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Now, Discover Your Strengths

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why is it more productive to develop your strengths than to correct your weaknesses
  • How to identify and leverage your dominant innate talents
  • How to incorporate strength building into your management style


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Why you should read Now, Discover Your Strengths

The path to success, as defined by researchers and management consultants Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, contains one important detour. Rather than focusing on improving areas of weakness – a common practice for people and businesses – focus on boosting strengths. This approach – based on decades of research into excellence by The Gallup Organization – forms the foundation for strength-based careers and companies. Using the “StrengthsFinder” process, identify your five dominant strengths and then develop and leverage them. Alas, the authors’ designated tool for ascertaining your strengths is not in this volume; it’s available online with purchase of the book. Nonetheless, getAbstract recommends this guide to building on your innate strengths to managers, the self-employed and anyone who wants to be more productive.

About the Authors

Marcus Buckingham co-authored the bestsellers First, Break All the Rules, Now, Discover Your Strengths and The One Thing You Need to Know. Donald O. Clifton designed Gallup’s StrengthsFinder online questionnaire.

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