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Our Publications – Books for leaders

 

 

 

 

Here are four e-books we’ve produced to help you hone your leadership skills and grow your career. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more!

 

 

 

1. To The Top: How extraordinary leaders lead ‘in the zone’

Cheri Rainey (Author), Susan Rochester (Author)

Why It’s Worth Reading:  This book answers the question: What do great leaders do differently that makes their leadership so effective?

What makes leadership really work? If leadership — as we traditionally know it — is the answer to these questions, then books like this wouldn’t need to be written. But traditional leadership isn’t working. There are too many examples of leadership failure for anyone to suggest otherwise.

There is an alternative to the traditional model, a way of leading that has worked throughout history and will work today. In TO THE TOP, Cheri Rainey and Susan Rochester outline the “How to” for replicating outstanding leadership – an approach to leadership that great leaders have unknowingly fallen into for centuries and attempted to replicate intuitively.

The world’s greatest leaders know a way to lead that is effective, powerful, and real – and different from the traditional textbook form of leadership.

 

2. Successful Recruitment: Transforming Your Business Through Best Practice

Successful Recruitment by Peter Dawson (Author), Susan Rochester (Author)

Why It’s Worth Reading: Successful Recruitment provides practical advice to help you undertake a successful recruitment campaign and includes a bonus recruitment toolkit designed to help guide you through the process and keep you on track while avoiding the costly pitfalls.

If you approach recruitment as you would any other business decision, making an assessment based on the most effective means of delivering the best fit candidate, then you are positioning yourself for success. However, if you don’t take the time to plan a detailed recruitment strategy then you are setting yourself up to fail.

Whether you choose to DIY or work with a recruitment firm by following the guidelines that are outlined in ‘Successful Recruitment’ you will increase your chance of securing your new employee and escape the many pitfalls that present themselves in every recruitment program.

Successful Recruitment‘ is based on the experiences of a former executive who has worked over the last 11 years as an executive search consultant with input provided by a senior human resources consultant with extensive experience across all areas of people management.

 

3. It’s Not Just A Job It’s Your Career: Your Next Career Move 

Why It’s Worth Reading:  Your career is a journey that should be both professionally and personally fulfilling. But at times it may throw up some curve balls that can challenge your thinking and take you into uncharted territory without a map.

It’s Not Just A Job It’s Your Career: Your Next Career Move‘ provides you with the building blocks to put together a structured career management strategy designed to enable you to get the most from your career. It includes practical advice to help you identify and secure suitable career opportunities and avoid the pitfalls.

This book is based on the experiences of a former executive who has worked over the last 12 years as an executive search consultant with expert input provided by a human resources consultant with extensive experience finding the best possible fit between people and jobs. You have the benefit of our shared experience in this book and in the bonus ‘Career Strategy Toolkit’.

 

 

 

4.  It’s Not Just A Job It’s Your Career: Your Career Starts Here

Successful Recruitment: Transforming Your Business Through Best Practice

Why It’s Worth Reading:  ‘It’s Not Just A Job It’s Your Career: Your Career Starts Here provides you with the building blocks to put together a structured career management strategy designed to enable you to get the most from your career. It includes practical advice to help you identify and secure suitable career opportunities and avoid the pitfalls.

This book is based on the experiences of a former executive who has worked over the last 12 years as an executive search consultant with expert input provided by a human resources consultant with extensive experience finding the best possible fit between people and jobs. You have the benefit of our shared experience in this book and in the bonus ‘Career Strategy Toolkit’.

 

 

 

 

 

About Susan Rochester

BSc MHRM FIML
Susan Rochester has been managing director of Balance at Work since 2006. Susan has a natural tendency to balance analytical thinking with an optimistic outlook to set direction and solve problems. She is an effective facilitator and constantly creates new and more effective ways of doing things, motivated by helping others to achieve their goals.

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