The Strengths Book reveals the sixty strengths that make us who we are. Bursting with insights on using each strength in relationships, at work and at play, it also gives examples of famous people who share the strength with you. There's even advice on not taking your strengths too far! If you're a manager, a parent, a career-changer, or even just you, remarkable as you are, The Strengths Book is for you. Discover your strengths - what you do best and love to do - and transform your life by realising the best of you. Many of us will be familiar with the old adage play to your strengths.A" In recent years, new research from the field of positive psychology and beyond has been providing the scientific underpinnings for why this matters and the benefits that using your strengths brings. Here is a summary of those benefits. People who use their strengths more: 1. Are happier 2. Are more confident 3. Have higher levels of self-esteem 4. Have higher levels of energy and vitality 5. Experience less stress 6. Are more resilient 7. Are more likely to achieve their goals 8. Perform better at work 9. Are more engaged at work 10.
Are more effective at developing themselves and growing as individuals.
The Strengths Book provides a call to action for everyone to find what is strongest about themselves and maximise it. The Hall of Fame section for each of the sixty strengths provides a veritable catalogue of male and female role models, which should inspire everyone to make the most of the life that they have been granted.A" Marci Shimoff, # 1 New York Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Soul Alex Linley's book "Average to A+ - Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others" was a lightbulb moment for me - not just for being more productive in the workplace (the basic concept is that if you play to your strengths, you work more efficiently and are happier too), but also for getting more out of life. This new book takes that one step further, by unpackaging the range of strengths available to us, with plenty of case studies and practical advice along the way. So this is great for managers who are under pressure to make productivity gains: if you want your staff to work more efficiently, you can use this as a tool to organise them around their strengths. And if you're unhappy at work, this book will help you to move to a place where you are a round peg in a round hole. Highly recommended. The Strengths Book is truly inspiring, and will be of real support to many; whether they are seeking guidance in career and professional paths or in their personal life. I recommend this for those looking for ways in which to be happier in work and play - I'm sure the vast majority will find at least some of their own experienes reflected in the insights within the case studies (more like a story than an academic text). The practical tips and tools will provide immediate support and guidance enabling the reader to quickly transfer learning from the book into their own life situation.
Series Editor's Foreword Preface Part 1: Case Studies in Strengthening Simon Lester: Becoming a Better People Manager Jane Turner: Discovering Herself and Making a Difference Matt Johnson: Striving to be a Good Parent Sara Stewart: Realising the Best of Her Relationships Ashok Shah: Finding a More Rewarding Career after Redundancy Strengths: The Evidence Alex Linley's Top Ten Strengthspotting Tips Part 2: Realise2: Realising the Best of You Realise2: Realising the Best of You Part 3: The Realise2 Strengths How to Use this Strengths Library The Realise2 Strengths Action Adherence Adventure Authenticity Bounceback Catalyst Centred Change Agent Compassion Competitive Connector Counterpoint Courage Creativity Curiosity Detail Drive Efficacy Emotional Awareness Empathic Connection Enabler Equality Esteem Builder Explainer Feedback Gratitude Growth Humility Humour Improver Incubator Innovation Judgement Legacy Listener Mission Moral Compass Narrator Optimism Order Persistence Personal Responsibility Personalisation Persuasion Planful Prevention Pride Rapport Builder Reconfiguration Relationship Deepener Resilience Resolver Scribe Self-awareness Service Spotlight Strategic Awareness Time Optimiser Unconditionality Work Ethic Strengths Symbology Appendix 1: Strengths: The Scientific Source Material Appendix 2: Sample Realise2 Personal Development Plan Acknowledgements About the Authors Where Next?
Series: Strengthening the World Series
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 28th April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.27