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StrengthsFinder 2.0: By the New York Times Bestselling Author of Wellbeing [Hardcover]

Tom Rath
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent to motivate the whole team at work ! Aug. 13 2009
This book has a unique code that lets you do a 30-minute talent test on their web site. After, just print the report to have your top 5 talents, with recommandations to further develop your talents. You'll want to, then, consult the book to get more info. about your own talents. At work, we decided to all get this book, do the test, (including our boss), and we each created our yearly professional development plan based on our unique talents rather than our weaknesses. (This exercise can be done with or without a consultant). So much more motivational !
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best resource I've used all year July 4 2011
This books is one of the most impact full business books I've ever come across. Since I read it my personal business focus has not been the same.

Strengths Finder is a life-changing questionnaire and the answer to "who am I and what should I do" all wrapped into one resource. The book describes 37 strength "themes" that outline in great detail 37 types of strengths.

Natasha's 4 Favourite Things about the Book:

1. Each book comes with a personalized code that you use to access an online questionnaire. The quiz was thorough and complete and very thought provoking.

2. Each strength theme is amazingly detailed with suggestions for how to best use this particular gifting. I got so much clarity about how to brand myself after reading my top 5 themes.

3. Strength Finder 2.0 is not a personality test ' it is a "test" explaining what are your core capabilities.

4. It gives you total emotional freedom because you see in type who you are and just as importantly, who you are not.

If you've ever asked yourself the question "what am I great at? What should I be doing with my life?" Then this is the book for you.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Mirror, mirror on the wall...." Feb. 3 2008
You will probably find no head-snapping revelations in this book if you have already read Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's First, Break All the Rules and/or Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Now, Discover Your Strengths (especially the latter). Nor does Tom Rath claim to offer any. Rather, this is a new and upgraded edition of the Gallup organization's previous online test (StrengthsFinder 1.0) that enables those who take it to identify and measure their talents relative to "more than 5,000 new personalized Strengths Insights that we have discovered in recent years."

In Rath's two previously published books, How Full Is Your Bucket? co-authored with Donald O. Clifton and Vital Friends, he shares his own reactions to an abundance of research data which reveals the importance of two separate but related forces which have profound impact on the workplace: getting strengths in alignment with work to be done and then developing them even more with strategic delegation and close supervision.

What we have in this book, Strengths Finder 2.0, is a wealth of new research material that Rath examines with exceptional precision and uncommon eloquence. I strongly encourage each reader to take full advantage of the self-diagnostic opportunities that both Rath and the Gallup organization generously offer. Of course, once various exercises are completed, a significant challenge remains: to take effective and productive action to apply what has been learned. It is helpful to be aware of what Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton so aptly characterize as the "knowing-doing" and "doing-knowing" gaps. It is also helpful to recall Peter Drucker's observation more than 40 years ago: "There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all."

Presumably Rath agrees that, more often than not, the Yoda is right: "Do or do not. There is no try."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book. Don't buy it used March 21 2014
By Greg O.
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You need a code that's in the book otherwise you can't complete the exercise. If the book is used the code will be used, strange thing is you can't buy the code from their website.

So don't buy this book used.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was helpful Feb. 16 2011
I am a University student and have been struggling to find what to major in, because it true is a stepping stone to the job world. I was told by my father to read this book and that it would help me find my strengths instead of all the negatives my peers have been pointing out.
Strengthsfinder 2.0 was a saviour, allowed me to better understand myself, and how to put my strengths to use effectively.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good team building book Aug. 16 2011
One time use book only, do not buy used!

To get the most value, everyone on your team will need a copy and complete the survey.
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Find out what you are naturally good at and how you can leverage it.

I have used this book many times over the last 10 years. I have take the assessment at least 3 times and have found that my talents have shifted as I have invested in my own personal growth.

Tossing out my emotional baggage created the greatest shifts in my talents and my ability to develop new talents.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource March 15 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A solid resource for assessing individual skills in relation to a team. Just disappointing you had to purchase the book to complete the online questionnaire. There's got to be a better way to provide this kind of quality information for individuals & teams than making everyone buy a book of which they will probably only read 5 sections (the 5 skills the questionnaire identifies as your best). Nonetheless, it seems better than most personality profiles!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. I got it fast too. Really satisfied
Published 11 days ago by gaelle
5.0 out of 5 stars NICE
nice book, much cheaper than the book store.
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book! I'll order one more for my
Really good book ! I'll order one more for my fridend
Published 1 month ago by Angela
1.0 out of 5 stars nothing new
It was ok but nothing new over other assessments and similar type books . . . . . . .
Published 1 month ago by djmitten
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Quick and easy read with constructive and applicable guidance on capitalizing on talents!
Published 2 months ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars great tool to help you identify your competencies and the ...
great tool to help you identify your competencies and the dynamics with your colleagues and within your team. the survey is a a plus.
Published 2 months ago by saba
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Strengthsfinder is the best personality test I have ever done!
Published 2 months ago by Jolene Ricci
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
This is a best self assessment I have done. The results are thorough, detailed and non-conflicting.
Published 2 months ago by Heather Nantes
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for finding your strengths
But you absolutely must take the quiz. The book on its own is worthless without the quiz! That's the only thing I didn't like, it makes it impossible to share with friends unless... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rudolf Olah
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Brings self awareness to a whole new level. Very interesting to learn what type of people you works best with
Published 5 months ago by Kyle Almond
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