Last night Usain Bolt retained his Olympic 100 metre title, with an incredible time of 10.63 seconds.

Bolt must now be seen, indisputably, as the best sprinter ever.  But did you hear his post race interview on the BBC? He made an interesting remark about his race and, in particular, his start.

I didn’t start very well,” he told the BBC interviewer, “But my coach told me I don’t win at the start, I win at the finish. That’s where I’m strong.

Too many people, teams and organisations are focused on fixing their weaknesses. Yet, the best way to improve performance is to focus on your strengths and make them even stronger.

What are your strengths? And how can you raise your performance by improving and exploiting them?

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