Now, Discover Your Strengths: The revolutionary Gallup program that shows you how to develop your unique talents and strengths Hardcover – Unabridged, February 2, 2020
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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
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- Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0743201140
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743201148
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Gallup Press; 1st edition (February 2, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I bought this book under the understanding it was new. When I went to use the access code to take the Strength Finder test, it did not work.
The Gallup company respond back that the book is no longer in print and the codes will not work.
I will need to purchase new codes if I wish to take the Strength Finder test.
I’m disappointed how this book was represented by this company on Amazon.
Amazon does sell the correct one. Just a heads up for those looking to take the test!
"Find out what you don't like doing," says Marcus Buckingham, "and stop doing it!" Millions of people have discovered their strengths through Gallup's amazing series of strengths books--this being the first.
You're heard this stat a lot--only 17 percent of the workforce "play to their strengths" every day. That's tragic!
Years after this was first published, I'm still amazed at how many leaders and managers have not read this or any of the other books, like StrengthsFinder 2.0 or Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow .
The big idea: focus on enhancing your team members' strengths rather than eliminating their weaknesses. The book describes 34 positive personality themes such as Achiever, Developer, Learner and Maximizer.
You'll learn how to build a "strengths-based organization" by capitalizing on the fact that such traits are already present on your team. The book directs you to a web-based interactive questionnaire developed by the Gallup Organization and you'll instantly discover you own top five strengths.
My top five are Focus, Responsibility, Significance, Belief and Maximizer (in that order). Amazingly, the authors say that less than a dozen people in North America have the same top five in the same order.
At your next staff meeting, ask two questions:
#1. Recent polls reveal that less than two out of ten people - the actual figure is 17 percent - say they spend the majority of their day "playing to their strengths." Wow! Is that true in our organization?
#2. What would happen here if we turned that around--and all of us invested the majority of our day in "playing to our strengths?"
Thanks so much Amazon!!
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Though I don't take it as gospel, it will be interesting to take the test again in a couple of years and see how the results compare. (they claim that they remain similar through your life which I actually kind of doubt).
But it gave me a really good starting point of things that I can be working on to maximize my strengths. Also it gave me insight into building a future organization built on people's strengths.