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Executing Domain of CliftonStrengths®


The CliftonStrengths® Talent Themes are grouped into four Domains: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking. In this post I will talk about the Executing Domain.


People with dominant Executing themes know how to make things happen. Talents included in this domain are; Achiever®, Arranger®, Belief®, Consistency®, Deliberative®, Discipline®, Focus®, Responsibility® and Restorative®.



People who are exceptionally talented in the Achiever® theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive. These people bring intensity and stamina of effort. They need freedom to work at their own pace.


This talent on a team will bring perseverance to get the job done. They will need to not only see progress, but have the need to get it done!



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


This talent on a team is able to figure out how the resources can work together for the greatest productivity.


People exceptionally talented in the Belief® theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a define purpose for their lives. They bring values, stability, clarity and conviction. They need a cause or a purpose for which to live.

This talent on a team will keep the mission in sight and help align the work to the desired result.



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. They bring rules and policies that promote cultural predictability. They need standard operating procedures.

This talent on a team will ensure that policies are inclusive and procedures are followed.




People exceptionally talented in the Deliberative® theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. Thy anticipate obstacles. They bring a thorough and conscientious approach. They need time to listen and think before being expected to think.

This talent on a team will carefully consider all options to help determine the right path.



People exceptionally talented in the Discipline® theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create. They bring precision and detail orientation. They need a structured and organized environment.

This talent on a team will help to keep everything organized and orderly.


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. They bring clarity through concentration and direction. They need a goal to establish priorities.

This talent on a team will keep their eye on the end result, making any adjustments necessary to reach the goal.



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

This talent on a team will keep accountability among the team members.




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. They bring courage and creativity to problematic situations. They need problems that must be solved.

This talent on a team can pinpoint issues and offer solutions.


As you can see, each talent offers its own way to execute, that is get things done! When you are building your team, you will want at least some of these talents represented. Keep in mind what they bring and what they need.


Next up will be the Influencing Domain!

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