Marcus Buckingham is senior vice president of The Gallup Organization which is where you can discover your strengths at Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.  As you notice at the bottom of my homepage, I listed my top five that I received from taking the short quiz.

His best selling book is First, Break All the Rules which I love as well.  Within the next few months I will start posting about that book but I love this book because discovering your strengths, in my opinion, is the foundation for success because once you know those you can build upon them.

Most Americans do not know what their strengths are.  When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” – Peter Drucker

STRENGTH: the quality or state of being strong, in particular

In NOW, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus goes in depth of the different strengths people have.

Different Strengths:

  1. Achiever
  2. Activator
  3. Adaptability
  4. Analytical
  5. Arranger
  6. Belief
  7. Command
  8. Communication
  9. Competition
  10. Connectedness
  11. Context
  12. Deliberative
  13. Developer
  14. Discipline
  15. Empathy
  16. Fairness
  17. Focus (My Number Four)
  18. Futuristic (My Number One)
  19. Harmony
  20. Ideation
  21. Inclusiveness
  22. Individualization
  23. Input (My Number Two)
  24. Intellection
  25. Learner
  26. Maximizer
  27. Positivity
  28. Relator
  29. Responsibility
  30. Restorative
  31. Self-Assurance
  32. Significance (My Number Five)
  33. Strategic (My Number Three)
  34. Woo

What are your strengths?

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