Monday, September 19, 2011

Strengths Finder

I recently purchased a book by Tom Rath called STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0. I've heard of a test by the same name given to college age students to help them determine their path in life and was intrigued when I saw the book. I believe the book offers the assessment as well as much information to help one "have the opportunity to do what you do besst every day." His theory is that "from the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths." It is an interesting theory. Now I am trying to decide if I move this book to the top of my reading pile or finish the others first. Have any of you either read this book or taken a Strengths Finders Assessment? If so, would you kindly let me know your thoughts on it's merits, so I can decide whether to do so myself sooner rather than later. Thank you!


  1. Hi, Karin, thanks for the info on this book. I have been reading other business & career articles that promote working within one's strengths and maximizing them, rather than trying to strengthen one's weaknesses, which could be a waste of time. Makes sense to me, because no matter how hard I try, I'll never be good at math!

  2. It makes sense to me as well. I think I'll have to start the book and see what it is all about. I hear you on the math, Jane! Try helping (I should say attempting to help!) a kid with 8th grade math:-(

    Hope you are well!