The Groundbreaking Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution
In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizationsperformance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systemsremain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync.
That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 also includes the assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths. The report is easily exported so you can use it to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company.
StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your careerand help your team and organization win.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Marcus Buckingham’s books have sold more than four million copies. His training and development firm, TMBC (TMBC.com), helps managers and organizations access the untapped potential of their people’s strengths. Prior to launching TMBC, he spent nearly two decades at the Gallup Organization. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and Fast Company and has worked with companies such as Facebook, Kohl’s, Hilton, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, and The Walt Disney Company.
Dr. Courtney McCashland partnered with Marcus Buckingham to design, develop, and validate the original StandOut strengths assessment. She currently serves as CEO of Strengths Research, LLC.
Table of Contents
Preface: Birthday Wishes-Toward a Stronger Future vii
1 Your Genius: Find Your Edge and Make It Work for You 1
2 The New Standout Assessment: What It Measures, How It Works, and How to Take It 7
3 How to Stand Out: Three Lessons for Building Your Strengths 17
4 "Whistles for Everybody!": How Strengths-Building Accelerates Innovation 29
5 The Nine Strength Roles: Advisor, Connector, Creator, Equalizer, influences Pioneer, Provider, Stimulator, Teacher 39
Appendix: Strengths Assessment Technical Summary 185
About Marcus Buckingham 213
About Dr. Courtney McCashland 214