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Guides to help you make your workplace a fabulous place to work!

Professor Derek Mowbray has created an excellent range of Guides to help organisations and individuals achieve Peak Performance. Bookmark this page to ensure you don't miss new publications from MAS.

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Special prices can be arranged for bulk orders for the Guides, please request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.

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For conferences and internal workshops these guides are ideal re-enforcement documents and can be over-printed with company and event logos. Covers can be produced in company colours. request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.

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The Guide to the Wellbeing and Performance Agenda

The Guide to the Wellbeing and Performance Agenda presents the WellBeing and Performance Agenda, a systemic approach to the prevention of Psychological Presenteeism and the achievement of peak performance. It examines the four key elements: adaptive organisational culture, adaptive leadership, adaptive working environment and the adaptive individual and lays emphasis on the necessity of addressing all four elements as part of a strategic approach to developing an organisation's peak performance.

It is written for Champions for Change, those involved with Organisation and Management Development, and provides the processes to achieve peak performance from individuals and organisations. Read more..

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The Guide to Psychological Responsibility@Work

This is a Guide to help you look after your psychological health and wellbeing at work, as well as helping others to do the same. The impetus for preparing and writing this Guide has come from the continuing levels of stress at work, and the negative impact this is having on the performance of people and their workplaces.

There is a connection between feeling mentally fit and doing things well. You will know yourself that when you feel bright, alert and cheerful you find the energy to do anything and everything. It’s a great feeling to have.

Psychological Responsibility is about your responsibility to yourself to be mentally and psychologically fit, as well as helping others to feel the same. No one else can do this for you.

Adopting Psychological Responsibility will help you rejuvenate flagging energy and stimulate enthusiasm to work effectively and productively. You’ll feel much better if you can achieve this, and help others feel the same. Read more..

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The Guide to Personal Resilience

This Guide to Personal Resilience is designed to boost Personal Resilience by helping to strengthen your attitude generally, so that when you have to confront a specific challenging event, you have stronger all round personal resilience and a greater understanding of how to face up to and overcome the challenge.

Resilience is a process of getting a robust attitude in the face of challenging and threatening events. It is also about becoming a stronger person as a consequence of facing up to and overcoming challenging experiences.

The Personal Resilience Guide contains our Resilience Assessment Questionnaire along with tasks and exercises to complete, which when taken together, will have a positive impact on personal resilience. Read more..

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The Guide to Organisational Resilience

This Guide examines the psychological environment in which the leaders and workforce are expected to work and makes the link between the psychological environment and the performance of the organisation's people.

It focuses on the organisation as one with a positive culture, timely responsiveness, enhanced reputation, consistent peak performance, and a socially engaged workforce.

This Guide focuses on the psychological environment in which the leaders and workforce are expected to work.

In the Guide you will find frameworks, questionnaires and exercises to help with the development of your organisation into one that is resilient, with a psychologically healthy workforce performing consistently at its peak. Read more..

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The Guide to the Managers Role in Resilience

Managers operate at all levels of the organisation. They set the tone, the climate and the expectations for the workforce. They wield enormous power over others and it is important that this power is used to achieve mental wellbeing and performance for organisations to achieve consistent peak performance.

This Guide aims to help with the creation of a working environment that provokes positive attitudes and peak performance within the workforce, reduces the events and poor behaviours that may trigger stress and reduces the need for the workforce to call on their resilience. Read more..

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The Manager’s Role in Stress Prevention

It is a Manager’s responsibility to get the best possible performance from their teams. This means creating and sustaining a working environment that provokes individuals to feel psychologically well, so they can focus and concentrate on their work, enjoy working, feel a great sense of satisfaction at the end of their working day and want to come to work again the next day.

The purpose of this Guide is to raise awareness, impart some understanding and skills, and to make a difference by helping Managers to:

  • prevent events and behaviours that may trigger stressful reactions;
  • adopt intelligent behaviours that prevent stress in the workforce and, simultaneously,
  • create and sustain a working environment that enables the workforce to thrive and produce consistent peak performance;
  • recognise the signs of negative stress within their team and take the appropriate action.

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The Guide to Adaptive Leadership

The Guide to Adaptive Leadership explains that Adaptive Leadership is a process based on the principle of ‘sharing responsibility for the future success of the organisation’ – shared with everyone in the workforce. The process is based on the knowledge that healthy self interest, and that of others, is tied together. The Guide to Adaptive Leadership is written to help Champions for Change bring about a change in the process of leadership and management.

The Guide explains Adaptive Leadership and sets out the phases of implementation. Read more..

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Special Offers:

We have provided some special offers for you if you would like to purchase more than one Guide at the same time.

The Resilience Set

The Guide to The Manager’s Role in Stress Prevention
The Guide to Personal Resilience
The Guide to the Managers Role in Resilience

The Resilience Guide set can be bought for approximately 10% discount to the total price of the three books bought separately. Read more..

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The Complete Guide Set

Consists of all six guides:

The Guide to the Wellbeing and Performance Agenda
The Guide to Psychological Responsibility@Work
The Guide to Personal Resilience
The Guide to Corporate Resilience
The Guide to Adaptive Leadership
The Guide to the Managers Role in Resilience

The complete collection of Guides can be bought for approximately 10% discount to the total price of the six books bought separately. Read more..

Bulk Orders

To place bulk orders for the Guides, please request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.

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