Standout 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work
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. Now, in addition to a much more powerful assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths, StandOut 2.0 contains or provides access to: * A StandOut profile, easily customized and exported, that you can use to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company * Your own Personalized Strengths Channel, which, after you've taken the 15-minute assessment, will send you a weekly tip, insight, or technique to help you do your best work this week * An entire strengths-based performance management system, including check-in and evaluation tools to track your progress, and that of your team And much more. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career--and help your team and organization win.
Marcus Buckingham's books have sold more than four million copies. His training and development firm, TMBC (TMBC.com), helps managers and organizations access the untapped potential of their people's strengths. Prior to launching TMBC, he spent nearly two decades at the Gallup Organization. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and Fast Company and has worked with companies such as Facebook, Kohl's, Hilton, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, and The Walt Disney Company. Dr. Courtney McCashland partnered with Marcus Buckingham to design, develop, and validate the original StandOut strengths assessment. She currently serves as CEO of Strengths Research, LLC.