Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
From the coauthor of the million copy bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths
Marcus Buckingham jump-started the Strengths movement that is now sweeping the work world with his first two blockbusters. Now, he answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Research data show that most pe...more
1. The profitable question to ask is “How can we build the kind of workplace where more than two out of 10 people use their strengths for most of the day.
2. It is wise to look to a person’s behavior for clues to his underlying personality – it is wise to conclude that his underlying personality will be consistent across time and situations.
3. I will not learn and grow the most in my areas of weakness.
4. I will learn the most, grow th ...more
In "Go, Put Your Strengths to Work", Marcus Buckingham shows ...more
- You will grow the most in your areas of greatest strength.
- A good team member volunteers his strengths to the team most of the time. A great team member is not well rounded. The great team is well rounded, precisely because each great team member is not.
- A strength is something in which you have consistent, near-perfect perfomance.
- Three ingredients combine to create a strength: 1) Talents. Because you ar ...more
There is nothing original here. Just more "turn-your-frown-upside-down-and-get-back-to-work" hogwash for the buzzword-drunk masses. Another toothpaste smile in a tailored suit peddling Amway promises with a delightful foreign accent.
I've read a lot of books in this genre, many with real substance or at least a grain of applicable truth or insight, but this... this is just ...more
As Buckingham ...more
Further, the kindle version absolutely SUCKS. It constantly switches between font size! It is the absolute strangest thing. ...more
Unlike Mojo, this book offers a more structured and scientific approach to identifying and making use of your strengths. The author states that only 17% of people, or 2 in ...more
There is a number of interesting ideas in this book, and Buckingham challenges some well-worn ideas about people and how they work and grow in a manner that is successful. His base idea is that we will grow much more by focusing on our strengths and nurturing them than we will by trying to improve our we ...more
The general idea could be captured in a couple of medium length newspaper columns. This is the first thing wrong about this book. The author has tried to fill in the rest of the pages with forms, charts, and when those aren't enough, f ...more
At this point in the game Marcus Buckingham is 1 for 2. The first book I read by this award winning author was lackluster, I thought. The One Thing You Need to Know didn't do it for me, but Go Put Your Strengths to Work did. Buckingham weaves the right combination of testimony, research, examples and opinion in his book about performance. In particular, I liked how he described his own str ...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 author ...more
burned out? Do you look forward to your work everyday?
Marcus Buckingham is after working for the Gallop organization for many years inteviewed thousands of companies and people about their work.
And found out some interesting data from which he has written a series of books.
His thesis is simple...you will accomplish the most in life by focusing on your strengths. In fact, by focusing on your strengths you will get huge leaps in your success levels t ...more
While any "self help" book has it's down side, I believe that this book ...more
It's a complex question, one that intrigued Cambridge-educated Marcus Buckingham so greatly, he set out to answer it by challenging years of social theory and utilizing his nearly two decades of research experience as a Sr. Researcher at Gallup Organization to break through the preconceptions about a ...more