The Skills You Need eBook Shop
Our web content is free to view and to browse. We know that you, our readers, value this resource, and we have no plans to change what we do.
But we also know that there are times when you would like something more.
- Sometimes you can’t be online, but you want to read about how you can improve your skills;
- You want a way of bringing pages together in one place, to make it easier to cross-reference; or
- You want to make notes about progress towards your skills-related goals.
In response to feedback, we have developed an extensive range of eBooks that combine some of our most popular content with new ideas and tips.
From this page, you can navigate to our subject-specific shop pages to browse our selection of information and workbooks, then buy and download to read at your leisure.
Our Best-Selling eBooks...
The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills
Are you serious about improving your Interpersonal Skills?
Our guide includes 5 eBooks:
- Introduction to Communication Skills,learn the basics of better communication.
- Advanced Communication Skills, take your communication skills to the next level.
- Conflict Resolution and Mediation Workbook, with exercises to help you develop your skills.
- Understanding and Developing Emotional Intelligence, which sets out the theory and practice of this most essential area of interpersonal skills.
- The Skills You Need Interpersonal Skills Self-Assessment, a printable and offline version of one of our most popular tools.
The Skills You Need Guide to Leadership
This four part guide is ideal for new and experienced leaders alike.
These eBooks will guide you from your first steps into leadership, through developing and becoming more confident in your leadership style, and learning to manage people and teams, to how to get things done.
The Skills You Need Guide to Numeracy
This four-part guide takes you through the basics of numeracy from arithmetic to algebra, with stops in between at fractions, decimals, geometry and statistics.
Whether you want to brush up on your numeracy basics, or help your children with their learning, these are the eBooks for you.
Guide to Life
This two-part guide is an easy-to-read summary of the essential skills you need for a healthy mind and body.
The first eBook, Looking After Yourself, covers some of our most popular content and will help you to live a happier, healthier and more productive life.
The second eBook, Living Well, Living Ethically, considers how you can live your best life all the time. It helps you to answer the question: how can I avoid having too many regrets about my life?
Learn how to set yourself effective personal goals and find the motivation you need to achieve them. This is the essence of personal development, a set of skills designed to help you reach your full potential, at work, in study and in your personal life.
The Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development eBook is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their skills and learning potential, and it is full of easy-to-follow, practical information. It is now in a new edition with additional content, including practical aspects of development.
Personal and Romantic Relationships
If you find personal relationships difficult, this may be the book you have been waiting for!
Even those who are highly skilled at personal interactions at work can struggle to translate their skills to their home environment. This book is designed to help you do just that: to take your existing interpersonal skills, understand them better, and use them effectively in your personal relationships.
Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and mentoring require some very specific skills, particularly focused on facilitating and enabling others, and building good relationships.
As the world of work changes, more and more of us are finding that we are expected to coach or mentor younger or more inexperienced colleagues.
The Skills You Need Guide to Coaching and Mentoring eBook is designed to help you to develop the necessary skills to do so.
Getting a Job
This is an eBook that no potential job-seeker can afford to be without!
The second edition of the Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job takes you through the whole process of getting a job.
It helps you to identify what you can offer to employers, before moving on to applying for jobs and attending interviews, including remotely and in person. It also shows you how to avoid putting off potential employers, by making sure that your digital profile is as suitable as your CV or résumé. It even contains new and updated information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on job-seeking, and how the process has changed as a result.
Stress and Stress Management
Learn more about the nature of stress and how you can effectively cope with stress in your life.
The second edition of the Skills You Need Guide to Stress and Stress Management is based on our popular stress, stress management and relaxation techniques content, including new and updated content since the publication of the first edition.
It covers all you need to know to help you through stressful periods in life: from understanding the nature of stress and identifying its triggers, through coping with stressful situations and learning how to relax.
Business Strategy and Analysis
The Skills You Need Guide to Business Strategy and Analysis is not just ‘another business book’.
Instead, it is designed as a simple, practical guide to business analysis. Effective analysis is the only way in which you will be able to understand your business, your market and the environment, including your competitors. Only by doing so will you be able to develop a strategy that will help you to succeed.
The eBook provides you with the tools you need to understand your business, your market and your competition helping you to succeed in business in the longer term.
Self-Employment and Running Your Own Business
The Skills You Need Guide to Self-Employment and Running Your Own Business guides you through the process of self-employment.
It starts with explanations of the terms involved, and moves through the skills that you will need, before explaining how to set up and run your business effectively.
With chapters on freelancing and franchising as well as entrepreneurship, this book is for anyone who is thinking of self-employment as a career move.
Living the ‘New Normal’ in the Age of Covid-19
This eBook is designed to help you through the process of ‘going digital’ and managing other aspects of life during a pandemic.
Covid-19 has brought huge changes in many of our lives. Digitisation—the use of technology to automate activities—was already happening, but its adoption was accelerated. Millions of us moved our lives online. Since Spring 2020, we have learned to work from home, socialise via video apps, and help our children to learn remotely—not to mention developing our own skills.
From how to get yourself online, through how to keep safe, to working, learning and staying in touch with friends and family remotely, this book covers the key skills you need to survive and thrive.
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