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StrengthsFinder 2.0 online pdf 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: I had been introduced to StrengthsFinder at a conference, and I decided to try it out since it was inexpensive. What you're really paying for when buying this is a service that lets you take a test online. The information is simple to find, and in fact, the report repeats what is in the book for your top 5 themes. It is annoying that one has to buy a book instead of being able to directly pay online to take the test, but that does not detract from the quality of this service. From my experience with the test, there were some suprises, and some things that just seemed obvious. While themes such as Analytical were expected, others such as Relator were more suprising, but never did the results of this sound


completely out of line with my character/skills. If anything, it was interesting to think about how my choices and preferences came together into the themes. I'd recommend this for anybody who has a general interest in determining what strengths that they can capitalize on AND is willing to devote about 30 minutes to taking a simple (although long) assessment. I would imagine that the report provided in StrengthsFinder is also useful for employers who have a vested interest in placing their employees in occupations which are best suited for them. To summarize the perspective: Use and develop your strengths; don't waste time on the weaknesses - Too much time developing weaknesses is detrimental. You can only develop your weaknesses so far, and too much effort developing weaknesses weakens your strengths.

We have all heard the adage that, if you work hard enough, you can become anything you want to be. Rath challenges this. We all have different strengths, and very seldom is someone very successful in something that is not his/her strength. Don't follow the path of greatest resistance! Rath criticizes the widespread societal practice on dwelling on failure instead of success. For instance, there is excessive attention paid to poor grades in school instead of to the good ones. He also believes that talents are innate, and change little through life. He even cites a study (p. 18) that indicates that the child's personality traits at age 3 are very similar to those at age 26. After extensive research, the Gallup Organization developed a list consisting of 34 common talents, each of which is described in this book in a separate chapter. I will briefly describe a few of them. A person with the Analytical talent is good at picking apart ideas, projects, etc., not to destroy them but to make them work better. He/she would do well in marketing, database management, or medical research. A person with the Intellection talent likes mental activity. He or she would do well in studies of philosophy, literature, or psychology. The Learner constantly wants to learn something. He/she might learn best by teaching.


Evidently, this book has hit the chord. It has been a bestseller for many years, has been translated into several languages, and has been used by businesses, schools, community groups, etc.

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 online pdf