StrengthsFinder 2.0 download By Tom Rath
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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. 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 the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.
In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever. Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2.0: (using the unique access code included with each book) A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week, month, and year A more customized version of your top five theme report
50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes)
Reviews: Strengths Finder 2.0 is the follow up to Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book includes a revamped version of the StrengthsFinder test that shows you not just what your top five strengths are, but also how you rank in the rest of the 34 strengths from Clifton's model. The new book is light on content (very light) but the test is a substantial improvement. Here's how the book is set up: StrengthsFinder: The Next Generation (A short introduction explaining the need for the enhanced edition of the test based upon new thinking and research in strengths psychology) I: Finding Your Strengths
(A 30-page overview of strengths psychology and how the Gallup system works) II: Applying Your Strengths (150 pages outlining each of the 34 themes including what people with that strength look like, how to manage them, and ideas for action if you have that strength). The StrengthsFinder (If you haven't taken it before, the code to take the test is provided in a packet inside the book. You actually have to buy the book to take the test) This fast moving read covers the biography, illness, experiences of near death, and investigation in to how it could be explained. As a father whose father was in intensive care when I discovered the book, I found the story at times heart wrenching as Dr. Alexander described the reactions, concerns and fears of family and friends. I could all too readily identify with the people in the story. Dr. Alexander is well-qualified to examine the science side of his experience, as brain science is his specialty. He devotes a portion of his book to the theories that attempt to explain his experience, and frontally attacks them with data.
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 selfdiagnostic 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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