Strengths-Based Leadership

By Tom Rath; Barry Conchie
(Gallup Press, Hardcover, 9781595620255, 216pp.)

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

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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 StrengthsFinder 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

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.

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