StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

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33 Critic Reviews

It seems like the two goals of StrengthsFinder 2.0 are to (1) collect data and (2) sell research. The author works for Gallup, so I guess I should have seen that coming.
-Alison Law

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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 the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder 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 THE NEW & UPGRADED EDITION OF 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)

* The more user-friendly StrengthsFinder 2.0 companion website, with a strengths community area, library of downloadable discussion guides and activities, a strengths screensaver, and a program for creating display cards of your top five themes  

 

About Tom Rath

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Rath co-wrote the international bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? He is also the author of Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without and StrengthsFinder 2.0 which, based on the assessment that has helped millions around the world to discover their strengths, is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His latest book, Strengths-Based Leadership, is a best seller also. Rath has been with The Gallup Organization for 13 years and currently leads Gallup's workplace and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Published September 1, 2013 by Gallup Press. 175 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for StrengthsFinder 2.0
All: 33 | Positive: 26 | Negative: 7

The Economic Times

Excellent
Reviewed by The Economic Times on Jul 27 2012

By focusing on their strengths rather than weaknesses, managers can wipe out a lot of negativity from the workplace.

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Wausaudailyherald

Excellent
Reviewed by Paula Hase on Dec 02 2012

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself

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Quick Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Quick Book Reviews on Feb 22 2012

I would recommend that you take a look at the StrengthsFinder 2.0.

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Bookstove

Good
Reviewed by joelan on Feb 27 2010

Overall, I am really, really glad I was given the chance to read StrengthsFinder 2.0and take the on-line assessment.

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Should Be Reading

Good
Reviewed by Should Be Reading on Jan 08 2012

I think everyone should take the quiz to discover their core talents.

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Empower Network

Good
Reviewed by Parkermatas on Oct 29 2012

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a quick read and I hope they come out with a 3.0

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Wade Kwon

Below average
Reviewed by Wade Kwon on Feb 19 2012

While “StrengthsFinder 2.0″ is a quick read and a relatively inexpensive way to assess career talents, it doesn’t necessarily prove its worth doing so.

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Book Leverage

Below average
Reviewed by George Rodriguez on Feb 17 2012

This book has more bells and whistles than the first, but enough to justify a $24.95 price tag is questionable.

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7 Sisters

Good
Reviewed by Vicki Tillman on Oct 18 2011

I liked it so well that the next year, I gave a copy to my kids and told them to take it.

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Books Galore

Good
Reviewed by BooksGalore on Jan 22 2011

I think the book is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to maximize their personal potential.

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The Personal MBA

Above average
Reviewed by Josh Kaufman on Jun 16 2010

If you’re ready to stop wasting time doing work you’re not good at, Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 can help you become more productive, experience less stress, and have more fun at work...One of the ideas I wish Rath would’ve discussed more in StrengthsFinder 2.0 is combinations – areas in which you use more than one strength at a time.

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Cory's Comments

Good
Reviewed by Cory on Aug 29 2012

Certainly good information to have.

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Clean Apple

Below average
Reviewed by Clean Apple on Aug 19 2012

Over 3/4 of the book is analysis of the different strength types, so without the ability to share results easily with those who are close to you, the book is pretty empty.

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Alison Law

Below average
Reviewed by Alison Law on Jul 03 2012

It seems like the two goals of StrengthsFinder 2.0 are to (1) collect data and (2) sell research. The author works for Gallup, so I guess I should have seen that coming.

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Small Firm Innovation

Good
Reviewed by Gwynne Monahan on Jun 27 2012

I was floored by the results. No assessment has been so accurate.

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Ramblings of a Vagrant Mind

Good
Reviewed by Vagabond Mind on Jun 06 2012

In short, StrengthsFinder 2.0 gives a new and relevant vocabulary to your talents and strengths.

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Words of Williams

Good
Reviewed by Eric on May 23 2012

While the book is insightful, the assessment is the juice that makes it zing!

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Angela B

Good
Reviewed by Angela B on May 22 2012

What an outstanding book – it’s in my top 5 for sure.

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Journal of Christian Books

Below average
Reviewed by Journal of Christian Books on Feb 03 2012

Why produce a book when really the website does it all anyway?

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Good
Reviewed by RJ on Feb 01 2012

If you’re struggling finding the right career path, Strengths Finder 2.0. has more potential to help your situation than any other books I have read.

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Swim Life

Above average
Reviewed by Cliff Murray on Aug 17 2011

I really like the idea of the entire book/test. I am in the process of having some assistant coaches take the test so that I can have some greater insight when working with them.

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Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Armitstead on May 12 2011

It’s amazing how much more successful my clients are when they operate from a place of strength.

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Good
Reviewed by Sudakshina Bhattacharya on May 07 2011

This book has become such an integral part of my life.

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Writing and Doing

Good
Reviewed by Kostby on Mar 05 2011

This is one of the most useful books in the self-help industry.

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Free the Sage

Below average
Reviewed by Free the Sage on Mar 01 2011

I didn’t really learn anything new about myself from this fairly basic test; you can learn a lot more about yourself doing your numerology.

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Electrical Scholar

Good
Reviewed by Ross Finch on Jan 02 2011

Thankfully the book includes a decent list of ideas for action items for each theme, ways that I can improve my talents.

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Warrior Spirit

Good
Reviewed by Khaled on Nov 08 2010

If you are simply unsure what to try out, it will give you some ideas and ways to keep yourself from getting stuck in a position where you can’t shine.

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David Conway

Good
Reviewed by David Conway on Oct 29 2010

There are very few things that I disagree with,and I actually found it quite spooky reading through for the first time.

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University Advancement

Good
Reviewed by University Advancement on Oct 01 2010

StrengthsFinder 2.0 was a worthwhile endeavor for our entire staff, and we continue to discuss action items

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Ernest Barbaric

Good
Reviewed by Ernest Barbaric on Feb 21 2010

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to develop their natural talents and abilities into verifiable and bankable strengths.

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Ethos 3

Good
Reviewed by Ethos 3 on Jan 30 2010

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a good starting place for those looking to discover their inner strengths and how to best develop and apply them.

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Hasnain Zaheer

Good
Reviewed by Hasnain Zaheer on Nov 30 2008

Hiring managers can use this test to find the candidate’s strengths and conceptualise specific programmes to further develop these strengths.

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Career Horizons

Good
Reviewed by Matt Youngquist on Nov 15 2008

All in all, we believe that this book (and its prequel) are fantastic investments for anybody interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to reach their full potential.

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