As good as Glen’s training, facilitation and coaching are, there is only so much information that can be conveyed in workshops and 1-1 sessions. The following resources take a much deeper dive into Glen’s areas of expertise.
The title of this book arose as Glen Sharkey interviewed 25 senior workplace leaders on their earliest leadership roles, and various versions of “I was thrown in the deep end” occurred over and over again. These interviews explore issues such as:
Many seasoned workplace leaders will agree with the notion that the hardest leadership role is often the first, especially if you’re being promoted to lead the team you’ve been a part of. In this book especially aimed at emerging leaders, Glen Sharkey considers issues such as:
How many of us have lost sleep over the need to have a courageous conversation with a difficult person? This book chronicles the journey of Sandra (a team leader), her troublesome team member (Daniel), and Sandra’s business coach who assists her in holding Daniel accountable. Along the way Sandra’s confidence and skill grow as a result of exposure to the mechanics of these conversations and how to negotiate her way through the minefield.
Influence may be a synonym for leadership, but it is not merely confined to formal leadership roles in the workplace. As this book will articulate, influence occurs in families, with customers, with neighbours, on the sports field with fellow players and the opposition and even the referee or umpire. In fact, influence is seen at its clearest when it occurs for the benefit of both parties without any positional authority in the relationship.
This book outlines the why, what and how, of influencing others in an easy to read format with numerous real life stories to illustrate. If you lead others in any capacity then you are going to greatly benefit from reading this book.
“This this book is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to enhance the quality of the presentations! More than ever before people from all walks of life are being called on to present, and is a true master of the craft with decades of experience Glen Sharkey has written a book that is a ‘presenting investment’, whether you’re an absolute novice, a professional speaker, or a world champion!”
“Here’s a book that is written in a clever way that allows you to dip in and out wherever you like- you’ll be able to open any page and find something that will help you achieve more with enthusiasm. Here is the ideal solution for those who haven’t got time to read a whole book-although after you’ve read a few of the ‘Motivation Equation Hacks’, you may decide that it’s in your best interests to read the whole book!”
Steve Gurney- Legendary and Iconic Athlete
Record Winner (9 X’s) of the “Coast-to-Coast”-New Zealand’s Toughest Single Day Multisport
Fairly Common Tales is a delightful and fun collation of short stories investigating issues we are all too familiar with in both our workplaces and our personal lives: How do we have good relationships? How do we inspire and motivate others? How do we communicate effectively? How do we deal with other people’s attitudes? These stories, written in fable form, highlight issues such as: communication, dealing with difficult employees, dealing with teams comprised of very different personalities, and creating positive workplace cultures and so on. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the medium - there is absolute gold in these pages for people who lead, manage, and train others.
“Little Red Racing Hood” follows the tale of four very different behavioural styles that come together as an unlikely team to take part in a reality TV show building backyard tree huts. The team (and show) almost derails because of personality clashes until the producers force a ‘tools down’ so that the teams can be exposed to some timely advice from a behavioural styles’ expert. But is it too little too late for Little Red Racing Hood and her incongruous team…?