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 by clicking here. Books can be purchased from a variety of booksellers. They do not need to be purchased directly from Gallup. These books can also be found at the University of Minnesota 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.