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1. Reading Assignment: 

a. Start by watching this 5-minute video that will introduce you to Marcus Buckingham and the strengths revolution

b. You can also go to There is a green rectangular button in the middle of the web page that says [WATCH VIDEO].

c. Additional videos are available at

d. Read Rath & Conchie: Strengths-Based Leadership (pages 7 – 95 and the 5 additional resources related to your top 5 strengths)

3. Strengths Paper: (you should have completed this section already)

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.

· What are your strengths/advantages?

· What are your weaknesses/pitfalls?

· How would you address these weaknesses?

· How would you use your strengths in leadership?

4. Strengths Presentation:

a. Think of the following topics:

· What did you learn about yourself?

· What are your 5-strengths?

· Talk about each strength individually: Brief definition of the theme.

· Strategies you use to leverage that strength to meet the four basic needs of your followers. (Hint: The four basic needs can be found on p. 22-26 of Rath and Conchie’s Strengths-Based Leadership.)

· How would you lead others who are also strong in that strength?

· Using those strengths as a reference, how will you strengthen your team and the people around you? 

· What is the best way other people can work with you that will bring out the best in both of you (as well as others that may concern you)?

Assignment guidelines:

· Each team member will prepare three PowerPoints minimum (five maximum):

· 1 PowerPoint on your Personal Strength

· 1 PowerPoint on how you will improve your strength

· 1 PowerPoint explaining how you will work with each of your teammates.

· You have three minutes for your presentation.

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