Performance – The Secrets of Successful Behaviour

Performance – The Secrets of Successful Behaviour
Author: Robin Stuart-Kotze
Price: £17.99
Publisher: FT Prentice Hall
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0273707981

This is an easy-to-read and engaging book that clearly advises readers of an age-old secret: behaviour drives performance. Stuart-Kotze unlocks long-ignored self-awareness avoidables and provides post-shock remedies that you actually want to try.

This is a book that needs to be read by all, not just HR practitioners. Everyone can gain from knowing how their behaviour affects performance – the good and the bad. Most of us will want to improve, and Stuart-Kotze guides readers through the science of behaviour change logically and inspiringly. Even better, if you can do it for yourself, then why not encourage others – leadership, after all, is about getting people to improve their performance.

Most organisations have change-blockers within them, but whatever the reasons for negative attitudes, there are solutions, and in the “right” working environment they can be converted into change champions. We are reminded that a trusting, transparent and supportive management ethos of delegation, development and recognition, linked to the discipline of effectively dealing with blocking behaviours, will provide the framework of performance-driven leadership. Motivational behaviour emanates from such a framework.

This book is more than just a starter in performance management – it is an on-going motivator in itself. Read, enjoy and change.

Useful? Four out of five stars
Well-written? Four out of five stars
Practical? Four out of five stars
Inspirational? Five out of five stars
Value for money? Four out of five stars
Overall? Four out of five stars

Reviewed by Peter Bailey, deputy head of HR, Thurrock Council

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