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Ross how full is your bucket

  1. 1. TOM RATH Co-author of the book How Full is Your Bucket is a keynote speaker on positive leadership and is credited as being “one of the most influential authors of the last decade”. Rath, who is a Business Week and New York Times Best Seller has authored four other books on effective leadership, strength, well-being, and the importance of friendship that have all totaled 4 million copies in sells . The author is a Global Practice Leader at Gallup, a research based management consulting firm, who presently resides with his family in Arlington, Virginia. Courtesy of Gallup. Retrieved from au/18562/tom-rath.aspx
  2. 2. The late Donald O. Clifton, co-wrote the manuscript on his deathbed alongside his grandson Tom Rath. As a professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska, where Dr.Clifton was a Professor of Educational Psychology from 1950-1969; he began to wonder what would be the significance of studying what is right with people rather than looking at what is wrong. In his lifetime Dr. Clifton was a WWII Veteran, founder of the on-line Clifton Strengths School; and is most famous for starting a Human Resources company in 1988 of what is known today as Gallup. He is also the creator of the Clifton Strengths finder, an online assessment tool and the novel Now, Discover Your Strengths. One year before his death, the author was honored by the American 1924 - 2003 Psychology Association with a Presidential Commendation, where he was coined as the Father ofDonald O. Clifton, Ph. D. Strengths-based Psychology and the Grandfather of Positive Psychology. called the “Father ofStrengths Psychology” andthe “Grandfather ofPositive Psychology” US417US418&prmd=imvnsbo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=- kpLUPGjNcSkrAHpsIGoBQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=667
  3. 3. TheoryGrounded in over 50 years ofresearch, this book was founded onthe metaphoric theory of the“Dipper” and the “Bucket”, whichstates that each one of us has aninvisible bucket and dipper. Whenthe bucket is full we are filled withpositive emotions and feelenergized. However when ourbucket is empty we are just theopposite; filled with negativeemotions, thoughts, and emptiness.
  4. 4. The books purpose was to remind its reader of the importance of taking advantage of even those moments that seem PURPOSE insignificant. Rath and Clifton bring home the message that negativity if given power, can kill. The authors also site important statistical facts reporting that: • We encounter over 20,000 individual moments daily. • For every negative interaction, there should be five positive interactions: the magic 5:1 ratio. • The idea that positive emotions can lengthen ones the life-span by 10 years.
  5. 5. Positivity, Negativity, Productivi ty  Powerful message for organizations that regular recognition and praise can: Increases individual productivity Increases engagement among employees Increases employee retention Increases sense of loyalty Increases customer satisfaction Have better safety records that reduces on the job accidents.
  6. 6. Target Audience  This book was written for everyone, regardless of socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity and especially for those who are in roles of leadership. Childrens version
  7. 7. Strengths and Weaknesses  Strengths Weaknesses Insightful and provides useful  Strategies may not be practical in strategies that can be applied to everyday life situations. everyday life situations in the work place and at home. Great for those who look for  Theory is “too simplistic” as reported principles that guide leadership practices in any business sector. by Psychologist Christian Perring. An easy read that provides basic  Provides no true remedy of how to concepts that can be applied to real deal with those who are innately life. negative. Can assist in strengthening and rebuilding relationships.
  8. 8. Research to SupportEvidenceDr. Donald O. Clifton, spent 50 years of his lifeconducting research that went into creating the“Dipper and Bucket Theory”.• Using statistical evidence on the impact of negativity and strategies used in the Korean War by the Korean soldiers against the American soldiers by destroying their hope and breaking alliances.• Using the evidence found in workplace polling which indicated that 65% of Americans lacked recognition for their efforts in the workplace setting, thereby decreasing productivity which is said to cost the U.S. economy between $250 and $300 billion yearly.• Studies indicate that negative emotions can be harmful to ones health and can even shorten the lifespan.
  9. 9. Recommedations   High Recommendation #1 on the New York Times and Business Week Best Sellers Lists. The bucket filling theory is has been and can be applied to both the workplace and class-room settings. This book is a useful tool to everyone for everyday living.
  10. 10. ReferencesAbout Tom Rath. Retrieved from“Bucket of shells”. “online image”. Retrieved from &bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1600&bih=667&wrapid=tlif134724777775110&um=1&ie=UTF- 8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=pl5NUJzTDceOrQHRk4CwAg“Donald O. Clifton”. “online image”. Retrieved from Donald O. Clifton, Founder. Clifton Strengths School. Retrieved from“Lemonade”. “online image”. Retrieved from av=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1600&bih=667&wrapid=tlif134724752446110&um=1&ie=UTF- 8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=p11NUP_sB5THqAGP2IC4Bg“online image”. Retrieved from, C. (2006). Book review of How Full Is Your Bucket? By Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton. Retrieved from, T. & Clifton, D. O. (2004). How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies fro Work and Life. Gallup Press: New York, NY.“Tom Rath”. “online image”. Retrieved from