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Other sections of the Orion Success Kitbag

Building brilliant client relationships – being a trusted advisor

The best HR people know their clients like they know themselves. They can also adapt their approach and style to match the client. They build deep trusting relationships. This section gives you a range of tips and tools to manage and improve your client relationships. More...

Making a difference – understanding the business and setting the HR agenda

The best HR people work on initiatives that directly contribute to achieving the business goals and strategy. Here we provide you with tools and techniques for analysing the needs of the business, developing an HR agenda or strategy, prioritising and measuring HR interventions. More...

Buy-in – getting your ideas accepted

As good as your HR strategy or ideas may be, it is of little use if you cannot get your ideas accepted. This section gives you tools and techniques for getting your ideas accepted by your clients. We look at how to present information so that the client is most receptive. We also have lots of ideas for adopting a more flexible approach to influencing others. More...

Doing what’s right – being independent

Sometimes doing what is right is not easy. Challenging the client takes guts. You need to be clear about what you think and why. This section will help you to clarify where you stand. We also help you to assess the risks to determine what are the right battles to fight and how to manage your self to maintain a clear perspective. More...

Creating success in others

Being an effective manager can be difficult when trying also to ensure excellence in what you do yourself.  In this section we look at your role as a leader.  We also look at how to develop others including giving someone feedback. In addition we explore different leadership styles.  Finally, winning hearts and minds of your team as well as the wider business, can be key to success.  We look at how to engage others. More...

Reading and websites– servant leadership articles

Harvard Business review articles

  • Managing oneself by Peter Drucker
  • How resilience works by Diane L Coulti

The EI advantage – putting emotional intelligence into practice

by Patricia McBride and Susan Maitland

Seven habits of highly effective people

by Stephen Covey

The inner game of work

by Timothy Gallwey (Also the inner game of tennis, golf and skiing any of these has the technique for quieting the inner voice and improving concentration and focus)

The C zone – peak performance under pressure

by Robert Kriegel and Marilyn Harris Kriegel (also has the techniques for quieting the inner voice and improving concentration and focus)

Finding flow – The psychology of engagement with everyday life

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (or any of his other books on flow)

Your inner coach

by Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago

Instant confidence

by Paul McKenna

Beside ourselves – our hidden personality in everyday life

by Naomi L Quenk

Courage to love

by Stephen Gilligan (describes the concept of sponsorship and centering)

Visionary leadership skills

by Robert Dilts

Creative visualisation

by Shakti Gawin

Now discover your strengths

by Marcus Buckingham

Changing belief systems

by R Dilts

Before you think another thought

by Bruce I Doyle

SCORE – the secret formula for thinking like a champion

by Jim Fannin

On becoming a servant leader

by Robert K Greenleaf

Coach to awakened

by Robert Dilts (especially sections on mentoring, sponsorship and awakening)

Wishcraft – how to get what you really want

by Barbara Sher

Finding your own north star

by Martha Beck

Alpha leadership

by Anne Deering, Robert Dilts and Julian Russell (section on align)