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Growing people : learning and developing from day to day experience

Author: Bob Thomson; Institute of Leadership & Management (Great Britain)
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2006.
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Growing People offers managers and human resources professionals both a strategic approach and a practical guide to developing people. It explores how a manager can build the capability of individuals, teams and organisations by providing people with challenging experiences and helping them to learn from these experiences. It shows how to create conversations that make a real difference and how to establish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomson, Bob, 1951-
Growing people
(OCoLC)64192050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Thomson; Institute of Leadership & Management (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781780631547 1780631545 1306381312 9781306381314
OCLC Number: 869282164
Notes: Published in association with ILM.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 151 pages)
Contents: Cover; Growing People: Learning and developing from day to day experience; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of panels; Preface; About the author; 1 Learning from experience; Introduction; What is learning?; On knowing; Transforming experience; Journalling; Going round the learning cycle; Learning styles; A strategy for developing people; The role of an off-job course; The environment created by top management; 2 A coaching approach; Introduction; A conventional approach to managing people; A coaching approach to managing people; Coaching as a relationship. Control versus empowermentListening; Questioning; The GROW framework; The manager coach; Coaching and development reviews; 3 Giving, generating and gathering feedback; Introduction; Giving feedback; Generating feedback; Feedforward; Gathering feedback; 360-degree feedback; 4 Mentoring; Introduction; What is mentoring?; Where mentoring is particularly useful; The benefits of being a mentor; What makes a good mentor?; The mentoring relationship; Guidelines for an internal mentoring scheme; Is the mentor a sponsor?; Alternatives to mentoring; 5 Developing teams and organisations; Introduction. Coaching a teamWhat is a team?; Stages of team development; A team development exercise; A learning organisation; Organisational memory: storing and retrieving knowledge; Creating a learning organisation or team: a systematic approach; 6 Creating relationships; Introduction; Images of organisation; Images of manager; Adult:adult relationships; Emotional intelligence; Developing your emotional intelligence; 7 Conversations that make a difference; Introduction; From debate to dialogue; Listening; Inquiring; Ladder of inference; Voicing; Silence; Debate and dialogue; Difficult conversations. Tackling difficult conversationsMaking sense of conversations; 8 Talent management; Introduction; Overview of talent management; A model of leadership qualities and behaviours; Effective one-to-one development reviews; A talent review meeting; Feedback after a talent review; Information on people; An independent assessment process; Opportunities to gain new experiences; Finding non-executive opportunities; Processes to learn from these experiences; Key development investments; A talent management database; A critical roles model of succession management; The commitment of the chief executive.
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