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ISBN-13: 978-1595620118 ISBN-10: 1595620117 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Gallup Press; 2nd edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595620117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595620118
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just don't want you to end up in the same boat I was in and have to buy the book twice!!
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Note: The review that follows is of the Second Edition, published in 2006 after the deaths of Donald Clifton and Edward ("Chip") Anderson.

The Gallup Organization has accumulated a wealth of research data from millions of respondents to identify their strengths. Some of the most recent books have examined this information, notably those written by Marcus Buckingham (e.g. Discover Your Strengths and then Go Put Your Strengths to Work) and Tom Rath (e.g. StrengthsFinder 2.0). What we have in this volume is another important contribution to our understanding of how to identify strengths and then leverage them to achieve success "in academics, career, and beyond." It was co-authored by Donald Clifton and Edward ("Chip") Anderson with Laurie Schreiner and offers a substantial value-added benefit, a self-assessment that they urge their reader to complete first. An access code is provided and is valid for one user only.

In the Preface, Anderson acknowledges that prior to a presentation by Clifton, he had "always assumed that that top achievers set high goals and low achievers set low goals. But research indicates that top achievers tend to set goals slightly above their current level of performance, whereas low achievers often set very, very high goals." He goes on to point out that "top achievers build their academic and personal lives - and later their careers - on their talents. They use those talents as the foundation of strengths development, and they apply those strengths to produce excellence." This is the core concept of the book.

So, what are your strengths? To answer that question, first complete the 30-minute online "StrengthsQuest" self-assessment and print a copy. I also recommend that you print a copy of the summary version.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Schneider on September 19, 2009
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Dear fellow book buyers,

This is a great book but the thing is it has a code in it that only allows the book to be used once. If the book is used then you also need to go online somewhere and purchase a code for the book's online tests. It would probably be cheaper and to your benefit to just by the book NEW!! Thanks for reading and God bless you!! I just don't want you to end up in the same boat I was in and have to buy the book twice!!

In Jesus' Love,
Josh Schneider
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Don Alan Uhrig on July 23, 2010
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DO NOT BUY USED, THE STRENGTHSQUEST ONLINE ACCESSS CODE WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE BEEN USED OR HARVESTED. BE ADVISED THAT TO BUY AN ACCESS CODE FROM THE PUBLISHER IS $12.50 AS OF JULY 2010. SO YOU CAN STILL BUY USED TO GET THE BOOK ONLY AT A GOOD PRICE, BUT IF YOU NEED THE ACCESS CODE TOO, THEN BE ADVISED.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Graham on June 16, 2008
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StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond

Not as easy a read as strengthsfinder 2.0 but goes into more depth for those who really want to use their assessment to do more detailed planning for academics and career.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Parker on October 10, 2009
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I personally enjoyed the book and found it to be a refreshing outlook on the talents from within. Usually when completing assessments such as these there are few if any that truly focus on ones talents. Basically the unique skills and habits in which we as individuals already possess. In Strengths Quest, the authors do so, which makes for not only an interesting read but an interesting perspective on life. My only concern is the way in which some questions are worded in the assessment. But overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R Wright on May 22, 2013
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I purchased this book for a college class. But the results of the program were amazing. It really taught me about myself and how to use the strengths that I have to make the most of my professional and personal life.
Well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By guilesgirl on April 29, 2009
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This book really helps those who are trying to figure out their strengths and what they want to do in life. Im using this for a college course and it has really come in handy. The only drawback is that each book comes with its own code so you can not buy the book used since the best parts of the book are the two assessments.
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This book and the assessment that come with it have been surprisingly helpful in my personal development. This book is not based on advances in science, and should be taken with a bit of a grain of salt, but the strengths I was said to have and their descriptions seemed to fit exactly what traits I thought/want to have (except they described them even better than I could). As this is an external assessment, the validation that I do indeed display these traits was surprising! As it goes on to list these as strengths, not just traits, and then informs you how to utilize them, I realized that these innate traits of mine could seriously be helpful in numerous situations (professional, emotional, etc)... and once I actually started improving on them and confidently displaying them (as they are strengths, not just traits), my professional growth exponentially accelerated and I became an overall significantly more confident person. I now realize my own abilities and proudly display and make use of them, knowing the power of my own strengths.
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