Chances are, you don t. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.
To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped mil
I like the organization of the book, the detailed information about strengths, and even the online test you take to find out what strengths you have. I believe...more
Other than that, I found StrengthsFinder to be far more useful and practical than older tests like the Mye...more
Maximizer - "Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.' That is way me. I've always said that trying to be well rounded is a waste of time but being amazing at something should be the goal. I know what my flaws are and I simply don't care.
This book and the included test (be sure to buy a new copy) inspired me for months. Finding out my top 5 strengths made who I am make so much more sense. I love their approach of focusing on what you are "designed" to do, rather than trying to shore up your weaknesses. They have specific suggestions for each strength which includes which kinds of folks you should pair up with and how others will react to your strength. For instance my top one is "Ideation" - a love for and faci...more
Each strength theme lists:
* an explanation of the theme
* examples of people describing the theme in their life
* a list of ideas for acting out of that streng...more
After reading the first book in this topic, "Now, Discover Your Strengths", I was rejuvenated. I learned the 5 areas of my greatest potential strengths. I felt them to be quite accurate. Tom Rath wrote the sequel, "StrengthFinder 2.0" soon after the publication of Buckingham and Clifton's book and I wanted to read this book for two reasons:
First I wanted a free pass to Strengthfinder 2.0 assessment to check my results against...more
Tom Rath's Strengths Finder 2.0 Book Cover. You can readDeveloping Strengths, Tim Roth's Strengths Finder 2.0 Review
I'm currently helping out at my agency, Nueva Esperanza Community Counseling Services, with a working group redesigning out treatment plan that we use with our client. It's been a good process and I think something important to consider. In participating in this process, I have been...more
The other issue I have with this book is the online content. The test is great in showing you your top 5 strengths, but the content they show you for each strength comes straight out of the book . It's essentially just a reorg...more
The theme of this book is that people do best when they focus on their strengths. This flies in the face of much popular wisdom which says that you should work to improve in your weakest areas. Instead, the authors...more
Buku ini intinya tiga: mengungkap pentingnya pengoptimalan bakat, memberikan penjelasan terkait 34 bakat, dan memberi Anda akses untuk melakukan assessment diri hingga ditemukan 5 bakat terbesar Anda.
Buku ini memberikan kode yang bisa Anda gunakan untuk melakukan self assessment di web strength finder. Satu buku hanya satu kode. Satu kode hanya bisa digunakan satu kali oleh satu orang.
Karena saya membaca buku ini melalui pinjam, m...more
I was particularly pleased by how this book was organized; making it easy to identify your top strengthens. I find that the tests were thoroughly accurate and the revelations about my strengths have...more
Excellent Book but after reading I now use it as a reference. My workplace a few years back got fully into the Gallup Strength Finder process. I was among the most virulent skeptics and critics when I heard about the process when we heard about it. After well over 30 years as a leader in many different environments I just didn't think it would deliver. I also didn't like the associated surveys.
Well after I got my profile which was solicited telephonically by a computer - giving you just second...more
The book is not quite as valuable as...more
Whether you are young or old, there is nothing better than to boost your self-esteem by tapping into your t...more
And I was like, haha!, I will read this too and see what you are up to.
Yeah, this isn't that kind of book.
I've taken Myers-Briggs Personality-type tests before (I'm an ISTJ) so the evaluation tool you take at the Gallup site is pretty similar. And worth the purchase of the book because that gives you the code to take the test to find your top five strengths (check in the back of the book to make sure no one's stolen the code before you buy it). The...more
Here comes the rub. At Page 29 you read "Parting Thoughts." This is basically where the book ends and you're po...more
People love to find out who they are and what they're best at doing. For the world of business, it can be very helpful to have a fix on your strengths, rather than your weakness. The basic theory that has been taught in corporations since the mid 1990s has been a fixation on strengthening an employee's weakness...which simply makes no sense. After all, we are who we are. It's like marrying someone and...more
I bought this book hoping it would be useful in helping my teenagers determine their personal strengths, so they might use that knowledge when making decisions about both their future education and careers. What a waste of time and money. I made the mistake of judging by the total overall Amazon rating, rather than looking at individual reviews. Had I do...more
It had come up as a recommendation on Amazon and the initial blurb interested me as I do believe we tend to live up to whatever label we are given. So I read some of the inside pages - and added the book to my order. No where was I given the impression that for the book to of any use at all I would have to register with a website to take a test.
the book arrived and I started reading First a short chapt...more
First you pay for the book containing ONE code for ONE test only (if you're lucky and nobody stole the code). Then you read the book which contains nothing of use if not combined with the test. Then you take the test and if you want the full evaluation (including more than the t...more
Tom is currently working full-time on a new book titled EAT MOVE SLEEP: Why Small Choices Make a Big Difference for Fall 2013. To learn more about Tom's next book and par...more