Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0

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Tom Rath, Strengths-Finder 2.0. Gallup Press, 2007.

Prequel: Buckingham, First, Break all the Rules

Referenced in: Strengths-Based Leadership

LifeandLeadership.com Summary

This is a sequel to Buckingham and Coffman’s popular volume, First, Break all the Rules, which recounts his research through Gallup that revealed great managers help people discover and optimize their strengths. This can be quite valuable to overall ministry leadership effectiveness, to strengthening ministry teams, and to motivating congregational volunteers.

The Gallup research discovered a set of 34 dominant themes that indicate people’s unique talents and strengths. These were arranged into a profile that was validated on over two million participants, the Clifton Strengths Finder that helps people discover where they are among the 34 themes. Strengths Finder 2.0 is Gallup’s updated version of the profile. This volume gives an in-depth explanation of the 34 themes. Other volumes by Buckingham such as Now, Discover Your Strengths, Go, Put Your Strengths to Work and Strengths Based Leadership, provide a more thorough guide into how the strengths-based understanding improves one’s life and work. In short, Rath’s Strengths Finder 2.0 updates and explains the profile, and the other volumes by Buckingham and Rath develop the application. See the Ministry Resource Guide for a more complete breakdown of the titles.

Remember, since each volume in the series includes a code for you to take the online version of the profile, it is very important to get a NEW copy, else someone may have already activated the code.

From the Publisher

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Full Is Your Bucket? (Gallup Press, 2004), Strengths Based Leadership (Gallup Press, 2009), and Wellbeing (Gallup Press, 2010) a book that features the new Wellbeing Finder assessment, STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0.

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.

In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades.

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself — and the world around you — forever.

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 (using the unique access code included with each book)

  • A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment
  • A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week, month, and year
  • A more customized version of your top five theme report
  • 50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes)

About the Author

Tom Rath has written four bestsellers in the last decade, which have sold millions of copies and made more than 100 appearances on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. He currently leads Gallup’s workplace research and leadership consulting business around the world. Tom and his family live in Washington DC.

Tom’s latest New York Times bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements (co-authored with Jim Harter), is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. This book also features Gallup’s new Wellbeing Finder program, enabling readers to measure, manage, and improve their Wellbeing over time.

***For additional information on this resource, including reviews, click the bookstore links. Check the reference at page top or the links below for resource guides on related topics.***

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