NOW Discover YOUR strengths

How to develop your talents and those of the people you manage

By Marcus Buckingham co-author of First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently & Donald O. Clifton.

NOW Discover YOUR strengthsIn brief:
Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them.

Instead guided by our teachers, parents and managers we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, whilst our strengths lie dormant and neglected. “The key of high achievement and happiness is exercising your strengths.

This superb book gives you a powerful and accurate way to find out what they are.” Martin Seligman.

“Most people 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

There is even an on-line questionnaire which is brilliant.(You need to buy the book to get the access code.

Introduction:
The Strengths Revolution at Work
Guided by the belief that good is the opposite of bad, mankind has for centuries pursued its fixation with fault and failing. Doctors have studied disease in order to learn about health. Psychologists have investigated sadness in order to learn about joy. Therapists have looked into the causes of divorce in order to learn about happy marriage. And in schools and workplaces around the world, each one of us has been encouraged to identify, analyze, andcorrect our weaknesses in order to become strong.

This advice is well intended but misguided. Faults and failings deserve study, but they reveal little about strengths. Strengths have their own patterns.

To excel in your chosen field and to find lasting satisfaction in doing so, you will need to understand your unique patterns. You will need to become an expert at finding and describing and applying and practicing and refining your strengths. So as you read this book, shift your focus. Suspend whatever interest you may have and instead explore the intricate detail of your strengths. Take the StrengthsFinder Profile. Learn its language. Discover the source of your strengths.

If by the end of the book you have developed your expertise in what is right about you and your employees, this book will have served its purpose.

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You may also be interested in Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0

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