Tom Rath

Tom Rath (-)


Tom Rath is an American author, researcher, and speaker. Rath is the author of the bestselling book StrengthsFinder 2.0 . Rath whose books have sold more than 5 million copies and have been translated into sixteen languages. He is best known for his studies on strengths based leadership and wellbeing and synthesizing research findings in a series of bestselling books.

He is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, Inc. where he spent 13 years leading Gallup's research and consulting on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing.

Rath’s first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, coauthored with his grandfather, Donald O. Clifton during his final year of life, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller upon its publication in 2004. The book was also #1 on the BusinessWeek Best-Seller List. Strengths Based Leadership (2009), a Wall Street Journal bestseller coauthored with Barry Conchie, is based on Rath’s and Gallup's research on leadership and on what followers expect from their leaders (trust, compassion, stability, hope).

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements (2010), a New York Times bestseller, coauthored with Jim Harter, is based on Gallup’s research on wellbeing. The book lists five elements of wellbeing as: career wellbeing, social wellbeing, financial wellbeing, community wellbeing and physical wellbeing.

Rath’s most well known book, StrengthsFinder 2.0 (2007), #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, was listed as the top worldwide business bestseller by The Economist in 2011 and as the top selling non-fiction book of 2012 on

Rath holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a M.S. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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