Learning Made Simple books give you skills without frills. They are matched to the main qualifications and written by experienced teachers and authors to make often tricky subjects simple to learn. Every book is designed carefully to provide bite-sized lessons matched to readers' needs.

    Using full colour thoughout and written by leading teachers and writers, Learning Made Simple books build on a rich legacy of over 50 years as leading publishers helping to learn new skills and develop their talents.

    Whether studying at college, training at work, or reading at home, aiming for a qualification or simply getting up to speed, Learning Made Simple Books will give readers the advantage of easy, well-organized training materials in a handy volume you can refer to again and again.

    These titles will be promoted direct to training companies and learners, and individuals will be urged to buy them not only by college lecturers but also by trainers at work. These titles will be core stock for years to come.

    The books are written by experienced HR trainers and will be typeset by PK McBride (an experienced teacher and author of several Learning Made Simples himself). PK McBride has a thorough understanding of the ethos of the LMSs books and his involvement will insure that all titles have a layout and style consistent with the brand.

    Lesley Partridge has 18 years' experience in the writing, design and development of learning materials aimed at the management and people development market. Lesly trained in educational publishing with Jossey-Bass, Wadsworth, and the University of California at Berkley Press in the US. Her clients have included Scottish Power, BSkyB, British Gas, Crown Prosecution Service, RNIB and the BBC.

    How to use the book; Build a successful team; Know your team; Get to know the people; Define your purpose; Agree clear objectives; Focus on the stakeholders; Make a contract; Communicate; Enquire and listen; Explain and inform; Lead team meetings; Use technology; Understand motivation; Take the lead; Celebrate success; Build trust and support; Move from control to trust; Give frequent feedback; Seek feedback; Deal with conflict; Integrate new members; Remember stakeholders; Focus on the task; Focus on the individual; Give ownership; Review; Understand the need to learn and improve; Clarify the problem; Generate ideas; Assess the options; Make the decision; Aim for continuous improvement


    Lesley Partridge