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How Full Is Your Bucket: Positive Strategies for Work and Life [Paperback]

Tom Rath , Donald O. Clifton
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6 Jan 2005
How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket , and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and your life - while reducing the negative. Filled with powerful strategies and engaging stories, How Full Is Your Bucket? is sure to inspire lasting changes and has all th emakings of a timeless classic.

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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Gallup Press (6 Jan 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595620044
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595620040
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Rath has written three international bestsellers in the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a no.1 New York Times bestseller. Rath's book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running no.1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and was listed by USA Today as the top-selling business book of 2008. His latest bestseller, Strengths Based Leadership, was published in 2009. In total, Rath's books have sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. alone and have made more than 100 appearances on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Rath has been with Gallup for 14 years and leads Gallup's workplace research and leadership consulting around the world. Rath also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Harper, live in Washington, D.C.

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No.1 New York Times Bestselling author Tom Rath leads Gallup s workplace research and consulting worldwide. He co-authored How Full Is Your Bucket? (9781595620040) and most recently authored Vital Friends: The People You Can t Afford to Live Without . He Lives in Washington D.C Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003) was cited by the American Psychological Association as the Father of Strengths Psychology and the Grandfather of Positive Psychology. Hew was a chairman of Gallup Inc., and he invented the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an assessment that has helped more than 1 million people around the world discover their talents. He co-authored several books, including the bestseller, Now Discover Your Strengths.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a book 29 Oct 2013
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If you want to read a book that will help you to see everyday situations differently and more positively - then buy this book. It is a great read and it really enables you to think about what and how you speak to people and how that can impact on them. We should all be using positive interaction questions/statements every day - although it is easier not to. I love being able to make a difference to other people when I interact with them. Being able to fill someone's bucket so that they feel good leaves you with a great feeling at the end of the day. This book will be given to friends and family this Christmas as it can make such a difference instantly and we can then have fun talking about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET 18 Mar 2012
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A great book! It is very persuasive in encouraging every single one of us to be kind and supportive with poignant examples and case studies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 23 Nov 2006
By Sally
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well written, a lighter read but with a deep message. Seriously recommend to anyone. (Even showed my child using 2 pots and rice to demonstrate how it works). I have a lot of this type of book and wouldn't recommend many but this one hit is right for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid and Entertaining 5 Mar 2007
By Robert Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Here is still another book which offers solid material, is well-written, and often quite entertaining. I would have rated it higher were there not so many other books which offer the same benefits while providing more insights and then develop them in greater depth when suggesting (a) how to determine what is really important in one's personal life as well as in one's career, (b) how to set appropriate priorities among them, and and (c) establish and sustain a proper balance between and among those priorities. Tom Rath makes effective use of the "bucket" metaphor, explaining how to avoid "filling up" each of several areas of activity with non-essentials or simply relocating them constantly from one "bucket" to the next. Years of rigorous research by the Gallup organization has generated an abundance of evidence to suggest the importance of focusing on the development of one's strengths and apply them where they can have the greatest impact. (Marcus Buckingham has authored or co-authored several books based on portions of that research which is also the basis of the core thesis in Rath's latest book, Strengths Finder 2.0.) The metaphor also serves Rath's purposes when he urges his reader to fill up the personal relationships "bucket" only with kindnesses and generosities. Who care quarrel with The Golden Rule except as it applies to masochists? However, there really isn't much more to be said about its value. For some readers, this book will have resonance with their own circumstances and prove helpful to them as they struggle to devote more time and energy to what is important (as Stephen Covey correctly advises) and less to what is merely urgent and often a symptom rather than a cause of a given need or problem. My own preference is for a discussion of relationships which requires me to become more engaged with the material than this book does. One man's opinion.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and implement 16 April 2012
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This book was easy to read and even easier to implement in daily life. I'm always a bit sceptical about self-help books, and it's also American, which sends alarm bells going off in my head! However, when I started it, I got really into it! It was well-written and a quick read. Initially, the pictures seem a little patronizing, but they're actually really useful for cementing what you have learnt in each section.

Overall, it's an excellent book on implementing positive psychology with minimum effort.
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