A marvelous book that lays down an approach that can help anyone in matters such as personal responsibility, professional development, and personal happiness. Far too often in our modern society, we find people that have little confidence in their own skills and abilities, and get caught up into the realm of ‘pathology’ where we “become experts of our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected”. It is an approach that has been developed over case studies with hundreds of thousands of individuals over a multi-million 25 year project by Gallup to identify the most prevalent human strengths. These case studies have been carefully analyzed by Marcus Buckingham, co-author of bestseller Break All The Rules, and Donald O. Clifton, chair of the Gallup International Research & Education Center, and they present to the reader a roadmap to building a strong team , organization, and company. At the heart of the book is the product of the Gallup research endeavor,the StrengthsFinder® Profile, the Web-based interview which helps you identify your most powerful strengths, and then shows you how to leverage these strengths for results in your own development, for your managerial success, and for the success of your organization.
Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US. Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry. She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves. An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.