Average to A+: Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others (Strengthening the World Series) Paperback – 29 Feb 2008
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I thoroughly recommend this book, and especially to any parent or manager.
I particularly like the writing style of this book: it's readable, well-paced, human and humorous. It wears its hefty academic underpinnings very lightly: a non-academic reader isn't distracted by tons of footnotes and references, nor is there any jargon. If you want to follow up the sources, they are neatly tucked at the back of the book, with useful notes about what and where to look up, including free resources. Each chapter has a key points summary and some really thought-jolting action questions. There's a useful glossary, revealing some of the new vocabulary to describe strengths that Prof Linley and his colleagues are coming up with. Highly recommended.
This is on the same wavelength as Marcus Buckingham's 'signature strengths' material but cleverly combines messages from positive psychology and good old fashioned common sense. No big words. No evangelism, although you do get the distinct impression that it's written from the heart
The chapter on the 'golden seed' is inspired. The book is worth buying for this concept alone
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Good Book to help inspire faith in yourself and to recognise qualities that were maybe hidden or unrecognized, I would recommend itPublished on 1 April 2014 by Chloe Fox-Lambert
This book did not set the seat of my pants on fire. I found it slow going and repetitive, well-meant and plodding. Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 2009 by Henri Quin
Alex Linley excels in his own strength of taking the science and bringing it to life in one of the most engaging, accessible and well-written books in the field of positive... Read morePublished on 21 July 2008 by Miriam Akhtar
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