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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Buckingham Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781608149315
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StandOut, the revolutionary new book and online assessment tool from Marcus Buckingham, is the result of extensive research, statistical testing, and analysis of the world’s top performers.  From the coauthor of NowDiscover Your Strengths and the recognized leader of the strengths movement, StandOut unveils your top two “strength roles” and offers sharp, practical ideas that professionals and managers in any organization can use to find their edge and win at work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The StandOut assessment is a great tool that will give you insight into what your strengths are that you can focus on at work. It will help you realize how you come across to others since it’s based on real life situations. The people you work with already get a sense of these strengths from you so it’s important you take the assessment and read the book to understand what you offer them.”

    Forbes

  • “Buckingham’s approach is practical, rather than theoretical…A motivating tool for anyone who works.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/18/2014

    " Good book. Dead on for strengths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 2/17/2014

    " I always enjoy reading Marcus Buckingham books. His books are very engaging and they make you want to be a better person. Marcus has worked a long time with Gallup to develop a series of questions to help you be a stand out leader. I am a General Manager for Hampton Inn and Hampton uses Marcus quit frequently when helping to produce more engaged leaders at their hotels. His books have really helped me with my career at the hotel. I find that not everyone is good at everything, and that you must put people in roles they can succeed in. Right fit right job. By completing the strength assessments with your employees you are not only setting your employees up for success, but the hotel as well. Marcus breaks everyone down into strength zones. Pioneer, Advisor, Connector, Creator, Equalizer, Influencer, Stimulator, Provider, and Teacher. I personally fell under Connector-Stimulator. A connector is a catalyst. Your power lies in your craving to bring two people or ideas together to make something bigger and better than it is now. and Stimulator is the host of other people's emotions. You feel responsible for them, for turning them around, for elevating them. When I play to these strengths I DO feel stronger at work, and that I accomplished more at work. I love connecting people together and networking. That's what I do! I also do feel responsible for my employees and guest at the hotel and I want to see them succeed to highest possibility. I would recommend anyone that has the opportunity to listen to Marcus as a speaker do so! If not read the books, and find out where your strengths lie, you may be surprised! Very easy read and easy to understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/1/2014

    " Adds another layer to Strengths Finder and Strength Based Leadership. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 1/23/2014

    " Great concepts....but the evacuation assessment was not as accurate for me as he claims. May still be some refining for him to do on this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Kientz | 1/20/2014

    " Basically a collection of assessment profiles in book form. Not very engaging unless the profile is about you. I could have skipped 90% of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Iliff | 1/6/2014

    " A great way to find your strengths. And, it isn't just another book of personality profiles, or a list of careers you should explore. It has powerful language that helped me put into words who I am and what I do best. A great read for anyone looking to do more with their natural abilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belal Khan | 12/21/2013

    " Science based personal development. Knowing how you're wired and developing yourself appropriately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 11/7/2013

    " I loved the assessment and thought it provided great insight and suggestions to leverage your personal strengths. I would have loved a little more detail in each of the profiles though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 10/27/2013

    " The assessment instrument was very insightful, however the recommendations to improve performance and capitalize on ones strengths lacked some depth. Approaches to long term success were not broached. But I still found this to be helpful for recognizing day to day opportunities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 9/7/2013

    " Marcus Buckingham is one of my favorite leadership and business authors and in this book he has delivered once again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Archana | 3/29/2013

    " There are many gallup books.. this one is again one of those... no difference as such "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Goodwin | 12/6/2012

    " Test was amazingly accurate and I read the book in one day. Now a lifetime to process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molli | 11/17/2012

    " Certainly helpful and immediately applicable, though not life altering. This did, however, identify the root of some tensions I've experienced with coworkers. Would like to see these concepts applied to conflict resolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith Hull | 11/15/2012

    " All of the managers in our firm just took this assessment and it was revolutionary. Far better (and simpler) than StrengthsFinder. I'm making my entire district take this-- it was creepy how well it described me AND gave me the tips to leverage the characteristics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tori Danielle | 10/6/2012

    " I just couldn't get drawn into it. That, plus the fact that the assessment was waaaay off.... I may come back to this and try to re-read it, but it just didn't do it for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 8/29/2012

    " A must-read book on career development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 6/13/2012

    " Probably his least important book, but the assessment he created to go along with this book is his best. Don't get the book. Take the assessment. It's a useful tool for you if you want some ideas around how to tailor your role at work to suit your strengths and advantages better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Oliveri | 4/4/2012

    " Best strengths-based assessment and application yet. And, there's an app for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 3/31/2012

    " I was pleasantly surprised with how my strengths were ordered. As I read through the description of my top 2, I can see those characteristics and I just need to harness them in a more profound way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/15/2012

    " I loved the prescriptive nature of this book. It was also much simpler than Strengthsfinder. I can always remember my standout results. But I rarely remember my Strengthsfinder results. Therefore I thought this book was much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Spies | 12/2/2011

    " Though there were some beneficial sections of the book, I did not find this book as valuable as the StrengthsFinder book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/1/2011

    " I was surprised by what the results were for me. I'm not sure that I completely agree, of course they say that is because it is what others see me as and not what I see myself as. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Kelly Ryan Dolan is a graduate of Judson College. His voice-over credits include the Left Behind radio drama and works for Sonlife Ministries and the Willow Creek Community Church, where he currently works in youth ministry.