Based on a Gallup study of over two million people who have excelled in their careers, NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS uses a revolutionary programme to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths. The product of a twenty-five year, multi-million pound effort to identify the most prevalent human talents, the StrengthsFinder programme ...Read MoreBased on a Gallup study of over two million people who have excelled in their careers, NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS uses a revolutionary programme to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths. The product of a twenty-five year, multi-million pound effort to identify the most prevalent human talents, the StrengthsFinder programme introduces thirty-four talents or "themes" and reveals how they can best be translated into personal and career success. Each copy of the audio contains a unique password that enables you to access the StrengthsFinder Profile, a Web-based interview that analyses your instinctive reactions and defines your five most dominant strengths. Once you know which of the thirty-four talent themes best match your personality, you can make practical applications at three levels: as an individual, as a manager and within an organisation. Learn what kind of environments will allow you to flourish; how managers can better cultivate their employers' talents; and how almost all organisations inhibit the talents of their people and need to change.Read Less
The book is very interesting and helpful when trying to start your own business
Mar 13, 2008
Don't plan on getting the most out of it
The first 3 chapters of this book are quite exciting and had me eager to take my strengthsfinder assessment on the internet. However, if you buy the book used then you are out of luck. The rest of the book is based on the findings from your strengthsfinder which is a one time use only kind of thing. You can e-mail & e-mail the authors and they won't even respond to let you know that you're out of luck.
Apr 26, 2007
Use Innate Talents to Guide Your Career
If you have ever been in a job that didn't suit you or you have not found the right job, the solution to your career woes is in the book Now, Discover Your Strengths. By using an online survey coupled with clear and practical explanations and profiles of inner talents, you will discover what your top five personal strengths are. This information may or may not be a surprise. Personally, I was surprised that Learning was not identified as a top strength because I am a college professor and dean. However, once I thought deeply about which strengths I do have, learning was indeed the common underpinning. I have recommended this book to four people. They were diverse in age, gender, career development and personalities. Each reported their satisfaction with the information and how this information has focused their career efforts or given it a needed boost! The Gallup poll professionals, two of whom authored this powerful book of self-discovery, have the experience and expertise to back up the validity of this instrument and its results. I can't say enough about it. But, I can add that my college has used it as a college-wide training and development tool for its administrators. As a result, we have changed the way we evaluate faculty and administration. More importantly, projects and promotions are now firmly grounded in this data. Don't walk, run to Alibris and order this book! Your life will change in less than30 minutes!
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