Looking for a great way to both say thank you and make a great impression on your special clients and customers? Give them a gift that they can use to become more effective in their own jobs.
One easy way to do this, is to give them a special book on a topic they’ve expressed interest in during your various conversations. As part of developing the close relationship that has led to you doing business together, you’ve most likely shared some of the challenges they confront in their jobs. Consequently, if you run across something that would be helpful in meeting these challenges, it’s great to be able to share it with them. If your customer is in Management, for example, they probably face many of the same challenges that Managers face in just about any business, so anything that you can provide to help them meet these challenges would probably be seen as very helpful, and a sign that you understand and appreciate their needs. Consequently, if you’ve found a book that you found very helpful, it would be great to give them a copy of it as well.
While this may not seem to be a big deal, it can provide tremendous benefits. As part of our consulting activities over the years, we received some tremendous books from our clients that not only broadened our horizons about new topics such as marketing, sales and human resources, but also became important resources used in future major projects.
Realizing this, one of the uses we envisioned for our “Manager’s Toolkit” series, was a set of resources that could help people meet the basic challenges that almost everybody faces as part of their day-to-day business activity. Available from Amazon, they can be easily shared between colleagues, and make great ways to say thanks, and perhaps promote future great discussions on how they helped.
Giving them as gift is extremely easy. All you have to do is go to Amazon, find the book you want in the Kindle Store and send it as a gift. You’ll just need the person’s e-mail. You can even specify a delivery date and enclose a personal note.
ABOUT THE “MANAGER’S TOOLKIT”
In today’s challenging economy, organizations need to find ways to substantially boost their Managers’ and Supervisors’ productivity. Fortunately, there is an amazingly simple way of doing so with the “Manager’s Toolkit”electronic handbooks developed by KAW Consulting. Available globally for Kindle via Amazon these handbooks help Managers and Supervisors deal with their most challenging tasks. Developed for today’s mobile environment, Managers and Supervisors can store them either on their Kindle or Kindle app on their iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or other appropriate tablet or computer, and have them readily accessible whenever they confront one of these challenges.
The 5 common challenges facing Managers and Supervisors
Regardless of their function (accounting, operations, sales, production, etc.) Managers and Supervisors face 5 common day-to-day challenges that greatly impact their productivity. These are:
- Designing and running meetings
- Delegating work
- Leading or participating on project teams
- Coaching employees
- Managing their own time
Talk with any Manager or Supervisor and you’re probably going to hear either how they’ve either mastered the skills to deal successfully with these challenges, or the headaches they’re experiencing because of them.
The problem to date, is that each Manager or Supervisor usually has to develop their own solution. If they’ve been to training, they may have the handouts to refer to (if they can find them). Or, they may have developed their own reference library of books dealing with these issues.
So, each time they face a challenge, they have to dig through what they’ve got stashed, which is both time-consuming and cumbersome. And what do they do if they’re in one place and the books/materials in another?
Worse yet, everyone’s got their own solution and it’s not easily sharable.
What’s needed is an effective set of tools that all of your Managers and Supervisors can easily reference each time they need help dealing with one of the 5 challenges. Sometimes they need step-by-step guidance on how to deal with it. Other times they just need a quick refresher to make sure they don’t leave anything out.
What’s the Solution?
To help Managers and Supervisors have the needed tools and guidance in one convenient place, KAW Consulting developed the “Manager’s Toolkit“, a set of electronic handbooks that guide Managers and Supervisors step-by-step on how to develop and use the skills needed to deal with the 5 key challenge areas. These are:
- “Meetings That Work””
- “Delegating For Results”
- “Project Management for Managers and Supervisors”
- “Coaching Skills for Managers and Supervisors”
- “Time Management for Managers and Supervisors”
Unlike most books on the 5 key skill areas, that are too complicated and hard to understand, the “Manager’s Toolkit” electronic handbooks are exactly the opposite. They’re written in easy to understand language that walk the Manager or Supervisor step by step through the processes needed to apply each of the 5 key skills. Many even include sample forms and checklists.
Like any great handbook, the electronic handbooks in the “Manager’s Toolkit” are something meant to be used over and over again. And unlike paper handbooks, that get lost easily, because they’re stored on the Manager’s or Supervisors mobile device or computer, they’re accessible each time a Manager/Supervisor needs to design a meeting, delegate a task, manage a project, coach an employee or plan how best to manage their own time. Just call up a handbook and it’s ready to use. To save time, and allow the book to function as an e-tool, they can use bookmarks or the hyperlinked Table of Contents to jump right to the page or section they need without having to spend time scrolling through unneeded pages.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
Links providing information about each of the handbooks including direct links to appropriate global Amazon sites are shown below:
“Meetings That Work” Click Here.
“Delegating For Results” Click Here.
“Coaching Skills for Managers and Supervisors” Click Here.
“Project Management for Managers and Supervisors”Click Here.
“Time Management for Managers and Supervisors” Click Here.