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Though there are shelves of books about training, coaching and development out there, this book has the virtue of focus. Rather than trying to be a comprehensive guide, Patrick Forsyth teaches you how to train effectively without getting bogged down in theory, big budgets, politics or an endless number of possible approaches. He stresses how important staff development is to your competitive position, and shows you how to carry out on-the-job and formal training. His advice is practical and offers some surprising twists. Forsyth provides bulleted lists, checklists and a sample form or two to help you implement this. Although his use of colloquial U.K. English might make U.S. readers pause for a moment or two, it provides the right touch for his emphasis on action, simplicity and focus. getAbstract recommends this book to front-line managers who want to develop their employees.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to create “SMART” job descriptions;
  • How to include six main principles in your training; and
  • What activities can help your students understand and remember their training.

About the Author

Patrick Forsyth consults on issues such as marketing, management, communications and associated skills. He has published widely and has more than 20 years of business experience. His other books include: Successful Time Management, Business Planning and Marketing in Publishing.



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