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

Hardcover | January 6, 2009

byTom 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 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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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 sinc...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:Gallup PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from enlightening I bought this book to read for a leadership course. I found the information to be very interesting. It made sense and helps one to not only recognize their leadership strengths but also how to work with and ensure you have other people with complimentary strengths. I also enjoyed taking the strength finder test to know what my strengths are. An excellent read for anyone in leadership.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated out of 5 by from Found this purchase to be a very smooth experience - my first time ordering from indigo, and to my surprise, the new book (which is the only way to get the coupon!) cost lesser than amazon and other well known book sellers online, especially when you consider the total after shipping and taxes. Am still going through the book and preparing myself to give the test online, but Id recommend shopping with indigo. The thing I liked most was the under promising and over delivering - they book was delivered to the store nearest to me as requested, before the promises turnaround time. At the store, the pick up required no standing in line and was available immediately by my just mentioning my last name and showing a peice of ID.
Date published: 2013-04-29