You miss 100% of the shots you never take. (Wayne Gretsky)
From Paul Hayden's Personal Success Pocketbook
Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.
Richard Storey, author of the Influencing Pocketbook
When providing coaching feedback, get the review subject to explore WHY people have offered the comments – not whether they are right or wrong.
Tony Peacock, author of the 360 Degree Feedback Pocketbook
When is a reference ‘satisfactory’? Different people may give different answers. So, when you offer a job say: ‘subject to references that we find satisfactory’. Let yourself be the judge!
Malcolm Martin, author of the 360 Degree Feedback Pocketbook
Recognise that there are tasks you should not delegate – for example, work that is strategic in nature or has a major impact on others.
Jon Warner, author of the Delegation Pocketbook
Does your grading structure allow the best employees to receive high levels of reward? Why not look at alternative grading structures and check that your approach is the best?
Kathy Daniels, author of the Reward Pocketbook
Criticism of your opinions/ideas is mostly well intended. Respond positively, therefore, and you will benefit from the interaction. Choose to defend yourself and you risk entering the ‘revenge cycle’ with its ensuing bickering and negativity.
Jonne Ceserani, author of the Problem Solving Pocketbook
Be aware how diverse your team is, and deliberately seek benefit from the differences.
Linbert Spencer, author of the Diversity Pocketbook
Aim high – the first and most important rule of negotiating! It allows trading to move you ahead and recognises that the pressure is always to trade down.
Patrick Forsyth, author of the Negotiator’s Pocketbook
Task, team or individual? Which do you need to focus on to take your team to the next level? Choose one and take action today.
Mike Clayton, author of the Management Models Pocketbook
What you think will affect how you feel and how you communicate with others. Rewire negative thoughts with positive alternatives.
Gillian Burn, author of the Energy & Well-being Pocketbook
To develop an effective export operation you must have: management commitment; products/services with genuine potential; and sufficient capacity to meet demand.
David Horchover, author of the International Trade Pocketbook
When you're experiencing too much pressure, try changing your perspective. If you don't see a problem, you won’t have to find a solution.
Mary Richards, author of the Stress Pocketbook
Welcome To Management Pocketbooks
Welcome. We publish workplace learning and development resources, train the trainer materials, books on leadership training and team building, and guides to inter-personal skills and self-development. Our learning aids are concise, jargon-free and highly visual, and employ accelerated learning techniques for fast and effective transfer of knowledge. From NLP, mentoring, motivation, coaching and emotional intelligence to project management, problem behaviour, managing change and time management, we have a comprehensive range of pocket books for all human resource development needs.
You can buy pocketbooks in either paperback or e-book format. Alternatively, multi-user licences are available - a cost effective way of delivering practical L&D support to your entire team. Here is a link for further information: multi-user licences
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Quick Tips For Managers
Pocketbook author and creator of our popular blog, Dr Mike Clayton, has brought together around 30 of his insightful blog posts in creating Quick Tips For Managers. This ebook is available from the Kindle store, Kobo and iBookstore for £2.99 or less.
Shop for pocketbooks in the Kindle store and iBookstore
Selected pocketbooks other than Quick Tips For Managers (see above) are now also available from the Kindle store, Kobo and iBookstore. Further details here.
See us at CIPD's annual event in Manchester
On 5-6 November we will be exhibiting once again at CIPD's annual conference and exhibition. Do come and see us on stand 509. Pocketbook author Pete English will also be there, speaking on the second day of the show on the topic of mastering difficult conversations, the topic of one of his pocketbooks.
Further new editions
Business Planning and Interviewer's pocketbooks are the latest new editions to be published. Look out for others nearing completion and the brand new pocketbook on Transformative Change.
Step-by-step guide to mediation
Recently published, the Mediation Pocketbook will help managers to understand what creates and sustains conflict and describes a step-by-step approach for dealing with it. The book sets out the skills that are required and what tools and techniques are available and how they can be deployed to achieve positive outcomes.
Learning Portal – be our guest
Seen our Learning Portal? Via the portal organisations (and individuals) can access our collection of Pocketbooks (99 titles in e-book format) for an annual subscription fee. If you would like to find out more take a quick look at our flyer or, better still, be our guest for a week. To obtain guest access to the portal simply complete this form.
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Master trainer John Townsend's Blue, Green and Red Pocketfiles (book plus CD) of ready-to-use training activities are on special offer. See details here.
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