Goleman D, Boyatzis R, McKee A. Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Harvard Boston, MA: Business Review Press, 2004.
Recommended by: Susanna Wu-Pong, VCU SoP
Star Rating: 4 (Really Liked It)
Review: This book is a helpful addition to an EQ assessment.
Rath, T. Strengthsfinder 2.0. New York, NY: Gallup Press, 2007.
Recommended By: Kristin Janke, U of MN, CoP
Star Rating: 5 (It’s Great)
Review: This book is perfect for its intended purpose. It’s an affordable way to access the Strengthsfinder instrument. In addition to access, it provides 30 brief pages of introduction to a positive psychology approach to focusing on and building our talents. Students can read this quickly and then use the access number (provided in new copies of the book) to take the online assessment. We use this with our entire student body and then use Now, Discover Your Strengths and Strengths-Based Leadership with students in leadership electives. We’ve been using strengths in our pharmacy curriculum since 2002. An AJPE article provides an overview and an Innovations article provides more details about the levels of learning our students can progress through. I’d love to hear from folks that are using the Strengthsfinder!