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To be an effective manager, you have to know what your strengths are and how to utilize them. TheStrengthsFinder 2.0 book and online assessment provides readers with an in-depth understanding of theirtop five natural talents. After taking the online assessment, you are presented with a detailed analysis ofyour strengths which can be paired with the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book. Utilizing both resources, you can pin-point unique talents and focus on developing your managerial skillset.
My top five strengths were Strategic, Ideation, Achiever, Significance, and Futuristic. Even before reading through the Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide, simply knowing that mystrengths do not lie in building relationships is extraordinarily useful as I begin to focus on building myown managerial style.
Each strength is an important building block that can be used to construct a solid managerialfoundation, and shows you where your focus should be when deciding how you can add value to yourteam. Certain strengths will help you analyze information, while others will allow you to function morecohesively as a whole. Gaining in-sight into my own leadership strengths has shown me that while I maynot be the glue holding my team together, I can keep my team focused an on-task. My individual strengths will be what I base my managerial style on, and will bring unique value to any managerial role I fill in the future.