Synopses & Reviews
Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people and#151; his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felixand#8217; grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad and#151; and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not. This beautifully illustrated adaptation takes the original bookand#8217;s powerful message and#151; that the way we relate to others has a profound effect on every aspect of our lives and#151; and tailors it to a childand#8217;s unique needs and level of understanding.
Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, How Full Is Your Bucket? shows how even the briefest interactions every day profoundly affect people's relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Coauthor Donald O. Clifton, hailed as the grandfather of positive psychology, spent half a century studying the effects of emotions, interviewing people around the world. His discoveries are at the heart of How Full Is Your Bucket? Written in an engaging, conversational style, the book includes colorful stories, five strategies for improving personal emotions, and an online test that measures readers' emotional change. How Full Is Your Bucket? is a quick, breezy book that helps readers boost the amount of positive emotions in their lives, and in the lives of those around them.
Written in an engaging, conversational style by the coauthor of the bestselling "Now, Discover Your Strengths," this book includes colorful stories, five strategies for improving personal emotions, and an online test that measures readers' emotional change.
Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. Illustrations.
About the Author
Gallup Global Practice Leader Tom Rath
has written two #1 international bestsellers. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and his most recent book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 BusinessWeek bestseller. In total, Raths books have sold more than a million copies and have made more than 100 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
Rath has been with Gallup for 14 years and currently leads Gallups workplace research and leadership consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of VHL.org, an organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support.
Rath earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Mary Reckmeyer is the Executive Director of Donald O. Clifton Child Development Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Center has been in operation since 1982 and it is nationally recognized for excellence in early childhood education. Reckemeyer previously worked as a preschool and elementary school teacher and holds a doctorate in education. Her research focus is on child care centers, students strengths, and attachment.
Reckmeyer, her husband and their four children live in Lincoln, Nebraska.