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"STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 by Tom Rath and Gallup" - A book club learning and exchange session

----Strengthsfinder book 430w.jpgDo you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.

In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever.

Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2.0: (use the unique access code included with each book)

* A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment
* A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week, month, and year
* A more customized version of your top five theme report
* 50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes)

For this event you need to come prepared with the following:

A free copy of this book will be mailed to existing members in early August
You will have time to read the book and take the assessment in advance of our event, and at our event we will share our assessment results, discuss the book, and discuss how our results give us useful information about ourselves that we can use going forward; and other good stuff so join In even if you haven't quite finished the book.

Now is a perfect time to join ABMA Emerging Leaders to take advantage of this great offer and experience. Contact ABMA HQ to join for ABMA Emerging Leaders!

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A Leadership Group for Young Professionals in the Brush Industry

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The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is excited to announce the creation of ABMA EMERGING LEADERS, a peer networking and leadership group whose aim is to connect young industry professionals to further develop their interests, expertise and leadership in the industry.

This group is open to anyone 45 years old or younger who is actively engaged within the broom, brush, roller, mop, paint industry, whose organization is an ABMA member.

This group will offer professional development workshops, seminars, webinars, and complimentary networking events and opportunities.

Mentorship: The program will offer opportunities for industry professionals over the age of 45 to engage and develop young talent

Community Service: This group will partner with local charities and the ABMA Foundation to provide community services as identified by the ABMA Emerging Leaders Board.

No separate membership fee is required to participate in ABMA Emerging Leaders.

If you are a young professional in our industry:

Be a part of a great peer group leadership opportunity.
Ramp up your understanding of the industry and all of its uniqueness.
Engage with others in a friendly, educational and supportive setting.

If you are a business owner or senior leader in your organization:

Encourage participation to best develop and retain your top talent.
Fast track personnel development with the benefits of peer association
Consider serving as a mentor to others as a way to give back to the industry.

Join us for:

Happy Hour Event

Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 6p eastern time

Zoom link to attend the event:


ABMA Emerging Leaders is for the employees of ABMA member organizations.

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To offer an outlet to young industry members for professional development, niche networking, peer and roundtable exchange in a social setting.


  • One in person event per year as a part of the ABMA Annual Convention

  • At least two additional virtual or in person events annually

  • The ABMA Emerging Leaders Board shall meet twice per year


  • Networking

  • Community Engagement/Volunteering

  • Professional Development

  • Industry Confidence and Comfort/Social Development

Governance and Board*

The initial Board shall be three: President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Terms will be for 2 years.

By Laws*

Draft By Laws are provided in Appendix A; to be reviewed, edited and approved by the newly installed Board.


The group's Board will be responsible for submitting an annual budget to the ABMA Board of Directors for approval by Sep 1 of any calendar year for the following calendar year.


  • Happy Hours

  • Speed Networking

  • In Person social/community events

  • Mentoring Programs

  • Lunch and Learn Programs

  • Leadership Development Networking Case Studies

  • Etiquette

  • Career Development

  • Financial Development Personal and Corporate

  • Community Cleanups

  • Golf Tournaments


  • Engagement surveys

  • Statistical review

  • Budget Review/Analysis

* Items to be further developed by the governing Board once installed