‘Tony presents some thought-provoking and ground-breaking insights that will enable HR managers to coach their employees ..... empowering them to more productively develop and grow.’
Dr John Demartini – International best-selling author of The Values Factor
‘Highly recommended. Tony Holmwood has written a challenging and transformative book that firmly puts HR and people development back into the mainstream of corporate strategy .... Best Behaviour is a book that is destined to be viewed as a game changer in years to come.’
Geoff Hetherington – The Profitability Coach
Tony’s book Best Behaviour is a definitive guide on how to lead, manage and coach people. Best Behaviour is a comprehensive, research-driven road map that should be on every business owner’s and corporate leader’s bookshelf. Implementing the information in this book will give the reader an almost unfair advantage in their ability to harness people power.’
David Dugan, Business Coach and Mentor, Abundance Global
‘The thing I love about Best Behaviour is that Tony gives a methodology that to the employer and their HR team feels scalable, but to the individual would feel very tailored and personal. Surely this is the dream HR process.’
Marty Wilson, Resilience Through Change Expert, TED Speaker
‘Tony in his book Best Behaviour eloquently captures the real and lasting impact of emotional intelligence as a critical leadership skill impacting not only employee engagement and creativity but sustainable business results. ‘Emotional intelligence is the critical leadership factor differentiating a “Great Leader” from a “Good Leader” in the workplace!
Sonia Motum, Executive Coaching and Development
‘This book challenges business and HR leaders to rethink three culturally-defining fundamentals: organisational purpose, performance and people development. Tony links his BBDM model to existing theories and practice, providing ample evidence in support of his ultimate assertion ... I wholeheartedly agree that the future of organisational success depends on this authentic approach.’
Helen D’Arcy, Principal Consultant, The Learning Pyramid
A finalist in the Australian Business Book Awards and described as groundbreaking by Dr. John Demartini, this book provides a behavioural framework to develop employees and enable high performance.
Behaviours express how we act toward, interact with, react to, others, situations and events. Behaviours are how we learn. Historically, human behaviour has been dominated by left-brain (transactional) thinking. Standardisation, productivity, competitive advantage, compliance and incremental growth are products of a logical left brain. But we need to relegate this thinking and empower our workforces to develop their creative, collaborative, spatially aware, big-picture, right-brained (transformational) capability if we are to adopt the best behaviour that will succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. Backed by leading research, Best Behaviour examines how:
- emotional development is key to creating a responsive, innovative, open culture
- knowing our motivations and strengths builds a strong identity and a passionate workforce
- trusting our intuition builds emotional intelligence (Ei) and enables our critical reasoning
- learning Ei and addressing our weaknesses develops a powerful leadership cultural competence and enables proactive workplace cultures
- managers and HR professionals can champion and coach business transformation.
Coaches will need to be aware of employee vulnerabilities, show empathy, promote trust, and be supportive and accountable for developing Ei in their organisations. To assist them in their task, Tony has created an innovative Behavioural Development Framework. This book is not for the faint-hearted – be prepared for some thought-provoking arguments on why we have an imbalance of command–control ‘boss’ styles and their impact on our security. Tony introduces an Ei, cultural change and business transformation framework, and presents a strategy to develop culturally competent leadership, essential for business transformation and to secure our communities for employee wellbeing.