Below are some books you may find helpful as you learn more about the strengths-based approach, the StrengthsQuest program, and the StrengthsFinder™ assessment. You can learn more about each of these books going to the Gallup, Inc website.  Books can be purchased from a variety of booksellers or directly from Gallup. These books can also be found at most Libraries.

  • StrengthsQuest : Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond by Donald O Clifton, Ph.D., Edward "Chip" Anderson, Ph.D., with Laura A. Schreiner, Ph.D. -- (the full books is available on the StrengthsQuest website once you have created an account and taken the assessment)
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.
  • Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Ph.D.


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