What Is "StrengthsFinder 2.0"?

What Is "StrengthsFinder 2.0"?

"StrengthsFinder 2.0" is a book and assessment designed to help the reader discover and apply his strengths. The book contains an access code for online content, including the assessment.

"StrengthsFinder 2.0" was written by Tom Rath and released on Feb. 1, 2007. Rath, a team of scientists with The Gallup Organization and Dr. Donald O. Clifton created the first StrengthsFinder assessment. Beginning work on the assessment in 1998, it was then included in the book "Now, Discover Your Strengths" and released in 2001. Clifton died in 2003, and the assessment's name was changed to Clifton StrengthsFinder in 2004.

The updated version of the assessment is faster and more reliable. The test has 34 themes, which are the most common talents people possess. The results show how a person's top themes affect his life through personalized strength insights. There are over 5,000 possible strength insights available.

After completing the assessment online, individuals receive a Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide. This personalized guide includes action ideas for an individual's top five themes, a strengths discovery activity to determine how personal attributes work together and a strength-based action plan to help set specific goals. The action plan includes weekly, monthly and yearly goal setting plans.

The website also offers a decorative certificate to display the five identified strengths and a guide for having strength-centered conversations with others. Developers claim that following the suggested actions will help users cultivate their strengths and better meet personal goals.