Author(s): Tom Rath
From the author of the long-running number 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 number 1 international bestseller "StrengthsFinder 2.0." In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been poring over decades of data on the topic of leadership. They surveyed a million work teams, conducted more than 50,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed 20,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.In "Strengths Based Leadership", 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, getting the right talents on your team, 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 as they discuss how their unique talents have driven their success. To help you apply your own talents, you'll have the opportunity to take a special version of "Gallup's StrengthsFinder" that will provide you with specific strategies for leading with each of your Top 5 talents. The new version of the assessment will also enable you to plot the talents of your team based on the four domains of leadership talent revealed in the book. Loaded with novel research, stories, and actionable ideas, "Strengths Based Leadership" will give you a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future.
Gallup Global Practice Leader Tom Rath is the author of the bestselling How Full Is Your Bucket?, and Strengths Finder 2.0. 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 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. 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 lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.