CliftonStrengths® defines the Focus® talent theme as people who “can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.”
You have a target in mind
This target helps you determine your priorities and change when needed to stay on course.
Your ability to stay focused is powerful and pushes you to be efficient.
By evaluating each action before taking it to determine if it will help you reach your target(s), you can easily disregard any distractions.
Your ability to focus increases the speed and quality of performance for you and your team and also brings clarity.
You love to begin with the end in mind and need a target to establish your priorities.
You will persevere until you have reached your target.
You’re in the zone
Focusing on the end result, think of a racecar driver with tunnel vision, present in the moment yet with a focus on the destination.
You need the freedom to work independently and not be held back.
You also need to set milestones along the way to keep tabs on the progress you’ve made and what remains to hit the target.
You stick to the freeway
Getting off exits along the way is seen as distracting and time-consuming delays in reaching your destination.
You will continually check in and ask yourself where you are heading daily.
Setting targets for every area of life is important to you. Not setting targets will be frustrating and unproductive to you.
You can help others set targets
Put yourself in roles where you can develop a strategy and process and then take responsibility for summarizing project decisions.
Create a network of accountability partners to help you stay focused and help others do the same.
Identify your role models in the areas of your focus. When studying their habits and achievements, allow them to inspire you towards similar achievements.
Help others create systems and measurable targets that help them stay on track and clear clutter along the way.
Setting targets for you
Set aside time each week (or day) to focus on one of your targets and assess where you are with other targets.
Creating a visual aid to track your progress could be helpful.
Have check-in meetings with your team to help them stay on track.
Do you have Focus® as one of your dominant talents? What do you currently focus on? Please comment below; I’d love to know.
Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Focus® HERE.