June 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm #133283
My library is growing all the time - especially since I loaded Kindle on my iPad.
It makes me wonder - what great books are out there? What books have really impacted the way you see the world and/or your job?
Please explain so the rest of us can appreciate, and maybe pick up the book ourselves.
June 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm #133293
Gerry La Londe-BergParticipant
Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie reveals the results of linking Gallup Strengthfinders research to the workplace interpersonal and professional configuration. "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." http://bit.ly/kujYKA
The book accesses the Strengthfinders inventory then also links extensively to the other web based resources.
See also http://sonomabuzz.net/2009/08/09/leadership-reflections-part-i-gallup-publications/ for my review of the other Strengthfinders resources.
June 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm #133291
The Speed of Trust
June 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm #133289
June 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm #133287
Strengths Based Leadership isn't one that I've read, but I like the concept. It plays well to the coaching style of leadership where the leader seeks to understand the strengths of all members, and place them where they can be the strongest. An excellent (and very effective, in my experience) concept. Thanks, Gerry!
June 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm #133285
Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug. Great book of letters on what it takes to be successful in public administration.
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