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Still Groundbreaking, Still Relevant, Still Revelatory
on January 29, 2014
The followup book to "First, Break All the Rules", this book takes those theories and helps the reader discover what it is that they as an individual are talented in.
"Now, Discover Your Strengths" corrects the lie many of us were told as children that "anyone can be anything they want to be", and while that may be unsettling at first for some of us to hear, it's remarkably freeing. Rather than pursue vocations that we have no hope for being successful at or find joy in doing, this book teaches that if we pursue those things we're wired to do not only will we be happier, we'll be successful.
When your child comes home with 4 A's, a B a D and an F, are you spending all of your time and energy all over them for the low grades, or praising them for what they excel in? Are you trying them to fix weaknesses they have no desire (and perhaps no ability) to fix? Or are you encouraging them to work on their strengths? To take those things for which they show interest and talent and desire and grow those?
This book may very well change the way you've been thinking.
Each copy comes with a code that will let you take the online quiz to find out what your top five themes, or strengths, are.
Well written and thought provoking, make sure you get a new copy so you don't run the risk of getting one that has had the code for the online test already used.
Stick with this original. Strengths Finder 2.0 lacks substance, IMHO.