How To Books: The Essential Management Skills Workbook Collection

Here is a brief synopsis of the How To Books in our Essential Management Skills Workbook Collection.

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Workbook 1 - How to Communicate Effectively

The essential framework which supports all other management skills. Explains how people communicate and what you need to do to connect better with others. Complete this one first.

It includes: Five Questions you need to consider to make sure you are on the right track:

  1. How Do We Communicate?
  2. What Makes a Good Communicator?
  3. What are the Best Methods to Communicate in the Workplace?
  4. How can you Overcome Barriers to Communication in the Workplace?
  5. How Can You Handle Challenging Communication Situations?

Five Tools which give you a step by step process to follow on the path to being a really effective communicator, focusing on:

  1. Your Body Language
  2. Your Tone of Voice
  3. Your Words
  4. Active Listening
  5. Asking Good Questions

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Workbook 2 - How to Present in Public

An extension of the first workbook. Being able to present with confidence to groups will help you establish yourself quickly in a management and leadership role - and will help grow your confidence.

It includes: Five Questions you need to consider to make sure you are on the right track:

  1. Do you need to Speak, Present or Facilitate?
  2. What is your Style as a Presenter?
  3. How will you deal with Presentation Nerves?
  4. How do you Communicate with your Audience?
  5. What is your Message and Who is it aimed at?

Five Tools which give you a step by step process to follow on the path to being a really effective presenter, focusing on how to:

  1. Build a Presentation (so it makes sense to the audience)
  2. Finalise your Presentation
  3. Use Presentation Aids
  4. Manage the Event
  5. Engage with your Audience

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Workbook 3 - How to Manage Your Time and Wellbeing

The third in the series of how to books will show you how to control your time - so it does not control you. Do this and you will win the respect of your team. Long term planning is also covered.

Five Questions you need to consider about how to manage time:

  1. Are you in a Time Trap?
  2. What is your approach to time?
  3. Do you have clear goals?
  4. When are you most productive?
  5. How is your work/life balance?

Five Tools which give you a step by step process to follow. They cover how to:

  1. Analyse where your time goes
  2. Set priorities
  3. Plan your time
  4. Tackle your time wasters
  5. Tackle external time wasters

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Workbook 4 - How to Lead and Inspire Your Team

There is a subtle but important difference between leadership and management. The fourth in the series of how to books will help you develop both aspects of your role and recognise when each is appropriate.

Five Questions you need to consider about leadership:

  1. What Makes a Good Leader?
  2. What is the Difference Between Leadership and Management?
  3. What is Your Level of Leadership?
  4. What is the most appropriate Leadership Style?
  5. How can you become a more Effective Leader?

Five Tools which give you a step by step process to follow. You will discover how to:

  1. Recognise Your Values
  2. Describe Your Vision
  3. Identify Your Stakeholders
  4. Monitor Your Progress
  5. Support a Leadership Culture

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Workbook 5 - How to Build Motivation in the Workplace

A natural extension to the previous workbook; strong leadership is in itself a motivational factor. Learn more practical tips for building motivation and engaging employees in this how to book. Performance Management and Employee Appraisals are also covered.

Five Questions you need to consider:

  1. What is Motivation?
  2. What are the lessons to learn from theories of motivation?
  3. How can you create a motivation culture in the workplace?
  4. How can you motivate employees at a personal level?
  5. How can you motivate yourself at work?

Five Tools which give you a step by step process in order to:

  1. INSPIRE Your Employees
  2. Manage Employee Performance
  3. Have an Effective Performance Appraisal System
  4. Conduct Appraisal Interviews
  5. Manage 360 Degree Feedback

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Workbook 6 - How to Manage Change

As a manager, you will have to manage both short term and long term change projects at work. The fourth in the series of how to books provides valuable insights into how employees react to change, and the tools you can use to manage the people aspects of change so that it happens as smoothly as possible.

Five Questions you need to consider when managing a change project at work:

  1. What is your Change Initiative?
  2. Do you have Support for the Change?
  3. What is Your Experience of Change?
  4. What Type of Change are you Planning?
  5. How will you Measure your Change Progress?

Five Tools you can use to manage change successfully and reach your end goal. Examples are provided to help you put these tools into practice:

  1. Mapping your Cultural Web
  2. Dealing with Resistance to Change
  3. Forcefield Analysis
  4. Stakeholder Mapping
  5. Communication around Change

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