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Tom Rath

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Rath co-wrote the international bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? He is also the author of Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without and StrengthsFinder 2.0 which, based on the assessment that has helped millions around the world to visa mer discover their strengths, is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His latest books, Strengths-Based Leadership and Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, are best sellers also. Rath has been with The Gallup Organization for 13 years and currently leads Gallup's workplace and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 (2007) 4,805 exemplar
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids (2009) 1,407 exemplar

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Rath, Tom
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania



An interesting book my boss bought me.
This whole strengths-based approach to self improvement is definitely worth investigating. Nevertheless, there is a bit of a problem with "focusing on your strengths and seeking help / avoiding your weaknesses". This book does not help you find your weaknesses, so how will you know what to seek help for? Maybe the author intends for the reader to have already identified their weaknesses, but I still need more help finding mine.
There is another problem: The book only gives your Top 5 strengths. This is largely insufficient. It ignores that fact that you may be in the top percentile for 100s of intelligences compared to your peers. As such, I would have liked to have known all that information. For example, assume that your Top 10 intelligences are all very close in number but your real passions are strengths 6-10. You will miss out by only having a subset of the information. The approach the book takes ignores that we are competing with other agents (people). After reading, I am left with more questions than answers.

Post script: Ignore all the online materials. They are not extra reading, only digital versions of the book.
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MXMLLN | 51 andra recensioner | Jan 12, 2024 |
1.5 stars

Short version: Don't bother. Instead, go check out the MBTI, which is far more accurate and comprehensive. is my favorite website, and the test is free and takes less than 15 minutes to complete!

Longer version: I managed to find this book at a garage sale (with an intact code!) for only $1, so I snatched it up. (The regular price of nearly $30 is ridiculous, and even the online-only version is $15.)

I read the book before taking the test, and recognized a few "strengths" as my own. Then I took the test online, mostly to get the promised report explaining how my top-5 strengths work together.

For those who may not know, test-takers are given only 20 seconds to answer each question, to encourage them to go with their gut instincts and not over-think things. They say it takes about 35 minutes to complete the test. I finished it in 20 minutes, because I was feeling the pressure to answer quickly. (There was no timer, and I didn't want to leave answers blank, since I felt that would lead to a less-accurate result.)

However, my results were so grossly inaccurate that I just can't recommend this test. In addition, the report showing how each strength works together didn't really deliver what the book promised. It just explained each trait individually, repeating all the information in the book and other reports.

Also, while I enjoyed reading the brief profiles of real individuals with any given strength, the book stated that there was a wide range of people and professions represented. I was disappointed to see that many people had repeat opportunities. This especially doesn't make sense when you consider that their combination of strengths is influencing their opinions/experiences, and not just the one strength being described in that chapter.

I love the idea of strengths-based living, but this book just doesn't work. There were a couple of good tidbits here and there, but nothing I haven't seen elsewhere. The MBTI is just better, all-around. I'm so glad I only spent $1 on this. I do not recommend it to anyone.
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RachelRachelRachel | 51 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
Very practical. I call it a Kaizen approach to healthy lifestyle.
harishwriter | 17 andra recensioner | Oct 12, 2023 |
revbill1961 | 7 andra recensioner | May 11, 2023 |



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