Soar with Your Strengths

Soar with Your Strengths

by Donald O. Clifton, Paula Nelson

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A groundbreaking, inspiring book for businesses, managers, and individuals on how to achieve the absolute best by focusing on strengths and steering away from weaknesses, this revolutionary, humanistic approach to business will transform companies, build careers, and change lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440505648
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/09/1995
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 235,661
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.45(d)

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Soar with Your Strengths 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bit simplistic in style but the point rings clear and true. The thesis is "focus on strengths, manage weakness." They highlight the benefits of this approach and advocate it across all levels of effort (individual, manager, and organization). In defending this blinders approach, the also argue that strong knowledge in one area enables and integrating point for knowledge in others. Their 5 characteristics of a strength: yearning, satisfaction, rapid leaning (initially and then ongoing learning), glimpses of excellence, and total performance of excellence. They also point out that people with multiple strengths need to pick one and not let their other strengths distract them. Finally, they discuss 4 necessary catalysts: mission, relationships, expectations, and celebration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble service was excellent. 'Soar' challenges some age old ideas about laboring over your weaknesses. An extremely inspiring and helpful book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is apparent that too many people are simply doing the wrong jobs and companies try to fill gaps in strengths through training. This book should be required reading for anyone who is interested in management at any level.
Guest More than 1 year ago
thanks God, i just read this book in 2005 after deeply studying 'Now discover your Strength' in 2002, so that i am fully understand the content