"Your Management Mentor in your Pocket"

This is a book for those who dare to ask, “How can I move beyond the outdated management assumptions to a brave new era, and what tools are out there to help me?” The answers lie in ‘How not to Balls it up’.

I am by nature quite an introverted person and putting a book together has been a fairly big deal for me.

Here are some thoughts on who this book is for. If you’re relatively new to management or looking to get into management
for the first time, or you have been thrown into a management role at the deep end and been given no training, then this is definitely
for you. 

Or it may be that you are more experienced but have run out of ideas on how to develop your management role. Whatever stage
you’re at in your management career, I guarantee you will find in these pages practical ideas, hints, and tips you can implement

As the title states, you really will learn ‘How not to Balls it up’ as a manager. 

Buy this book if you want to:

  1. Gain confidence
  2. Become less stressed
  3. Build ideas on how to handle tricky situations
  4. Gain new ideas or revisit techniques that you have used before
  5. Make change and improvements quickly, with confidence
  6. Learn new management skills and step up your performance

The reviews are in:

“I’ve just finished reading ‘How not to balls it up’ by Tracy-Anne Barker MCMI and what an excellent read! I came across this book on LinkedIn and it’s fair to say the name caught my eye. I’m a fan of cutting out the rubbish and getting straight to it, this book definitely did that. It’s informal and informative with the checklists and ideas throughout, it’s even got sports metaphors. This book is a great read for any existing managers to confirm what they already know when the imposter monster strikes and refresh their knowledge, as well as being an invaluable read for new managers whilst they navigate their new position. Thank you Tracy-Anne” – Georgia, Harrogate

“What a fabulous read”  – Zoe T, Wiltshire

“Inspiring, informative, instructive, if you are a new or aspiring leader or manager. this book needs to be at the top of your shopping list” – Sharon B, Oxfordshire

“It bubbles with insight and energy, and every encounter reveals some new nugget of information” – Neil, Kent

“This feels like having a management mentor in my pocket, I wish you had written it years ago” – Gill, London

“The chapters are punchy, providing practical tips which are easy to remember and will enable a leader or manager to make change quickly” – Karen, Kent

How to buy the book:

Via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1739107608

Via Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/how-not-to-balls-it-up/tracy-anne-barker/9781739107604

Via Blackwells: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/How-Not-to-Balls-It-Up-by-Tracy-Anne-Barker/9781739107604

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