I’ve written two books for individuals who want to learn about their strengths: The Strengths Book and The Strengths Workbook.
The Strengths Book: Discover How to be Fulfilled in Your Work and in Life
Understanding and playing to your strengths is the route to greater confidence, more fulfilment, increased resilience, less stress and more success. This succinct and practical book will help you identify your strengths, apply and develop them.
The Strengths Book is for anyone who is interested in creating a more fulfilling and successful personal life or work life. It’s also a tool for parents, teachers, leaders, coaches, HR professionals and careers officers.
“This book could change your life”
Nigel Russell — Distribution Manager, BBC
“The secret to life-long happiness is out, now everyone can discover what a few business leaders and geeky psychologists have known for generations. The queen of strengths has done it again, delivering a simple way for us all to identify our own strengths and apply that knowledge to our professional and personal lives. Thank you Sally – a ‘must read’ for EVERYONE!”
James Darley — Director of Strategic Alliances, Teach First
Launch parties were held in London and New York for the The Strengths Book.
We launched the book at the iconic Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road, London. Stefan Stern, writer and Financial Times columnist led a panel discussion. Click here to read my blog post Six lessons from a great book launch.
In the USA, we launched the book on Broadway, New York with an event hosted by Matthew Bishop, journalist, former Bureau Chief of The Economist and now MD of The Rockefeller Foundation. Matthew interviewed me and led an inspiring and thought-provoking question and answer session. Click here to read my blog post A tale of a New York book party (The Strengths Book officially crosses the pond!) where you can also watch a video of the interview.
The Strengths Workbook: An Eight-week Programme to Discover Your Strengths and What Makes You Thrive
The Strengths Workbook is an eight-week programme that you can start anytime. I wrote it in response to feedback from readers of The Strengths Book who wanted more. It’s practical, easy to use and motivating. It contains simple exercises with a different theme each week and will help you to become the best version of yourself as well as being confident about who you are.
You don’t need to have read The Strengths Book to use The Strengths Workbook, unless you’re the sort of person who likes to know more about a subject and about applying and developing your strengths.
We launched The Strengths Workbook in London at an event hosted by Ofcom at their Thames riverside location against a stunning City of London backdrop. Stefan Stern, management writer of the FT and The Guardian interviewed me on the topic of why and how strengths enable people to be fulfilled in their work and lives. The guests asked lots of great questions too, and you can click here to read more about what they asked and about the launch itself in my blog post The Strengths Workbook launched in London!
Strengths-based Recruitment and Development: A Practical Guide to Transforming Talent Management Strategy for Business Results
This is the first book to be written on this subject and it was published by leading global publisher, Kogan Page.
“Higher productivity is the key to rising living standards but it will not happen just by relying on new technology and skill training. It needs good personnel management to get the right people in the right jobs. Sally Bibb explains convincingly that traditional recruitment based on technical competence too often produces square pegs in round holes. Her advocacy of strengths-based recruitment, identifying what recruits actually want to do and how to liberate their strengths, is supported by evidence which I found compelling. Several NHS Trusts, Saga, the AA, Starbucks and others depend on their staff’s ability to deal well with patients or customers and this can only happen if staff are contented and highly motivated: all have successfully used the methodology described in the book.”
Vince Cable — former UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Strengths-based Recruitment and Development was launched at Foyles bookshop in London. Click here to read my book launch speech or here to watch the video of the speech.
The Right Thing: An Everyday Guide to Ethics in Business
“Today, business leaders must think about more than just the bottom line when building their companies for the long term. The Right Thing tackles the challenges of managing a modern company and ensuring you treat employees and customers as priorities.”