Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and why People Follow

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Gallup Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths Based Leadership. Using Gallup’s discoveries, authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to being a more effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders — including the founder of Teach For America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton — to show how each person’s unique strengths can drive their success.

A new leadership version of Gallup’s popular StrengthsFinder assessment helps readers discover their own special gifts and specific strategies for leading with their top five strengths. Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future.

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

I would like to preface this review by explaining that I am moving to a leadership position at work, and my manager asked me if I had ever had any formal leadership or management training (I hadn't ... Read full review

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An excellent book on defining the different strengths that people bring to an organization. By taking the Strengthsfinder 2.0 survey, your strengths are highlighted and then discussed, thereby ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction _
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Maximizing Your Team
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Understanding Why People Follow
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Gallup Global Practice Leader Tom Rath has written two #1 international bestsellers. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and his most recent book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 BusinessWeek bestseller. In total, Rath’s books have sold more than a million copies and have made more than 100 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Rath has been with Gallup for 14 years and currently leads Gallup’s workplace research and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support.

Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Washington, D.C.

A renowned Leadership Consultant, Gallup’s Barry Conchie is sought after by CEOs around the world to assist in aligning business and talent strategies that drive performance. As an expert in executive assessment, team diagnostics, and succession planning, he brings objective measurement and insight to these important leadership areas.

Conchie was a public sector leader in the UK before joining Gallup in London. In 2002, he brought his extensive global experience to Gallup’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where Conchie now leads Gallup’s executive leadership consulting.

He and his wife, Nicola, and children, Amy and Thomas, live in Maryland.

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