Heard of the strengths revolution? It’s the idea that you, your team, and your company will get farther faster when you focus on what you do well vs. what you don’t. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Strengths-based development aims to help team members discover, develop, and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity. It is an approach that helps them identify how they can purposefully aim their talents so that the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives and to respond to everyday situations. Strengths-based teams have a common purpose, have a clear understanding of their individual and collective strengths and performance gaps, intentionally structure activities to maximize the team’s talents, and are highly collaborative and have a number of complementary partnerships. When team members discover each other’s greatest talents, they discover their greatest opportunities for team strengths and success. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, I can influence organizational team performance in five fundamental ways: • Increase the team’s awareness of the principles of strengths-based development. • Increase team members’ awareness of and appreciation for their individual and collective talents and strengths. • Increase the team’s application of the principles of strengths-based development. • Increase team members’ application of their individual and collective talents and strengths. • Track and communicate the achievements (the specific performance results) that come from their awareness and application of strengths.