The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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Review: 'StrengthsFinder 2.0' by Tom Rath

If you want to enjoy your work and get important things done, you need to focus on your strengths instead of shoring up your weaknesses. StrengthsFinder 2.0 will help you identify your areas of natural talent, allowing you to make the best use of your limited time and energy.

The result of a wide body of research conducted by the Gallup Organization, this book identifies 34 distinct, statistically-significant areas where people naturally tend to exhibit consistent, near flawless performance, and created an online assessment to help you discover your personal strengths.

Each copy of this book comes with an access code for newly-updated Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, an online tool that helps you identify and understand your own unique combination of strengths. (Be sure to get a new copy in order to get access to the assessment: used or library copies probably won’t work.)

The assessment is short but very illuminating, and includes personalized action recommendations that show you how your strengths interact with each other. Personally, I found the assessment and action plan extremely useful.

In addition to explaining how we develop our individual talents, StrengthsFinder 2.0 has a lot to say about diversity and why it is so important in business. Since everyone has a different combination of strengths, we all approach the world from a slightly different perspective. By working with people who possess a wide variety of skills and backgrounds and taking advantage of each individual's unique strengths, you’ll be far more likely to lead your project to a successful outcome.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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