People exceptionally talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
Adjectives that describe you include: single-minded, collaborative, efficient, goal-oriented, independent, and impatient.
“Where am I headed?” you ask yourself. You ask this question every day. Guided by this theme of Focus, you need a clear destination. Lacking one, your life and your work can quickly become frustrating. And so each year, each month, and even each week you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don’t are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to become impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. Your Focus reminds everyone that if something is not helping you move toward your destination, then it is not important. And if it is not important, then it is not worth your time. You keep everyone on point.
Your Strengths Report
Seassosn 1 : Name Your Strengths
What are your strengths? The goal is to help you understand and love each of your top strengths. Start a lifelong journey of strengths discovery and development. Each Strengths Theme brings its own unique qualities in how it is revealed in real life experiences.
Season 2: Claim Your Strengths
How are your strengths uniquely yours? The goal is to help you own and claim the uniqueness of your Strengths. This is revealed in the theme dynamics and how your strengths interact and intersect. As you invest in this understanding you appreciate and communicate your Strengths to others.
Season 3: Lead With Your Strengths
You are a leader. Strengths-Based Leadership hinges on being true to yourself. Through interviews with successful leaders, you will tap into the many unique ways of being successful. There isn’t a set profile of a successful leader, but the way that the Themes are constructed help influence the work that you do as a leader.
Season 4: Aim Your Strengths
How do you succeed in using your Strengths? It is not enough that you can name or even own your Strengths. The focus is on performance and how you use your Strengths in real life situations. With suggestions and actions, you can focus and aim your Strengths for the highest impact and growth.
With his Mastery blogs Albert Winseman, D.Min seeks to help you understand your strengths by using comparisons, contrast, similarities and differences between different strengths themes.
On the Shadow Side
God created Strengths. The devil can tempt you by the overuse or over-reliance on your strength. This is the shadow side of strengths. With this you may face some risks or temptations. Examples:
- You ignore people and things that aren’t a priority
- You are overly impatient with delays, obstacles, and other time-wasters
- You run over (or avoid) people who hurt your focus
- You value efficiency more than love
Helpful links and Learning Tools
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- Learn how this Strengths relates to your Four Domain of Strengths
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- Join StrengthFinder LinkedIn Group
- Join The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community
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