StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press; hardcover; February 2007) updated and upgraded the strenght assessment, making it even more valuable to readers. As with the original assessment, it is available online (http://sf2.strengthsfinder.com) and can be taken with a unique code provided in each copy of the book. However, this 2007 version offered a more in-depth and personal analysis of one’s strengths. It also offers perspective on how talents can emerge in different ways for each unique individual.
In the 2001 New York Times bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths, Gallup ignited a global conversation about the idea that success is built on identifying and developing the things you do best rather than shoring up your weaknesses. That book introduced the first version of StrengthsFinder, an online assessment that helps readers identify their top five talents and learn how to use them to their best advantage. To date, the assessment has been taken by more than 3 million people, translated into 22 languages, and used by companies in 50 different nations.
“We are gratified by the success of StrengthsFinder 2.0″ says Gallup Press Executive Publisher Larry Emond. “StrengthsFinder is an import tool in creating and retaining high levels of engaged employees — a goal of most companies today. That it has found a wider audience in the general public shows the wide appeal for each of us as individuals to find what we do best and then to do it every day at work.”
As reported on Gallup.com: Tom Rath is a leading business thinker and one of the bestselling authors of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Rath’s book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. His most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths Based Leadership, published in 2009, and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, published in 2010. Rath’s books have sold millions of copies and have made more than 100 appearances on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Tom Rath currently leads Gallup’s workplace consulting business. In this role, he guides the organization’s practices and research on employee engagement, selection, strengths-based development, leadership, and wellbeing. Tom Rath also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Harper, live in Washington, D.C.