Tom Rath, Jessica Tyler

The results of our encounters are rarely neutral; they are almost always positive or negative. And although we take these interactions for granted, they accumulate and profoundly affect our lives. Great managers know this and see every interaction as an opportunity to engage.

The Five Essential Elements of Wellbeing

What differentiates a thriving life from one spent suffering?

Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

From the author of the long-running # 1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams, and the reasons why people follow.

Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 3 million people have since taken Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several … [ Read more ]

What Makes a Great Leadership Team?

Individuals don’t have to be well-rounded, but teams should be.

Finding Your Leadership Strengths

Without an awareness of your strengths, it’s almost impossible for you to lead effectively. We all lead in very different ways, based on our talents and our limitations. Serious problems occur when we think we need to be exactly like the leaders we admire. Doing so takes us out of our natural element and practically eliminates our chances of success.

What Are Workplace Buddies Worth?

A lot, says the author of Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without. In fact, he says they’re so valuable that managers should actually be fostering close relationships in the office.

How Full Is Your Bucket?

In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we’re negative toward others, we use a dipper to … [ Read more ]