Having spent the whole of my working life mentoring, coaching and training both within organisations and now running my own consultancy, Nigel reminds us of the fundamental principles of this work. He invites us to consider both hearts and minds. He eloquently and deftly guides us through the tools and techniques that really help people and organisations perform at their peak. I would highly recommend this book to those starting out as well as seasoned professionals.
Rob Brown, Rob Brown Training & Consultancy
This is the first book I have read for a long time that approaches the subject of improving performance in the work place in a very practical, realistic and achievable way. The author clearly identifies that responsibility lies firmly with each individual to make a positive contribution; that issues can be only resolved if they are approached openly and honestly, and that a permanent positive attitude can become the ethos to help achieve outstanding results. The ultimate outcome being that work can be fun, personally satisfying and much more rewarding for everyone.
John Leach, Mentor-UK. Biz
It’s not often I find a book which is so full of learning that I want to read it slowly – Love at Work is one such prize.
Nigel Cutts’ personal combination of rigour and compassion characterises this object of beauty. Not only beautiful – it’s practical too and part of my journey with ‘Love at Work’ has been trying out its thought-provoking activities.
Louise Mycroft, The Odyssey Journey
Love at Work contains a superb collection of wisdom, some new and some familiar. Whilst reading the book I often found myself staring out of the window contemplating the information in the text (always a good sign), I wouldn’t have ever placed the concept of love and work together but it struck me that through every good piece of management I have witnessed the thesis of love at work was alive and present and it was clearly absent in every lousy managerial experience.
Nigel’s book has made a profound impact on me. Without too much conscious thought my actions have changed. Maybe this is due to the fact that after a year of playing around with the idea of meditation, I have now started to do so. In addition to the wealth of information the book contains many references to further reading and study.
I can confidently recommend this book, as I am sure the wisdom contained within will enrich any reader’s life.
Dan Taylor, Hays Consulting
Having read numerous business books about leadership and how to get the best out of people Love at work is a refreshing read. Extremely well written with easy to do exercises, this book has given me confidence to develop my management skills in a way that I have real belief. In short an extremely motivating book!
I really like Love at Work. It pulls together a wealth of great ideas, overlaid with the author’s personal experiences of building successful businesses. This is all lovingly woven into a unique philosophy based on establishing respect and care as key values into all aspects of our lives, including the workplace. The author’s background and clear thinking lead to some great concise diagrams. A whole school of thought can be found, distilled into an easily digestible page, without losing any of the quality or depth of the original ideas. In summary the whole book oozes quality. It is extremely well written and produced on very good paper. It has fabulously detailed further reference pages, which allow us to share a lifetime’s reading and wisdom. It is with pleasure that I whole-heartedly recommend Love at Work. It lifts the spirits and serves well, as a continual reference of how to achieve happiness and success.
Glenn Jones, Citi
This book is one of the best, most practical, self improvement books I have read.
In short if you have a company, are thinking of starting a company or wish to improve your work life then this is a must read!
I have read a plethora of self improvement books over the years, better sales techniques, better goal setting, better management and they never seem to hit the mark completely. Love at Work has distilled all of the ideas into a practical guide and shows how harmony and team work can really work. Sharing a vision with the organisation, nurturing staff to excel and working together towards common goals, well it’s all here. I have often wondered how to manage certain individuals that did not seem to fit what I needed and there has been a huge positive outcome for my business after using some of Nigel’s ideas. This book is a must read for anyone who really believes that work does not have to be a grind. This could be the new way in business for the 21st Century.
Dan Hall, HSL
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