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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Buckingham Narrator: Marcus Buckingham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780743566704
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From the coauthor of the million copy bestsellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths

Marcus Buckingham jump-started the Strengths movement that is now sweeping the work world with his first two blockbusters. Now, he answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Research data show that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets at work. Go Put Your Strengths to Work will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths through a six-step, six-week experience that will tell you:

• Why your strengths aren't "what you are good at" and your weaknesses aren't "what you are bad at."

• How to use the four telltale signs to identify your strengths.

• The simple steps you can take each week to push your time at work toward those activities that strengthen you, and how to cut out those that don't.

• How to talk to your boss and your colleagues about your strengths without sounding like you're bragging, and your weaknesses without sounding like you're whining.

• The fifteen-minute weekly ritual that will keep you on your strengths path for your entire career.

As part of the program you'll take an online Strength Engagement Track, a powerful gauge to measure the level of engagement of your or your team's strengths. Go Put Your Strengths to Work will open up exciting uncharted territory for you and your organization. Join the strengths movement, and thrive. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Buckingham…provides a road map for managers to learn for themselves…Offers valuable insight into maximizing employees’ strengths rather than the more common focus on weaknesses and failure.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Mcculloch | 2/11/2014

    " Great read - drills deeper into finding strengths and how to build on them "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Ekmekji | 2/7/2014

    " I like the strengthquest stuff. There is nothing phenomenal in this book but some helpful insights and steps to living out of your strengths "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2014

    " Some of this seemed redundant but some good points were made. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/26/2014

    " very motivating! i didn't put the elements in practice but plan to. love the idea of doing more of the "strengths" work. plan to read the rest of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dunn | 1/26/2014

    " This book can help you put a plan into place that you can follow to be successful. If you have trouble motivating or keeping on track, this book will help you do that. Marcus helps you discover what your strengths are so that you can focus on your strengths which in turn will help you be successful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 1/22/2014

    " recommended by suzi poore. A very practical how to business book on honing your strengths and attend to your weaknesses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Brightenburg | 1/20/2014

    " (Audio) Excellent book, particularly for career coaching. Does a wonderful job of helping one understand how to apply their strengths in an easy to understand outline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/20/2014

    " Since I read a library copy, I didn't have an access code to take the online test and find out what my strengths are. The book was still interesting without the information, but not as useful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Wheatley | 1/15/2014

    " i just dont function this way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Eisenstodt | 1/2/2014

    " Better - good exercises to do and in a way that works for those of us who are MBTI "P"s bec. it takes time. Gives a better idea of how to learn how to sell/market/take advantage of your strengths v. just hanging out trying to fit in to others' ideas of what you are and can do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 12/30/2013

    " This book is teaching me how to be unconsiously competent in my strenghts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/28/2013

    " This was an interesting approach to finding what you are good at and working with your team or managers to bring out the strengths in you and others. There are some good exercises to do in this book within each chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 12/25/2013

    " Quick read - better public speaker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 12/16/2013

    " As with the others in this series, this was a real eye-opener into what really motivates us and how to best capture- no, make that cultivate, peak performance from ourselves and our teams "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 10/29/2013

    " it's good as far as self-help books, but i'm not too much of a fan of self-help books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/30/2013

    " I did not read or rate this book.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neutrino123 | 5/11/2013

    " Yawn. Same as the last book by the fabulous Marcus Buckingham. Why does it take him so many pages to make a point? And then, I disagree with half his points! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/10/2013

    " A pretty good business book. I'll let you know if it works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sahile Chawla | 6/1/2012

    " Another one of those cases where I bought a book after watching the author speak.... didn't realize he had homework for me in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 4/7/2012

    " I think I heard about this on Oprah. I really liked it. Unfortunately, I got it from the library and was unable to access the frequently referenced web site materials. There is a code on the book jacket only good for one use :( I still found lots of useful information and lots to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krys | 6/22/2011

    " Pretty interesting insight into how to build off what you like to do rather than working on improving your weaknesses. The beginning was much more interesting than the later chapters but I had trouble with time to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 10/16/2010

    " Not as good as Now Discover your Strengths. I was a little let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 9/2/2010

    " recommended by suzi poore. A very practical how to business book on honing your strengths and attend to your weaknesses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lenore | 5/17/2010

    " Nice packaging of strength-based and positive psychology for the workplace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 3/8/2010

    " As with the others in this series, this was a real eye-opener into what really motivates us and how to best capture- no, make that cultivate, peak performance from ourselves and our teams "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neutrino123 | 10/21/2009

    " Yawn. Same as the last book by the fabulous Marcus Buckingham. Why does it take him so many pages to make a point? And then, I disagree with half his points! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 9/26/2009

    " A pretty good business book. I'll let you know if it works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 7/25/2009

    " As a career advisor, I like Buckingham's approach to skills and strengths. I liked this book very much and I recommend it to all of my colleagues and students, as well as my clients. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 6/22/2009

    " it's good as far as self-help books, but i'm not too much of a fan of self-help books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrilynn | 5/1/2009

    " Interesting concept. Reminds me of the story of the duck trying to teach the rabbit to fly (or something like that) I listened to this one. I listen most of the time these days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/30/2009

    " Very practical and helpful follow up to Now Discover your Strengths "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 3/27/2009

    " I'll say it again, I love Marcus Buckingham. He writes succinctly and intelligently about career success, about how to get the best work out of yourself and others, and how to build on the strengths you have and be a performer - exactly as the title would suggest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2009

    " More on using our strengths. Well written. "

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About the Author
Author Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham spent seventeen years at Gallup, where he conducted research into the world’s best leaders, managers, and workplaces. The Gallup research later became the basis for the bestselling books First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, both of which he coauthored. Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in the New York Times, Fortune, Businessweek, and Fast Company. In 2007 he founded the Marcus Buckingham Company to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and now spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.