The Strengths Book: Be Confident, Be Successful, and Enjoy Better Relationships by Realising the Best of You

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You are remarkable.
But do you always realise it?
Realise your strengths and you'll be realising the best of you.
Do you want to be confident, successful, and sustainably happy? Do you want to achieve your goals and enjoy better relationships? Leading strengths experts Dr Alex Linley, Dr Janet Willars and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener provide the evidence that shows you how.
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Overview

You are remarkable.
But do you always realise it?
Realise your strengths and you'll be realising the best of you.
Do you want to be confident, successful, and sustainably happy? Do you want to achieve your goals and enjoy better relationships? Leading strengths experts Dr Alex Linley, Dr Janet Willars and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener provide the evidence that shows you how.
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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906366094
  • Publisher: Centre of Applied Positive Psychology Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 789,373
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

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    Introspection and Discovering Yourself

    There are self-help books a plenty on the shelves of every bookstore, both bricks and mortar or in the ether world. This very realistic and entertaining version - THE STRENGTHS BOOK - by Alex Linley, Janet Willars and Robert Biswar-Diener ('Positive Psychologists') with contributions by Occupational Psychologists Nicky Garcea and Martin Stairs is one of the best! Rather than trudging through myriad case histories of how people have not been happy and successful 'because they didn't know the secrets we do' type approach, this handbook simply helps the reader acknowledge that those aspects of our character that energize us and make us happy are our Strengths, and those that have the opposite effects are our Weaknesses. BUT, what this team of bright and obviously caring authors points out is that we have both Realized Strengths (the ones we hopefully employ because they give us satisfaction) and Unrealized Strengths - attributes that we should nurture and bring tot he fore to discover an even higher level of happiness and success.

    In a succinct manner these different forms of personality traits are summarized by the authors as follows:
    1. Marshal realized strengths for optimal performance
    2. Maximize unrealized strengths for growth and development
    3. Moderate learned behaviors for sustainable performance
    4. Minimize weaknesses to make them irrelevant.
    Then the authors proceed to the second portion of the book which is an alphabetized list of the Realize2 Strengths, presented in the fashions of 'if you have this, then your are that, and your strengths are mirrored in these famous people, what works and what to watch out for, 'strength' at work - occupations where you could find a fit, 'strength' at play - leisure suggestions you might enjoy, and 'Don't take it too far'. The strengths within the quotes range from qualities such as Action, Humility, Courage, Detail, Persuasion, Service, Scribe, etc. With this very helpful guide the reader finds both the realized and the unrealized strengths and how the authors see altering focus to take advantage of what we already have - the Potential Genius!

    What makes this book work is the fact that it is an exploration of us and a rollicking good time to read. Highly recommended for those in the market for change in career, in hobby, in relationships, in LIVING!

    Grady Harp

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