Below are links to information that is intended to help you continue to enhance your own knowledge and awareness of the strengths-based approach, the StrengthsQuest program, the StrengthsFinder™ assessment while also providing information about how to help you or your student(s) in their Strengths development.


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.

Below are some websites you may find useful in order to learn more about the strengths-based approach, the StrengthsQuest program, StrengthsFinder assessment, and connect with others who share your interest in strengths.