Here are some reviews on the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read to succeed
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2018
This book should be required reading for any one who is seriously aspiring to get promoted. Just because you have a decade or more experience does not necessarily mean you will be successful in an assessment center and being “book smart” is not enough. This book gives you strategies to be successful in the assessment center and what the raters need to hear you say and do to give you their maximum score.
I read this book before attending Richard Michelson‘s assessment center class and was glad I did so. The book really tied in with his class and I finished the book and class with confidence knowing that I will stand out from other candidates in my assessment center.
For example, the book gives you key points of how to interview a subordinate in an assessment center scenario. It lays out what you need to do and what’s expected of you so you can hit all the points for the best outcome. Michelson’s principles not only work in a scenario but are what you need to do in real life to be an effective leader.
The book also gives valuable strategies on how to successfully complete an in-basket exercise. For anyone who’s tried this, you know it’s a stressful and complicated process; however, Michelson breaks down the process and gives you a map on how to complete the exercise with minimum frustration. You will also set yourself apart from others who may try to complete everything in the exercise (haphazardly) when it’s simply not possible.
Richard Michelson‘s 28 years of experience in Law Enforcement, (starting with the San Diego Police Department) and numerous years running assessment centers himself is a rare insight into the process and makes the process less daunting. Read the book, be prepared and know you will do well! ApexRR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. If you want the insider information on …
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
I read the book and attended one of his Assessment Center Trainings. Excellent book. If you want the insider information on promotion assessment centers, buy it. I would have gone into the process somewhat blind without it. This will give you the edge you’re looking for and hopefully your competition is not. Paul Ratto
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Michelson continues to prepare our future leaders in public ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
Rick Michelson continues to prepare our future leaders in public safety. This book not only includes how to excel in an Assessment Center promotional exam, but also, supervision and management skills to ensure those promoted are successful on the job. mitchell9865