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Bringing the Human Being Back to Work

The 10 Performance and Development Conversations Leaders Must Have

Authors: Baker, Tim

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  • Pinpoints 10 vital conversations on performance and development
  • Takes readers step-by-step through coaching conversations every manager must have
  • Provides a much-needed human perspective in a work landscape dominated by narratives of automation and mechanisation
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About this book

For the past 100 years, we’ve progressively dehumanized our places of work. We’ve learned to systemize, homogenize, and mechanize – all in the quest for greater efficiency and cost-saving. We’ve forgotten that the human being is the centre of work.

This book highlights the ten essential performance and development conversations leaders must have to restore human spirit at work. First, it explains the importance of cultivating an authentic workplace by resisting the dumbing down of work and respecting employee dignity. Second, it presents five developmental conversations, from coaching to relationship-building. Third, it outlines five performance conversations, from climate review to innovation.

An organization – any organization – is a group of people working together towards a common goal, but we tend to lose sight of this simple idea. Too often, human resources are lumped in with technological resources, administrative resources and financial resources. Managers become obsessed with processes, procedures and systems. Tim Baker provides leaders with a roadmap to bring the human being back to work.

About the authors

Tim Baker is a thought leader, international consultant and author. He is Managing Director of WINNERS-AT-WORK Pty Ltd, which specializes in assisting managers to develop productive workplace cultures. He was voted one of the 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress, awarded by a distinguished international panel to professionals “who are doing extraordinary work” in the field of Human Resource Development.

Tim has published seven books with Palgrave Macmillan, including The New Influencing Toolkit: Capabilities for Communicating with Influence (2015), The End of the Job Description: Shifting From a Job-Focus To a Performance-Focus (2015) and Performance Management for Agile Organizations: Overthrowing The Eight Management Myths That Hold Businesses Back (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Tim has conducted over 2,430 seminars, workshops and keynote addresses to over 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups. He regularly writes for HR industry press.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93172-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93171-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06606-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing the Human Being Back to Work
Book Subtitle
The 10 Performance and Development Conversations Leaders Must Have
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93172-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93172-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93171-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06606-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 223
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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