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First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
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Feb 23, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: biz-reads
Read from January 19 to February 01, 2010

This book explodes the notion of being well rounded as a good thing and says that great managers value innate "talent" over curiosity, intelligence, or eagerness to learn. I worry that the focus on selecting and grooming talent may be interpreted by some as an excuse to avoid development or training, and to write off strugglers/stragglers as "non-talents." At the very least, Gallup has a unique approach; this is a good litmus test for how much you can buy into what later became their "StrengthsFinder" doctrine.
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Kelley Looking forward to your thoughts on this one Matt.

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