Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You [NOOK Book]

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Ever feel like you're in the wrong job, maybe even the wrong career? You may be right. But before you make another move, consider this: Your brain is hardwired with a unique combination of 12 different Executive Skills-the cognitive strengths that determine how well you will perform in a particular role. Your strongest and weakest Executive Skills can make the difference between big-time career success and years of disappointment and failure. Work Your Strengths helps you avoid "trial-and-error" career moves by ...
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Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You

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Overview

Ever feel like you're in the wrong job, maybe even the wrong career? You may be right. But before you make another move, consider this: Your brain is hardwired with a unique combination of 12 different Executive Skills-the cognitive strengths that determine how well you will perform in a particular role. Your strongest and weakest Executive Skills can make the difference between big-time career success and years of disappointment and failure. Work Your Strengths helps you avoid "trial-and-error" career moves by matching your strengths to the jobs that call on those skills specifically. Based on the authors' two-year study of more than 2000 top-performers at hundreds of organizations of all types, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, the book reveals which strengths correlate with success in different jobs. Take a one-time, free online profile to determine your unique strengths and weaknesses and then use that information to identify your ideal career path. Not ready for a move yet? Work Your Strengths can also make a world of difference in the job you're in now. It can help you not only focus on the projects best suited for you but also recognize skills in others and assign tasks accordingly. So whether you're planning a jump to the career of your dreams or just wondering how to make your current job easier and more rewarding, Work Your Strengths gives you the science and the system to find your success.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Martin, chairman and CEO of NFI Research, along with Guare, a neuropsychologist, and Dawson, a psychologist, both at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders, reunite to aid readers in identifying their core skills to find a perfectly suited job match. Building on the theories put forth in their previous book, Smarts, the authors conducted a two-year study that revealed how the cognitive skills of high performing individuals aligned to what they do and where they work. Their research helps readers gravitate to work roles that play to their innate strengths and to how their brains are wired. The authors overexplain a relatively simple premise, citing extensive scientific evidence, which may turn off readers looking for a good career fit in a tumultuous job market without the heavy-duty explanations. The book offers guidance on how to choose the right career path, determine your best industry and department, and avoid taking the wrong promotion. Only those who are willing to devote considerable time and effort will find much benefit. (June)
Library Journal
The coauthors of Smarts: Are We Hardwired for Success return to identify 12 "Executive Skills" found in high performers from several industries. Skills run from emotional control to metacognition, with examples. The emphasis is on exploring career paths that take advantage of your skill strengths while minimizing the impact of the other "Executive Skills" that may not be your strongest (rather than trying to turn your weaker areas into your strengths). Chapters seem haphazard, and there is no skills inventory the reader can use to set benchmarks. A web site is provided at which readers can use an "Executive Skills Profile" tool (at review time, the link did not contain book-related content). This book is not recommended. Instead, interested readers should turn to Esther Cameron and Mike Green's Making Sense of Leadership for a better analysis of leadership qualities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814414088
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 6/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,205,067
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

CHUCK MARTIN (Madbury, NH) is the Chairman and CEO of NFI Research, a top management research firm, and a highly sought-after speaker.

RICHARD GUARE, PH.D., (Rye, NH) is a neuropsychologist and the Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders.

PEG DAWSON, ED.D., (Brentwood, NH) is a psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. Together they are the authors of Smarts (978-0-8144-0906-0).

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