Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Strengths Based Leadership
Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Gallup Press, 2009
If you want to learn about leadership, don’t interview leaders. Speak with followers.
This useful leadership book supports its advice, guidelines and recommendations with solid research. Gallup Inc., the well-known polling company, has done far more research on leadership and the social sciences than any author could do alone. Here, Gallup executives Tom Rath – already a best-selling author – and Barry Conchie extrapolate significant findings on leadership from their company’s mountain of research. They explain what superior leadership requires and what a leader’s followers seek. Their book comes with unique access codes to leadership strength assessment. In a world of mixed opinion and amorphous authority, getAbstract recommends this empirical approach to understanding leadership by way of reliable data.
About the Authors
Tom Rath heads Gallup’s workplace research activities. He is the author of StrengthsFinder 2.0. and Wellbeing, and the co-author of How Full Is Your Bucket? Barry Conchie leads Gallup’s executive leadership consulting practice.
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