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’This book could be described as one that would fit in the categories of behavioural development and motivation and also business development.’

Title: JOLT

Authors: Richard Tyler

Publisher: Capstone

Reviewer: Katherine Potts, cardiology clinical lead (In-Patients), Basingstoke Hospital, North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

What was it like?

This book could be described as one that would fit in the categories of behavioural development and motivation and also business development. The book’s author is Richard Tyler who is an expert behavioural psychologist who has worked as a consultant, coach, keynote speaker and facilitator for large business organisations. The caption of this book is “shake up your thinking and upgrade your impact for extraordinary success” and delivers tools for working with others and to inspire new ways of thinking and working.

The book is in two parts with part one entitled setting the scene, which asks the reader to take a look in the mirror and take a look at themselves. Then the second part looks at a model to help the reader define areas that they need to focus on. Part two is the jolts and contains 18 jolts. Jolt is marketed as showing you how to change your thinking to launch a new extraordinary version of yourself, look at habits and personal beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your objectives and to give the reader new ways and approaches to situations.

What were the highlights?

The book contains examples from personal experience of the author and also exercises for the reader to examine their own ways of thinking and how the principles of JOLT can be used. This is done with “over to you” boxes in the sections, which ask questions and gives the reader reflection on their own practices and experiences.

Strengths & weaknesses:

It is easy to read with a good layout. The practical experiences of the author help to highlight the principles discussed and explain the concepts in a clear way.

Who should read it?

This book would be useful for managers and leaders. Also to those working in change or project management or those who are looking for an aid to help with career changes, decisions or wanting to challenge their personal beliefs and make changes to their performance and ways of thinking.



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