Book Review – How Full is your Bucket?
The premise of this book is that we will achieve greater results from employees by focusing on the employee’s strengths, rather than their weaknesses. The thing I like about this book is that the concept is simple. The authors know the concept is simple and instead of writing the same thing repeatedly, like some authors might, these authors explain the concept, provide examples of their theory, provide data to back it up and call it a day. It is a relatively short book that give some great examples. One example is of Susan, a manager. The first time she tried to recognize her star sales rep, she failed miserably, upsetting him in the process. This example shows the importance of figuring out what is important to your employees and awarding them in a way they recognize as positive. This is just some of the great advice this book provides for those tasked with managing others. Overall, I give this book four stars.