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April 20, 2007

News & Opinion: Strength(s) Training

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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.