Book: Go Put Your Strengths to Work: Six Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
Author: Marcus Buckingham
List Price: $30
Marcus Buckingham’s new book answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Data show that most people don’t come close to making full use of their assets at work. In fact, only 17 percent believe they use all of their strengths on the job. Go Put Your Strengths to Work aims to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths. Buckingham shows you how to seize control of your assets and rewrite your job description.
You will learn: Why your strengths aren’t “what you are good at,” and your weaknesses aren’t “what you are bad at.” How to use the four telltale signs to identify your strengths. Simple steps to push your work time toward activities that strengthen you and away from those that don’t. How to talk to your boss and your colleagues about your strengths without sounding like you’re bragging, and about your weaknesses without sounding like you’re whining. There’s also a weekly ritual to help you focus on your strengths.
Go Put Your Strengths to Work will arm you with a radically different approach to your work life. The book includes an online Strengths Engagement Track, a focused and powerful gauge that measures the engagement level of you and your team’s strengths. It will open up uncharted territory for you and your organization.