At Facebook, Crabb championed the philosophy that people are at their best when they are allowed to access their strengths. Tapping into an employee’s brilliance and allowing them the opportunity to customize their role results in higher performing teams and individuals, longer employee retention, and a greater sense of fulfillment. Tom Rath, author of the best-selling book StrengthsFinder, also supports this idea: “People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.”
A 25-year veteran of the Valley tech industry, Stu has led People & Learning functions at start-ups and multinationals during the last two great cycles of hyper growth and innovation in the industry, in both Europe and the US.
With a practical and positive approach to hard work, Stu has built and led Talent Development at tech giants Yahoo! and Facebook. During his seven years at Facebook, Stu was the architect of the company’s now famous strengths-based, high-performance strategy, and led the design and launch of it's widely acclaimed new hire, manager development and leader development programs. He also played an integral role in the People Leadership team that helped Facebook go public, and rocket the company to the top of the Glassdoor index of best places to work in corporate America.
Super inspiring. I always wondered why Facebook employees love their jobs so much. Stuart essentially architected Facebook work culture to center around each contributor's strengths instead of making people feel insecure about their weaknesses, as you see in so many corporate cultures. So many great lessons here.