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I found this book to be an’ easy read’. Whilst offering practical tips it also offers food for thought and the book enables you to dip in and out quickly if you want to recap on certain thoughts. To me this is a work book, an activity book which helped me gain an understanding as to where I am in my quest for ‘change’. Tip; use a pencil. You find that as you progress through the book you might want to change some of your thoughts and ideas.
I’ve read a lot of books on change. I retired in 2012. I spent 2013 making poor decisions and spending money unwisely. Peter’s book came out in 2014. In contrast to those other books, Peter’s is not turgid and I didn’t feel like I was wading through treacle trying to figure out the message. So now I can start again and, with Peter’s tool kit, place a bit more structure around my thought-processes leading to my decision-making and be a little less impulsive. His self-effacing and candid s… Read more
Peter is an effective listener who allows the individual time to reflect and come to their own conclusions. He is good at offering the individual the opportunity to process their thoughts and ideas in a safe environment.
This is a compact and concise smart guide book. It is easy to pick up and dip into any of the 12 chapters. An easy read and I particularly like the fact that there is lined space to write your thoughts and ideas down. Also as a trainer, it is good to see that the author has thought about learning, this can take place as the reader has the option to write down and review their key learning points at the end of each chapter.
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Insight into [the organisation] and things to be mindful of was useful. Conversation about leadership and dealing with senior management went well.
Dealing with Senior Management Skill
Many thanks for the report and the time you have taken. I will freshen the CV up a little and use more powerful words at the start of sentences. The advice given was helpful, speedy and will help in my future applications.
Thank you very much for your comprehensive and detailed review of my CV which you have managed to return to me within 3 days of submission. Your report has provided me with clear and achievable recommendations which I intend to put into place immediately. Your feedback is honest and constructive, and it is evident that you have given my CV careful consideration before compiling the report. I will also be taking the time to look at your CV evidence builder and template as although ask for a small… Read more
I found that Peter was able to focus me and encouraged clarity of thinking. I have been able to prioritise and address issues at work as they appear. Peter was supportive and suggested a number of options to enable me to be time efficient and organised.
Pete has thoroughly researched his field and willingly lends his experiences to those who are contemplating what is for anyone, an uncertain step. He guides and suggests leaving the individual clearer to decide what the right path is for them.
Thank you for taking the time to review my CV. Other than internal applications most police officers do not need to complete a CV so somewhat of a challenge when we are looking to move out into “the real world”. I found your feedback honest, constructive and extremely helpful and would recommend it to others.