Strength Finders 2.0

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Really liked this book. Although, it wasn't about the book at all.

The first couple of chapters introduce a philosophy that goes against what we've grown up with here in America. It's the idea that fighting through our weaknesses is usually a waste of time. If we instead took that effort and put it towards developing our strengths, we could maximize our potential and rise above the status quo.

I've always believed that, but the first two chapters really put it into terms I could understand. After reading through the first portion of the book, you are given a pass code that gives you access to the Strength Finders 2.0 personal strength assessment. The online interview takes about 20 minutes. Once the results are calculated, you are assigned 5 themes based on your strengths. With the 5 themes is a report with detailed descriptions of areas in which you excel and ideas on how to put the strengths into action.

My top five:

Maximizer

Adaptability

Ideation

Developer

Belief

I recommend going through this book and assessment on your own, with your family, team, coworkers, etc...It not only has great personal strength building potential, but also team building potential.
Get your copy here.