How Full Is your Bucket?

How Full Is your Bucket?

Positive Strategies for Work and Life

Book - 2004
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Based on a simple metaphor, the book features powerful stories, actionable strategies and breakthrough discoveries from a 50-year study. Includes a toolkit with a new Gallup positivity test and a personality assessment made popular by Gallup's previous bestseller (over 1 million completes).

Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket -- already familiar to thousands of people -- How Full Is Your Bucket? shows how even the smallest interactions we have with others every day profoundly affect our relationships, productivity, health and longevity. Coauthor Donald O. Clifton studied the effects of positive and negative emotions for half a century, and he and his colleagues interviewed millions of people around the world. Their discoveries contributed to the emergence of an entirely new field: Positive Psychology. These same discoveries are at the heart of How Full Is Your Bucket?

Clifton, who also coauthored the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths , penned How Full Is Your Bucket? with grandson Tom Rath. Written in an engaging, conversational style, their book includes colorful stories and five strategies for increasing positive emotions, and it features an online test that measures readers' Positive Impact.

How Full Is Your Bucket? is a quick, breezy read. It will immediately help readers boost the amount of positive emotions in their lives and in the lives of everyone around them. The book is sure to inspire lasting changes in all who read it, and it has all the makings of a timeless classic.

The expanded anniversary edition includes updated research and content and a workbook for individual and team development.
Publisher: Gallup, 2004.
ISBN: 9781595620033
Call Number: 650.13 RATH
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Success in business.
Interpersonal relations.
Additional Contributors: Clifton, Donald O.
Alternative Title: How full is your bucket?


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Feb 06, 2019

Very quick, simple read about being positive with people, not negative. No great in-depth revelations, exercises or pointers, just a little research why being positive is better. Still an important read, but the people who need it most likely will not read it!

asbookchick May 10, 2016

What a great book! It should be required reading for every single human being. If it was, the world would be a much happier and better place!

Oct 16, 2007

Good book for parents, teachers, coaches, supervisors, managers, bosses, etc. A quick read, yet remarkably clear in its message. Great analogy of filling/emptying one's bucket with praise/criticism without getting preachy. The author paints a rosy scenario at times (all can be made right with the proper amount and type of praise), without delving into real-life situations that can affect boss/employee relationships (personalities, competence, office politics). Still, readers can gather some great advice to build on the "filling the bucket" concept.


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