[testimonial company=”million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” author=”Marshall Goldsmith”]
Product or service, manufacturing or consulting, industries across a wide spectrum will gain from David Berke’s wisdom and experience in executive and employee development. Rather than re-invent the wheel, he takes well-understood concepts and structures and applies them to his new approach, Supported Self-Development. Armed with this new book, both managers and their employees will be able to forge a path toward achieving mutual and individual goals.
[testimonial company=”President: Xander, Inc; and Principal: Leadership Development at Amazon.com” author=”Michael Wakefield”]
David Berke does a terrific job of “demystifying” development. He shows managers how to lever skills they use every day toward developing people. He allows us to listen in on conversations that demonstrate how to do it. This is a very practical guide for managers wanting to develop others.
[testimonial company=”Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Cubic Corporation (retired)” author=”Bernie Kulchin”]
I … found it to be of great practical use. It is written quite well and could have definite appeal to Human Resources and Organizational Development people. It was very helpful to have forms that can be used and it was done in an easy to read, case study approach which is not academic and therefore could further appeal to the practitioner.
[testimonial company=”Executive Coach, San Diego” author=”Cathy Bolger”]
I have been an executive coach over 20 years. After reading David Berke’s book, I have shifted my view on approaching employee development. I will be suggesting this project management approach to developing employees to future coachees. In addition, this book also includes useful forms and examples in its easy-to-use format!
[testimonial company=”Distinguished Scholar, Education Development Center” author=”Erik Butler”]
I have long been struck that the best management books seem to organize and re-state the obvious, but wind up being subtly practical, common-sensical and even useful by how they organize and re-tell actual experience. I had that sense of all of Chris Argyris’ books, and Warren Bennis’. And I had that response to yours. I’d say that’s pretty good company, wouldn’t you?
[testimonial company=”Director of Publications, Center for Creative Leadership (1989-2009)” author=”Martin Wilcox”]With straightforward writing, judicious use of framing ideas, good examples, and practical aids, it definitely makes what many consider a daunting task understandable and doable.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”India” author=”Dr. Johnson C. Philip”]This book is meant for managers who want an easy to use method to support the development of their employees. This book is also for HR staff whose job includes helping managers to develop their employees. I read the book with great interest because my job function as a college Principal involves a lot of management and also management-training. The author knows his subject well and explains it in a manner very enjoyable to the reader. He introduces the SMART approach very early in the book, and goes on to discuss the subject in a detailed manner.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”Classroom Consultant” author=”Gayle Wolfe”]
I read Supported Self-Development in two nights as I wanted to get the full impact immediately. I found that the use of scenarios made the information much more meaningful for me. The chapters flowed easily and were very well-organized. I especially appreciated the way there were frequent recaps. It was also helpful that the beginning of many chapters pointed out the information that was to be discussed. I look forward to sharing this book with my colleagues very soon.