""Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer."" -- Peter Drucker Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths. Instead, guided by our parents, our teachers, our managers and ...
""Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer."" -- Peter Drucker Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths. Instead, guided by our parents, our teachers, our managers and psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected. At the heart of "Now, Discover Your Strengths," is the Internet-based StrengthsFinder(R) Profile, the product of a 25-year, multimillion dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 dominant "themes" with thousands of possible combinations, and reveals how they can best be translated into personal and career success. This audiobook contains a unique identification number that allows you access to the StrengthsFinder(R) Profile on the Internet. This Web-based interview analyzes your instinctive reactions and immediately presents you with your five most powerful themes. Once you know which themes you lead with, you can leverage them for powerful results for personal development, for management success, and for the success of the organization.
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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