Packed with tips, tools and techniques, Pocketbooks provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours which are essential to improving performance, both individually and organisationally.
They are written using accelerated learning principles to maximise memory retention and recall. It’s fun to learn with Pocketbooks and new skills are quickly transferred back to the workplace.
- Speed of learning and transfer of knowledge lie at the heart of our pocketbooks
- They need to get to the essential facts, quickly, and they need to be able to apply their learning immediately.
- Written by skilled communicators, management and L&D professionals who know how to make their messages simple, accessible and of real practical value.
- You’ve no doubt gone through a lengthy piece of text with a highlighter pen, picking out key words and phrases. It’s these highlights that make up a pocketbook – bite-size chunks of information, supported by plenty of visual aids and other triggers to accelerate understanding and maximise memory retention and recall.
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.
Its author, Fiona Dent, is Director of Faculty Development at Ashridge where she is also Programme Director for the Influencing Strategies and Skills Programme. She has over 20 years’ experience as a management developer.
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.
A pocketful of tips and techniques for leaders at all levels - strategic, organisational and team level - on how to inspire, influence, deal with change and achieve objectives
Current subscribers to the PocketLibrary come from both the public and private sectors. Financial services, transport, healthcare, education, local government, utilities, telecoms, retail, leisure and other sectors are all represented. You'll be familiar with many of the names.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Once you have made your choice and payment has been taken on the Virtual College website, you have provided your contact details etc, we will contact the third party and share your delivery information.
You will be sent an invoice and an email informing you that the third party will be sending the product out to you.
Your purchase will be complete.You will be provided with an email address to contact us by should you experience any issues with your purchase.
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