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In Focus: McKinsey - The Effect of COVID-19 on L&D

Two prominent L&D leaders at McKinsey & Co. discuss many of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had on corporate learning & development and how successful companies and leaders are reacting.

High-impact interpersonal skills

This e-book explores how leaders can develop the high-impact inter-personal skills which will make them both more effective and more successful.

The Myths and Realities of Teamwork

The book focuses on the key milestones that mark a team’s journey to high performance, without being naïve to the challenges and the pitfalls; hence the title The Myths and Realities of Teamwork.

Focus, Persistence & Resilience

The skills of focus, persistence and resilience are three ingredients for a successful career and life. Persistence is keeping going despite setbacks.

Leadership & Mindfulness

A new model that helps us do business in an authentic way. An ancient art that breathes new life into your leadership strategy and your company’s performance.

Problem Solving Skills

Learn 7 step-by-step techniques and time-tested methods to tackle even the most complex problems, avoid costly mistakes and become a confident decision maker with The Art of Problem Solving.

Leadership and Motivation

Insight into the interrelationship between leadership and motivation and will be useful to aspiring as well as practising managers.

How to Motivate your Team

Fact: people work harder and more effectively if they are motivated. This book shows how managers can motivate people in a way that is neither costly nor time-consuming.

Being Manager, Leader and Coach

A practical book that covers several areas where the new or less experienced manager might have questions and need some guidance. A book where you will find a lot of useful tips, tools and exercises.

Emotional intelligence for leaders

Dealing skilfully with emotion is a vital part of any leader’s repertoire. This practical guide shows you how to awaken and develop your Emotional Intelligence for everyday use.

Making Stress Work for You

This book provides the information and strategies necessary to reduce or nullify the impact of stress on your health and performance.

Maximizing People Potential

Is working with, and through, people important to getting results? If so, the aptitudes and skills in this book should be of value to you.

Micro Talk: Five-Step Method to Goal Setting

Sharing knowledge and experience with the help of many high-profile entrepreneurs, these Expert Talks are designed to help those starting their own businesses.

50 Ways to lead your sales team

Are you the Leader your people deserve? 50 Ways to lead your sales team will give you the tools and opportunity to answer that question.

Self-Advocacy & Confidence for a Fearless Career

Covering hot-button workplace issues encountered by women, this book empowers readers to develop a strong voice so they can move to new heights in their career through self-advocacy and sisterhood.

Leading By Example

The first, and most fundamental, behavioural trait of a leader is to set a good example for others to follow.

100 Low-Cost Ways to Promote your Business

This eBook draws on recent research and the author’s own experiences as an entrepreneur to provide inexpensive ways of promoting your products and services that will impact the bottom line.

Principles for Success

Does money equal success or does it come down to luck? What are success habits and mindsets?

Teambuilding

Teambuilding means shaping your people into a productive force.

The adventures of an IT leader

Whether or not you have a technical background, this guide and handbook will offer you many situational challenges, resolutions and lessons for both seasoned and aspiring leaders.

Working with People – The Missing Manual

Almost everything a business does depends on people, but no-one teaches us how humans work. Working with Humans explains what motivates us and provides essential tools for managers.

Audiobook: Management Basics

The main topics covered in this audiobook are planning, organizing, leading and controlling, as well as issues such as competitive advantage, team structure trust and flowcharting.

Leading for an Engaged Culture

Developing a strong corporate culture and engaged employees isn’t easy. The stories in this book will help you tackle the challenge through a new way of thinking about business leadership.

The Performance Management Makeover

This eBook shares how one company used an 8-step performance management makeover to completely renovate their traditional performance management process to one that engages and retains employees.

Models for Teams

This is an A to Z guide of the best team models currently available. Line managers interested in the further development of their staff will find it of particular interest.

Resilience in the Workplace

The workplace is characterized by change, deadlines and stress. Successful employees develop a set of resilience strategies and skills designed to help them bounce back, grow, and thrive.

Star Performers

An assortment of careers research articles and the key emotional intelligence ingredients of what constitutes a star performer within those professions.

Understanding Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership has been called the gold standard for leadership - but what does it mean, why might it be beneficial for leaders, the organisations they lead and the people that work in them?

How to Get the Most from Coaching

When you are facing a dilemma, the last thing you need is a bad coaching experience. This book takes a step-by-step approach to understanding coaching, finding a coach and maximising the experience.

Leadership Styles Uncovered

Leadership Styles Uncovered: How Good Leaders Can Become Great Leaders focuses on the fundamentals of leadership that transcend organizational boundaries including character, values, and integrity.

A Clear Mindset

This book provides an updated no-nonsense framework for understanding and then overcoming the unconscious biases that hinder our ability to deal with disagreements and conflict in a constructive way.

How to Train your Mentor

It is hard to know what to do when you are in the middle of a mentoring relationship, as a Mentee, and are uncertain whether you are getting the best value from your Mentor.

Introducing: The Business of Inclusion

This book presents a radical and timely challenge to business leaders and HR Professionals who are focussed on the equality and diversity agenda.

The Making of a Leader

This book talks about a real person who evolved into an effective leader through his studies and on the job, and will be useful to Management students as well as managers and leaders.

Leadership Skills

This book introduces the reader to what being an effective leader is all about.

Negotiation deconstructed

This book shows that it is not only important to be able to negotiate. It also shows how you can plan and manage the process in order to increase the likelihood of achieving the outcome you want.

The Little Book of Leadership

Good leadership can be learned. With the help of numerous practical examples, this "Little Book of Leadership" points out the guiding stars good leaders should follow to achieve this.

Expert Talk: Developing Leaders and Teams

After a career as a TV news journalist and her reinventing herself a couple of times, Katie is now developing leaders and teams to inspirational performance.

The Art of Managing People

We all love a good quote. A good quote can do many things. It can sum up in just a few words what it takes a whole day to learn.

Expert Talk: Gutsy Leadership

How do you want to be perceived? Learn how to speak your results as an expert of influence in your field and industry.

The Experts Teach: Managing People

In this book, we bring together 25 articles from the top experts on people management. They will show you how to create excellent one-to-one relationships with every player in your team.

Organizational Culture and Leadership

Developing a culture of Empowerment and a legacy of leadership excellence leads to sustained success. These tried and tested techniques will transform you from where you are to where you want to be.

Expert Talk: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Crystal clear steps extraordinary leaders take to demonstrate emotional mastery and manage stress, positively influence their public image, and inspire their people passion and purpose.

Keep Moving: Remote Leadership

Working remotely brings about unique challenges. How can you get the most out of your teams and bring out the best in everyone?

Gamification in Business

The book covers the benefits and downsides of gamification. It addresses the need to ensure your gamification design hits the right note with your target audience.

Expert Talk: Keeping to Your Annual Goals

Sharing knowledge and experience with the help of many high-profile entrepreneurs, these Expert Talks are designed to help those starting their own businesses.

Models for Trainers: A J to Z Guide

This is an J to Z guide of the best models currently available for learning facilitators/trainers. The models range from Kirkpatrick’s Training Evaluation model to the VAK Learning model.

How to successfully Delegate

There are ten rules all successful delegators use to ensure you must undertake to ensure that any task you delegate motivates and empowers the individual. This eBook explains those ten rules.

Connected Leadership

This book outlines 12 traits of connected leadership, shows their powerful impact on cultivating a thriving corporate culture, and highlights ways a leader can seek to develop them for maximum impact.

The Coach's Guide to the Drama Triangle

This is about the Drama Triangle, a psychological theory that sheds light on our relationships and interactions at work or home. Included are activities to use with employees in a range of situations.

Management Briefs

This book is a collection of 500-word essays on a variety of management, leadership, and organizational topics.

Models for Trainers: An A to I Guide

This is an A to I guide of the best models currently available for learning facilitators/trainers. The models in this guide range from the ADDIE model to the Input/Process/Output/Model.

Leading From The Middle

A key resource for aspiring leaders, it contains learning exercises and information for middle managers who want to increase their influence. Relevant to all sectors.

Empowering Leadership

This book gives you the practical understanding of people and the communication process that will “Empower” or influence the people around you.

Leadership Theories

This eBook describes the ten most popular contemporary leadership theories and models.

Micro Talk: 6 Essential Leadership Lessons

Here are 6 leadership lessons that I have learned from the combination of experience, observation, and what we know from the research on leadership.

Micro Talk: Leadership Lessons for your Employees

Do you want to grow your business and get your personal life back? Learn these 6 leadership lessons from top business owners to help you train your team to grow the business independent from you.

Expert Talk: Creative Games

In this Expert Talk, Roxana interviews Bob Sager, game inventor, book author consultant and trainer on Personal Achievement and Practical Innovative Thinking.

Understanding Innovation: Mapping the Landscape

The ability to innovate is unique to humans. How did this ability evolve? When and where does innovation flourish? Answers to those questions can help us understand how to innovate more successfully.

Expert Talk: Adjusting your Tech Mindset

Too often, CFOs, tech strategists, service providers, and IT departments are the last to learn about a new initiative. Involve your tech people early in the process to get the best results.

Expert Talk: How to be a Productive Leader

Jennifer interviews Sally Foley-Lewis. Sally is obsessed with productive leadership. We learn why it’s essential to have a magnet in our heart, a compass in our head, and an oxygen mask as a reminder.

Expert Talk: Connection, Collaboration and Purpose

Helping other people to connect and collaborate can help them get more and better things done, better. But for the connector there can be selfish benefits too, as Matt Ballantine explains.

Keep Moving: How to Think Strategically

Strategic thinking is critical to success and wellbeing, but it’s challenging to achieve when we’re working in a highly reactive world. Learn practical tips to zoom out and think big more frequently.

Expert Talk: Not Another Crypto Show

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain... So what does it all mean? Blockchain Technology is the most significant innovation since the Internet and it is about to take the world by storm.

The Styles, Models & Philosophy of Leadership

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already". John Buchan. When you think of leaders and leadership, what comes to mind?

Expert Talk: Laughter & Uncertainty

Learn why genuine joy, laughter, and humor can build team cohesion, encourage employees to be themselves in the workplace, and as a result, help you increase productivity and retain employees longer.

Expert Talk: Intuitive Decisions with Dr. Mega

Leaders often have to make split-second decisions. Neuroscience consultant and mindset change & mindfulness coach Dr. Francesca Mega’s suggestion on how to make better ones: Intuition.

Governance Aspects of Duty of Care

This book contains a prologue and the first three chapters of the implementation approach of seven-steps which can be used by managers to care for, manage and protect better the company’s assets.

Expert Talk: Curiosity & Action

Ready for two surprising ingredients for business success? Learn why continuous curiosity and taking action instead of waiting for perfect timing or the perfect product lead to success.

Audiobook: How to Train your Mentor

It is hard to know what to do when you are in the middle of a mentoring relationship, as a Mentee, and are uncertain whether you are getting the best value from your Mentor.

Expert Talk: Communication with Monica Kade

Writer and podcaster Monica Kade is about all things communication to help people express themselves effectively and be better leaders. Learn how to communicate your vision and during conflicts.

The 7 Steps to Frontier Leadership

This book is all about how to be a frontier leader. It combines the latest academic research and insight from practice to develop an argument about how to lead, what to lead and who to lead.

Keep Moving: Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

If I am valued then I am motivated to repeat the action that makes me valuable. Utilising your Emotional Intelligence within your leadership can give you the advantage in motivating your employees.

Expert Talk: Leadership and HR

Chris’ guest is CHRO Janelle Mitchell who is a Strategic Partner and focus’ on Consulting. Tune in to the conversation about Leadership & HR.

Expert Talk: Embracing Conflict with Leitha Matz

Leitha Matz, COO of Zuper, discovered early on in her leadership career that conflict is unavoidable and so all the more important to learn how to handle. Hear her tips on how to embrace conflict.

Expert Talk: Peer to Boss with Stephanie Tsing

Stephanie Tsing, Senior Director of Technology at NBCUniversal, shares her experience in how to successfully transition from peer to boss, shift your mindset from “I” to “we”, and lead someone green.

Expert Talk: Young Leadership with Katrin Jahns

Katrin Jahns, Head of Press & Blogger Relations at online crafting school Makerist, shares advice on being real and focusing that is relevant for all leaders, but especially younger ones like her.

The way to Revolutionary Leadership

The Way to Revolutionary Leadership book will help you becoming that and add to your existing tools to become the best leader. Learn how to work at making a difference in your life sphere. Enjoy.

Expert Talk: Solo Leadership with Linda Jonas

At performance feedback platform Small Improvements, Linda Jonas found the traditional path of being a manager was not hers. Instead she built a career as a solo contributor, while remaining a leader.

Expert Talk: Purpose with Julia von Winterfeldt

After a prestigious career, Julia von Winterfeldt felt like a new kind of leadership was necessary. One that valued humans above numbers. Learn from her what purpose-driven leadership looks like.

Expert Talk: Sport’s Not (Just) About the Ball!

Cricket and rugby coach Peter Wright digs deep into the collaboration between players. He explains that it’s not just about the ball - it’s about how the players relate to each other.

Keep Moving: Thankful and Resilient Leadership

Want to build a more resilient organization? Learn why surrender opens you to grace and appreciation. We discuss how gratitude for others improves your leadership and builds a resilient organization.

In Focus: The Future of Professional Learning

In this interview, the Head of Learning at Kaplan Financial discusses, among other things, the future of professional education in companies after the current pandemic.

Micro Talk: Key Leadership Learnings

Being known as a strong leader is easy to obtain when you know in your heart you are doing the right thing for the “good of all.”

Expert Talk: Productive Meetings

Nathaniel interviews amazing experts. People who have started, built and been part of some of the largest brands in the world and made a huge impact.

Expert Talk: Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

Don’t miss this talk with Jamie Benizri, an attorney by trade and an entrepreneur at heart, on thinking, acting and growing like an entrepreneur.

Expert Talk: Female Leadership with Myrto Lambrou

Architect and project manager Myrto Lambrou gives first-hand advice on how to lead in a male-dominated industry and how to give your intuition space to contribute instead of just relying on your head.

In Focus: Engaging Learners in Modern Workplaces

Allan Mole, Learning and development expert, corporate trainer and programme facilitator at TalkTalk Telecommunication, discusses digital learning, and how to engage learners in the modern workplace.

Expert Talk: How Leaders Engage with the Workforce

Listen in on Chris’ conversation with Matthew Peters, the HR Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority. How do you help leaders engage with their workforce to achieve a specific objective?

Expert Talk: Essence of a Modern Leader

Joining us on this episode is Brian Covey, Vice President of Regional Production at Loan Depot. Chris and Brian dialogue about what it takes to be a Modern Leader.

Expert Talk: Helping Leaders Find Purpose

Our guest on this episode is Dov Baron who's revolutionary thinking and communication style had him cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.

Expert Talk: Promises of Intercultural Mediation

We will stress test mediation in combination with intercultural competence. We will review: intercultural competence, conflict and culture and how to become better leaders for ourselves and others.

Expert Talk: Authenticity as a Leader

Dr. Deena Brown is a Professional Speaker and the Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. Chris and Deena have an engaging conversation about Authenticity.

Expert Talk: Improve Skills as a Leader

Our guest, Jen Spencer is President and CEO of The Creative Executive. Chris and Jen talk about how to give leaders tools and insight to help them be better leaders.

Expert Talk: Modern Leaders with Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman founded Mosaic People Development to make leaders more aware of how their behaviour impacts the people around them. Vanessa shares the challenges facing leaders and their solutions.