his experimentation with strengths.  “My dad...

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Maximizing Innate Talent

Identifying and maximizing individual strengths in emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and top achievers is at the heart of UNL’s new Don Clifton Strengths Institute. Building on the work of former UNL professor Donald O. Clifton, the institute is a long-term partnership...

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Strength Coaches Help Freshmen Maximize Potential

Every fall, first-year students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln identify their strengths and integrate into the CBA community by taking the required Professional Enhancement I (BSAD 111) course. They use the Clifton...

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What is Your Smart?

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an interview with Alexander Astin regarding his new book Are You Smart Enough? How Colleges’ Obsession With Smartness Shortchanges Students. Astin founded UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, he’s been studying college...

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