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

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by Tom Rath, Barry Conchie
     
 

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From the author of the long-running #1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams and the reasons why people follow.

Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 3 million people have since taken Gallup’s

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From the author of the long-running #1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams and the reasons why people follow.

Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 3 million people have since taken Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several books on this topic, including the #1 international bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0.

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.

In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

As you read Strengths Based Leadership, you’ll hear firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, from the founder of Teach For America to the president of The Ritz-Carlton, as they discuss how their unique strengths have driven their success. Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future.

A unique access code allows you to take a new leadership version of Gallup’s StrengthsFinder program. The new version of this program provides you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enables you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595620255
Publisher:
Gallup Press
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,074
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Rath is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business and economics. Rath writes and speaks on a range of topics, from well-being to organizational leadership. He has written several international bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2007, The Economist listed his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 as the top-selling business book worldwide. In total, Rath’s books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Rath is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths and well-being. He has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization.

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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Strengths-Based Leadership 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
GLeMahieu More than 1 year ago
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!
Boysan More than 1 year ago
If you are serious about leading teams and nurturing people, you should use this book to assess yourself.
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
As a corporate human resources director, I enjoyed StrengthsFinder 2.0. This new book is an inspiring read also. It contains a large amount of data and information especially from the Gallup scientists. For many years, they studied more than 1 million work teams and conducted more than thousands of interviews with leaders and followers to ask exactly why they followed their leader. Based on the authors' discoveries, the book focuses on three keys to being a great leader: 1. Knowing your strengths. 2. Getting people with the right strengths on your team. 3. Meeting the four basic needs of followers. Combined with the research are quite a few actionable ideas that you will be able to implement immediately or at least in the near future. As a criticism I would point out that eliminating or minimizing our weaknesses is just as important. I realize the book may disagree with this viewpoint but since entering management in 1975, I have seen many strong leaders fail because they couldn't or wouldn't control their; ego, sexual impulses, greed, etc., etc. I hope you find this review helpful. Michael L. Gooch, SPHR - Author of Cowboy Wisdom for Today's Business Leaders.
TheUtleyReader More than 1 year ago
For those familiar with the Strengths Finder materials coming out of the Gallup organization, Strengths Based Leadership adds a new dimension to the discussion. I have found it helpful in leadership training in our congregation. For several years I've thought that Gallup was publishing new books without new substance. This one takes their program a step further. The next step would be a huge leap - offer an individual profile based on the particular interactions of a person's five signature strengths. Hope they get there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The background research of the Gallup Organization. Tried and true principles. Is a must for those in leadership positions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
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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