Better Relationships with Those You lead

About the Book
If you’re a leader or manager, on a daily basis you make important decisions that set the strategic direction and determine how your organisation will build your competitive advantage. You need to be able to thrive in a dynamic, changing global economy where you are a creator, contributor and solution provider. Therefore your skills, knowledge and experience are critical to your organisation’s success.  

Evidence suggests that many of the work/life problems faced by leaders are due to poor communication and poor relationships between people. In dealing with these problems is has been shown that leaders learn more effectively when they use their day-to-day work/life problems as the content of their learning. 

This book draws on these two key points and offers an approach that enables you to use your work/life problems to develop your capacity to create high-quality conversational skills and develop high-quality relationships. Both of which are central to being an effective leader.  In this book I present two key levers that you can use to shift your thinking patterns in order to manage yourself and lead others. 

Who Is This Book For?
This book is for you if you are working in your own business, leading a company, or working in the public service or the not for profit sector.  You may be a board member, a staff member, a volunteer or a contractor. You may be managing one person or 50. You may be the CEO, a member of the executive, a manager, a first time coordinator or a staff member. You may be managing volunteers or a call centre or you may be managing yourself.

What’s in the Book?
This book provides a practical guide for leaders and managers to help develop a range of skills and practices to improve business performance. The focus of the book is on human interactions, constructive workplace conversations and developing productive working relationships. 

It includes Nine Reflective Activities and Ten Tools to facilitate learning, problem solving, self management (so you don’t get in your own way!) and how to work effectively with others (even when they may be interpreted as ‘Difficult’). 

It also presents five real workplace case studies to show how to put these tools into practice in a range of common workplace situations. The case studies include: managing underperforming staff, workplace bullying, managing your boss, developing workplace trust and managing the workplace.

The book is available now – either in print or in e-book form. 
Buy the Printed Version for only $24.99

  • Title: Better Relationships With Those You Lead
  • Author: Dr Nicky Howe
  • Publication date: September 2013
  • ISBN- 13: 978-1-4566-1983-1
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Thank you for your interest in this book. Sales proceeds are donated two charitable causes  Soroptimists International South Perth and Emergen Inc.


"Although well known in some circles, the new field of Ontology has been somewhat of a “sleeping diamond” in the never-ending quest to find powerful approaches to enhance the quality of leaders and managers. Nicky Howe has written a beautiful little book that I consider contains much wisdom that has been developed through many years continually applying Ontology to hone her leadership ability. The beauty of the book is its elegant simplicity in which she distills the essence of crucial ontological concepts and models for high quality management and leadership, as well as the pragmatic approach she has taken. This is much more than a book of well-expressed ideas. It is also highly practical providing relevant examples, case studies and excellent exercises for readers wishing to engage in immediate application. I firmly believe that this small volume is a “gem” for those committed to improving the quality of their leadership and management". 
 -- Alan Sieler, Director, Newfield Institute, Author Coaching to the Human Soul: Ontological Coaching and Deep Change Volumes I, II and III

"This book presents a beautiful balance between leadership and management, focussing on relationships as the foundation for leadership success. It presents practical skills and strategies for leaders and managers, all underpinned with a strong research basis. The five in-depth case studies of common workplace situations alone are worth the price of the book." -- Gihan Perera

"This book clearly establishes the keys to effective communication, requests and work place relationships.  It also illustrates in a practical way, how difficult work place relationships can be resolved-a must read book for all Leaders and Managers" 
-- Wynton Maddeford, CFO Southcare Inc

1 comment:

  1. Hope you continue to share more of your ideas.I will definitely love to read.
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