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How Full is Your Bucket: Positive Strategies for Life and Work

How Full is Your Bucket: Positive Strategies for Life and Work

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By (author) Tom Rath, By (author) Donald O. Clifton

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  • Publisher: Gallup Press
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Omaha
  • ISBN 10: 1595620036
  • ISBN 13: 9781595620033
  • Edition statement: Anniversary ed.
  • Illustrations note: b&w photos
  • Sales rank: 76,717

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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.Co-author 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, 5 strategies for increasing positive emotions, and 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 has all the makings of a timeless classic.

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Tom Rath is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business, and economics. Rath writes and speaks on a range of topics, from well-being to organizational leadership. He has written several international bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2007, The Economist listed his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 as the top-selling business book worldwide. In total, Rath's books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages, and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Rath is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization's work on employee engagement, strengths, and well-being. He has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003) was past chairman of The Gallup Organization and coauthor of the national bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths and other books. He was named the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology by the American Psychological Association.

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"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." -- Publishers Weekly "A well-researched, strong, and compelling case for improving self-esteem, better relationships, and health ... this book is a short, sharp, 'how-to' guide." -- People Management magazine "Useful anecdotes that managers in particular should pay attention to." -- The San Francisco Chronicle "Wow! This little book is a treasure. It is chock full of wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice, rooted in solid research. It will change the way you look at your life, your work, and the world." -- Martin Walsh, Executive Director, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation "Powerful, captivating, and easy to read. This book's heartwarming message has a spiritual quality, yet it is grounded in decades of research." -- Lea E. Williams, Ed.D., Executive Director, National African-American Women's Leadership Institute, Inc.

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How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person -- your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger -- "fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before? "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 discoveries, powerful strategies, and engaging stories, "How Full Is Your Bucket?" is sure to inspire lasting changes and has all the makings of a timeless classic.