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Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Before your next job hunt, or you decide on a college major degree program to study, first determine your Clifton Strenghts!

By knowing that my top 5 Clifton Strenghts are "Connector, Strategist, Ideation, Input and Learner", I am able to understand my past behaviors along with where my passion lies and why that is so...

I bought a copy of Strenghts Finder 2.0 for my college aged daughter ...
By knowing that my top 5 Clifton Strenghts are "Connector, Strategist, Ideation, Input and Learner", I am able to understand my past behaviors along with where my passion lies and why that is so...

I bought a copy of Strenghts Finder 2.0 for my college aged daughter so she could understand what type of career fields and courses to study in order to experience better career and life choices.

So many people take meds for anti-depression. This could help most people understand why they are not happy!

posted by GLeMahieu on August 29, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Useful insight into your personality and tendencies

The strength-based leadership model is another way of looking at how you interact with people and how you learn. It didn't seem any more amazing than any of the other similar test I've taken. However, it seems to be as accurate as any other.

The book comes with a ...
The strength-based leadership model is another way of looking at how you interact with people and how you learn. It didn't seem any more amazing than any of the other similar test I've taken. However, it seems to be as accurate as any other.

The book comes with a code for an online test; the site then gives you the results that tie back to the info in the book.

Interesting, especially if you haven't done tests like this before.

posted by 2260982 on December 14, 2009

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Before your next job hunt, or you decide on a college major degree program to study, first determine your Clifton Strenghts!

    By knowing that my top 5 Clifton Strenghts are "Connector, Strategist, Ideation, Input and Learner", I am able to understand my past behaviors along with where my passion lies and why that is so...

    I bought a copy of Strenghts Finder 2.0 for my college aged daughter so she could understand what type of career fields and courses to study in order to experience better career and life choices.

    So many people take meds for anti-depression. This could help most people understand why they are not happy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Excellent for Leaders.

    If you are serious about leading teams and nurturing people, you should use this book to assess yourself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

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    Huge help for my career

    The book was extremely useful. It not only showed me my strengths but also told me how to lead others with specific strenghts. I enjoyed it so much that I have purchased strengthsfinder for 4 of my employees as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

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    Wonderful book for anyone in a leadership position

    The background research of the Gallup Organization. Tried and true principles. Is a must for those in leadership positions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2009

    Great Book!

    The authors in this book explain leadership in many ways. They showed how you should apply your strengths and the four basic needs of those who look to you as a leader. The book identifies three ways to be a more effective leader. Knowing your strength and investing in others, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding those who look to you for leadership. The book gives interviews and statistics to discuss how some of the most successful organizational leaders have become successful. Rath and Conchie's purpose for writing the book was to make one think about what leaders they look up to and why. The authors overall did a great job with organization and explanation. I recommend reading this informational book.

    OSU Comp Student 2009

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

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    Gallup's heavily researched report on leadership

    This useful leadership book supports its advice, guidelines and recommendations with solid research. Gallup Inc., the well-known polling company, has done far more research on leadership and the social sciences than any author could do alone. Here, Gallup executives Tom Rath - already a best-selling author - and Barry Conchie extrapolate significant findings on leadership from their company's mountain of research. They explain what superior leadership requires and what a leader's followers seek. Their book comes with unique access codes to leadership strength assessment. In a world of mixed opinion and amorphous authority, getAbstract recommends this empirical approach to understanding leadership by way of reliable data.

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