Core Strengths for Slack

Improve interactions with communication tips tailored to others' styles.

Thriving relationships are essential for team performance. Unfortunately, hybrid teamwork creates barriers to authentic connection. The Core Strengths app helps you adapt your communication style to your teammates' personalities. Collaborate in a way that fosters team relationships using personalized insights embedded where work happens.

Users are empowered with Relationship Intelligence to accelerate authentic team connections.

  • Write Effective Messages: Get personalized and dynamic communication tips to help tailor your chats and messages to build connections with anyone.

  • View SDI 2.0 Results: Easily access SDI 2.0 results for yourself or your colleagues within Slack. As long as you are connected in the Core Strengths platform, you and your colleagues can access results by using the results command.

  • Connect with Colleagues: If your organization requires connection requests within the Core Strengths platform, you can now manage these connection requests through Slack.

  • Invite Colleagues to Complete the SDI 2.0: Invites made easy! If your Core Strengths platform permissions are set to allow this, you can use the invite shortcut to invite your teammates to complete the SDI 2.0.

  • Access Additional Tips: If you want additional tips for a teammate, use the Tips shortcut to view additional communication tips for when things are going well (or not so well).

Note: To use the Core Strengths app for Slack, you must have an active account with Core Strengths and SDI 2.0 results.

How to Use Slash Commands

You can receive Relationship Intelligence (RQ) insights on anyone who has SDI results (and that you're connected to) in your account. Use /corestrengths @user to pull an insight for these different topics: motives, conflict, strengths, theirtriggers, mytriggers, and results.

Simply add the topic on the end of the slash command, like this:• /corestrengths @user motives - Write messages that connect with what matters most to others.

  • /corestrengths @user conflict - Navigate messaging effectively even when there is conflict.

  • /corestrengths @user strengths - Respect the strengths your teammates use most often.

  • /corestrengths @user theirtriggers - Avoid teammates' conflict triggers by being mindful of overdone strengths.

  • /corestrengths @user mytriggers - Manage your conflict triggers by considering teammates' true intentions.

  • /corestrengths @user results - See a snapshot of your teammate's SDI 2.0 results.These slash commands and tips will only be visible to you.

Note - this is determined by Slack. Please reference Slack’s help center for more information.

How to Use Shortcuts

You can use Slack's shortcut feature to invite, connect, or get more communication tips for others in your organization.

  • Connect - Connect with a teammate so you can access RQ insights. Note: If your Core Strengths account does not require connections to share SDI 2.0 results, you won't need to use this shortcut.

  • Invite to take the SDI - Invite a teammate to take the SDI so you can access RQ insights.

  • Tips - View a range of tips for a specific user to help strengthen work relationships.

How to Install the Core Strengths Slack app

You can reference this flyer to install the Core Strengths app for Slack. Note - you may still need permissions from your company’s Slack workspace admin.

How to Install the Core Strengths Slack Emoji Pack

  1. You can reference this Slack FAQ for instructions on how to load an emoji pack.

  2. Download our MVS and CS Emojis here.



The app may require approval from your Slack administrator. Please check with your internal Slack admin for next steps.

If you are a Slack administrator, use these resources to manage app installations on your workspace: 1) you can turn on admin app approvals and 2) build an internal app approval process.

Yes! All of the Core Strengths accounts associated with your email address are available in the app.

Markets and Languages

Currently, US English is only supported at this time.

Our app is available in all markets in the marketplace. However, the app is only available in English at this time.


While the app requires an active Core Strengths subscription and SDI 2.0 results, downloading and using the app is at no additional cost.

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