A Buzz in the Building

How to build and lead a brilliant organisation


Does your business buzz? Is it functioning smoothly and organically like a beehive? This engaging and inspirational book will help you create an organisation clients want to work with and employees want to join and stay part of. In A Buzz in the Building, Kate Mercer reveals the mindsets and skills required to build and develop a truly great organisation.

Many business leaders really want to create a great place for people to work, but despite their good intentions often find it a real challenge. This practical toolkit takes you from your vision and values, to the people who work in your organisation – and connects the two so you are all going in the same direction. Chapters on mindsets challenge your perceptions, and give you the confidence to do difficult things, like letting go. Chapters on skills are a revelation for relatively untrained business leaders, and a useful refresher for the more experienced.

The whole book is very practical, filled with real life examples, and written in a refreshingly manageable and readable format: you can equally easily read the ideas in sequence, or go straight to relevant advice when you have a specific issue to deal with.

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Additional Information

Kate Mercer is an inspiring coach, facilitator and trainer whose consultancy business, Leaders Lab, works with business leaders to create healthy organisations. The individuals and teams Kate works with produce great results through effective, professional communication, real teamwork and streamlined working practices.

Kate’s purpose in writing A Buzz in the Building was to give business owners and leaders access to the straightforward principles she has refined over a lifetime of working in and consulting with large and small organisations. She is a believer in helping people to make vital shifts in their mindset so they can make better use of their existing communication and management skills. In this book she sets out clear practical explanations of the mindsets and skills needed to work effectively with people and build successful, structured organisations in which they can thrive. Kate writes from her wide experience of leadership - simply, practically and directly. Her natural ‘can-do’ attitude to leadership, her passion for plain English, and simple impactful explanations make the book a pleasure to read.

Kate lives in Oxfordshire with her partner and son, a very large and wildly over-enthusiastic puppy, and a very long-suffering cat.

Additional Information

Format Hard CopyISBN 978-1-909116-56-6
Imprint SRA BooksPlace of publication Bristol