Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Book Focuses on Playing To Your Strengths

In The Truth About You, Marcus Buckingham breaks some commonly believed myths and shares his insights on how to succeed in, and more importantly enjoy, your life.

Buckingham encourages us to identify our strengths and weaknesses. But one of the greatest revelations to me was that a strength isn't necessarily something you're good at. You can be good at something you don't enjoy, which would really make it a weakness. It's nuggets like this that get you thinking. In fact, that's the real strength of this book: it's ability to make you think about your life and the way you're living it.

There are three parts to this mini-program: The book, the DVD, and the Rememo pad. The packaging is unique, but it makes the book difficult to read. That is, until I realized that you can actually remove the book from the shiny silver box-like cover. That was an exciting revelation in itself!

If you've got a teenager in the house, or if you're looking for some new direction, pick up The Truth About You. You may be surprised at what you find out!

Click here to preview the book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since you are interested in Marcus' work, I thought you might also be interested in the work of Jenifer Fox.

Jenifer is a lifelong educator. In 2007, she wrote Your Child's Strengths, (Viking 2008) with an introduction by Marcus Buckingham. Right after finishing it, she traveled with Marcus on his Go Put Your Strengths to Work Tour to show the results a strengths approach can yield in a high school setting. Jenifer’s book describes how to get children involved in strengths discovery from an early age, not just high school. It both describes why this is important with great stories from schools, but also provides practical tools to get started. I think it is worth mentioning to someone like you because it helps parent and teachers help kids discover their strengths before they get into the workplace and find themselves in jobs which don't energize them.

Since publication, Jenifer has been traveling the country and spreading her message to schools businesses and various organizations interested in strengths.

I hope you will take a look at this important book. If you would talk about it on your website, I would be happy to send you a copy. Let me know. Thanks and good luck with your work.