Book News: June 22nd, 2017

The author, Tom Rath, explores what makes great leaders and teams and why people follow them.

This is 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. A unique access code (enclosed in the back of this book) allows you to take a new leadership version of Gallup’s StrengthsFinder program.

The new version of this program provides you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enables you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.

Published by Gallup Press £16.58