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Avoid Burnout – Resilience Resources

August 3, 2010

Avoiding burnout requires some effort.  There are some amazing resources out there, and here is a list by Tom Rath, PhD who has written a number of  really positive books about well-being.

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements According to Rath, research indicates that what we think will make us happy doesn’t necessarily do so.  Find out what he says DOES make us happy, well people.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 In this book, Rath presents the Gallup Strengthsfinder Assessment, and I believe, the book gives you access to the online assessment.  Sometimes knowing your own strengths can help provide clearer direction for you.

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life By Rath and his grandfather, Donald O. Clifton, PhD   This is a brief book by comparison to the others, but packed with useful perspective about how you structure your life, and how you interact with those around you.  There is also a kid’s version of the book, which is this day and age of run-run-run might be welcome reading for students.

Strengths-Based Leadership ” Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.” – Amazon

These are all excellent books! You will want to put the ones that seem most relevant to you on your reading list.

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