discover and develop your strengths in academics, career, and beyond

Author: Donald O. Clifton,Edward "Chip." Anderson

Publisher: Gallup Pr

ISBN: 9780972263702

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 1084

StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond is a primary component in The Gallup Organization's StrengthsQuest program. The book and the program help students understand their unique, natural talents and develop those talents into strengths that can be productively applied for success in academics and other areas. The book is shrink-wrapped and contains a unique ID code that allows the buyer to take one StrengthFinder assessment and have access to other program's online components, such as a Learning Center and an Online Strengths Community.


Author: Donald O. Clifton,Edward "Chip" Anderson

Publisher: Gallup Press

ISBN: 9781595620118

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 2002

Students who use their natural talents achieve the most --- but they need to know what those talents are. StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an online assessment that reveals students’ top five themes of talent. And StrengthsQuest also helps students make the most of those talents. Students and learners of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions, and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges — your own natural talents — already exist within you. Through these talents, you will produce your greatest achievements. Over the course of 30 years, Gallup conducted millions of psychological interviews and identified 34 themes of talent that are indicative of success. In the StrengthsQuest program, Gallup offers you the opportunity to discover talents from your top five themes and build on them to achieve academic, career, and personal excellence. More than 100,000 students have benefited from the program. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, who was the former chairman of Gallup; coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths; and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams, and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, former chairman of Gallup, coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths, and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University.

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743201140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 7540

Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.

CliftonStrengths for Students

Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

Author: Gallup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595621253

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9108

CliftonStrengths for Students — which includes a unique access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment — helps students discover and develop their strengths and reach their potential. Discover and Develop Your Strengths — in College and Beyond College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story. So what do you want your college story to be? As a student, you have the opportunity every day to search for patterns in your actions, learn from them and use them to make the most of your life experiences, now and in the future. To do that, you need a solid understanding of where and when you’re at your best: your strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will help you discover and develop your strengths — and reach your full potential. This book includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you take the assessment, you’ll get a list of your top five themes of talent, which are the themes you lead with. Once you know what your leading themes are, you can begin to turn them into strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will also give you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in college and in the real world. If you understand and apply your strengths, your college journey — and the rest of your life — will be happier, more fulfilling and more successful. That’s the point of developing your strengths. When you do more of what you do best, you build your life around your areas of greatness. So let’s get started. Your strengths journey begins here!

Your Soul at Work

Five Steps to a More Fulfilling Career and Life

Author: Nicholas W. Weiler,Stephen C. Schoonover

Publisher: Hidden Spring

ISBN: 9781587680069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8566

This book helps balance the spirit-crushing split between personal and professional lives by providing practical tools, resources, and a workbook to show how a job can be a source of both professional advancement and spiritual growth.

Soar with Your Strengths

Author: Donald O. Clifton,Paula Nelson

Publisher: Dell Books

ISBN: 044050564X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 693

A guide to succeeding in business teaches readers how to fix what is wrong without ignoring what works; the five steps to identifying personal and organizational strengths; the four methods to managing weaknesses; and more. National ad/promo.


Author: Gallup Youth Development Specialists

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595620184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 9130

The Strengths Explorer For Ages 10 - 14 package includes: Youth Workbook Parent Guide one online youth strengths assessment access code Gallup's StrengthsFinder titles including Now, Discover Your Strengths andStrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped millions of adults discover their strengths. Now, in response to repeated requests from parents, Gallup has created a strengths assessment program specifically for young people.StrengthsExplorer For Ages 10 to 14 was developed with the renowned rigor and expertise of Gallup researchers, many of whom participated in the development of StrengthsFinder for adults. The program is a fun, simple way for adolescents to discover and develop their own unique gifts and abilities. An ID code allows teens to access a specially designed website. Then, by answering a series of questions about themselves, they learn about their strengths. An activity-filled workbook helps them focus on those strengths, while a parent's guide suggests ways that parents can learn more about their child's abilities and encourage their continued development.

Find Your Strengths

Take the Test & Use Your Results to Grow Your Career, Life, & Relationships

Author: Richard N. Stephenson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500567156

Category: Self-Help

Page: 306

View: 2881

Find Your Strengths: Take the Test & Use Your Results to Grow Your Career, Life, & Relationships Ready for change? Ready to find your strengths and weaknesses and know exactly what to do with them? Join several hundred-thousand other people that have found their strengths and are living life on purpose already. The STRENGTHS TEST is waiting for you. Here's what you'll discover inside: - It's specifically made to build you up, not knock you down - Builds your motivation to take the test & use your results - A quick & simple read that doesn't require a degree to understand - Take the strengths test as many times as you like; no limits here - All new material, not rehashed self-help fluff from the 80's A Deeper Look Inside This book really will change the way you look at the world and your life. Focusing on living a purposeful life through your top strengths, while crushing your weaknesses, is the key to a whole new world. Consider this book a new kind of self development toolbox. This is a toolbox of practical resources you will find yourself using on a regular basis. A toolbox full of resources to equip you on your growth journey, enabling you to help yourself. You'll find hints inside to help you to figure out how to choose a career, find motivation to get up and go, and the deep inspiration to power your future leadership. You won't be the same after this book. You'll find your strengths, enhance your relationships, and take yourself to the next level. Sounds over-hyped, right? There's no fluff here, friend. This is the real deal. What Strengths & Weakness Will You Grow? Inside, you'll get complete guidance on improving only the most important strengths and weaknesses. Your top 3 strengths and bottom 1 weakness will be transformed into new skills to help guide your future goals. Here are the strengths covered: Adaptability, Ambition, Balance, Communication, Curiosity, Determination, Faith, Focus, Innovation, Integrity, Leadership, Optimism, Problem Solving, Purposeful, Resourcefulness, Risk Taking, Salesmanship, Self-Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Teamwork, and Visionary. On more note, you'll be able to take the strengths finding test inside as many times as you like without any additional charge. You'll also find out how you rank for all of your strengths and weaknesses, not just your top 3 and bottom 1. Focus on the best, but you might as well know the rest! Are You Ready to Find Your Strengths? NOTE: Earlier versions of this book was titled "Unleash Your Strengths" and "Shatter the Ceiling."

Strengths Based Leadership

Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author: Tom Rath,Barry Conchie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595620257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 7678

Two leadership consultants identify three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

Teach With Your Strengths

How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students

Author: Rosanne Liesveld,JoAnn Miller,Jennifer Robison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595620060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 9007

Shows teachers how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to mediocrity and includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students.

Living Your Strengths

Author: Al Winseman,Donald O. Clifton,Curt Liesveld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595620028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 4406

A "strengths"-based guide to inspiring congregations presents a unique plan for building community by encouraging individuals to share their talents with the group.

Positive Psychology

The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

Author: C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412990629

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 1551

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

Foundations for Learning

Claiming Your Education

Author: Laurie L. Hazard,Jean-Paul Nadeau

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0132998718

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9018

This book is appropriate for courses in First-Year Experience, College Success, and Study Skills. The focus of Foundations for Learning is on academic adjustment with personal development issues seamlessly integrated into the academic emphasis theme of 'claiming an education' and taking responsibility for one's own education. Foundations for Learning addresses both the attitudinal variables and personality traits that affect college achievement like locus of control, conceptions of intelligence, and intellectual curiosity in relation to specific study-related behaviors such as text annotation and active listening. At its core, this text is based on the psychology of adjustment. Students are pushed to consider how each mindset, perception, and attitude connects with their skill sets, and how one influences the other. The text encourages students to use this insight to make the necessary adjustments to their new role as college students. It offers an acute awareness of first-year student needs, an intellectual approach, and a tight framework. It is primarily focused on the development of academic adjustment issues and meta-cognitive strategies as they naturally unfold during the first semester, as opposed to primarily focusing on social adjustment issues or issues that aren’t immediately relevant such as career development and is written in a challenging yet accessible way. This revision covers emerging technologies, broadens its audience, and more.

High Performance Habits

Author: Brendon Burchard

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140195314X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1879

THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers. Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. The art and science of how to do all this is what this book is about. Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now. If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.

How to Learn Anything Quickly

An Accelerated Program for Rapid Learning

Author: Ricki Linksman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735101173

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 5694

Offers techniques to improve memory and master subject matter rapidly


The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems

Author: Michael Fullan,Joanne Quinn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150630172X

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 4690

Complex times call for streamlined solutions—and leaders to pull them together. If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from becoming reality, it’s time to lead with coherence. Using the right drivers as your foundation, you’ll bring people and ideas together—and implement the kind of lasting change that maximizes results. The key to success is the Coherence Framework, a dynamic, customizable road map with four essential components: Focused direction to build collective purpose Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation Securing accountability from the inside out

Essential Elements of Career Counseling

Processes and Techniques

Author: Norman E. Amundson,JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey,Spencer G. Niles

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132850643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 8190

This accessible look at “how to do career counseling” clearly defines the profession and the competencies counselors need to pursue as part of their training. Straightforward and accessible, Essential Elements of Career Counseling focuses on the practice of career counseling, examined through the basic techniques and resources useful in supporting the theories of career choice and development. The use of the Internet as a career counseling tool is emphasized; emerging issues such as Web-based counseling are explored; and case studies illustrate authentic counseling strategies and techniques in action. This edition features a new look at such areas as using group counseling methods in job searches and using the resume to inspire the development of career stories, providing a highly practical look at the practice of career counseling today.


A Shalom Motif for the Christian Community

Author: Chinaka Samuel DomNwachukwu,HeeKap Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873012

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 2822

Multiculturalism: A Shalom Motif for the Christian Community is an attempt to engage the Christian community on the ongoing discussion of cultural diversity and its implications for the church and the entire Christian community of the twenty-first century. Written for Christian schools and churches, this book confronts the fact that, for the Christian church in North America to remain vibrant and relevant in the twenty-first century, it must engage with the idea of multiculturalism and all other forms of diversity that now characterize the contemporary society. While the nature of this engagement will vary from case to case, cultural diversity must become a growing face of the church in America. This book uses a combination of philosophy, educational theories, and biblical theology to provide Christian educators and churches with a critical understanding of multiculturalism, as well as practical steps for engaging this issue within the Christian community.

The Essence of the New Testament

A Survey

Author: Ben Gutierrez

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433644908

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 3988

The Essence of the New Testament surveys all of the books in the New Testament, from Matthew to Revelation.

Strengths Based Marriage

Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other's Gifts

Author: Jimmy Evans,Allan Kelsey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718083636

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5162

Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship. One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup-trained strengths advocate Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage (assessment itself not included in purchase price), Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. With chapters on “Stopping the Cycles of Pain,” “Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart,” and “Secrets of Successful Marriages,” the book details practical ways to apply these profound insights to your marriage every day. And as a bonus, with your purchase of the book you’ll receive access to more than two hours of exclusive video content revealing how to reach your marriage’s full potential. Utterly practical and deeply insightful Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.