April 20, 2007

News & Opinion: Strength(s) Training

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:53 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

There are three books right now on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller list dealing with strengths development.

Gallup hold a spot with their new StrengthsFinder 2.0. I talked about the book last month.

Former Gallup consultant Marcus Buckingham is doing well with Go Put Your Strengths To Work. He was on the Today Show this morning and you can watch the five minute segment handled by their new correspondent Tiki Barber. I haven't read Buckingham's book, but am now going to. I'll come back with something next week on it.

The interesting one is their shared title--the evergreen Now, Discover Your Strengths. Marcus' name is on the cover but Gallup is the one who holds the copyright.

There is clearly competition between these folks, and it is hard to say who will win. I feel like this is "the rising tide lifts all ships" scenario. Anyone who is doing work in the strengths psychology area is going to benefit from the growing conversation.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.