Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow. Gallup Press, 2009. 266 pages. $32.

Tom Rath and Barry Conchie have a cottage industry producing incredibly useful books on strength-based leadership.

Most companies focus on developing weaknesses rather than developing strengths, and Rath and Conchie present years of Gallup research to demonstrate that this approach is precisely backwards. The alternative, of course, is focusing on strength, which increases everything that we like—retention, productivity, and profit.