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This guide provides CliftonStrengths (StrengthFinder) information and includes documents, videos, and other material.

Introduction to the Focus Strengt

People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

Find out more about the Focus strength at the following links:

Description of Focus Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Focus Strength

Strengths School Focus Theme

Let's Talk Personality Focus Theme

The following elaborates on the Yucks, Yays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Focus strength.

“Ignite Strengthsfinder Talents - Your Top 5 Strengths.” Lead Through Strengths, 4 Nov. 2022,

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Distractions and interruptions when you're in the middle of something; going off on tangents in meetings or conversations

Yays: Find Work You Love

Working on a project until it is finished rather than changing course regularly; doing one thing at a time — keeping a singular, deep focus

Blind Spots: How Your Talents Could be Perceived as Your Weakness Zone if Your Strengths are Overused or Misapplied

Miss the journey; ignores people in favor of the goal; single-minded or obsessive

Feeding Strengths: How You're Perceived at Work When Feeding Your Strengths

Intentional; prioritized; concentrated

Honored: Situations and Cultures that Feel Aligned with You at Your Natural Best

Purposeful blocks of time; clear priorities for big initiatives; a clear intent for meetings

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Celebrating or requiring multitasking or constant task switching; interruptions while in the flow, including instant messaging or in-person interruptions