The path to being a leader starts with understanding your strengths. The most effective leaders also recognize how critical it is to build a team with complementary strengths.
Book to Read
by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie (2008)
Quick Take from the Book
The Gallup Organization has identified 34 distinct leadership strengths, along four domains:
- Relationship building
- Strategic thinking
Quote of Note
"A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths – and can call on the right strength at the right times."
— Don Clifton (cited in Strengths-based Leadership)