The Skill: The Most Critical Tool Needed to Increase Your Potential, Performance and Promotability

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Trafford Publishing, 2008 - Business & Economics - 184 pages

The most critical tool needed to increase your potential, performance and promotability

In a world moving at breakneck speed, with constant and complex changes, people need to adapt to the changing conditions to succeed. More specifically, they need The Skill. This book offers readers the chance to learn and apply a proven methodology for managing challenges such as personal change, new jobs, stretch assignments and global postings.

Based on Les Woller’s highly successful four-step process that has been applied effectively by thousands in businesses, governments, and in personal lives, “The Skill” is a method that fosters increased learning and adaptability.

The lessons learned and detailed in this book evolved from Les’ 25 years of experience where he recognized that many struggled with times of change. A significant number operated on “autopilot,” where they behaved in unthinking, habitual ways to problems and opportunities. They quickly fell into comfortable, but ineffective routines. Over the years Les developed a simple methodology to help them switch off autopilot and begin to effectively adapt to situations.

This book explains the four steps in the ARTT of “The Skill”, which people need to take - becoming more self-Aware, Reflecting on why they do what they do, Targeting situations and Trying new behaviors in these situations.

This book is essential for individuals, teams and organizations who want to enhance their performance, accelerate their promotability and increase their potential. It is an easy to use process for anybody. As the marketplace becomes more competitive and complex, the winners will be those with “the Skill” who can learn and adapt.

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About the author (2008)

Dave Ulrich is an author, speaker, management coach, and consultant.
Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Jon Younger career has been a mix of consulting, executive management and HR leadership.
Justin Allen is the Managing Director of The RBL Institute and a consultant with the firm.
Mark Nyman is a Principal with The RBL Group.

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