Answering Life's Great Question with Tom Rath

By The Kevin Eikenberry Group

How can you build as much life into the time that you have? Tom Rath thought about this as he was writing his latest book, Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the World. Tom is also the author of How Full is Your Bucket StrengthFinders 2.0 and recently co-founded a publishing company. He told Kevin looking at your strengths is a good starting point for personal reflection. The challenge becomes how you put your strengths into the world. Tom asks us to think about how we contribute to our teams because that may be far more effective than talent. He discusses the Contribify model and explains that when we work with our teams and set expectations of how each of us will contribute, we will have greater success. In this episode, Tom shares 1. Contribify Model. 2. Level setting contributions and remote teams. 3. Advice to leaders about questions and listening. This episode is brought to you by... 13 Days to Remarkable Leadership, a free leadership video series based on Kevin's book, Remarkable Leadership. Additional Leadership Resources Book Recommendations: Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World by Tom Rath No Time for Spectators: The Lessons That MatteredMost From West Point to the West Wing by David Epstein Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein Connect with Tom Rath: Website | Twitter | Contribify | Silicon Guild Related Podcast Episodes: The Go-Giver Leader with Bob Burg. The Outward Mindset with Jim Farrel. Being the Leader You Want to Be with Amy Jen Su.

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