27 September 2023

Best Behaviour

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Tony Holmwood, Woodslane, $39.95.

Equitable and symmetrical, the Balanced Behavioural Development Model, outlined in this book, provides a mathematical basis to behavioural learning.

“This framework can be used by HR and managers to positively change people’s lives with targeted employee development, to rapidly transform a business’s culture and supercharge growth.”

According to change management thought leader and people strategist, Holmwood is passionate about human behaviour and development. He’s developed an appreciation for strategy that enables those in charge to lead proactive, forward-focused organisations.

Holmwood believes that emotional intelligence in leaders is a strong indicator of success because they enable a big-picture, future-directed cultural competence.

Professional development is at the core of this book. Change, growth and leadership start with the individual, along with people strategies. Tony makes hypothetical arguments and assumptions about behaviour and sets out to prove them.

As well as life experience, research is added to support arguments with the premise that healthy, well-adjusted people are being targeted. This book is as much about bad actions as it is good because the mind recognises both. Positive growth approaches are offered, while negative content is added to support necessary arguments.

The commercial accountant by profession makes bold statements on the future of people strategy and human development. HR professionals, managers and leaders: get set to benefit from tactics that will change the face of human resources by elevating the profile to a transformational coaching capability.

Some thought-provoking and ground-breaking insights will enable employees to “discover their intrinsically driven purpose and engaging and empowering them to more productively develop and grow”.

What is the strategy that will change the face of HR professionals, managers and leaders? If your answer is correct, you could be one of three lucky winners to get a specially autographed copy of Best Behaviour.
Entries should be sent to [email protected] by next Monday, 12 August 2019. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on Tuesday.

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