Strengths Finder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths [With Access Code]
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The time has come to talk of many things. . . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Another list is out: Amazon's Best Books of 2007! You can see the categories by Editors' Picks, Customers' Favorites, the Top 100. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Decade of Change: Managing in Times of Uncertainty, edited by Geoffrey Brewer and Barb Sanford, Gallup Press, 240 pages, $24. 95, Hardcover, May 2011, ISBN 9781595620538 We’ve come to expect good things from Gallup Press, and their latest release, Decade of Change, doesn’t disappoint. Unlike their past releases, books like Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
It's that time to find out what people were reading from 800CEOREAD in August all around the world! Canada Heads Up Kenneth McGee Great Britain Strengths Finder 2. 0 Tom Rath China The Necessary Revolution Peter M. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
This new book by Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington, and Tsun-yan Hsieh divides the successful entrepreneur into one of four traits they're biased toward. According to the authors, Heart is about passion, indicative of CEOs like Howard Schultz. Smarts is about brain power, as seen in people like Amazon's Jeff Bezos. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The world is getting smaller and smaller and more businesses are going to other countries. Different ideas are being talked about via conference calls, cell phones, emails and yes, books. Here are what people across the time zones of the world were reading from 800-CEO-READ last month: Canada Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Summer may be the time for hitting the beach, visiting those in-laws or just plain relaxing in the shade, but that doesn't keep our customers from opening up a good book while doing so! Here's what people everywhere were reading this past June from 8CR's International Best Selling Book Listing! FRANCE: Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns BELGUIM: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky The NETHERLANDS: Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Veteran public relations and marketing professionals Barbara Cave Henricks and Rusty Shelton provide the roadmap to getting attention in this evolved media landscape. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
After nearly 300 submissions and weeks of intense reading, the 8cr editorial staff has narrowed down the top titles to be considered as the best in 13 categories for the first 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. The shortlist for the Best Business Book of 2007 was also announced which includes: The Dream Manager Matthew Kelly The Last Tycoons William D. Cohan Made to Stick Chip and Dan Heath Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Here's what 800-CEO-READ shipped to other countries in March. Here's what they're reading overseas. : The Big Switch - Quebec, Canada Purpose - Besiktas, Istanbul The Quest for Global Dominance: 2nd Edition - Shanghai, China Get Out of Your Own Way - Frankfort, Germany Who's Your City? READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The following is my letter to the editors of Fast Company Magazine on Elizabeth Spiers recent column in their publication. You can read Spiers column here. Kate wrote about it earlier in the week, and I couldn't let it pass either. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Below you'll find the list of our top 25 bestsellers for 2007. Congratulations and thanks to everyone on the list! The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
StrengthsFinder 2. 0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath, Gallup Press, 192 Pages, $19. 95, Hardcover, February 2007, ISBN 9781595620156 I have been writing about the Gallup Press a lot in the last six months. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Strengths Finder 2. 0 is a short book, so Tom Rath and I did a short interview. We talk about things like: What changes have been made in the Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
I did a interview with Tom Rath of Gallup on Monday. We will be posting that in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to share something that he said during the interview. A little background first. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Below are our 2008 Best Sellers (links open in new windows/tabs) 1. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
I know, I know - I promised there would not be a long gap for best selling books around the country - but it has been a pretty busy summer! So, I will not prolong the wait. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The BusinessWeek Best Seller list for May 2008 is now available online at businessweek. com. (It typically takes a month to gather sales data from all retailers and distributors and then tabulate the list. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Here's what people have been reading across the globe: # 1 - Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial I. Q. - by Robert T. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Gallup Press, 240 pages, $25. 95, Hardcover, May 2010, ISBN 9781595620408 Gallup Press is the gold standard in research-based books for business people; Strengths Finder 2. 0, released in 2007, still holds a constant spot on many bestseller lists. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Globally, people are relying on each other in every aspect of their lives and business is no exception. With talk of a 'world currency', we must face fact that we need 'the other guy' just as much as they need us. At 800CEOREAD we recognize this every day when we see more and more international customers ordering from us. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Around this time of year, companies commonly slash prices to ease the cost of gift giving. While all of our books can be ordered in bulk at great discounts any time of year, there are certain books we offer at huge discounts at any quantity. But, we wondered, did anyone know these offers existed on our site? READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Recently, I found a book called India's Century by Kamal Nath, that would be a great precursor to our listing of February's top sellers in other countries. Here's just a sampling of the book, from chapter five: In the foreign mind, it was Mumbai (Bombay), of all Indian cities, that used to be the best suited to evoke a vision of modern India. This was all the more evident when I, as the minister for the environment and forests, represented India at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the "Earth Summit", as it was called - in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 1992. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, Gallup Press, 266 pages, $24. 95, Hardcover, January 2009, ISBN 9781595620255 Gallup has been producing great strength-centric books for the past decade. It all started with Now, Discover Your Strengths, released by Simon & Schuster in 2001, and the series continued with last year's bestselling Strengths Finder 2. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
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I have been writing about the Gallup Press a lot in the last six months. I reviewed Vital Friends in August and their book 12 in December. I am back to tell you there is another outstanding book from Gallup to start looking for on bookstore shelves. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an expansion of the franchise started by the book Now, Discover Your Strengths. Originally published in 2001, Now, Discover Your Strengths has become a mainstay on bestseller lists, spending 50 weeks on the Wall Street Journal list in 2006. If you have not read Now, Discover Your Strengths or used the first version of their online assessment too, the premise is that most people spend their professional lives trying to improve on their weakness instead of working within their strengths. The StrengthsFinder assessment is meant to help guide you toward optimizing your talents. Gallup has written other strengths-based books for salespeople, teachers, and faith-based groups.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 is meant to be the most accessible of all the books, to be used with employees at all levels of an organization. Gallup has identified 34 strengths for individuals ranging from "Achieve" to"Woo" (Winning Others Over). Each book comes with unique code which allows the reader to take the web-based self-assessment. The results from the assessment highlight your five talents in ranked order. Each strength is accompanied by an explanation, anecdotes from others with that strength, and a to-do list with actions you can implement to help you develop your talents.
I am a big believer in putting people where they can excel. StrengthFinder 2.0 is a great way to help find the right fit for the people in your organization or for yourself.