Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

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Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) * Investment (Time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base)
= Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)

* We cannot be anything we want to be-but we can be a lot more of who we already are! * * (Strengths discovery and action-planning guide) * Your top 5 theme report, built around the new strengths insight descriptions * 50 Ideas for Action based on 1000s of best practice suggestions we reviewed * A strengths discovery interview that helps you think about how your experience, skills, and knowledge can help you build strengths * A strength based action plan for setting specific goals for building
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Your activator talents will be more effective when you have first earned by other’s trust ad loyalty * * Identify the most influential decision makers in your organization make ir a point to have lunch with each of them at least once a quarter to share your ideas. They can support you in your activation and provide critical resources to make your ideas happen * * * You can easily energize the plans and ideas of others. Consider partnering with focused, futuristic, strategic or analytical people who will lend their direction and planning to your activation, thereby creating an opportunity to build consensus and get others behind the plan. By doing this, you complement each other. * * * Give the reasons why your request for action must be granted. Otherwise, others might dismiss you as impatient and label you a “ready, fire , aim” person. * * You possess ad ability to create motion and momentum in others. Be strategic and wise in the use of your activator talents. When is the best tie, where is the best place, and who are the best people with whom to leverage your valuable influence? * * * (Working with others) * * Tell this person that you know she is someone who can make things happen and that you may be asking her for help at key times. *
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