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Nurturing Innovation Pocketbook

Author : Douglas Miller
ISBN : 9781907077579
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.45 MB
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Innovation is the life-blood of all enterprises, public and private. Their competitiveness depends upon it. Those that succeed recognise that all of their people are inherently creative and, by proper management, can both release and manage that creativity for the ultimate benefit of all stakeholders. The Nurturing Innovation Pocketbook explains how managers can create an environment in which innovation thrives. It identifies the numerous barriers to innovation, organisational and self-imposed by individuals, and describes how through positive intervention these blocks can be cast aside. All innovation comes with a degree of risk. To manage the process successfully, the manager must determine the required level of innovation (four are described in the book, from incremental to transformational) and assess the associated risk. The manager must also be supportive of his team, acting as advisor, coach, promoter, sounding-board, resource provider and defender when ideas don't work out. Nurture not stifle is author Doug Miller's message!
Category: Business & Economics

Positive Mental Attitude Pocketbook

Author : Douglas Miller
ISBN : 9781908284181
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.62 MB
Format : PDF
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The ability to be positive is much more than a genetic inheritence (you can't blame your parents for everything!)'. Trainer, writer and resource developer Douglas Miller specialises in positive mental attitude and firmly believes that we can learn more positive approaches to life and work. In this pocketbook he sets out a wide range of practical techniques recommending that each person find the ones that work for them. 'In any situation, no matter what the circumstances, we can choose how we react. We frequently choose to do little until it's too late...the tough part is to choose to act on the opportunities.'
Category: Business & Economics

A Manager S Guide To Leadership

Author : Mike Pedler
ISBN : 9780077133276
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.9 MB
Format : PDF
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This accessible guide to leadership encourages the reader to proactively develop themselves, their colleagues and their organisation.
Category: Business & Economics

Telephone Skills Pocketbook

Author : Mary Richards
ISBN : 9781903776841
Genre : Communication in management
File Size : 50.34 MB
Format : PDF
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The Telephone Skills Pocketbook covers every aspect of using thetelephone to improve business performance. It highlights theimportance of good communications skills, the need to buildrapport, favourite bad habits and how to avoid them, how to takecontrol of a call, how to keep customers happy, and more. Thereare separate chapters on ......
Category: Communication in management

Leadership Pocketbook

Author : Fiona Elsa Dent
ISBN : 9781908284280
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 55.74 MB
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Written for leaders at all levels - strategic, organisational and team level - the Leadership Pocketbook explains how to inspire, influence, deal with change and achieve objectives. Illustrated throughout, the book adopts a practical approach, setting out the principles of leadership, the role of the leader, the skills required for effective leadership and the key challenges facing leaders in today's business environment. This 2nd edition sees the addition of a new section about leaders and social responsibility. "Contemporary business leaders must be aware of the major forces shaping society today and understand how their organisations need to respond and contribute to these challenges", author Fiona Dent writes. She is Director of Faculty Development at Ashridge where she is also Programme Director for the Influencing Strategies and Skills Programme. A focus of the book, described by the author as 'perhaps the most necessary skill for any leader', is self-awareness - to know yourself, to realise what your leadership strengths and weaknesses are and when you must continue to develop. "With admirable clarity, Fiona Dent distils the salient leadership issues and skills. Every potential leader and every leader with potential should find a place for this book in their pocket or bag." Philip Hodgson, Director of Leadership Programmes, Ashridge "A practical, easy to use guide for all levels of leadership. It covers a broad range of topics in sufficient detail to make it usable both for fresh learning and for reference." Richard Nicholson, Management Development Manager, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Category: Self-Help

Facilitator S Pocketbook

Author : John Townsend
ISBN : 9781908284051
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 27.14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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The 'facilitraining rainbow' won't lead you to a pot of gold but it will enable you to decide on the most suitable approach for your next facilitation session. This innovative decision-making model is central to The Facilitator's Pocketbook - a comprehensive guide covering all stages of facilitation, from planning through to implementation. Interpersonal skills (including attitudes and values) and session skills (including energising and problem solving) are dealt with at length. This second edition contains significant new material, notably the addition of a detailed case study and examples of six typical facilitation sessions. "John and Paul provide a quick route to a practical understanding of facilitation. This book should be compulsory reading for all managers handling change." Teresa Kilmartin, Executive Manager Training & Development, Irish Life Assurance plc "This book is the perfect illustration of what facilitation is all about - making things easy. Reflecting on the methods, skills and techniques described, it is easy to understand what it takes to become a skilled facilitator. Read it and you will undoubtedly do it better and get better results!" Karin Priarollo, Director, Human Resources, Novartis Consumer Health
Category: Self-Help

Mentoring Pocketbook

Author : Geof Alred
ISBN : 9781908284020
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 64.24 MB
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The Mentoring Pocketbook - now in its third edition - shows how to design and manage a mentoring scheme, how to prepare to be a mentor, how to conduct mentoring sessions, how to maintain the relationship through the different stages and how to evaluate mentoring. Before looking at the actual mentoring process, the authors deal with the uses of mentoring within organisations (particularly in the context of managing change and mission/value statements) and explain how mentoring differs from coaching, training and appraisals. The process of mentoring is explained with the aid of a 3-stage model. This can be used to assess yourself as a mentor, as a map to guide you through the process, as a review tool and as a means to develop the mentee's ability to use the model independently. Subsequent chapters explore the mentor-mentee relationship and address key issues and questions. Although primarily aimed at the mentor, The Mentoring Pocketbook is also helpful to mentees. A consistently best-selling title within the Management Pocketbooks Series! "Mentoring is probably the most powerful developmental process people can experience. And when it works, it develops two for the price of one. The Mentoring Pocketbook is a no-nonsense primer for the first-time mentor or mentee." Prof. David Clutterbuck, Co-founder, The European Mentoring and Coaching Council "The Mentoring Pocketbook is the basis of the Mentoring Programme at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Mentoring has been fundamental to supporting our approach to talent development throughout the company. Not only is it providing our top talent with the support they need to make the challenging transition to more senior leadership roles but it also supports our current generation of business leaders. Mentoring has greatly enhanced their unique contribution to the company and the company's learning and development culture." Bruce Harkness, VP Learning & Development, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Category: Self-Help

Project Management Pocketbook

Author : Keith Posner
ISBN : 9781908284013
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 86.8 MB
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The Project Management Pocketbook is a practical, step-by-step guide to managing a project through to completion. It looks at each key stage and identifies the management techniques that can be applied. From objective-setting through to implementation, the book stresses the importance of good communication, teamworking and influencing skills. All too often, books on this subject cover the process of project management and not the people aspects. This Pocketbook addresses both. "Project management requires a multitude of skills - from vision and planning, to monitoring, communication, leadership and, of course, delivery. This pocketbook pulls together best practice from these diverse areas into one simple, easy-to-read booklet. Refreshingly, it has been written from a general business perspective (rather than I.T.), and is therefore applicable to anyone managing change."Adrian Guttridge, Vice President UK & Ireland, EDS "A lively guide based on real events that any of us may encounter in our everyday life at work or (as I found out after reading this) at home."Johann de Waal, Director, International SOS Insurance Services Ltd
Category: Self-Help

Manager S Pocketbook

Author : John Townsend
ISBN : 9781908284365
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 66.35 MB
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The Manager's Pocketbook is aimed at team leaders, supervisors and people managers of all levels. The 5th edition of this popular title in the Pocketbook Series will be published in March 2014. Using the acronym POLCA, the pocketbook teaches the five essential management skills: 'P' for 'planning'; 'O' for 'organising'; 'L' for 'leading'; 'C' for 'coaching/correcting'; and, 'A' for 'achieving'. There is a separate chapter on each of these five skills, preceded by an overview of the manager's role. The Manager's Pocketbook is extensively illustrated and concisely presented, reflecting the lively, right-brained approach that author John Townsend has developed throughout his long career in helping managers excel and deal with the many challenges they face.
Category: Business & Economics

Pocketful Of Miracles

Author : Joan Borysenko
ISBN : 9780759521346
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 72.20 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind comes a powerful collection of spiritual activities that we can use every day in order to create miracles in our lives. Through daily meditations and exercises, Borysenko helps us to let go of fear and realize the light of peace.
Category: Self-Help