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Co-Authored with Barry Conchie

The long-running New York Times bestseller, based on a landmark study of leaders, teams, and why people follow.

A long with a team of Gallup researchers, Rath and Conchie studied decades of data from more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths Based Leadership. Using Gallup’s discoveries, authors Rath and Conchie identify three keys to being a more effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders — including the founder of Teach For America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton — to show how each person’s unique strengths can drive their success. Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future.

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If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.

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One question to ask before you take (or leave) a job

Stop for a moment and think about what truly matters in a given day. Having more energy. Quality time with friends and loved ones. Doing great work that makes a difference. Being active throughout the day. Getting a sound night of sleep. Yet when we consider a new job, our attention gravitates towards the functional: […]

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