• Business & Economics

Now, Discover Your Strengths


Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743201140
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
View: 5794
Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.

    • Business & Economics

Living Your Strengths


Author: Al Winseman,Donald O. Clifton,Curt Liesveld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620028
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
View: 6037
A "strengths"-based guide to inspiring congregations presents a unique plan for building community by encouraging individuals to share their talents with the group.

    • Business & Economics

Strengths Based Leadership

Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Author: Tom Rath,Barry Conchie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620257
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
View: 5930
Two leadership consultants identify three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

    • Business & Economics

Strengths Finder 2.0


Author: Tom Rath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781595620248
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 175
View: 5649
DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY? Chances are, you don’t. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world -- forever. AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 (using the access code included with each book): The StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, fine-tuned to be faster and more accurate A Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide featuring: a customized version of your top five theme report; 50 Ideas for Action for building on your top five themes; and a strengths-based action plan for setting goals And much more on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 website: A strengths community area; resources, activities, and discussion guides; a strengths screensaver; and a program for creating display cards of your top five themes

    • Business & Economics

Go Put Your Strengths to Work

6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743261682
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 5179
Instructs readers how to discover and use their strengths to find jobs appropriate to their strengths and achieve success in the workplace.

    • Technology & Engineering

What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture


Author: Eric Koester
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420076981
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 610
View: 6417
Written by an experienced business lawyer in the technology, scientific and engineering community, this publication is for the engineer with an innovative high-tech idea or concept who needs those crucial business insights and strategies to move that idea forward. It offers key analysis on how to leave a current employer, gain access to technologies and potential talent, and considers other issues that can reduce problems down the road. It even includes a step-by-step guide for accessing and protecting intellectual property at the earliest stages. To assist in the fundraising process, this resource explores all the available options to capitalize a business – from self-funding, to bootstrapping, to angel investors, to venture capital to government grants, to bank loans, to joint ventures. It also looks at the best ways to form a company so as to take advantage of various tax and business strategies, discusses compensation of employees with stock options or restricted stock plans, explains how an emerging company can expand internationally, and covers some key exit strategies such as an IPO or a merger/acquisition. It covers most everything a new technology business will face including hiring, firing, contracts, leases, loans, and product warranties. As you read, you will find this book is full of the stuff that engineers love: statistics, data, tools, spreadsheets, and research. But it also full of the anecdotal evidence and practical advice needed to stay the course. Now is a tremendous time for entrepreneurship. Although there have been periodic slowdowns in the economy, if you believe in a future, high-tech is the future in which to believe. This book is part of the Taylor & Francis/CRC Press series "What Every Engineer Should Know About... . Like the other books in the series, it is designed to provide you with important knowledge that will help you along your career path. This one will also help you make that path your own.

    • Business & Economics

StandOut 2.0

Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work
Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369075X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 3884
The Groundbreaking Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations—performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems—remain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync. That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 also includes the assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths. The report is easily exported so you can use it to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career—and help your team and organization win.

    • Psychology

How Full is Your Bucket?

Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Author: Tom Rath,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781595620040
Category: Psychology
Page: 127
View: 1549
'How Full is Your Bucket?' reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and your life - while reducing the negative.

    • Business & Economics

Teach With Your Strengths

How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students
Author: Rosanne Liesveld,JoAnn Miller,Jennifer Robison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620060
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 205
View: 9811
Shows teachers how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to mediocrity and includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students.

    • Business & Economics

First, Break All the Rules

What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Curt Coffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620419
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 1168
Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why. Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup’s research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee’s talent into performance. In today’s tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer. The authors explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her — they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people — they build on each person’s unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and, finally, how great managers develop people — they find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder. And perhaps most important, this research — which initially generated thousands of different survey questions on the subject of employee opinion — finally produced the twelve simple questions that work to distinguish the strongest departments of a company from all the rest. This book is the first to present this essential measuring stick and to prove the link between employee opinions and productivity, profit, customer satisfaction, and the rate of turnover. There are vital performance and career lessons here for managers at every level, and, best of all, the book shows you how to apply them to your own situation.

    • Business & Economics

StandOut

The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution
Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 140020237X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 227
View: 3494
Offers advice that employees and managers can use to find their strengths and succeed at work.

    • Health & Fitness

Eat Move Sleep

How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
Author: Tom Rath
Publisher: Missionday, LLC
ISBN: 193971401X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
View: 5385
Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day. In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom’s bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible. Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic — in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.

    • Business & Economics

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements


Author: Tom Rath,James K. Harter,Jim Harter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595620400
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
View: 7664
Shows the interconnections among the elements of well-being, how they cannot be considered independently, and provides readers with a research-based approach to improving all aspects of their lives.

    • Education

CliftonStrengths for Students

Your Strengths Journey Begins Here
Author: Gallup
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595621253
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 2559
CliftonStrengths for Students — which includes a unique access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment — helps students discover and develop their strengths and reach their potential. Discover and Develop Your Strengths — in College and Beyond College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story. So what do you want your college story to be? As a student, you have the opportunity every day to search for patterns in your actions, learn from them and use them to make the most of your life experiences, now and in the future. To do that, you need a solid understanding of where and when you’re at your best: your strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will help you discover and develop your strengths — and reach your full potential. This book includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you take the assessment, you’ll get a list of your top five themes of talent, which are the themes you lead with. Once you know what your leading themes are, you can begin to turn them into strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will also give you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in college and in the real world. If you understand and apply your strengths, your college journey — and the rest of your life — will be happier, more fulfilling and more successful. That’s the point of developing your strengths. When you do more of what you do best, you build your life around your areas of greatness. So let’s get started. Your strengths journey begins here!

    • Religion

Strengths Based Marriage

Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other's Gifts
Author: Jimmy Evans,Allan Kelsey
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718083636
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 8611
Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship. One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup-trained strengths advocate Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage (assessment itself not included in purchase price), Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. With chapters on “Stopping the Cycles of Pain,” “Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart,” and “Secrets of Successful Marriages,” the book details practical ways to apply these profound insights to your marriage every day. And as a bonus, with your purchase of the book you’ll receive access to more than two hours of exclusive video content revealing how to reach your marriage’s full potential. Utterly practical and deeply insightful Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.

    • Family & Relationships

Strengths Based Parenting

Developing Your Children's Innate Talents
Author: Mary Reckmeyer,Jennifer Robison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1595621008
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
View: 1085
How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style. You'll find stories, examples and practical advice as well as a strengths assessment access code for parents and one for kids, so you can take the first step to discovering your innate talents and those of your children. Grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- as highlighted in Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0, which has sold nearly 5 million copies to date -- Strengths Based Parenting shows you how to uncover your kids' top talents and your own.

    • Education

StrengthsQuest


Author: Donald O. Clifton,Edward "Chip" Anderson
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN: 9781595620118
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 4609
Students who use their natural talents achieve the most --- but they need to know what those talents are. StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an online assessment that reveals students’ top five themes of talent. And StrengthsQuest also helps students make the most of those talents. Students and learners of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions, and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges — your own natural talents — already exist within you. Through these talents, you will produce your greatest achievements. Over the course of 30 years, Gallup conducted millions of psychological interviews and identified 34 themes of talent that are indicative of success. In the StrengthsQuest program, Gallup offers you the opportunity to discover talents from your top five themes and build on them to achieve academic, career, and personal excellence. More than 100,000 students have benefited from the program. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, who was the former chairman of Gallup; coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths; and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams, and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, former chairman of Gallup, coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths, and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University.

    • Business & Economics

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder


Author: Jim Clifton,Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781595620286
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 4276
A tool to help mentors, coaches, investors, and entrepreneurs find, engage, and develop the unsung heroes of the global economy. Who has the most innate talent for building and sustaining a business? How can we find these people who are so crucial to the future of the American and global economy? What are the personality characteristics and behaviors that lead to venture formation and success? Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur. Gallup research shows that decisions and actions influenced by the personality of the entrepreneur impact the survival and growth of any venture. Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton, author of The Coming Jobs War, trumpets the essential role entrepreneurs play in reviving the American and global economy, and Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, primary researcher for Gallup’s Entrepreneurship and Job Creation initiative, spells out the ten demands of great entrepreneurs, including Know Your Personal Brand and Take on Challenges. With strategies and action items for building successful ventures, the book also features an online test that measures readers’ entrepreneurial potential.

    • Business & Economics

Green Entrepreneur Handbook

The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business
Author: Eric Koester
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439817315
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 460
View: 5808
Written by a practicing business attorney with startup experience in the environmental and technology sectors, Green Entrepreneur Handbook: The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business assists entrepreneurs in tackling the wide variety of opportunities to go green. It helps you incorporate clean technology, environmental practices, and green business approaches into your work environment. Part I The first section of the book lays the groundwork for any new entrepreneur to understand the history of the environmental and clean technology movements. The author explains the motivation of greentrepreneurs, the drivers of the green revolution into the future, and how to find the right market for your solution. Part II The next section takes a new business from initial idea to sales of the product or service. The book addresses where greentrepreneurs can find ideas around which to build a business; how to form a company to execute the business concept; how to find and retain founders, employees, advisors, and directors; how to raise money and make sales; and the importance of intellectual capital and assets. Part III Emphasizing aspects unique to the green business environment, the third part provides a sound understanding of utilities and energy generation and distribution and explores funding through project finance. It also looks at the players and process of selling to the government; the federal, state, and local regulatory impacts; government incentives and tax programs designed to spur clean technology development; and grants, loans, and other funds as sources of capital. Part IV In the fourth section, the author covers lessons learned and emerging challenges. He offers practical suggestions for going green that businesses can implement themselves and describes current green certifications. He also examines the role of venture capital and institutional investors in green innovation, international trends in green business, and the potential for exit events, such as public offerings, mergers, and acquisitions. Part V The final part focuses on lessons, tools, resources, and fundamentals essential to any entrepreneur. It discusses market research and business planning, details of forming a business, issues of employing people, smart intellectual property management, obstacles encountered in a difficult fundraising climate, and much more. A one-stop resource for green entrepreneurs, this comprehensive handbook equips you with the tools and knowledge to fully appreciate the unique challenges of developing a green business. Discussions of timely topics, advice, and additional resources are available at www.greentrepreneur.org