Strengths Based Leadership
Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
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About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Strengths Based Leadership will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath. Current price is $18.64 hardback or $32.00 kindle version on Amazon. An E-book version is fine. The book may also be available from your local library.
The follow up to the bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 this summarizes new research into what makes leaders and teams great 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. In recent years, Gallup scientists have also been examining data on the topic of leadership. The book summarizes conclusions from their study of more than 1 million work teams, via than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed.
Strengths Based Leadership 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.
Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future.
CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
About the Member's Only Reston Book Club
The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.