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Strengths Quest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond 2nd ed. Edition
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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.Read more ›
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,
StrengthsQuest is different. It really does focus on what you do well and how to use your strengths to their utmost potential. I began to see that my thoughts and behavior were actually very unique. Other self-assessments would always compare me to others, while StrengthsQuest would emphasize how I am set apart and better.
I encourage any working higher education, faculty and staff alike, to read and use this book. I strongly recommend working with a team of people through StrengthsQuest. And whatever you do, do not purchase a used copy of this book because the code that is associated with the book is good for one use.
Also, if you are looking for an inexpensive option, you may go to the StrengthsQuest website. You can purchase a code and the entire book is online once you register your code.
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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This was really helpful to me as I transition in the workforce and seek to understand what I will really excel at.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this as a gift for a friend, I haven't sent it to her yet, waiting for the day to draw near, however I did buy this book for myself before and it helped me out a lot.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was told this was a new book. When it arrived it was wrapped in plastic and looked like the pages had never been turned. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer