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

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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. 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.

Product Information
Binding: Hardcover
Specs: 266 pages | 1.06 Lbs
ISBN: 1595620257
ISBN-13: 9781595620255
Edition: 1
Publisher: Gallup Press | Publish Date 01/09 | Copyright 2008

Table Of Contents:

Pt. 1.    Investing in Your Strengths
Pt. 2.    Maximizing Your Team
Pt. 3.    Understanding Why People Follow
Conclusion: Leadership That Lasts Beyond a Lifetime
Additional Resources
Taking StrengthsFinder
Leading With Your Strengths: A Guide to the 34 Themes
The Research
A.    Your Strengths: The Research Behind StrengthsFinder
B.    Your Team: Gallup's Research on Work Team Engagement
C.    Why People Follow

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