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Title:
How full is your bucket? : positive strategies for work and life
Author:
Rath, Tom, 1975-
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Publication Information:
New York : Gallup Press, [2004]

©2004
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127 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781595620033
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Summary

Summary

Based on a simple metaphor, the book features powerful stories, actionable strategies and breakthrough discoveries from a 50-year study. Includes a toolkit with a new Gallup positivity test and a personality assessment made popular by Gallup's previous bestseller (over 1 million completes).

Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket -- already familiar to thousands of people -- How Full Is Your Bucket? shows how even the smallest interactions we have with others every day profoundly affect our relationships, productivity, health and longevity. Coauthor Donald O. Clifton studied the effects of positive and negative emotions for half a century, and he and his colleagues interviewed millions of people around the world. Their discoveries contributed to the emergence of an entirely new field: Positive Psychology. These same discoveries are at the heart of How Full Is Your Bucket?

Clifton, who also coauthored the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths , penned How Full Is Your Bucket? with grandson Tom Rath. Written in an engaging, conversational style, their book includes colorful stories and five strategies for increasing positive emotions, and it features an online test that measures readers' Positive Impact.

How Full Is Your Bucket? is a quick, breezy read. It will immediately help readers boost the amount of positive emotions in their lives and in the lives of everyone around them. The book is sure to inspire lasting changes in all who read it, and it has all the makings of a timeless classic.

The expanded anniversary edition includes updated research and content and a workbook for individual and team development.


Author Notes

#1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Rath co-wrote the international bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? He is also the author of Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without and StrengthsFinder 2.0 which, based on the assessment that has helped millions around the world to discover their strengths, is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His latest books, Strengths-Based Leadership and Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, are best sellers also.

Rath has been with The Gallup Organization for 13 years and currently leads Gallup's workplace and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support.

Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

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 remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging that most lives have their share of misfortune, the authors also make clear that how misfortune affects individuals depends largely on their level of positive energy and confidence. The authors also underscore that our human interactions provide most of the joys or disappointments we receive from life. The book comes with a unique access code to www.bucketbook.com, which offers a positive impact assessment and drop-shaped note cards that can be used to give praise and recognition to others. 100,000 first printing. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved