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Where the Focus Goes

Where the Focus Goes

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It’s always interesting to see where people put their focus, as well as how their patterns show up.  Here are some patterns of focus, which reveal how people show their values on the job:

  • Some focus on the process
  • Some focus on the thing/results/deliverables
  • Some focus on the impact
  • Some focus on the learning
  • Some focus on the journey
  • Some focus on the score
  • Some focus on the beans
  • Some focus on directing
  • Some focus on doing
  • Some focus on thinking
  • Some focus on creating and innovating
  • Some focus on completing
  • Some focus on policing
  • Some focus on correcting
  • Some focus on aligning
  • Some focus on schmoozing
  • Some focus on excuses
  • Some focus on solutions

… some focus on giving their best where they’ve got their best to give, finding their flow, lifting others up, and changing the game.

Of course, we’re all hybrids, but it’s interesting to see where some people dominate and drive from.

Knowing the patterns makes it easier to bridge and switch perspectives, spot problems, and uncork potential.