StandOut by Marcus Buckingham


StandOut introduces the next-generation strengths assessment from Marcus Buckingham, co-author of Now, Discover Your Strengths, the book that launched StrengthsFinder. The product of a massive data set and rigorous statistical testing, the StandOut assessment unveils your two key strength roles and shows you how find your edge and win at work. Where other assessments stop at description, StandOut takes the next step and provides practical advice ...

Details StandOut

Release DateSep 13th, 2011
PublisherThomas Nelson Inc
GenreBusiness, Leadership, Nonfiction, Self Help, Personal Development

Reviews StandOut

  • Shaun
    If you've spent any amount of time in the corporate world, it's likely you've encountered some sort of a strengths assessment book such as 'Now, Discover Your Strengths' (Free Press, 2001) or 'StrengthsFinder 2.0' (Gallup Press, 2007). Your initial reaction to the thought of doing another online strengths assessment is likely been there, done that. Honestly that's how I felt when I first heard about 'StandOut.' I used the 'StrengthsFinder 2.0' as...
  • Summer
    I always enjoy reading Marcus Buckingham books. His books are very engaging and they make you want to be a better person. Marcus has worked a long time with Gallup to develop a series of questions to help you be a stand out leader. I am a General Manager for Hampton Inn and Hampton uses Marcus quit frequently when helping to produce more engaged leaders at their hotels. His books have really helped me with my career at the hotel. I find that not ...
  • Jeremy
    I should probably refrain from rating the book until after I have taken and applied the assessment, but the three stars is based on the perceived merit of the book itself. The concepts in StandOut appear to be a bit less universal than StrengthsFinder, as they appear to be especially geared towards leaders. I am a bit confused by Buckingham's distinction that this assessment is more about application whereas StrengthsFinder was more about diagnos...
  • Alina Ramona
    oamenii au anumite caracteristici personale pe baza carora ar trebui sa isi gaseasca telul in viata. Nu oricui ii vor placea aceleasi joburi in aceleasi industrii, dar fiecare poate fi sales, leader etc
  • Maria Kiguthi
    I think the paper version of this would be much easier to follow than the audio.
  • Cheryl Gould
    Still not fond of this stuff and it feels like each author has to write a new book to keep their name out there.
  • Halim
    A great reminder to focus on one's strengths rather than improve one's weaknesses.
  • Ryn
    interesting and helpful. Short and to the point. The assessment and it's design was pretty genius. I am the stimulator in every way.
  • Cathy Allen
    According to Marcus Buckingham, I am a Provider/Connector and the greatest contribution I make to my team is watching out for long-term interests. This is based on the new strengths assessment he developed and makes available online to the book's readers. Armed with the knowledge of our unique personal assets, we can then leverage them to maximize our value and standout in our workplace. By measuring how we would instinctively respond in a variet...
  • Charmin
    Highlights:1. INNOVATION: The problem and the power of innovation: namely that innovation is a practice, not an idea. Innovation is “novelty that can be applied.” This means that there is a person involved, someone actually doing the doing. An innovation is transferable only if the person you are delivering the innovation to has the same strengths as the person who created it in the first place. What is effective and authentic in the hands of...