1. Reading Assignment:
a. Start by watching this 5-minute video that will introduce you to Marcus Buckingham and the strengths revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBP82OuG7m4
b. You can also go to https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/home.aspx. There is a green rectangular button in the middle of the web page that says [WATCH VIDEO].
c. Additional videos are available at http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=marcus+buckingham%2c+playing+to+your+strengths&qpvt=Marcus+Buckingham%2c+Playing+to+your+strengths&FORM=VDRE
d. Read Rath & Conchie: Strengths-Based Leadership (pages 7 – 95 and the 5 additional resources related to your top 5 strengths)2. Activity/Writing Assignments:
a. Read Rath & Conchie: Strengths-Based Leadership (pages 7 – 95).
b. Read Rath & Conchie: Strengths-Based Leadership (the 5 additional resources related to your top 5 strengths)
c. Strengths Paper: Write a 2-page paper that identifies your top 5 strengths and how you can apply them to your current or future leadership context.
i. What are your strengths/advantages?
ii. What are your weaknesses/pitfalls?
iii. How would you address these weaknesses?
iv. How would you use your strengths in leadership?
v. Make sure you attach your Strengths Report from Gallup.com in the “Assignment – Strengths Report” Dropbox.
• Minimum 2 pages, double-spaced.
• Must be APA7.
• Make sure to use correct APA in-text citations for paraphrased ideas and quoted text.