StrengthsFinder 2.0 Hardcover – Feb 1 2007
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Tom Rath is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business and economics. Rath writes and speaks on a range of topics, from well-being to organizational leadership. He has written several international bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2007, The Economist listed his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 as the top-selling business book worldwide. In total, Rath’s books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Rath is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths and well-being. He has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization.
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So don't buy this book used.
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.
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."
Strengthsfinder 2.0 was a saviour, allowed me to better understand myself, and how to put my strengths to use effectively.
Most recent customer reviews
The strengths assessment was helpful but I wish the book expanded on the strengths and maybe had some statistical information about common strength couplings and how best to use... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nicole
I wish this worked better for me but the final result was far less satisfying and accurate than expected (based on the hype). Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ross Dunn
Excellent book and the quiz gave me some really insightful feedback. I would highly recommend this book.Published 10 days ago by D. Miles
Great book, really dwells deep on what your skills are, and how to improve on them. Really accurate once you do the test, you get a true understanding of your abilities.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
It has been over 48 hours and I have not received the code by email; how do we get it?Published 1 month ago by Emre Ogutcen
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