Book: Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
I was doing my usual Sunday afternoon browsing of the "New Arrivals" table at Barnes & Noble near Lincoln Center here in New York City and spent a few minutes leafing though Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Based on their research, the authors identified three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in the strengths of others, assuring that the members of your team have the right strengths, and satisfying the essential needs of your followers.
The authors have identified a long list of strengths and have an online program to evaluate your strengths and provide you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enabling you to plot the strengths of your team based on the domains of leadership strength detailed in the book.
Unfortunately the online descriptions for the book are short on details and I failed to take notes when reading passages in the book, but there is a wealth of information in the book. Whether any of it will work for you is another matter.
My apologies for not providing a better summary of the book, but by all means browse through it and decide for yourself whether it offers you any advice of value.
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