| || Action Learning for Change |
a practical guide for managers
Authors: Lynne Butler and Nigel Leach
Paperback A5 218pp £14.99 9781852526900 2011
Shows how the principles of Action Learning can be used to enhance performance and help manage change in the workplace.
| || Guerrilla Coaching |
Author: Glen McCoy
Paperback A5 210pp £14.99 9781852526702 2012
How to achieve brilliant executive coaching results by breaking the traditional coaching rules.
| || How to Develop a Talent for Training |
Paperback - A5 - 160pp - £14.99 - ISBN 1-85252-468-5 - 2004
A book packed with information and practical tips for anyone who wants to work as a trainer or teacher with adults, or for any trainer who wishes to improve his or her skills. It does not matter what the subject area is you are training in, all the information and tips will apply. The book covers a wide range of helpful and practical topics including sections on: what makes a good trainer?; basic planning and training techniques; icebreaker exercises; starting with impact; setting up and running exercises; facilitating training sessions; organising and running discussions; using visual aids; dealing with difficult participants; and evaluating the training and the learning.
| || Serious Fun |
Adding buzz to meetings, training and communications
Author: Mark Barnes
Paperback 245mm x 190mm (large format) 210pp £18.99 ISBN 9781852525378 2007
A kitbag of games and activities designed to get any meeting or training session buzzing. This is a unique training aid which will be invaluable for managers, trainers, coaches and teachers. Presented in a lively, highly illustrated format liberally sprinkled with amusing cartoons, "Serious Fun" is a fun read as well as a practical one.
| || Teacher, Trainer, Tutor |
Improving the relationships between learners and teachers, trainers and tutors
Author: Liz O'Rourke
Paperback 210 x 148mm 212pp £12.99 1-85252-382-4 2002
The book sets out to stimulate debate over the relationships that should be encouraged between adults and those who help them learn, and, in so doing, help to transform that relationship into one that is more empowering for learners.
Much modern training seems to be more interested in technological wizardry than looking at the learning situation which most crucially influences the confidence and ultimately the success of most learners.
Adult learning is still permeated by unresolved issues around power and control and, until these are confronted, learners will continue to be at risk of being patronised and even bullied. Liz ORourke builds on her own wide experience as trainer and teacher to present a radical review of the relationship between learner and teacher.
She advocates the cherishing of innovation and challenge and believes that learners should be positively regarded in terms of their unfulfilled potential rather than their subordinate role under the un-challengeable expert in charge.
| || Training on Trial |
a look behind the scenes at the corporate training industry
Author: Graham Mole
Paperback A5 200pp £14.99 9781852526788 2012
At last a really critical look at current training practice, penetrating the jargon and seeing what is REALLY happening behind the scenes. Distils the best and the worst of corporate training methodology.
| || We Could Be Contenders |
Author: Ray Piggott
Paperback 210 x 148mm 229pp £18.99 1-85252-526-6 2006
One of Britain's top managers explains why British managers are lagging behind their counterparts in other parts of the world and explains what can be done to put it right. British management culture needs a shake-up, and the current style of management education needs to change. We have the ability, says Piggott, but not the attitude...
| || What Every Manager Should Know About Training |
Author: Robert Mager
Paperback A5 160pp £12.99 1-85252-325-5 2000
How to get your moneys worth from training...
The master of training and performance development shows how managers can get the greatest possible return for every pound invested in training. This clearly written and witty book is every managers guide to reaping the benefits and avoiding the pitfalls of using training and performance improvement resouirces.