Skye Book Review: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

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There are many books that cover managing employees and many more on how to better understand yourself.  In Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton’s book, Now, Discover Your Strengths, these two popular co-authors explore a unique approach to these subjects.  They propose that we concentrate on accentuating people’s assets instead of focusing on reducing limitations.  Develop and leverage our strengths vs. getting too hung up on fixing weaknesses and gaps.

This book follows up on another very popular book also written by these co-author’s entitled First, Break All the Rules.  In this new installment, the Internet-based StrengthsFinder® Profile, the result of a 25 year study, identifies the most predominant human strengths, personality traits, as well as the thousands of possible combinations of each and tells how they can best be transformed to lead individuals to success.

With each book you are given a unique identification number where you are able to go online and analyze yourself and complete the StrengthsFinder® Profile to receive your five most influential signature traits.   With this knowledge you are able to develop a plan for your own development, help you succeed as a leader, as well as assist in making your entire organization more successful.

This book is a great read and an uplifting perspective on building individual and team success. read more