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Most original and potentially most revealing, however, is a Web-based interactive component that allows readers to complete a questionnaire developed by the Gallup Organization and instantly discover their own top-five inborn talents. This device provides a personalized window into the authors' management philosophy which, coupled with subsequent advice, places their suggestions into the kind of practical context that's missing from most similar tomes. "You can't lead a strengths revolution if you don't know how to find, name and develop your own," write Buckingham and Clifton. Their book encourages such introspection while providing knowledgeable guidance for applying its lessons. --Howard Rothman
There was also a strongly stated message that you can't possibly fix your weak areas so don't even try.
Great book to help you learn more about yourself as well as understand people that you work with and how best to approach them and work together in a good environment.
If you buy your own copy of the book, you get a code with which you can take their Strengths Finder online survey.
Marcus' book brings a bright new color to the concept of personal and professional development. The strength finder's approach makes a lot of sense, and its impressive how it... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Caio Malufe
This is a great book for all newcomers on my team. They get a better understanding of self. We share our strengths to gain perspective of what is important to each other to start... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jeralyn
Marcus Buckingham speaks of how in our culture we are all well acquainted with our weaknesses, and we seek ways to compensate for these. Read morePublished 6 days ago by dragonfly
Good for a professional development exercises. Just avoid developing you HR IDP program around it.Published 17 days ago by Fred is not dead