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.
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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We have created a number of collected sets of the guides which, when bought together, are sold at approximately 10% discount. See below.
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..
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..
For teams to perform at their peak, they must be harmonious and self-critical, with a culture that is open, transparent, yet stimulating, whilst achieving a common purpose and, above all, there must be trust. Team members need to feel consistently psychologically well, as this, combined with motivation and a positive attitude, offers the opportunity for it to perform at its peak.
The Guide to Team Resilience aims to develop teams as vibrant mini organisations, sensitive to their environment and with the capability and capacity to maintain performance through change and challenge.
The exercises and questionnaires in the Guide require teams to work together to raise awareness and understanding, and collectively develop resilience and the intelligent behaviours found in high performing teams. Read more..
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..
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.
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..
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..
Brilliant leaders deal with uncertainty, navigate through the maze of conflicting demands, can envision the future, and convey their enthusiasm and complete commitment to achieving great success. They inspire followers to achieve their dreams. Managers, on the other hand, deal with processes and certainty. Their lives revolve around completing tasks and delivering what is expected from them.They don’t seek to influence and persuade.
This Guide helps to transform managers into leaders who lead people. It provides insights into the purpose of leaders, everyday behaviours that inspire, and the behaviours that persuade. It sets out the steps to create a healthy organisation - a pre-requisite for a successful business, one that realises its true and full potential. Read more..
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..
We have provided some special offers for you if you would like to purchase more than one Guide at the same time.
The Mini Resilience Guide set can be bought for approximately 10% discount to the total price of the three books bought separately. Read more..
The Complete Resilience Guide set can be bought for approximately 10% discount to the total price of the five books bought separately. Read more..
Consists of all nine guides:
The Guide to Personal Resilience
The Guide to the Managers Role in Resilience
The Guide to Team Resilience
The Guide to Organisational Resilience
The Guide to The Manager’s Role in Stress Prevention
The Guide to Psychological Responsibility@Work
The Guide to the Wellbeing and Performance Agenda
The Guide to Adaptive Leadership
Transforming Managers to Leaders
The complete collection of Guides can be bought for approximately 10% discount to the total price of the nine books bought separately. Read more..
To place bulk orders for the Guides, please request more details here or call Barbara Leigh on 01242 241882.