Book Club: Find Your Strengths

On Thursday afternoon, G-J and I discussed our August book club pick, Strengths Finder 2.0. You can listen to our discussion via the player below.

This month’s book is more of a reference. After taking the book’s online strengths assessment, you receive a report listing your top five strengths. During our discussion, G-J and I shared our strengths; I used the book to describe those strengths. (Note: In order to take the online assessment, you must buy the book, which contains a code for the assessment.)

G-J and I loved that the assessment frees you to be just who you are. After taking the assessment, you’ll think: That’s me! You’ll then be prompted to take actions to be more of who you are.

We both gave this book a thumbs-up. And, we both felt the book has value in the workplace, the family and during a caregiving situation. When you understand the strengths of co-workers, family members and those who help you during caregiving, you understand how to work and communicate effectively with them.

We’d love for you join our book club; just go here. In September, we’re reading A New Kind of Normal by Carol Kent, recommended by Jane.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

One thought on “Book Club: Find Your Strengths

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    Denise and G-J:

    What a great show! First let me say how much I love listening to you G-J. You are so happy, bubbly and upbeat… maybe next time I’m in a bad mood I need to listen to you talk :)

    I got this out of the library not realizing that you had to take an assessment. I will now bite the bullet and purchase it for Kindle. I think that your strengths were nailed G-J and you too Denise.

    You are right…. by the example about focusing on the bad grade instead of the “A”. I know that I am always trying to work on my weaknesses and not my strengths. Once I take the assessment I will know what they are.

    I am going to buy this for Nicole’s birthday because I really think she would benefit by knowing what her strengths are but I will have to use it as a book report for school or she won’t do it. I will have to buy her the book itself because she doesn’t like e-readers.

    I am stunned that neither one of you liked Wild! I really liked it. I think it took a lot of discipline and courage to do what she did. I think I related to her life because I saw parallel’s with mine. If I had known that Oprah had liked it (actually I think that skimmed by me) I would have never read it because I typically don’t like anything she recommends either.

    Can’t wait to do A New Kind of Normal….

    Jane ~ mom to Nicole, 17 yo, VSD, PAH, Eisenmengers (dx 1/22/10) BHJS (dx 2/4/11)
    “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.”


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