2009, Gallup Press, 216 pages
For decades, Gallup scientists have researched the topic of leadership. They've surveyed a million work teams, conducted more than 50,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed 20,000 followers to ask what they admired in the most important leader in their life. The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths-Based Leadership. Using Gallup's discoveries, authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to being an effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders - including the founder of Teach for America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton - to show how each person's unique talents can drive their success. A new version of Gallup's popular Strengths Finder assessment helps readers discover their own special gifts, and specific strategies show them how to lead with their top five talents. Loaded with novel research, inspiring stories, and actionable ideas, Strengths-Based Leadership offers a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future.
About the Author
Tom Rath is a leading business thinker and one of the bestselling authors of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times best seller. Rath's book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running #1 Wall Street Journal best seller. His most recent New York Times best sellers are Strengths Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In total, Rath's books have sold more than 3 million copies and have made more than 250 appearances on The Wall Street Journal best seller. list.
Rath currently leads Gallup's workplace consulting business. In this role, he guides the organization's practices and research on employee engagement, selection, strengths-based development, leadership, and wellbeing. Rath also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their two children, live in Washington, D.C.
Barry Conchie is 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.