This quick and powerful read was recommended to me by a fellow coach - Matt Cross. We all hit road blocks on the path to success. Sometimes, the process of overcoming those obstacles makes us stronger and enables us to make fantastic progress. In other instances, however, those challenges are indications that we need to change course. This book helps its readers recognize when to push through and when to let go - or, in the witty words of the author: "when to quit (and when to stick)."
Of all of the skills assessments out there (and I have tried a LOT of them), this one I found to be the most insightful. The book itself details the 34 categories of innate talents. When you take the online assessment, you receive two reports: (1) Strengths Insight Report; and (2) Your Signature Themes. In combination these reports identify your top five talents, describe how those talents make you stand out, and detail how you can utilize your talents to more effectively move forward. My favorite part of the assessment was the "Ideas for Action," where, based on your top five talents, Gallup generates a list of "to do" items that tell you exactly how to put your skills to best use.