This is a K to Z guide and resource book of the best personal development models currently available for trainers, teachers, coaches, mentors and learning facilitators. People keen on self-development and line managers interested in staff development of their staff will find the book of particular interest. A total of 20 models are covered. These range from Metaphors to the WISE Memory model. In between you will encounter many other models, some of which are critical to a good understanding of all aspects of personal development. The topics covered include not only learning but also educational psychology, accelerated learning, neuroscience, neuro-linguistic programming, thinking skills, memory skills, reading skills, study skills, problem solving skills and personal-development.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer, moderator, examiner and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and gone into second editions. His most recent book (2014) is titled Awaken the Genius Within – A Guide to Lifelong Learning Skills (Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin). He has a M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).