Posts Tagged ‘talents’

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Friday, April 10th, 2009

strengthsfinder 2.0I purchased StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath so I could take the StrengthsFinder assessment that Gallup put together.  In the back of the book is a code that can be used to gain access to the StrengthsFinder assessment.  The assessment is a series of nearly 200 questions that you answer on the website.  Each question must be answered within 20 seconds so you don’t overthink the question.  As soon as you answer the last question, the site calculates your top five potential strengths and describes each.  Marcus Buckingham describes the importance of strengths testing and awareness very well in his book, Now, Discover Your Strengths, but I like the updated testing that Roth’s book gives access to.

Here are my top five talents according to the testing:

1.  Relator

2.  Analytical

3.  Discipline

4.  Focus

5.  Futuristic

So it seems that I have some answers to questions I’ve been asking.  Next I’ll be digging into each of these potentials to strengthen and capitalize on my innate talents.