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Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. A unique access code (enclosed in the back of this Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow - site edition by Tom Rath, Gallup Press. Download it once and read it. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow [ Tom Rath, Barry Conchie] on spicesinlaris.cf *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this.

In this study, we asked followers to tell us - in their own words why they follow the most influential leader in their life.

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Three key findings emerged from this research: 1. The most effective leaders are always investing in strengths. So that means when leaders focus on and invest in their employees' strengths, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold. As we will review in Part One, this increase in engagement translates into substantial gains for the organizations bottom line and each employee's well-being.

The most effective leaders surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team. While the best leaders are not well-rounded, the best teams are.

Our research found that top-performing teams have strengths in four specific domains.

Strengths Based Leadership

You will also see how one CEO maximized his existing team and learn about the elements that differentiated the top-performing teams we studied from the rest of the pack. The most effective leaders understand their followers' needs.

People follow leaders for very specific reasons. When we asked thousands of followers, they were able to describe exactly what they need from a leader with remarkable clarity. In Part Three, we will review the results from this study and tell you more about followers' four basic needs. To help you learn about your own strengths as a leader, you will have the opportunity to take a new leadership version of Gallup's Strengths Finder program.

FollOWing an online assessment, you will receive a guide that shows you how your top five strengths fit into the four domains ofleadership strength from Part Two.

The gUide will also give you specific suggestions for meeting the basic needs of those who look to you for leadership from Part Three. But as you will learn from some of the most effective leaders we've studied, the path to great leadership starts with a deep understanding of the strengths you bring to the table.

While our society encourages us to be well-rounded, this approach inadvertently breeds mediocrity. Perhaps the greatest misconception of all is that of the well-rounded leader. Organizations are quick to look for leaders who are great communicators, visionary thinkers, and who can also get things done and follow through.

All of these attributes are desirable and necessary for an organization to succeed. But of all the leaders we have studied, we have yet to find one who has worldclass strength in all of these areas.

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Sure, many leaders can get by or are above average in several domains. But paradoxically, those who strive to be competent in all areas become the least effective leaders overall. While she rarely looks forward to the start of a workweek, today the mere thought of going to the office is making her ill. While driving through traffic, Sarah begins to wonder why this particular Monday is so much worse. She's perplexed because last Friday was one of the best days in the office she could remember.

That was the good news. The bad news is that he was attending yet another course that would equip him to be a better leader. As Sarah walks across the parking lot, her stomach tightens even more when she remembers what happened the last time Bob went to one of those leadership retreats. Earlier in the year, Bob had attended a conference that explored Lincoln's leadership style during the Civil War.

When he returned, Bob predictably spent the next month trying to teach everyone on his team to be "exceptional communicators:' Sarah chuckled at the memory, recalling how awkward this was for the computer programmers in her office, who usually prefer typing to talking. Fortunately, like all Bob's phases, this one came to an abrupt halt once he read a book suggesting that the best leaders had humble personalities, and he subsequently quit pressuring Sarah's more introverted colleagues to be the next Lincoln or Kennedy.

When Sarah enters the building, she has no choice but to pass Bob's office, and the knot in her stomach tightens. As if on cue, Bob waves her in. Reluctantly, Sarah leans against the frame of the open door. In her mind, Sarah is cynically wondering what flavor will be served up this month. But to be cordial, Sarah asks Bob about the retreat. After telling Sarah how peaceful and serene it was in the small mountain town where the event was held, Bob cuts to the chase. Well, like everyone else, it turns out that we spend nowhere near enough time readying ourselves for big change.

If we're going to lead our industry, we need to not only anticipate, but better yet, create change:' Bob rambles on for 10 more minutes, but Sarah had gotten the message right away: The leadership buzzword for the next few weeks or months is going to be "change:' As Sarah walks away from Bob's office, she is already anticipating the moans and groans of her peers when they hear about the latest fad.

Then she suddenly realizes something about Bob that almost has her feeling sorry for him. While he has spent much of his career in a leadership role, the vast majority of her boss' efforts have been focused on trying to mimic traits of leaders he has known or read about.

The bookshelf in his office is lined with weighty tomes about famous political and business leaders, dead and alive. When Bob speaks to groups, he frequently quotes the company's CEO and other leaders who have appeared in the media.

On occasion, usually when talking to groups of managers and leaders in the organization, Bob even puts together a "greatest hits" list of all the things that he has learned from studying historical leaders and modern-day corporate chiefs. He describes how all leaders must be empathetic, creative, diSciplined, strategic, humble, decisive, and of course, great communicators.

Yet he fails to realize that the people he looks up to are all very different. There is no single person who embodies even half of the characteristics on Bob's exhaustive list of what makes a well-rounded leader.

And perhaps most strikingly, the one leader that Bob knows the least about is himself. We all lead in very different ways, based on our talents and our limitations. Serious problems occur when we think we need to be exactly like the leaders we admire. Doing so takes us out of our natural element and practically eliminates our chances of success. If you look at great historical leaders such as Winston Churchill or Mahatma Gandhi, you might notice more differences than similarities - and it is the differences that defined them and led to their success.

Churchill's bold and commanding leadership succeeded in mobilizing a war-ravaged nation. It is unlikely he would have had as much success if he had tried to emulate Gandhi's calm and quiet approach. Both men knew their strengths and used them wisely. All too often, leaders are blind to the obvious when it comes to something of critical importance to them - their own personality.

Many political and business leaders have selfconcepts that are miles away from reality. They simply don't know their own strengths and weaknesses. This is the stuff of parody for late-night talk shows, sitcoms, movies, and stand-up comics. And this problem goes far beyond the boss who thinks he's funny, even though people only laugh at his jokes out of obligation.

Most people have encountered a leader who is completely unaware of a glaring weakness. We have spoken with several leaders who claim to be great at developing their people, but when we interview the people they lead, we hear a very different story. In some cases, the leaders in question may be better at demoralizing than developing people. At its worst, this lack of self-awareness can lead to masses of disengaged employees, unhappy customers, and undue stress beyond the workplace.

Although less noticeable, another serious problem occurs when people try to lead while having no clue about their natural strengths. Unfortunately, few people have discovered the place in life where they have the most potential for growth.

See chart below. This problem runs rampant in workplaces throughout the world.

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Based on Gallup's glob. Donald O. Clifton, to begin studying the unique strengths of leaders. People follow leaders for very specific reasons. When we asked thousands of followers, they were able to describe exactly what they need from a leader with remarkable clarity.

In Part Three, we will review the results from this study and tell you more about followers' four basic needs. To help you learn about your own strengths as a leader, you will have the opportunity to take a new leadership version of Gallup's Strengths Finder program.

FollOWing an online assessment, you will receive a guide that shows you how your top five strengths fit into the four domains ofleadership strength from Part Two. The gUide will also give you specific suggestions for meeting the basic needs of those who look to you for leadership from Part Three. But as you will learn from some of the most effective leaders we've studied, the path to great leadership starts with a deep understanding of the strengths you bring to the table.

While our society encourages us to be well-rounded, this approach inadvertently breeds mediocrity. Perhaps the greatest misconception of all is that of the well-rounded leader. Organizations are quick to look for leaders who are great communicators, visionary thinkers, and who can also get things done and follow through. All of these attributes are desirable and necessary for an organization to succeed. But of all the leaders we have studied, we have yet to find one who has worldclass strength in all of these areas.

Sure, many leaders can get by or are above average in several domains. But paradoxically, those who strive to be competent in all areas become the least effective leaders overall. While she rarely looks forward to the start of a workweek, today the mere thought of going to the office is making her ill.

While driving through traffic, Sarah begins to wonder why this particular Monday is so much worse.

She's perplexed because last Friday was one of the best days in the office she could remember. That was the good news.

The bad news is that he was attending yet another course that would equip him to be a better leader. As Sarah walks across the parking lot, her stomach tightens even more when she remembers what happened the last time Bob went to one of those leadership retreats.

Earlier in the year, Bob had attended a conference that explored Lincoln's leadership style during the Civil War. When he returned, Bob predictably spent the next month trying to teach everyone on his team to be "exceptional communicators:' Sarah chuckled at the memory, recalling how awkward this was for the computer programmers in her office, who usually prefer typing to talking.

Fortunately, like all Bob's phases, this one came to an abrupt halt once he read a book suggesting that the best leaders had humble personalities, and he subsequently quit pressuring Sarah's more introverted colleagues to be the next Lincoln or Kennedy. When Sarah enters the building, she has no choice but to pass Bob's office, and the knot in her stomach tightens.

As if on cue, Bob waves her in. Reluctantly, Sarah leans against the frame of the open door. In her mind, Sarah is cynically wondering what flavor will be served up this month. But to be cordial, Sarah asks Bob about the retreat. After telling Sarah how peaceful and serene it was in the small mountain town where the event was held, Bob cuts to the chase.

Well, like everyone else, it turns out that we spend nowhere near enough time readying ourselves for big change. If we're going to lead our industry, we need to not only anticipate, but better yet, create change:' Bob rambles on for 10 more minutes, but Sarah had gotten the message right away: The leadership buzzword for the next few weeks or months is going to be "change:' As Sarah walks away from Bob's office, she is already anticipating the moans and groans of her peers when they hear about the latest fad.

Then she suddenly realizes something about Bob that almost has her feeling sorry for him. While he has spent much of his career in a leadership role, the vast majority of her boss' efforts have been focused on trying to mimic traits of leaders he has known or read about. The bookshelf in his office is lined with weighty tomes about famous political and business leaders, dead and alive.

When Bob speaks to groups, he frequently quotes the company's CEO and other leaders who have appeared in the media. On occasion, usually when talking to groups of managers and leaders in the organization, Bob even puts together a "greatest hits" list of all the things that he has learned from studying historical leaders and modern-day corporate chiefs.

He describes how all leaders must be empathetic, creative, diSciplined, strategic, humble, decisive, and of course, great communicators. Yet he fails to realize that the people he looks up to are all very different.

There is no single person who embodies even half of the characteristics on Bob's exhaustive list of what makes a well-rounded leader. And perhaps most strikingly, the one leader that Bob knows the least about is himself. We all lead in very different ways, based on our talents and our limitations.

Serious problems occur when we think we need to be exactly like the leaders we admire. Doing so takes us out of our natural element and practically eliminates our chances of success.

If you look at great historical leaders such as Winston Churchill or Mahatma Gandhi, you might notice more differences than similarities - and it is the differences that defined them and led to their success.

Churchill's bold and commanding leadership succeeded in mobilizing a war-ravaged nation. It is unlikely he would have had as much success if he had tried to emulate Gandhi's calm and quiet approach.

Both men knew their strengths and used them wisely. All too often, leaders are blind to the obvious when it comes to something of critical importance to them - their own personality.

Many political and business leaders have selfconcepts that are miles away from reality. They simply don't know their own strengths and weaknesses. This is the stuff of parody for late-night talk shows, sitcoms, movies, and stand-up comics. And this problem goes far beyond the boss who thinks he's funny, even though people only laugh at his jokes out of obligation.

Most people have encountered a leader who is completely unaware of a glaring weakness. We have spoken with several leaders who claim to be great at developing their people, but when we interview the people they lead, we hear a very different story.

In some cases, the leaders in question may be better at demoralizing than developing people.

At its worst, this lack of self-awareness can lead to masses of disengaged employees, unhappy customers, and undue stress beyond the workplace. Although less noticeable, another serious problem occurs when people try to lead while having no clue about their natural strengths.

Strengths-Based Leadership

Unfortunately, few people have discovered the place in life where they have the most potential for growth. See chart below. This problem runs rampant in workplaces throughout the world. Based on Gallup's glob. Donald O. Clifton, to begin studying the unique strengths of leaders. Beginning in the s, Clifton, along with his colleagues from Gallup and the academic world, conducted more than 20, interviews with people in leadership roles across almost all industries and occupations, including former heads of state and other global leaders.

This allowed for side-by-side comparisons of leaders' responses. For many business leaders in this study, data on the leader's actual performance were available. This allowed Clifton and his team to compare the best leaders to those who were less successful, based on objective measures.

After all of this research, you might think that a team of scientists would find at least one strength that all of the best leaders shared. But when Clifton was asked, just a few months before his death in , what his greatest discovery was from three decades of leadership research, this was his response: A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal.

What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths - and can call on the right strength at the right time. This explains why there is no definitive list of characteristics that describes all leaders.

To help aspiring leaders identify their strengths, Clifton and his team created a web-based program dubbed "StrengthsFinder:' As a part of this book, you will have an opportunity to take a new leadership version of the StrengthsFinder program.

As you can see in the chart below, if you are able to help the people you lead focus on their strengths, it will dramatically boost engagement levels throughout your organization.Then our world-class editors, Geoff Brewer and Kelly Henry, refined this manuscript countless times and taught us how to be more effective writers along the way.

At its worst, this lack of self-awareness can lead to masses of disengaged employees, unhappy customers, and undue stress beyond the workplace.

In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. Rarely are people recruited to an executive team because their strengths are the best complement to those of the existing team members. Fortunately, like all Bob's phases, this one came to an abrupt halt once he read a book suggesting that the best leaders had humble personalities, and he subsequently quit pressuring Sarah's more introverted colleagues to be the next Lincoln or Kennedy.

They found that people with higher self-confidence in ended up with higher income levels and career satisfaction in If you look at great historical leaders such as Winston Churchill or Mahatma Gandhi, you might notice more differences than similarities - and it is the differences that defined them and led to their success. Early on, when he delegated responsibility to employees who had the right strengths and gave them free rein, others worried that he did not have enough personal involvement in key activities.

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