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Foundations Consulting has available the following training courses:


Library of Good Reads

  • The Management Bible - Neil Flanagan & Jarvis Finger

  • Brief Overview: A practical and easy to read reference manual, providing tips and guidance on a diverse range of business management issues, including:
    • Business Planning
    • Managing Relationships
    • Building Essential Skills
    • Staff Related Issues
    • Communicating
    • Managing Conflict
    • Marketing
    • Organisation-Wide Issues

  • The E-Myth (Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It) – Michael Gerber

  • Brief Overview: This is the book that coined the phrase ‘Working On’ versus ‘Working In’ the business and sets the scene for ‘professionalising’ a business.  Michael walks through the steps in the life of a business – from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed – and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise.

  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits (What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm) – Verne Harnish

  • Brief Overview: As an expert in helping entrepreneurs grow their firms, Verne offers some powerful insights into a range of leadership and business management principles.  Some of the topics include: ‘Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan’, ‘Mastering the Use of Core Values’, ‘Mastering the Quarterly Theme’ and ‘Mastering the Daily & Weekly Executive Meeting’.

  • The Leader’s Toolkit (Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Developing the Skills You Need) – CY Charney

  • Brief Overview: This unique reference manual provides a range of handy checklists and practical advice on topics such as:
    • Strategic Leadership (including alliances, change, influencing the future, governance and sustainability).
    • Leading Your People (including coaching, training, mentoring and retention).
    • Performance Leadership (including accountability, innovation and measurement).
    • Life and Career Management (including career development, learning and values).
    • Leadership Fundamentals (including authenticity, decision making, ethics and problem solving).

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • Brief Overview: This world renowned book provides a range of anecdotal stories and handy techniques on how to get along with and influence people in your daily business and social contacts. It covers such as:
    • Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
    • Six Ways to Make People Like You
    • Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
    • Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

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  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
  • Who Moved My Cheese – Dr Spencer Johnson
  • Our Iceberg Is Melting – John Kotter
  • Leading Change – John Kotter
  • The Heart of Change – John Kotter
  • Managing in Times of Change (24 Tools for Managers) - Michael Maginn
  • Influencer - The Power to Change Anything - Kerry Patterson & Joseph Grenny
  • Fish – Stephen Lundin
  • The Lombardi Rules of Leadership/Coaching – Vince Lombardi
  • How To Be A GREAT Coach – Marshall Cook
  • The Handbook For Leaders – John Zenger & Joseph Folkman
  • Not Bosses But Leaders – John Adair
  • Leadership & Motivation – John Adair
  • The Welch Way – Jeffrey Krames