Friday, August 12, 2011

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

StrengthsFinder 2.0

What I liked about this book

I’ve read countless books that have been brimming with useful information, but it is rare to find one that has a practical way to follow up with that general information into useful and insightful next steps.
Here’s a clip from one of the reports for one of my skills:
“Choose work in which you ar paid to analyze data” — Gee … that’s the story of my life even though it took me a while to wander into that part of the computer industry.
And another one — “You are at your best when you have well-researched sources of information and numbers to support your logic.  Determine the most helppful books, websites, or publications that can serve as references.”  For those of who know my obsession with spreadsheets and filing email messages for years at a time, this is something of an explanation.  I need to wrap my mind around the numbers and spreadsheets let me do this.

Read this if

You’ve ever wondered what it is that makes you special.
This test will give you those answers.
You may think “everyone does that or would if they had the time,” but you’ll be wrong.  I mean, would you build a spreadsheet for the grocery store with prices and aisles?  Well that’s a natural thing for me and you’ll find that you have unique and useable skills.

Don’t read this if

For the first time, I don’t really have anything to put in this section.  I think this book is useful for everyone, but remember one key is to focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses.


One of the best, if not the best, books that I’ve ever read and one of the most practical.

If I came across this book on a bargain table

I would check if the code had been used and if not, I’d snatch it up to give to a friend.

Nice introduction HERE

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