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At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier. A major key to turning this around is helping employees make their work more meaningful … which is all about discovering how they can best contribute.
And of course, it’s simply smart business. Helping your team identify how they can best contribute will maximize how your organization influences the world and achieves long-term financial success.
As a leader, how can you help employees connect their daily work to the way it contributes to specific people’s lives or making the world a better place? Tom Rath returns to the show to discuss his new book Life’s Great Question and how leaders can help their teams contribute more to the world.
Tom Rath’s bestsellers include How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom led the organization’s strengths, employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership consulting worldwide. Tom has served for the past five years as an external advisor and Gallup Senior Scientist. His two newest books are Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the World and It’s Not About You: A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Life
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Website: tomrath.org
- Online assessment: contribify.com
- Book: Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the World
- Book: It’s Not About You: A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Life
- LinkedIn: /in/trath/
- Twitter: @TomCRath
- Previous interviews on Engaging Leader
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