Apr 4, 2023
Does everyone have a book in them? How hard it is to take an idea to publication?
In this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, authors Andy Lancaster, Nelson Sivalingam, Michelle Parry-Slater and Gary Cookson join Ross G to share their experiences. We discuss:
· why they wanted to write a book in the first place
· how to get started
· advice for overcoming the stress of a deadline.
Andy’s book is Driving Performance Through Learning.
Nelson’s is Learning at Speed.
Michelle’s is The Learning and Development Handbook.
Gary’s is HR for Hybrid Working.
All four are available from Kogan Page and Amazon.
During the discussion, Gary referenced Rob Baker’s book Personalization at Work, available at: tailoredthinking.co.uk/personalizationatwork
Michelle recommended Scrivener for writing: literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview
In What I Learned This Week, Nelson referenced the ‘Eisenhower Matrix’. You can see our article on this at: mindtools.com/al1e0k5/eisenhowers-urgentimportant-principle
Michelle discussed her new podcast series, Learning from the Edge.
Andy, while recovering from surgery to his shoulder, recommended the paper: Roberts, C. E., Phillips, L. H., Cooper, C. L., Gray, S., & Allan, J. L. (2017). Effect of different types of physical activity on activities of daily living in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of aging and physical activity, 25(4), 653-670. Online at: journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/japa/25/4/article-p653.xml
Gary recommended Aftermath by Harald Jahner:
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Connect with our speakers
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· Ross Garner - @RossGarnerMT
· Andy Lancaster - @AndyLancasterUK
· Nelson Sivalingham - @ThatNelsonDude
· Michelle Parry-Slater - @MiPS1608
· Gary Cookson - @Gary_Cookson