StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder Once you have purchased this ebook the unique access code will be sent to the email address you have registered with Kindle DO YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY Chances are y

  • Title: StrengthsFinder 2.0
  • Author: Tom Rath
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  • Page: 305
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Once you have purchased this ebook, the unique access code will be sent to the email address you have registered with Kindle 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 time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.T Once you have purchased this ebook, the unique access code will be sent to the email address you have registered with Kindle 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 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 the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths The book spent than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder 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 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 THE NEW UPGRADED EDITION OF 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 customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes The user friendly StrengthsFinder 2.0 companion website, with a strengths community area, library of downloadable discussion guides and activities, a strengths screensaver, and a program for creating display cards of your top five themes

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    1. Starts with a cool idea: instead of spending time trying to get better at things you have no talent for, why not work at being great at things you have a natural affinity for? Each of us has things they tend to be good at (talents), and things they tend to not be good at (let's call them handicaps). Why should we spend time and energy overcoming our handicaps, at the expense of our talents? At most, we'll be average at them for a lot of effort. Instead, we should spend our efforts in line with o [...]

    2. While I spent comparatively little for this copy, I'm angry now that I spent anything on it at all. I feel as if I've been suckered into a scam.I bought this book hoping it would be useful in helping my teenagers determine their personal strengths, so they might use that knowledge when making decisions about both their future education and careers. What a waste of time and money. I made the mistake of judging by the total overall rating, rather than looking at individual reviews. Had I done the [...]

    3. Total awesomeness!This book and the included test (be sure to buy a new copy) inspired me for months. Finding out my top 5 strengths made who I am make so much more sense. I love their approach of focusing on what you are "designed" to do, rather than trying to shore up your weaknesses. They have specific suggestions for each strength which includes which kinds of folks you should pair up with and how others will react to your strength. For instance my top one is "Ideation" - a love for and faci [...]

    4. Why I Read this Book: Knowing and living one’s natural talents and strengths is on of the keys to lasting fulfillment. This book is the answer to discovering those strengths.Topics Covered: * Understanding your unique strengths * Working effectively with others * Achieving lasting fulfillment * Time managementReview:This one’s short and sweet. To get 90% of the value out of this will take you about two hours. I see it more as a tool than a book, a tool to foster success, fulfillment and enjo [...]

    5. The premise seems good, but I got this from the library and couldn't take the online assessment. So then I considered coughing up the $$ to buy the Kindle version, but the electronic editions apparently don't contain an access code to take the test. You also can't buy an access code on the web site to take the test. I'm bothered by this. I have to question how meaningful and relevant the results of the paid assessment would be when Gallup clearly has no idea how to make information available in [...]

    6. I agree with the premise of this book 100%. Rath hypothesizes that instead of spending most of our time trying to improve our areas of weakness (as most of us in the U.S. public school systems learn to do), we should instead focus our energies on cultivating our areas of strength. The formula that the author uses is Talent x Investment = Strength. This is the gist of the first 28 pages.Here comes the rub. At Page 29 you read "Parting Thoughts." This is basically where the book ends and you're po [...]

    7. So, the managers at my store are reading this.And I was like, haha!, I will read this too and see what you are up to. Yeah, this isn't that kind of book.I've taken Myers-Briggs Personality-type tests before (I'm an ISTJ) so the evaluation tool you take at the Gallup site is pretty similar. And worth the purchase of the book because that gives you the code to take the test to find your top five strengths (check in the back of the book to make sure no one's stolen the code before you buy it). The [...]

    8. I read this book to show my former boss that I was willing to work with her in her efforts to find out how all of her "beans'" strengths could mesh (which could only happen after everyone knew what strengths they had to contribute and when each bean had shared his/her strengths with the rest of the team). By the way, I worked at Starbucks.I like the organization of the book, the detailed information about strengths, and even the online test you take to find out what strengths you have. I believe [...]

    9. Don't get this book from the library if you haven't taken the StrengthsFinder test, because each book only comes with one code. I had taken the test already and been provided with the supplementary material, so this doesn't have a lot to add except for advice on how to work with people with the strengths you don't have. I read the suggestions for my boss's strength, and I was like, "Preach!"Other than that, I found StrengthsFinder to be far more useful and practical than older tests like the Mye [...]

    10. I love this book. I pick it up often and re-discover things about myself and my peers. Essential for anyone working on interpersonal relationships, or just trying to do their jobs better.

    11. This book was required reading for a Strengths Finder class I took at work. I was actually surprised after doing the survey how much was revealed about my strengths. My top 5 strengths are: Input (I collect - knowledge and stuff), Intellection (I think about stuff), Learner (I learn from all this stuff I've collected and thought about), Analytical (well, duh, that was a no brainer Ms. Number Balancer/Data Reconciler) and Consistency (wanting everything to be FAIR).In the class, we of course comp [...]

    12. Took the test and discovered the 5 strengths that I should be leveraging on. But I found the questions asked and the results a bit questionable. The developers of the test assumes that those taking the test have complete and truthful knowledge of themselves. Several times during the test, I did wonder whether my responses were really accurate. Were they really a true reflection of me?Another quibble is the online offerings. Yeah, I signed up to take the test. But the results and action plan avai [...]

    13. Alright I had:Maximizer - "Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.' That is way me. I've always said that trying to be well rounded is a waste of time but being amazing at something should be the goal. I know what my flaws are and I simply don't care.Relator [...]

    14. More like a reference & you must take the test for it to be useful!After reading the first book in this topic, "Now, Discover Your Strengths", I was rejuvenated. I learned the 5 areas of my greatest potential strengths. I felt them to be quite accurate. Tom Rath wrote the sequel, "StrengthFinder 2.0" soon after the publication of Buckingham and Clifton's book and I wanted to read this book for two reasons:First I wanted a free pass to Strengthfinder 2.0 assessment to check my results against [...]

    15. Like so many of the books in its genre, StrengthsFinder wastes a ridiculous number of (small, double-spaced, large-print) pages restating its fundamental principle in a variety of different ways. This tedium is compounded by the author's irritatingly self-satisfied tone. The real meat of the book is actually online, where the assessment instrument itself resides. The instrument's engaging enough, but it's got one glaring flaw: it gave me a result that doesn't fit me well, and it offers no recour [...]

    16. Read this for a work committee. You get to take a test which identifies your top five themes. You are then provided an action plan to use these themes to capitalize on your strengths in the workplace. I'm a Scorpio.

    17. Una batería psicométrica disfrazada de libro con un precio de lista de treinta dólares. Menos mal que fue tarea leerlo. Una estafa

    18. I, personally, loved this book. I have a tendency to focus on my weaknesses and ignore my strengths. I appreciate that this book showed me where I am strong and how I can utilize those to my benefit! I also liked how it offered my complementary workmates. I work in team environment and we read this together. I am excited to learn their strengths and for us to grow as a team!

    19. I believe this book's philosophy makes for a happier and more productive life--that it's more rewarding to spend time honing my strengths than trying to improve my weaknesses. This book and its philosophy help me not to feel like a square peg in a round hole, that I "should" be more like this or that. Instead, I came away from this book and the related test feeling like I was pretty well "pegged" and that I had a toolbox of strengths which I can build upon and explore more, both professionally a [...]

    20. Whilst the ideas in the book may be great - brilliant even, I think the whole book is a scam! It had come up as a recommendation on and the initial blurb interested me as I do believe we tend to live up to whatever label we are given. So I read some of the inside pages - and added the book to my order. No where was I given the impression that for the book to of any use at all I would have to register with a website to take a test. the book arrived and I started reading First a short chapter ext [...]

    21. Biggest complaint: You have to buy a copy of the book to take the quiz (so, if I want someone else to take it, i have to convince them to buy the book too instead of just loaning them my copy. Seems a bit like a ploy to me).Second biggest complaint: They only tell you your top 5 strengths.I get that the whole premise is to focus on your strengths, which means being blissfully unaware of where you scored low. But heck, I paid for the thing give me my results! All of them! That said, I found it en [...]

    22. Lựa chọn quyển sách này để đọc vào ngày đầu năm mới với hy vọng sẽ tự hiểu rõ bản thân mình hơn - biết mình mạnh ở điểm nào, yếu ở đâu, mọi người quanh mình thì sao, lựa chọn công việc thế nào sẽ phù hợp với sở trường của bản thân (trong các bản CV, lúc nào cũng có kiểu tự nhận xét điểm mạnh/điểm yếu của bản thân, và nó khiến tôi tự băn khoăn với câu trả lời).Quan [...]

    23. Recommend for everyone, who really wants to know what you are. This is a great tool for self-assessment. Furthermore, it also recommends what you do to fully bring the best out of your potential. FYI. Facebook is applying this one. See below:Facebook hires smart people independent of available job openings. After hiring someone it likes, engineer or business operative, Facebook will ID this person's talents with something called the Clifton StrengthsFinder, and then create a job using that infor [...]

    24. This small book is a very quick read, but it comes with a sealed code which allows access to testing on the website strengthsfinder. The majority of this book is descriptions of the strengths themselves, and not very useful without taking the test yourself. Strangely, the test only reveals the your top five strengths. Seems to me that knowing your bottom five weaknesses would be at least as useful. The test itself had too many ambiguous questions for me to take the results seriously, but the res [...]

    25. My top 5 themes & ideas for action:1. Significance1.1 Choose jobs/positions in which you can determine your own tasks & actions. You'll enjoy the exposure that comes with independence (e.g. investment management)1.2 Your reputation is important to you, so decide what it should be (your "personal branding") and tend to it in the smallest detail e.g. earn a designation that will add to your credibility (e.g. CFA, Wharton MBA), write an article that will give you visibility, or volunteer to [...]

    26. I read this for an HR Management class. I don't know that I learned anything brand new but it did clarify some thoughts for me. I'd love to get my whole team to take the survey and share in a team building exercise (my Input strength, I suspect, drives this desire). I love that it emphasizes building natural strengths and talents instead of the familiar corporate America "stretch" and "areas for improvement" we've all been subjected to over the years. It's a quick read that gave me a lot to thin [...]

    27. I've taken the previous quiz before and was curious what this update would get me six month later, so I deliberately bought both books: result so far is that 75% of what you read in the book (or a mere 25 of the 34) might truly describe every person on earth by character statements of the book, the rest is just a repetition---e.g. where is the difference between being strategic, self-assured and deliberative? You have to deliberately think scenarios to be self-assured in order to act, any sepera [...]

    28. Overall, I found my experience with this similar to my experience with the first book of the serious "First, Break All the Rules" which is that the material is great but that it gets cheapened slightly by their focus on promoting Gallup. If you haven't already you might benefit from reading "First, Break All The Rules" first as it lays down all the Gallup principles that this book is based on. After reading it I have been wanting to take their test to see how I fared. This lead me to one of two [...]

    29. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is the new version of the workbook that comes with Now, Discover Your Strengths. It’s a guide to self-identifying your talents and skills. If you’re into this sort of thing, you can start with NDYS and then move onto this little tome for exercises. This workbook includes a plan developer for using the knowledge. If you buy the book, you also get access to all the online stuff, including a Top 5 Strengths report and regular articles.Given that I’m involved in this work f [...]

    30. I’d say the good news is that taking the assessment and reading the book only took about 2 hours. I find those assessments generally disappointing though. For me, it’s comparable to lucid dreaming. Just before I wake up in the mornings, I seem to be able to steer my dreams and control my choices when that veil between sleeping and waking is most thinly divided. As I take assessments like these, it’s usually obvious how each result is going to lead to a certain description and it’s tempti [...]

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