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Upskill: 21 keys to professional growth ❴Download❵ ➾ Upskill: 21 keys to professional growth Author Chris Watson – Brimming with punchy, practical ideas to improve your daytoday effectiveness, Upskill: keys to professional growth is the definitive guide to developing the adaptive skills essential for success at w Brimming with punchy, practical ideas to improve keys to PDF/EPUB ¾ your daytoday effectiveness, Upskill:keys to professional growth is the definitive guide to developing the adaptive skills essential for success at work In Upskill, adaptive skills specialist Chris Watson delivers a dynamic snapshot of easytoaccess development possibilities – providing you with:userfriendly tools and techniques reflecting the latest thinking on how to extend capability, boost professional growth and take charge of your career; a rich resource of reliable solutions, grouped around the twentyone adaptive skills most valued Upskill: 21 eBook ↠ by today’s employers – including creativity, collaboration and communication; an abundance of proven approaches, topical insights, timesaving apps and inspirational videos, as well as helpful signposts to relevant quotes, books and other resources Each chapter focuses on one of the twentyone skills, and begins with examples of how the individual skills – which can be practised and refined throughout a career, and have all been shown to be associated with greater operational agility – may be observed in the work environment This brief 21 keys to PDF/EPUB Ä introduction is then followed by forty practical ideas to develop the performance of people Although there is no formal hierarchy to the list of suggestions, all of the ideas have been categorised into three interrelated clusters for ease of use – encompassing ideas for personal development, for delivering results and for longterm gain Within each of the three clusters, all of the ideas for professional growth have been laid out in terms of how they can help you respond and adjust to the requirements of your role and the everchanging world of work Some of the suggestions are tools – apps, templates, downloads and inventories – which can be picked up and usedintroduced straightaway Some of the suggestions are techniques – methods, approaches and procedures – for you to try out, investigate and explore The final set of suggestions indicate where to look for further inspiration – including films, podcasts, related research and a wide range of suggested reading materials The majority of the hints, tips and techniques can be actioned without having to access any external support or invest in any additional outlay, and are as useful for new starters in an organisation as they are for experienced managers Suitable for anyone who is committed to developing themselves and their colleagues, but may not have the time, the resources, the budget or the inspiration to know where to start.

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  1. Chris Watson Chris Watson says:

    What People are Saying About Upskill...

    ‘If you want to develop yourself, your people and your teams, read Chris Watson’s Upskill.’
    Marshall Goldsmith. New York Times #1 bestselling author.

    ‘The book encourages constructive conversations about capability in the workplace, anchored around some of the most valuable adaptive skills. No fillers, abstract theories, or tedious stories: just full of easy to apply tools’.
    Curt W. Coffman. Co-Author of ‘First Break all the Rules’ with Marcus Buckingham.

    ‘It’s positive, easy to read and based on in-depth knowledge of the subject - a welcome addition to the literature’.
    Dr David Duncan. Chief Operating Officer. The University of Glasgow.

    ‘A cornucopia of tools, models and techniques that will help leaders and managers improve their skills and be more effective.
    Rory Underwood MBE. Motivational Speaker. Former England Rugby Player.

    ‘A huge range of tactical tools, intelligent approaches and ideas for long term gain’
    Dominic Monkman. Global Strategy and Business Operations Director. GlaxoSmithKline plc.

    ‘It is refreshing to read a book which recognises that people sit at the centre of their own learning.’
    Kate O’Sullivan. Deputy Chairman, British Rowing. Chairman of the National Coaching Committee.

    ‘Upskill provides tools and guidance to better face complexity without getting complicated’
    Yves Morieux. Managing Director Boston Consulting Group.

    ‘It would be a challenge for any individual to not be inspired by the range of practical strategies that are included here. Most books aimed at personal development usually only provide a couple of gems. There are 840 in this book!’
    Steve Oakes – AQR Associate Director of Education

    ‘The clarity with which the core idea is put forward is compelling. The content reflects the latest thinking on how to improve performance by building on strengths - helping employees to learn at their own pace, in their own time.
    Eleanor Cannon. Chair of Scottish Golf.

    ‘A fantastic reference of both classic and bang-up-to-date resources in the fields of productivity and performance. Highly recommended’.
    Alison Jones. Bestselling author of ‘This Book Means Business’.

    The serious business of learning is peppered with irreverence which ensures the reader does not take this important subject or themselves too seriously’.
    Paula Tunbridge. Deputy Director of HR. University of York.

    Upskill provides the springboard for self-development and personal fulfilment. An excellent addition to the area of performance psychology’.
    Dr Keith Earle. Sports Psychologist - Hull City Tigers.

    ‘A wonderful resource for anyone dealing with organisational issues or who has an interest in personal development. Every single one of the hundreds of options to develop performance is worth a read’.
    Jim Tamm. Co-author of ‘Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships’.

  2. Jeremiah Tesch Jeremiah Tesch says:

    A good collection of important skills with numerous relevant resource suggestions including books, TED talks, etc.

  3. Chris Rockford Chris Rockford says:

    Stacks of practical ideas to develop yourself and others, Upskill is a user-friendly treasure trove of personal development opportunities. A brilliant resource for anyone who wants learning and development in the workplace, but is too busy to access it. With over 800 tools and techniques to choose from, this book is both accessible and informative and will help any employee develop themselves around the key skills valued in business today. Well structured and easy to navigate, with a sprinkling of humour throughout - so the serious business of personal development isn't taken too seriously! Highly recommended. I can see this becoming a ‘go to’ book for any professional.

  4. Annnie Munroe Annnie Munroe says:

    I found this book a really informative and useful read – especially Chapter 4 on communication. As my son will shortly be moving from full-time education into the world of work, I'll be strongly advising him to take a look through every page of this fascinating book. The language used and the easy to follow layout could act as a work 'route-map' for him as he takes the first step on his career path. Clear, actionable tools and advice to help anyone develop inside and outside of work.

  5. Nicky Enderby Nicky Enderby says:

    Really interesting content. Just the sort of book I like - with no fillers or tedious stories to pad things out. Instead it is packed with user-friendly tips, tricks and tactics to help you develop yourself and others, includes: easy to apply tools, time-saving apps; topical insights; handy hacks; novel work methods; carefully selected videos; provocative articles; inspirational quotes and resources - all providing stacks of actionable ideas. Throughout each of the 21 chapters the advice is clear, concise and to the point. I also like the way the language used avoids any reliance on corporate speak and is deliberately jargon-free. Really useful - although I've found that I use it more as a reference book - to dip in and out whenever I need some fresh inspiration on a particular topic, rather than trying to read all of it in one go. Recommended for anytone wanting to take charge of their personal or professional development or pick up some new ideas.

  6. Stephen Tomlinson Stephen Tomlinson says:

    Full of evidence-based ideas and suggestions to take control of your career and develop key life skills - including: ability to influence, collaboration, commercial thinking, change and adaptation, constructive communication, creativity and innovation, direction and purpose, planning and organisation, customer service, developing others, interpersonal awareness, intuitive thought, motivation to succeed, self-development, people management, positive decisions, professional ethics, emotional control, results through action, specialist knowledge and use of information. Helpful to anyone who wants to progress in their job or who is interested in personal development. Also very useful for line managers, supervisors, coaches or HR when supporting others. I especially like the way the language used throughout the book avoids any reliance on ‘corporate speak’ and is deliberately jargon-free. Accessible and informative.

  7. Craig Martin Craig Martin says:

    Excellent book, covering all of the key transferable skills in detail. Easy to pick up and dip in to, without being superficial. Accessible and informative at the same time. Filled with lots of practical ideas to develop yourself and others both in and out of work. Paperback edition also looks pretty good to look at.

  8. Esta Rawlings Esta Rawlings says:

    One of my favourite personal development books form the last few years, containing over 800 practical ideas to develop yourself. The actionable advice in each of the 21 chapters is clear, concise and to the point. I also like the way the language used throughout ‘Upskill’ avoids any reliance on ‘corporate speak’ and is deliberately jargon-free. Essential reading.

  9. Steven Holme Steven Holme says:

    Really interesting and relevant book for anyone wanting to take charge of their professional development and manage their career. It contains hundreds of practical ideas to develop the skills which organizations are looking for. Easy to read and nicely laid out.

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