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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Learn the 18 Books Paul Allen Wants You to Read (And Meet His Wife, Too!)


On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's Strengths Evangelist, Paul Allen.




In this called to coach, Paul Allen interviews his very own wife, Christy Allen. He also goes through a list of Gallup publications about strengths that a lot of coaches aren’t aware of or haven’t read – and why coaches should read them.

Christy recently completed Gallup’s Accelerated Strengths Coaching course. Christy’s top five strengths are Empathy, Restorative, Relator, Context and Consistency. She and Paul are developing a couple’s retreat centered around CliftonStrengths. Tune in to hear more about their new idea!


Here are the books Paul discusses (most are written by Gallup, but not all):
First, Break all the Rules
This book is based on a study conducted on over 80,000 managers to discover what great managers do differently. Gallup recently released a new version of this book which now includes access to the assessment and Q12 survey.

Now, Discover Your Strengths
The 9th best-selling business book in the world since 2004

How Full is Your Bucket
You will probably cry when you read this. Tells how Tom Rath spent his last few months with Don; working on this book during that time. Discusses how the best way to get more productivity is to recognize and reward good behavior.

Follow This Path
How to drive growth by unleashing human potential. Based on the concept of hiring for talent, putting people in the right role, then developing talent.

Teach With Your Strengths
Written by educators for educators.

Discover Your Sales Strengths and Strengths-Based Selling
You should study these if you work with a company that has a sales department. You can take an existing assessment and generate a strengths-based selling report.

Strengths-based Leadership
How to lead with your themes and how to lead anyone with any of the 34 themes.

StrengthsQuest
For high school and college students. How students can aim their strengths at their education experience.

StrengthsFinder 2.0
 #1 best-selling business book on Forbes. Also #1 best-selling book on Amazon.

The Power of 2
Helpful in looking at teamwork, two-person teams in particular.

Strengths-based Parenting
One way that CliftonStrengths apply to life outside of work.

Destination Unstoppable
Not a Gallup book, but a phenomenal book on how to coach teams by Maureen Monte.

Strengths-Based Marriage
Not a Gallup book, but it was written by a Gallup-Certified Coach and marriage expert.

Well-Being
Includes the questions to ask/answer to understand and measure your well-being.

The 12 Elements of Great Management
Has a chapter on each of the Q12 questions.

Human Sigma
How to manage the customer-employee interaction and what increases customer loyalty.

Vital Friends
Best book on friendships. It goes through 8 different roles that friends can play for each other and discusses how the wrong expectations will lead to disappointment.

Soar With Your Strengths
Paul said would take a full hour just to talk about this book.

Interested in leading a session at the 2017 CliftonStrengths Summit? Apply here before November 15, 2016. Interested in attending? Register now to get the early bird pricing!


To hear more about coaching strengths for organizations, individuals and coaches, please watch the full video or listen to the audio above.


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Paul Allen, Gallup's Strengths Evangelist, partners with leaders worldwide to transform companies, government and nonprofit organizations by increasing engagement and well-being with a strengths-based approach. he presents to audiences around the world on the rise of the "strengths movement" and how learning and using strengths can transform individuals, team, organizations and communities, helping them achieve long-term, positive outcomes.

Paul's top five strengths are: Learner, Input, Ideation, Intellection and Strategic.



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