Strengths Finder 2.0
IN THIS SUMMARY
It is a cultural norm to inspire children with the idea that they can be anything they want to be. The truth is, however, that every individual possesses both strengths and weaknesses that remain mostly consistent throughout life. According to author Tom Rath, the key to success is to be able to leverage those strengths in the workplace. While most learning programs attempt to help people become what they are not, Strengths Finder 2.0 argues that the key to human development is building on what people are.
Strengths Finder 2.0 is a simple guide to the 34 Strength Themes developed by the Gallup organization as a result of a 2001 study. The 34 themes represent a breakthrough in the search for useful terminology in the area of talent development. When coupled with the online Strengths Finder test, the book is a powerful way to find work that aligns with one’s core values, or to find increased satisfaction in one’s current work life.