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Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Before your next job hunt, or you decide on a college major degree program to study, first determine your Clifton Strenghts!

By knowing that my top 5 Clifton Strenghts are "Connector, Strategist, Ideation, Input and Learner", I am able to understand my past behaviors along with where my passion lies and why that is so...

I bought a copy of Strenghts Finder 2.0 for my college aged daughter ...
By knowing that my top 5 Clifton Strenghts are "Connector, Strategist, Ideation, Input and Learner", I am able to understand my past behaviors along with where my passion lies and why that is so...

I bought a copy of Strenghts Finder 2.0 for my college aged daughter so she could understand what type of career fields and courses to study in order to experience better career and life choices.

So many people take meds for anti-depression. This could help most people understand why they are not happy!

posted by GLeMahieu on August 29, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Useful insight into your personality and tendencies

The strength-based leadership model is another way of looking at how you interact with people and how you learn. It didn't seem any more amazing than any of the other similar test I've taken. However, it seems to be as accurate as any other.

The book comes with a ...
The strength-based leadership model is another way of looking at how you interact with people and how you learn. It didn't seem any more amazing than any of the other similar test I've taken. However, it seems to be as accurate as any other.

The book comes with a code for an online test; the site then gives you the results that tie back to the info in the book.

Interesting, especially if you haven't done tests like this before.

posted by 2260982 on December 14, 2009

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Good Leadership Book

    As a corporate human resources director, I enjoyed StrengthsFinder 2.0. This new book is an inspiring read also. It contains a large amount of data and information especially from the Gallup scientists.

    For many years, they studied more than 1 million work teams and conducted more than thousands of interviews with leaders and followers to ask exactly why they followed their leader.

    Based on the authors' discoveries, the book focuses on three keys to being a great leader:

    1. Knowing your strengths.
    2. Getting people with the right strengths on your team.
    3. Meeting the four basic needs of followers.

    Combined with the research are quite a few actionable ideas that you will be able to implement immediately or at least in the near future.

    As a criticism I would point out that eliminating or minimizing our weaknesses is just as important. I realize the book may disagree with this viewpoint but since entering management in 1975, I have seen many strong leaders fail because they couldn't or wouldn't control their; ego, sexual impulses, greed, etc., etc.

    I hope you find this review helpful.

    Michael L. Gooch, SPHR - Author of Cowboy Wisdom for Today's Business Leaders.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Adds to the Strengths Based Series

    For those familiar with the Strengths Finder materials coming out of the Gallup organization, Strengths Based Leadership adds a new dimension to the discussion. I have found it helpful in leadership training in our congregation. For several years I've thought that Gallup was publishing new books without new substance. This one takes their program a step further. The next step would be a huge leap - offer an individual profile based on the particular interactions of a person's five signature strengths. Hope they get there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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