Continued from part one…In the Winter 2023 issue, our top Executive PA Magazine contributors offer tangible takeaways on an array of professional development topics. But that’s not all – these credible experts have authored some excellent titles on their specialist areas, too. Take note of these recommended titles and get ready to supercharge your personal and professional development…
Can I Have Your Attention? by Curt Steinhorst
Are you ready to cut through the noise and get your team away from the many distracting temptations every day? If so, Curt Steinhorst and Jonathan McKee are about to drill down into the nature of distraction in our constantly connected workplace. They’ll reveal the hidden costs, and outline the strategies and systems needed to tackle the problem head on – and get productive results.
The book is packed with simple rules and guidelines that will improve focus and create the mental space needed to enable individuals to work to their full potential. EAs who believe they, their employees or their organisation can be more productive but aren’t sure how to get there can learn how to:
– Take back control of the technology in your organisation and life
– Establish a ‘Communication Compact’ that defines how, when and why a team will communicate with each other
– Create a ‘Value’ to increase productivity, decrease stress and boost creativity
– Implement a comprehensive organisational strategy to increase focus and overcome digital distraction.
Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one by Michelle Gibbings
At one time or another we’ve all had a bad boss – whether it’s through bullying and intimidation, unfair feedback or unrealistic workloads. Their behaviour sets the tone for what’s acceptable in an organisation and can cause major issues for productivity, staff turnover and wellbeing, especially during difficult times like we’re experiencing now.
In her book, Michelle draws upon decades of experience in corporate leadership to provide a practical transformation guide – EAs if you’re in a tough or toxic environment, prepare to challenge your thinking and shift perspective to make relationships work! Rest assured, she covers all three perspectives (the direct report, the boss and the boss’s boss) so you can quickly identify where the issue lies, along with reading about and taking actionable steps to turn things around.
The 1-Day Refund by Donna McGeorge
If you’re constantly juggling multiple tasks and operating at 100% (or more), if you feel like you’re on a treadmill you can’t get off and you have zero capacity for anything urgent, you need to get your hands on best-selling author Donna McGeorge’s latest release, The 1-Day Refund. As a time-management expert, she’ll show you how to recover an extra 15% of your time. That means 10 minutes per hour, an hour per day or a full day each week to think, breathe, live and work. Wow!
But that’s not all – she says that by creating more space, you’ll discover a new ability to focus on what’s truly important to you…
How to Persuade: The skills you need to get what you want by Michelle Bowden
Every day we’re faced with moments where we either win or lose, whether it’s trying to convince your boss to approve your leave, secure a business deal or even win an argument with friends. But does anyone know the key to winning most of the time? It seems you might, with the help of Michelle Bowden’s latest release…
Packed with proven techniques and engaging real world examples, you’ll learn how to recognise and improve your persuasive strengths and weaknesses, adapt your persuasion style where necessary, build undeniable likeability and trust to compel people to action, arouse passion and enthusiasm for your ideas and, ultimately, persuade anyone, anywhere, anytime.