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Born to Build

Every student is born to build. Some may start new businesses that will grow into global enterprises. Others may build nonprofits that will change the world.

But before students can learn what to build, they must first discover what their natural talents are and how to put them to use.

And when students know their builder talent profile, they can create something that will change their lives and the world.

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Introducing Born to Build -- Gallup's step-by-step guide to discovering your builder talents and using them to build your future and change the world. Building starts with you.

The book includes:

  • access to the Builder Profile 10 (BP10) assessment, which reveals your top builder talents
  • an updated BP10 report that tells you which of three builder roles you are best suited for -- find out if you are a Rainmaker, a Conductor or an Expert
  • exercises to help you on your builder journey
  • access to Gallup's ongoing research into the science of building

"It changes your perspective on life. Even if you aren't good at business it makes you realize what you are good at."

Born to Build Book

Want to become a builder of builders?

Check out our Coaching Builder Talents Course.

Would you like to help individuals discover and apply their building talents? Gallup's Coaching Builder Talents course is a two-day program that gives you the resources and knowledge you need to support current and future builders in understanding their unique talents as measured by the BP10 assessment.

Ready to start building?
Get started on your journey with the
Four Keys to Building in Born to Build.

Step 1

Creating Self-Awareness

The first step is "know thyself." Being aware of your capabilities, motivations and feelings will lead to psychological clarity and better outcomes.

Step 2

Recognizing Opportunities

Opportunities are all around you. Some are visible. Others are waiting for you to discover them. Digging deep within yourself and into your immediate environment, you will learn how to discover and identify opportunities.

Step 3

Activating on Ideas

Ideas mean nothing without action. By learning how to create minimally viable solutions to the problem you want to solve, how to find your first strategic partner (i.e., your first customer) and how to test-drive your ideas, you can take your first steps with confidence.

Step 4

Building a Team

Successful builders rely on their social networks. They co-create with their customers. They build alliances with their suppliers and investors to reduce uncertainty and bring their ideas to market. Explore how to use a talent-based perspective to create a team that includes a Rainmaker, Conductor and Expert and how to build an extended team that includes stakeholders and partners who are invested in your success.

Step-by-Step Guide

Gallup has identified a scientifically proven set of actionable steps you can take to create your success.

BP10 Access Code

Take the online assessment that reveals your unique builder talents.

Access to Our Platform

Gallup leads the world in identifying and developing talent. Find out how we can help you on your journey.

Meet the authors

Jim Clifton

Chairman and CEO of Gallup

JIM CLIFTON is Chairman and CEO of Gallup and author of The Coming Jobs War. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world's 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues.

Under Clifton's leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

Sangeeta Badal, Ph.D.

Gallup Researcher

SANGEETA BADAL, Ph.D., is the principal scientist for Gallup's Builder Initiative. Dr. Badal is responsible for translating research findings into interventions that drive small-business growth.

She is the author of the book Gender, Social Structure and Empowerment: Status Report of Women in India. Dr. Badal earned her doctorate in anthropology and geography from the University of Nebraska.

Develop Future Entrepreneurs Using Born to Build.

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