Buckingham, Standout

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Marcus Buckingham, Standout: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Movement. Thomas Nelson, 2011.


Referenced in: Strengths-Based Leadership

LifeandLeadership.com Summary

This is a third major installment in the Buckingham-Rath Strengths-Based Series. It is not intended to replace the newest of the strengths profiles, Strengths 2.0, but to enhance it, by helping people identify their top two strengths and put them to greatest use at work. It also provides a picture of how others perceive you as you exercise strengths. The assessment reveals the respondent’s profile among nine strengths roles:

  • Advisor
  • Connector
  • Creator
  • Equalizer
  • Influencer
  • Pioneer
  • Provider
  • Stimulator
  • Teacher

Those who purchase the book receive a “key” that allows them to take the profile online. REMEMBER to purchase a NEW copy to get the key. A used copy may also have a used key, which cannot be activated a second time. Also, some have reported difficulty in getting a key with digital copies.

Publisher’s Description

StandOut, the revolutionary new book and online assessment tool from Marcus Buckingham, is the result of extensive research, statistical testing, and analysis of the world’s top performers. From the coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths and the recognized leader of the strengths movement, StandOut unveils your top two Strength Roles and offers sharp, practical ideas that professionals and managers in any organization can use to find their edge and win at work.

About the Author

Marcus Buckingham’s groundbreaking ideas started a strengths revolution that has changed the business world. Beginning with First, Break All The Rules, his books have sold more than four million copies. Through his training and development firm TMBC, he teaches managers how to turn their associates’ strengths into performance. Before launching TMBC, Marcus spent nearly two decades at The Gallup Organization studying what drives exceptional performance in the world’s best managers. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and Fast Company, and currently works with companies such as Facebook, Kohl’s, Hilton, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, Banana Republic, and The Walt Disney Company. A past member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management, Marcus graduated from Cambridge University with a master’s degree in social and political science. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jane, and their two children.

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