How To Guides - Tools

This page brings together some short guides on how to improve your working life, develop your team and provides links to websites where you can access more tools

Short guide to Resources

How To develop the Courage to deal with "those" issues - see the attached; The Courage Dilemma

How to Develop Resilience - Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don't go as planned.

Brainstorming kit - A popular tool which helps you find creative solutions to a problem.

Stability Zones - If members of your team are struggling with change, then educate them on the importance of Stability Zones, and have a plan to create Stability Zones in the workplace.

Improving decision making kit -  'Six Thinking Hats' is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

If you found these useful please visit the Mindtools website. The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 700 management, career and thinking skills.


Businessballs - For free career help, business training, organisational development - inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools and templates visit 


NHS Local - Has a a number of really useful guides and e-learning packages including;


A manager's guide to managing stress Looking after your staff during uncertain times

Managing change Understanding a manager’s role during change

 To see the full website please visit nhslocal 


Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developement Guides

How to carry out a PESTLE analysis – PESTLE analysis is in effect an audit of an organisation's environmental influences with the purpose of using this information to guide strategic decision-making.

How to carry out a SWOT analysis – A SWOT analysis is a planning tool used to understand the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business.

How to create a mind map - Drawing a Mind Map can help improve your presentation skills, increase organisation skills or be used to create ideas.

Time Management - The Covey time management matrix is a way of organising your day so that you spend your time as effectively as possible. You can personalise your own matrix.



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