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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,546 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Rath Narrator: Barry Conchie Publisher: Gallup Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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In Strengths Based Leadership, number-one New York Times best-selling 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 and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

When you purchase this audiobook, you will be emailed a unique code that provides access to a leadership version of the StrengthsFinder 2.0 program at strengths.gallup.com. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrea Fink | 2/18/2014

    " This book is very similar to the strengths finder 2.0 but it has more focus on how to use your talents to lead. It also focuses on working as a team and what your followers need. It requires the assessment to know your talents but its much more in depth than the sf 2.0. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia Conti | 2/16/2014

    " Read this with my team at work. Great book on leadership. Focuses on your specific strengths and how to make the most of them. Take the assessment before you read it for best results. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joella www.cinjoella.com | 2/4/2014

    " I think this would have been better if I could have done the test to see what my strengths were. But since I was borrowing the book from a friend, I didn't feel I could use her password that the book gives to do my own thing. Nice ideas though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aaron | 1/31/2014

    " this is a pretty good book about leading with your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses. it tell of different styles of leadership and of the ways that you can use them to effectively lead others. it makes the point that great leadership isn't always cut from the same mold, in fact, most great leaders are very different from each other. i think that may be one of the most important lessons to take from this book. i read it for marriage counseling. there are definitely some examples you can draw from this book in order to understanding that your mate and yourself are different people and that the leading may not be in the exact way that was expected. in fact, the leadership may be very different. it is an interesting read with some good examples. the test at the end is helpful in giving your personal strengths accoring to a gallup poll. overall a pretty helpful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Wheeler | 1/24/2014

    " A good follow-up to StrengthsFinder 2.0 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " Interesting read particularly because my agency really works to build individuals through their natural strengths. Felt to me like some of the strengths discussed could be categorized in a few different ways. Worth a read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 dead letter office | 1/9/2014

    " Given to me on my first day at the new job. I would go into more details about the 1 star rating were it not for the official policy that I have no expectation of privacy when using work computers or networks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stu Morgan | 1/2/2014

    " This book takes the Now Discover Your Strengths concept to the next level, updating strengths for leaders and teams. If all leaders applied these concepts our businesses would be more successful, more sustainable, and better places to work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/31/2013

    " Loved it and use it as assigned reading for.the principalship course I teach. Students really need to know what they.do well.I'm.order to be a good leader. I highly recommend this book especially to young adults "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette Smith | 12/28/2013

    " Read Strenghts 2.0 prior to this. Reaffirms things I learned from the first book. Like the stories in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 11/6/2013

    " Generally I cannot stand writing for management classes. This was better than most. Very easy reading. Not a lot of redundancy. Seemed to make some real and good points. Gives me hope for the class that assigned the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Cruzan | 10/27/2013

    " This is an awsome book on strengths and how to use them in leadership positions. I recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtis | 8/1/2013

    " Anyone looking to implement Jim Collin's concept of the right people on the bus, in the right positions will want to take a look at this book. For those looking to understand themselves more this is also a very valuable book containing the wisdom and insights gained from thousands of men and women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany Schomel | 7/14/2013

    " Read this for my Postive Psychology in Leadership class. I really enjoyed it. The online assesment gave me a good break down of my strengths and how to build a team around my strengths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Flanagan | 7/9/2013

    " Again I like tghe idea of building up peoples strengths and using that as a principle in Leadership "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Plunkett | 6/10/2013

    " Interesting perspective, though can be problematic if you try to apply the theory to all situations. The biggest value in this book is the individualized assessment and results with personal strategies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allie | 6/5/2013

    " Not as powerful or insightful as the original "Now, Discover Your Strengths." At this point, it seems like they're just respinning the same clean clothes around the washing machine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie Bettendorf | 3/26/2013

    " Some good anecdotes, but nothing earth-shattering in terms of the secret to great leadership. The online assessment was very good and provided insight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 2/2/2013

    " Required reading for work. Yawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/31/2012

    " The book was an easy read and an ok read. The true benefit of the book is the self assessment. Without knowing your strengths the true benefit of this book is lost (and don't assume you know your strengths, because I only was correct on one of five). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Curts | 12/19/2011

    " A helpful tool for probing what one is good at. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Higginbotham | 8/3/2011

    " I enjoed this book and the self evaluation test at the end. Great read for business majors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/11/2011

    " Okay way to get across the concept through anecdotal stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan | 6/21/2011

    " Buy any other strengths based leadership. This is a waste of time. Use your money on Harvard Business Review readings, John Maxwell, Ken Boa. or Zig Zigler. This book says nothing new or insightful for any competent leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/31/2011

    " This is an awsome book on strengths and how to use them in leadership positions. I recommend it to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 3/10/2011

    " Good basic premise to keep in mind-surround yourself with those whose talents complement your weaknesses. Focus on building up your strengths instead of improving your weaknesses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 3/5/2011

    " Again I like tghe idea of building up peoples strengths and using that as a principle in Leadership "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/23/2011

    " I enjoy the StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder assessment and books - this one on leadership styles and group dynamics is an interesting read with some decent insights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/6/2011

    " Very good book. Even more useful as a leadership tool.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 11/23/2010

    " A helpful tool for probing what one is good at. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rona | 11/1/2010

    " After taking the test, I found that my strengths are: connectedness, empathy, individualization, input & learner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joella | 9/1/2010

    " I think this would have been better if I could have done the test to see what my strengths were. But since I was borrowing the book from a friend, I didn't feel I could use her password that the book gives to do my own thing. Nice ideas though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 dead letter office | 8/17/2010

    " Given to me on my first day at the new job. I would go into more details about the 1 star rating were it not for the official policy that I have no expectation of privacy when using work computers or networks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara | 7/14/2010

    " Great....just attended a StrengthsQuest education seminar a few weeks ago. LOVE Strengths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/20/2010

    " Fantastic companion to StrengthsFinder 2.0 for executives and leaders. Interestingly though, the concepts can be applied to anyone regardless of how far up the org chart your position is. "

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About the Author

Tom Rath is a coauthor of the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? His book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, was listed as the top-selling business book worldwide by the Economist. His books have sold more than six million copies and have appeared on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list repeatedly. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.