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Now, Discover Your Strengths How to Develop Your Talents and Those of the People You Manage

ISBN-10: 0743201140

ISBN-13: 9780743201148

Edition: 2001

Authors: Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton

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Based upon a long-term study to identify the most prevalent human attributes leading to career success, this book is designed to help individuals identify their own unique talents and succeed at every level.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

British motivational speaker, trainer, and author Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University with a Master's Degree in Social and Political Science in 1987. He is internationally known as an authority on employee productivity and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. Buckingham worked as a senior researcher at The Gallup Organization for 17 years and founded TMBC in 2007 in order to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations. He has appeared on television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. Buckingham has been profiled in the following publications: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. He has written or co-written numerous bestselling books, such as First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths; The One Thing You Need to Know; and Go Put Your Strengths to Work.

Introduction: The Strengths Revolution at Work
The Revolution
Two Million Interviews
The Anatomy of a Strength
Strong Lives
The Investor, the Director, the Skin Doctor, and the Editor
Tiger Woods, Bill Gates, and Cole Porter
Three Revolutionary Tools
Strength Building
Is He Always This Good?
Knowledge and Skills
Talent
Discover the Source of Your Strengths
StrengthsFinder
The Traces of Talent
The StrengthsFinder Profile
The Thirty-four Themes of StrengthsFinder
Achiever
Activator
Adaptability
Analytical
Arranger
Belief
Command
Communication
Competition
Connectedness
Context
Deliberative
Developer
Discipline
Empathy
Fairness
Focus
Futuristic
Harmony
Ideation
Inclusiveness
Individualization
Input
Intellection
Learner
Maximizer
Positivity
Relator
Responsibility
Restorative
Self-assurance
Significance
Strategic
Woo
Put Strengths to Work
The Questions You're Asking
Are there any obstacles to building my strengths?
Why should I focus on my signature themes?
Is there any significance to the order of my signature themes?
Not all of the phrases in the theme description apply to me. Why?
Why am I different from other people with whom I share some of the same themes?
Are any of the themes "opposites"?
Can I develop new themes if I don't like the ones I have?
Will I become too narrow if I focus on my signature themes?
How can I manage around my weaknesses?
Can my themes reveal whether I am in the right career?
Managing Strengths
"Fidel," Sam Mendes, and Phil Jackson
One By One
Building a Strengths-based Organization
The Full Story
The Practical Guide
Appendix
A Technical Report on StrengthsFinder