Your Turn

26 weeks to become a competent manager

by Beryl Cuckney

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781438929811
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781452057798

About the Book

Are you a team leader, supervisor or first-line manager – or you know someone who is? 

You are capable of doing your job well but you wish that someone had the time to explain the nuts and bolts of good management? 

You want to start your career in management by learning good habits? 


If you answer ‘yes’ to these, Your Turn needs to be by your side for the next six months.  Based on tried and tested experience, Your Turn gives you vital information over 26 weeks, on subjects such as


§          keeping legal, healthy and safe

§          problem solving

§          using your manager

§          using technology

§          getting people to listen

§          money and fraud.


Your Turn gives you half an hour a week with your manager, finding out answers to questions buzzing around in your head.  You will be amazed how quickly 26 weeks pass, and at the end you work out your management competence. 


But Your Turn is not only about surviving 26 weeks.  Each week you ‘FROG' – take charge of the subject and do something to make your management grip secure and firm.  You start to become someone that others will take notice of; you start to become influential.


"Simple format, brief and concise chapters which get to the nub of the issue.  As a new manager it is encouraging to be able to immediately implement positive actions for change, and it puts me in the driver’s seat by making me feel more in control of where I am going and how to get there."
-Team Lead, Residential Design Studio

“I found the contents relevant, informative, concise and easy to understand. In my first management role it reassured me that at least some of the things I was doing were correct.”

-Services Delivery Manager, Engineering


About the Author

An inspirational business mentor and interim manager, Beryl Cuckney gets businesses onto a new management footing. Her informed, no-nonsense and confident approach has enabled businesses to restructure in record time without leaving anyone behind. Her advice is based on a wealth of business and management experience coupled with an innate ability to teach.


Until starting her own business - coaching executives in business and mentoring Owner Manager businesses - Beryl has always combined her gift for training and development with hands-on management responsibilities.  This has meant she has management experience from supervisory to Managing Director levels in both the public and private sectors.  She has designed many innovative management development programmes and trained thousands of managers in manufacturing, telecoms, space, construction, banking, automotive and publishing sectors in the UK, Europe and US, as well as many public sector organisations.


This book consolidates Beryl’s experiences and what she has observed in others, and brings it to a wider audience; an audience of first line managers that is often left out of training.  The book is also available for companies to personalise or stream on-line via a learning management system. Go to for more information.