17th June 2004 - Now, Discover Your Strengths

During the process of writing my book I had to refer quite a lot to "Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. This book is the follow-up on "First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently", and it argues that organizations should be built on talent and strength, as well as gives practical advice on how to do so.

In general a very well written and highly persuasive book that refers into a study involving two million individuals. Such a statistical foundation in the hands of Gallup is hard to disregard; and I have used many of the findings from this research as arguments in my CALM writings. Specifically I used this book as arguments for economization with energy; if managers build on strengths in an organization they would be freeing up the energy otherwise used trying to fix weaknesses.

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