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

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  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 1/6/2009
  • Publisher: Ingram Book Co

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From the authors of the bestselling "StrengthsFinder 2.0" comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams, and the reasons why people follow them.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Investing in Your Strengthsp. 5
Maximizing Your Teamp. 19
Understanding Why People Followp. 77
Conclusion: Leadership That Lasts Beyond a Lifetimep. 93
Additional Resourcesp. 97
Taking StrengthsFinderp. 99
Leading With Your Strengths: A Guide to the 34 Themesp. 101
The Researchp. 237
Your Strengths: The Research Behind StrengthsFinderp. 239
Your Team: Gallup's Research on Work Team Engagementp. 247
Why People Followp. 251
Referencesp. 259
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