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23+ quotes from Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Quotes from Strengths Finder 2.0

Tom Rath ·  174 pages

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“From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to our shortcomings than to our strengths.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“the key to human development is building on who you already are”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“When we're able to put most of our energy into developing our natural talents, extraordinary room for growth exists. So, a revision to the "You-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be" maxim might be more accurate: You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) × Investment (time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base) = Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“The most successful people start with dominant talent—and then add skills, knowledge, and practice to the mix. When they do this, the raw talent actually serves as a multiplier.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“You cannot be anything you want to be — but you can be a lot more of who you already are.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“It appears that the epidemic of active disengagement we see in workplaces every day could be a curable disease…if we can help the people around us develop their strengths.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“At its fundamentally flawed core, the aim of almost any learning program is to help us become who we are not.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“What's more, we had discovered that people have several times more potential for growth, when they invest energy in developing their strenghts instead of correcting their deficiencies.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“And it is likely that Rudy had teammates for whom the inverse was true—they were a 5 on talent and just a 2 on time invested, which is clearly a waste of talent.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“We were tired of living in a world that revolved around fixing our weaknesses. Society’s relentless focus on people’s shortcomings had turned into a global obsession. What’s more, we had discovered that people have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“Building your talents into real strengths also requires practice and hard work, much like it does to build physical strengths.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“It appears that the epidemic of active disengagement we see in workplaces every day could be a curable disease . . . if we can help the people around us develop their strengths.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“Far too many people spend a lifetime headed in the wrong direction. They go not only from the cradle to the cubicle, but then to the casket, without uncovering their greatest talents and potential.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“Across the board, having the opportunity to develop our strengths is more important to our success than our role, our title, or even our pay. In this increasingly talent-driven society, we need to know and develop our strengths to figure out where we fit in.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to our shortcomings than to our strenghts.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“We have surveyed more than 10 million people on this specific topic, and approximately 7 million are falling short.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“the key to human development is building on who you already are.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“You cannot be anything you want to be — but you can be a lot more of who you already are. The”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“A Misguided Maxim? “You can be anything you want to be, if you just try hard enough.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


“people have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies.”
― Tom Rath, quote from Strengths Finder 2.0


About the author

Tom Rath
Born place: in Lincoln, NE, The United States
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