Kate Mercer’s book, ‘A Buzz in the Building: How to build and lead a brilliant organisation‘, has received some very favourable reviews since its publication in March 2016. Here are just a selection of the comments:
Kate has delivered a well-structured, informative book that offers practical down-to-earth examples and solutions. Highly recommended as a guide for those starting their leadership career or as a good reminder for those already in a leadership role.
PS: As an avid reader I also liked the feel of the book and that it was peppered with quirky illustrations.” Akasha Lonsdale-Deighton, Founder and Director, The Life Mastery Academy ™
My own small organisation had reached the end of ‘First Generation Start-up’ and my co-Directors and I were stressing about what to do next with our success. Then we found the book, the warning signs ‘struck a chord’ with us, and without hiring expensive consultants we found a wealth of advice and guidance about what could happen next. The main chapters of the book then set out a series of issues to be addressed; some chapters address Mindsets and some address Skills. In our case the Mindsets were most useful. They challenged our perceptions about how to run our business and gave us the confidence to do difficult things, like ‘let go’ for starters! The Skills chapters would be particularly useful for relatively inexperienced people managers, and for the more experienced, they serve as a useful refresher; after all you need to be reminded of the basics at regular intervals throughout your career. Finally, the Conclusion section on p145 deserves a mention. This is four pages of relentless home truths which make me suspicious that the author may have been a ‘fly on our wall’. All so true.
A refreshingly honest companion to any management team responsible for taking the next steps without completely messing things up!” Jon Wiseman, Director, VA Rail Ltd