• Go Put Your Strengths to Work

  • 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
  • By: Marcus Buckingham
  • Narrated by: Marcus Buckingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (369 ratings)

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work

By: Marcus Buckingham
Narrated by: Marcus Buckingham
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Publisher's Summary

Marcus Buckingham’s books have guided millions to become top performers in everything they do by focusing on their strengths. In Go Put Your Strengths to Work, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, Buckingham will show you how to hone and apply your strengths for maximum success in your career.

Research data show that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets at work—in fact, only seventeen percent of the workforce believe they use all of their strengths on the job. Go Put Your Strengths to Work aims to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths. Buckingham shows you how to seize control of your assets and rewrite your job description under the nose of your boss. You will learn:

  • Why your strengths aren't “what you are good at” and your weaknesses aren’t “what you are bad at.”
  • How to use the four telltale signs to identify your strengths.
  • The simple steps you can take each week to push your time at work toward those activities that strengthen you and away from those that don’t.
  • How to talk to your boss and your colleagues about your strengths without sounding like you’re bragging and about your weaknesses without sounding like you’re whining.
  • The fifteen-minute weekly ritual that will keep you on your strengths path your entire career.

With structured exercises that will become part of your regular workweek and proven tactics from people who have successfully applied the book's lessons, Go Put Your Strengths to Work will arm you with a radically different approach to your work life. As part of the book's program you'll take an online Strengths Engagement Track, a focused and powerful gauge that has proven to be the best way to measure the level of engagement of your strengths or your team's strengths. You can also download the first two segments of the renowned companion film series Trombone Player Wanted.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work will open up exciting uncharted territory for you and your organization. Join the strengths movement and thrive.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, you will be emailed a unique ID that provides access to accompanying online material.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 One Thing Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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Bringing it together

I'll buy Buckinghams books just to hear his voice but, in this book the he finally tells us how to intergrate all of his previous books. The other books were good but this one brings it all together.

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work

Great Book,However the Author keeps referring to PDF files that are supposed to accompany the audio book, as well as passwords or links to visit the website and take the Cliffton Test.
Pity I cannot implement the suggestions, if you do a word search the recccomedations are to buy a new book for $ 20 + or what ever the current sale price is.
This is truly dissapointing, had this been mentioned on the Audible site , I would have been aware of this and not spent hours listening to the material , and now not be able to use it.
Can the Author or publishers help out Audible member listeners ?

Audible too should get this clarification from the Authors/Publishers and let buyers now if a work book that should be there accompanies that particular download Purchase.

Sincerely ,

Sumi Jhingon
Fremont,California,USA

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Wonderful book on personal development

"Go put your strengths to work" delivers what it promises: it is a very practical approach to applying strengths based career and development thinking in everyday life. While listening to this audiobook, I had several "eye opening" moments. The proposition that studying failure does not provide clues to what makes excellence, but that success comes from amplyfying strengths, is a very strong statement, that everybody working on personal development (their own or others) should take to heart. One of the very few downsides of the book is that it is very focused on employees, not independent entrepreneurs like myself.

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worth listening

if you're looking for strength and weakness, looking to know more about urself, buy n digest this audio... if u think u are good enough, listen to this audio first...

This book describes alot of examples in real life. You get more than what you paid!

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No SET code useless

Book keeps referring to the set score which you do not get a code for which essentially makes the ball pretty much useless because you have nothing to base it off of what a waste

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Boring content, though probably good, if ever the author/narrator could engage me in his stuff. His narration is the single most annoyingly arrogant prick-style narration I've heard for a long time. He sounds like a really upperclass guy who regards himself very highly. And then his way of stretching some words, making him sound like a Zig Ziglar parody.

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Great book but additional content is broken

What did you love best about Go Put Your Strengths to Work?

Fantastic ideas and ways to approach your current job and organization.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not really applicable.

Have you listened to any of Marcus Buckingham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The way to convert your current job to your ideal job.

Any additional comments?

There is quite a bit of material both online and pdf that is supposed to be accessible with a code. My code as sent by Audible does not work for any of the online content. This has made what would be an otherwise great experience frustrating.

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Never received a SET code

Never received a SET code. Unimpressive. Decide if you're trying to sell subscriptions or a book. But don't sell me a book and then screw around with this code business.

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No key code

How can this happen, numerous references to a key-code, and nothing available in the pdf?
Disappointing, very disappointing.

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Strengths Review

I am a full-time pastor and a life-long learner. I purchased the book a couple of weeks ago and decided to get the audiobook as well.

I'm excited about working through the book while listening to the audio. Another advantage to having the audiobook is that I can review while I'm in the car. I personally enjoyed the author's accent and find him very easy to understand.

This is my first week with the material. I've really enjoyed working through the introduction and will start Chapter 1 next week. I believe it will help me better use my strengths.

I first came across "Now Discover Your Strengths" while in seminary in the fall semester of 2006. Part of the assignment was to take the online "StrengthsFinder" profile in addition to doing a book report on the book. I invested in these sources to help me put my strengths to work!

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  • Katherine
  • 02-12-14

Could be better

Would you try another book written by Marcus Buckingham or narrated by Marcus Buckingham?

I agree this begins to grate after a while. The author would have done well to have employed someone else to read it as he has the most irritating voice on the planet. He also seems to be everso slightly ego centric.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't have waffled on so much . A lot of what he says is good but could have been said much more succinctly.

Would you be willing to try another one of Marcus Buckingham’s performances?

No, his voice is still haunting me.