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Books for Teams

Here you will find books perfect for enabling and empowering yourself and your teams to upskill and adopt new ways of working to ensure positive outcomes and achievements. 

PAL Instrument for Occupational Profiling

Author: Jackie Pool

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument is widely used as the framework for providing activity-based care for people with cognitive impairments, including dementia. The Instrument is recommended for daily living skills training and activity planning in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Clinical Guidelines for Dementia (NICE 2006), and has been proven valid and reliable by a recent research study. It is an essential resource for any practitioner or carer wanting to provide fulfilling occupation for clients with cognitive impairments. This fourth edition of "The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling" includes a new section on using the PAL Checklist to carry out sensory interventions, together with the photocopiable Instrument itself in a new easy-to-use format, and plans that help to match users' abilities to activities. It includes the latest research on the use of the PAL Instrument in a range of settings, and new case studies, as well as information about how a new online PAL tool complements and supports the book. The book also contains suggestions for activities, together with information on obtaining the necessary resources and guidance for carrying out the activities with individuals of different ability levels, as revealed by the PAL Checklist. This series constitutes a set of accessible, jargon-free, evidence-based good practice guides for all those involved in the care of people with dementia and their families. The series draws together a range of evidence including the experience of people with dementia and their families, practice wisdom, and research and scholarship to promote quality of life and quality of care.

A UK leading dementia specialist who sat on the reference group for the National Dementia Strategy and was commissioned by Skills for Care to write the national dementia qualification framework (QCFs).

Author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument - a validated tool for assessing the cognitive and functional ability of individuals.

Author of ‘Reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’, Jessica Kingsley publishers

Dedicated to developing the effective knowledge and skills of the dementia care workforce so as to make a real difference to the quality of experience of those who are living with dementia.

Specialties: dementia care, environmental design, activity engagement, leadership in dementia care settings

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Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias

Author: Jackie Pool

This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia and ultimately improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Covering topics such as nutrition, stress, communication, memory and sleep, it provides all the tools and information necessary to build a personalised and flexible self-care plan which will improve and sustain quality of life. By clearing away the myths and stigma surrounding dementia, this book creates room for cooperation, creativity and hope.

A UK leading dementia specialist who sat on the reference group for the National Dementia Strategy and was commissioned by Skills for Care to write the national dementia qualification framework (QCFs).

Author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument - a validated tool for assessing the cognitive and functional ability of individuals.

Author of ‘Reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’, Jessica Kingsley publishers

Dedicated to developing the effective knowledge and skills of the dementia care workforce so as to make a real difference to the quality of experience of those who are living with dementia.

Specialties: dementia care, environmental design, activity engagement, leadership in dementia care settings

From Dementia to Rementia

Author: Jackie Pool

This innovative book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia and ultimately improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Covering topics such as nutrition, stress, communication, memory and sleep, it provides all the tools and information necessary to build a personalised and flexible self-care plan which will improve and sustain quality of life. By clearing away the myths and stigma surrounding dementia, this book creates room for cooperation, creativity and hope.

A UK leading dementia specialist who sat on the reference group for the National Dementia Strategy and was commissioned by Skills for Care to write the national dementia qualification framework (QCFs).

Author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument - a validated tool for assessing the cognitive and functional ability of individuals.

Author of ‘Reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’, Jessica Kingsley publishers

Dedicated to developing the effective knowledge and skills of the dementia care workforce so as to make a real difference to the quality of experience of those who are living with dementia.

Specialties: dementia care, environmental design, activity engagement, leadership in dementia care settings

Team of Teams

Author: General Stanley McChrystal

What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization?

When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility.

McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority.

Faster, flatter and more flexible, the task force beat back al-Qaeda.

In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small.

Stan McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general after over 34 years of service in the U.S. Army. His final assignment was as the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and all US forces in Afghanistan. He had previously served as the director of the Joint Staff and almost five years in command of the Joint Special Operations Command.

General McChrystal’s memoir, My Share of the Task, was a New York Times bestseller in 2013. He is also the author of New York Times bestseller Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World and wrote the forward for the sequel, One Mission:How Leaders Build a Team of Teams. He is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a partner at McChrystal Group, where he transforms organizations into adaptable teams. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia.

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart

Author: Liz Wiseman

We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less.

In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman explores these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations—getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation.

In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman has identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use—even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. This revered classic has been updated with new examples of Multipliers, as well as two new chapters one on accidental Diminishers, and one on how to deal with Diminishers.

Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

 

She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world.

 

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

How to get Outstanding

Author: Issac Theophilos

The number of CQC outstanding rated care homes are only 2% in England. There is a set perception within the care home sector that achieving an Outstanding is not possible. Unfortunately, this is not true. Thorough knowledge about the CQC requirements and understanding the difference between Good and Outstanding evidence is necessary to start a journey to the ultimate rating. Issac Theophilos, the author of this book, was a care manager of a twice Outstanding rated care home.
His care home was rated as Outstanding in all the five domains of inspection. The book reflects his experience and his extensive research within the care home sector.
Why should you read and Implement this book? To understand what 'Outstanding' care means. To do self-assessment of your care home by using Key Lines of Enquiry. To discover the areas of improvement needed in your care home. It provides numerous ideas you can implement in your setting. You can stop making any more assumptions about your possible CQC rating and learn to do it objectively instead. Helps to deliver an outstanding care.

Issac Theophilos is a Qualified Nurse with a Degree In Nursing and an MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management. He is the founder of Outstanding Care Homes, a consultancy that helps care homes to improve their standard of practice and to deliver outstanding care for the people they look after. He was previously a Care Home Manager, and his care home was rated as Outstanding in all the areas of CQC inspection. Issac has written a guidebook for care homes, 'How to get outstanding' to share his learning with all the care homes in England and to help them to deliver the outstanding care. He is also a public speaker who shares his knowledge on how to provide Outstanding care in care homes.
Website: outstandingcarehomes.co.uk
Twitter: @issactheophilos
Linkedin: Issac Theophilos

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Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Author: Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL (Positively Enriching and enhancing Residents' Lives) programme was developed to enable care homes to move from providing good fundamental care to excellent person-centred dementia care. Trialled extensively by one of the UK's largest care providers, it has been proven to dramatically increase the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, significantly reducing the use of antipsychotics and the incidence of stress-related behaviours. This concise and accessible guide, written by the Director of Dementia Care at the care provider which trialled and developed PEARL, describes the key criteria of the programme, and provides best practice guidelines for dementia care practitioners wishing to use the approach in their own care home. With an emphasis on the practical, achievable elements of the programme, and drawing on many useful examples, the author and contributors provide guidelines on, amongst many things, getting the fundamentals of person-centred care right; enabling decision-making; reducing stress-related behaviours; psychosocial treatments; safeguarding; supporting staff; and involving relatives. This series constitutes a set of accessible, jargon-free, evidence-based good practice guides for all those involved in the care of people with dementia and their families. The series draws together a range of evidence including the experience of people with dementia and their families, practice wisdom, and research and scholarship to promote quality of life and quality of care.

Caroline lives in Staffordshire and trained as a psychiatric nurse at St. Matthews Hospital in Burntwood, Staffordshire. She has always had a real passion for working with people living with dementia and managed a care home for several years as well as working as a Clinical Specialist in Dementia Care for a Primary Care Trust. Caroline won the Lifetime of Achievement in Dementia Care in 2013 as a result of developing several projects over the past 25 years to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Caroline joined Barchester Healthcare as the Director of Dementia Care in April 2015 and is currently undertaking a DBA.

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