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Understanding the Executing Domain of CliftonStrengths

The 34 CliftonStrengths themes sort into four domains, or categories. Learn more about the nine themes that comprise the Executing domain, introduced in Gallup's bestselling book Strengths Based Leadership and uncovered by the CliftonStrengths assessment.

An Introduction to the Executing Domain Themes

Every team has goals to achieve. Work to accomplish. Tasks to complete.

High-performing teams rely on people with strong Executing themes because they make things happen.

When your team needs to get things done, look to people with the following Executing themes. They can take an idea and make it a reality. And they'll work tirelessly to accomplish the goal.

Achiever

People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.

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Arranger

People exceptionally talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to determine how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

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Belief

People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.

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Consistency

People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They crave stable routines and clear rules and procedures that everyone can follow.

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Deliberative

People exceptionally talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.

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Discipline

People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

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Focus

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.

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Responsibility

People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

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Restorative

People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

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How to Develop Strong Teams Using the Executing Domain of CliftonStrengths

The best teams are made up of individuals who understand their own -- and others' -- unique contributions to the team.

Sure, you want a team whose collective CliftonStrengths are relatively well-balanced.

But as noted in Strengths Based Leadership, building a team with the right mix of CliftonStrengths is just the starting point.

According to research in Gallup's bestselling book It's the Manager:

Awareness of team members' strengths is far more predictive of team engagement and performance than the composition of a team's strengths.

So, how can you empower your team members to develop and apply their CliftonStrengths and appreciate their teammates' strengths?

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Purchase the CliftonStrengths assessment for your team members to understand how strong the Executing themes and all the 34 CliftonStrengths are among your team.

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