Last week I was honored to have Tom Rath on the show to talk about some of his books and how they impact leaders. Today I want talk about some of the take aways that I had from Tom’s books and how they have impacted my life.

Eat Move Sleep

  1. Walking Meetings
  2. 10,000 steps
  3. Standing
  4. no sugar in coffee
  5. cut out fruit juices
  6. cut down on bread
  7. SLEEP!!!!

Are You Fully Charged?

  1. Work in bursts
  2. Pomadora Technique
  3. Search for meaning, not happiness

Strengths Finders 2.0

  1. Focus on your strengths
  2. But don’t completely forget your weaknesses

How Full is Your Bucket

  1. Give what you want
  2. Filling others buckets, fills  your own

About Tom Rath

Tom Rath is a researcher and writer who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.

Tom has written six New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2016, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was listed by amazon.com as the top selling non-fiction book of all time. Tom’s bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep and Are You Fully Charged?. He has also written two children’s books and produced a feature-length documentary. In total, Tom’s books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Tom currently serves as a senior scientist for and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent thirteen years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership, and well-being. Tom also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a regular guest lecturer. Tom, his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.


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