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What strengths can you rely on?

Strengths Finder 2.0 is the follow up to Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book includes a revamped version of the StrengthsFinder test that shows you not just what your top five strengths are, but also how you rank in the rest of the 34 strengths from Clifton'...
Strengths Finder 2.0 is the follow up to Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book includes a revamped version of the StrengthsFinder test that shows you not just what your top five strengths are, but also how you rank in the rest of the 34 strengths from Clifton's model. The new book is light on content (very light) but the test is a substantial improvement.

Here's how the book is set up:

StrengthsFinder: The Next Generation
(A short introduction explaining the need for the enhanced edition of the test based upon new thinking and research in strengths psychology)

I: Finding Your Strengths
(A 30-page overview of strengths psychology and how the Gallup system works)

II: Applying Your Strengths
(150 pages outlining each of the 34 themes including what people with that strength look like, how to manage them, and ideas for action if you have that strength).

The StrengthsFinder
(If you haven't taken it before, the code to take the test is provided in a packet inside the book. You actually have to buy the book to take the test)

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is another book I really enjoyed that follows the SF 2.0 format. Obviously, that test measures emotional intelligence (EQ), but Emotional Intelligence 2.0 has a unique format where the test tells you which of the book's 66 strategies will increase your EQ the most.

posted by Oscar_Aguilar on August 14, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2008

    Good online test, book light on new content,

    I loved the first book "Now Discover Your Strengths" because I felt the premise was important and the exploration was innovative. When I took the online assessment, I was surprised by the results. They didn't seem to fit my strengths. I bought this book, as I was curious to read the results of the feedback from the first book and how it was presented. I found little new. The assessment however, was much improved, and this time, I related to two of the top five strengths. I recommend this book because of the improvemed assessment. I definitely recommend the "Optimal thinking online assessment" to learn about your dominant level of thinking and patterns of thinking and how to optimize communication with others. Do both!

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2010

    Is a useful tool

    StrengthsFinder 2.0 is another useful tool. However, if you are in any position of leadership it would be better to buy "Strengths Based Leadership" because you'll get the same info PLUS some additional info that is worthwhile.

    On the negative. I wish these guys would offer the ability to take the assessment without having to buy the book every time you want to take it. I mean come on - it is ridiculous to have to buy two books so that both my husband and I can get a StrengthsFinder assessment.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    A good read for managers who can follow through

    Thie book is really a great read for managers who want to know how to make their employees engaged and satisfied with their jobs. I would reccomend other reads to supplement the information in the book. Essentially the premise is based on positive psychology, and says that if we focus on what we are good at rather than focusing on the negatives, we can truly become great. However, I have seen managers go the other way with this book and use it to focus on the strengths someone does not possess rather than those they do.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Interesting and insightful

    This book was interesting as I now know that I have strengths that I hadn't known about. Probably best used with some type of game plan or as part of a class- just reading it is interesting but applying it to your life, to get full use out of it, requires work on the reader's part (but that's the point, right?).

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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