Strengths Based Leadership
Filled with powerful 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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What is the path to becoming a great leader? It starts with understanding your strengths.
Great leaders know how to capitalize on their own strengths and develop the strengths of their followers.
Learn What Your Followers Need
Gallup scientists studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted over 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.
Three powerful findings emerged from this research. The most effective leaders:
- are always investing in strengths
- surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team
- understand their followers' needs
As you read Strengths Based Leadership, you'll hear firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, from the founder of Teach For America to the president of The Ritz-Carlton, as they discuss how their unique strengths have driven their success.
Discover Your Leadership Strengths
Strengths Based Leadership includes an access code to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you complete the assessment, you will receive a highly customized Strengths-Based Leadership Guide.
This special guide for leaders shows you how your top five strengths fit into the four domains of leadership strength introduced in the book. The guide also gives you strategies for leading with your top five strengths -- including how to meet followers’ four basic needs, tips for leading others who are strong in those themes and illustrations of what the themes sound like in action. You can also create a custom team distribution chart by plotting the strengths of your team members based on the four domains of leadership strength.
This unique access code allows you to take the Top 5 CliftonStrengths assessment. After taking the assessment, you will get access to a highly customized Strengths-Based Leadership Guide that includes your top five themes of talent, suggestions for leading with each theme and illustrations of each theme in action.
Strengths Based Leadership includes a section that lists all 34 CliftonStrengths themes of talent, as well as strategies for how to apply each theme to meet your followers' needs and tips for leading others based on their top themes.
You can use these strategies, paired with firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, to build your own leadership strengths as well as the strengths of your team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this book come with a CliftonStrengths assessment?
Yes. This book includes a unique access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you take the assessment, you will receive a unique, customized Strengths-Based Leadership Guide that includes your top five themes of talent, suggestions and strategies for leading with your themes, and illustrations of each theme in action.
How will I receive my access code?
When you purchase a physical book that includes an access code(s), you can find your access code(s) in a sealed packet in the back of the book. The packet includes your unique access code(s) and instructions for how to redeem your code(s) and take the online assessment(s). You will not receive any access codes digitally when you purchase a hardcopy version of a book because all codes are delivered to you in the sealed packet.
What do I do if I need a CliftonStrengths access code immediately and cannot wait for my book to arrive?
Please note that the special Strengths-Based Leadership Guide is available only when you use the code inside the Strengths Based Leadership book.