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Tom Rath

Autore di StrengthsFinder 2.0

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Rath co-wrote the international bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? He is also the author of Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without and StrengthsFinder 2.0 which, based on the assessment that has helped millions around the world to mostra altro discover their strengths, is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His latest books, Strengths-Based Leadership and Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, are best sellers also. Rath has been with The Gallup Organization for 13 years and currently leads Gallup's workplace and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 (2007) 4,866 copie

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Nome canonico
Rath, Tom
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Luogo di residenza
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
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Building on his earlier business and leadership books, Tom Rath takes a holistic look at personal and work satisfaction in "Are You Fully Charged?" Rath explores three core areas: meaning, interactions, and energy, which are equally critical to being "fully charged" in life. For each area Rath provides research and practical advice to make life improvements. This is especially detailed at the end of the book with a series of questions for self-reflection and a comprehensive resource section.

"Are You Fully Charged?" will provide you with the information you need to start making positive changes in your life today.

**Thank you to Netgalley and Missionday for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

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jj24 | 4 altre recensioni | May 27, 2024 |
3.5 stars. The message is simple & obvious, but all the small choices that are explored are helpful & drive the message home.
Abcdarian | 18 altre recensioni | May 18, 2024 |
An interesting book my boss bought me.
This whole strengths-based approach to self improvement is definitely worth investigating. Nevertheless, there is a bit of a problem with "focusing on your strengths and seeking help / avoiding your weaknesses". This book does not help you find your weaknesses, so how will you know what to seek help for? Maybe the author intends for the reader to have already identified their weaknesses, but I still need more help finding mine.
There is another problem: The book only gives your Top 5 strengths. This is largely insufficient. It ignores that fact that you may be in the top percentile for 100s of intelligences compared to your peers. As such, I would have liked to have known all that information. For example, assume that your Top 10 intelligences are all very close in number but your real passions are strengths 6-10. You will miss out by only having a subset of the information. The approach the book takes ignores that we are competing with other agents (people). After reading, I am left with more questions than answers.

Post script: Ignore all the online materials. They are not extra reading, only digital versions of the book.
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MXMLLN | 51 altre recensioni | Jan 12, 2024 |
1.5 stars

Short version: Don't bother. Instead, go check out the MBTI, which is far more accurate and comprehensive. is my favorite website, and the test is free and takes less than 15 minutes to complete!

Longer version: I managed to find this book at a garage sale (with an intact code!) for only $1, so I snatched it up. (The regular price of nearly $30 is ridiculous, and even the online-only version is $15.)

I read the book before taking the test, and recognized a few "strengths" as my own. Then I took the test online, mostly to get the promised report explaining how my top-5 strengths work together.

For those who may not know, test-takers are given only 20 seconds to answer each question, to encourage them to go with their gut instincts and not over-think things. They say it takes about 35 minutes to complete the test. I finished it in 20 minutes, because I was feeling the pressure to answer quickly. (There was no timer, and I didn't want to leave answers blank, since I felt that would lead to a less-accurate result.)

However, my results were so grossly inaccurate that I just can't recommend this test. In addition, the report showing how each strength works together didn't really deliver what the book promised. It just explained each trait individually, repeating all the information in the book and other reports.

Also, while I enjoyed reading the brief profiles of real individuals with any given strength, the book stated that there was a wide range of people and professions represented. I was disappointed to see that many people had repeat opportunities. This especially doesn't make sense when you consider that their combination of strengths is influencing their opinions/experiences, and not just the one strength being described in that chapter.

I love the idea of strengths-based living, but this book just doesn't work. There were a couple of good tidbits here and there, but nothing I haven't seen elsewhere. The MBTI is just better, all-around. I'm so glad I only spent $1 on this. I do not recommend it to anyone.
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RachelRachelRachel | 51 altre recensioni | Nov 21, 2023 |


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