Author and leader of the Strengths movement Sally Bibb shares some insight into how to develop your strengths:
The great thing about developing our strengths is that it’s not complicated, and we tend to become even more energised as we are developing them. It’s a very different experience from trying to x weaknesses, which can be draining.
Here’s a simple strategy for developing your strengths:
Awareness – Know what your strengths are in the first place. Make sure you ask others for feedback on these so that you uncover any hidden strengths you may not be aware of.
Application – Think about where you are applying your strengths in your life and how often.
Amplify – Look at how and when you could increase the use of your strengths.
Add to – Remember that your strengths are the ‘raw material’ that makes you who you are. To really excel you need to have knowledge as well as skills.
The Strengths book is available here.
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day and LID Publishing would like to extend an offer to all budding female authors that we want to publish your work!
If you have an idea for a book that you’ve been putting to one side, now is the time to get in touch. With a particular interest in business, self-improvement and well-being, last year LID published the most books by women in its 25-year-history.
LID is firmly committed to publishing more books from women, and women of colour specifically, in the future. To be one of them, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LID author Sally Bibb spoke at the inaugural EY Ability conference on November 30, hosted by Kate Nash OBE.
Sally took part in a panel on The Power of Story-Telling, to encourage people to bring their whole selves to the workplace. This involves leadership creating the culture for people to feel more confident about who they truly are. EY see disability as strengths.
On the eve of Sally Bibb’s launch event for The Strengths Book this evening, the author shares some of her top tips for women in business, with insights into launching your own business and the challenges people may face.
- Tell us what you do
I run a business that discovers what makes people great at what they do and teaches organisations how to know whether someone will be a great fit for a role. We’ve studied great nurses, baristas, carers, prison officers and sales people. It’s absolutely fascinating, and the dream job for someone who is endlessly interested in people and what makes them tick.