Strengths Based Leadership
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Strengths Based Leadership, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie discuss the importance of identifying one’s natural strengths and how they fit into the four domains of leadership: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking. Readers have an opportunity to take the leadership version of Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment to see how their top five strengths fit into these domains. The book also describes how leaders can recruit team members based on their strengths, as well as what inspires employees to follow leaders. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the thirty-four StrengthsFinder themes and how they relate to the four basic needs of followers: trust, compassion, stability, and hope.