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About Jo Manton

Jo works at senior management levels as a business coach and workshop leader, designing and using creative approaches to facilitate individuals and groups to work more thoughtfully and effectively to achieve higher levels of performance and to transfer learning. Jo specialises in helping clients to identify and tackle the real issues with which they are dealing in the workplace and beyond. Her approach is practical and her philosophy is based upon concepts drawn from somatics, ontology, and systems thinking. In all her work, Jo draws on a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to optimise the learning experience, ensuring clients achieve solutions that are both practical and inspirational and have a profound and lasting impact.

Is your office a safe place?

Health and safety is an issue that all workplaces take seriously – and there are all manner of forms, checks and safety equipment designed to keep us physically safe in the workplace. But being safe is much more than having the right equipment; it’s just as important that we feel safe  when we work – [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Inclusive Leadership|Result Type: Post

Book Review – Becoming a Better Boss: Why Good Management is Most Difficult by Julian Birkenshaw

This book was picked by CIPD’s People Management magazine as one of their recommended top five stocking fillers for Christmas 2013 and, as you can see from the date of this review, it has taken me almost exactly three months to read it. Thankfully, it wasn’t a Christmas gift from a family member. The first question I ask myself is, why has it taken me so long to read? I have a busy life, of course, but that cannot be the only reason: I do have the opportunity to read books on occasion and Becoming a Better Boss is neither a difficult nor a lengthy read. Granted, I had other books to complete before picking up this one but even so, it has taken a long time to read for someone interested in good management, self-development and learning how to become better at things. I think the reason is that, for me, this book lacks a compelling ‘pull’ factor. Maybe it’s because I’m reading it for the purpose of writing a review rather as something I might have chosen after browsing through a bookstore, coffee in hand on a Saturday afternoon. But I am the kind of person who reads management books at the weekend out of personal choice, so why is this book one I found myself less happy to spend my ‘free’ time reading? […]

By | March 20th, 2014|Management Development|Result Type: Post