Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath

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A “landmark study of great leaders, teams, and the reasons why people follow”, this book by bestselling author Tom Rath, along with leadership consultant Barry Conchie, reveals and examines the results of over 30 years of data and research done by Gallup on the global topic of strengths. The book discusses what these results reveal about what makes a good leader, and covers the Four Domains of Leadership Strength: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking. Through firsthand accounts from highly successful organizational leaders, the book leads readers to three keys to be a successful leader: knowing your strengths, getting the right people with the right talents on your team, and meeting the four basic needs of those that look to you for leadership. A great book to help hone your leadership skills.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.