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Growing People - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843342137, 9781780631547

Growing People

1st Edition

Learning and Developing from Day to Day Experience

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Authors: Bob Thomson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843342144
Paperback ISBN: 9781843342137
eBook ISBN: 9781780631547
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2006
Page Count: 176
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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 effective relationships. It also sets out a practical approach to identifying and nurturing talent and managing succession issues.

Key Features

  • Written by an experienced management development professional in clear and easily understood language
  • Aimed at busy line managers who want to take seriously their role in developing people
  • Chapters can be read as stand alone guides to topics such as coaching, feedback and talent management


Managers and human resources professionals

Table of Contents

Learning from experience; A coaching approach; Giving, generating and gathering feedback; Mentoring; Developing teams and organisations; Creating relationships; Conversations that make a difference; Talent management.


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About the Author

Bob Thomson

Bob Thomson is the Management Development Adviser at the University of Warwick. He is responsible for developing the leadership capability of academic and administrative staff, coaching individuals and teams, and helping departments to improve their effectiveness as an organisation. He was previously Leadership Development Manager at National Grid Transco where he was responsible for building leadership capability at all levels and shifting the culture to a more open, informal and coaching style of leadership. Bob has qualifications in management learning, coaching and counselling.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Warwick, UK


Regardless of whether you are the manager or the managed, new to mentoring and staff development, or already reading it, Bob Thompson offers a thought provoking book., Scottish Health Information Network

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