Booklets & Guides

The following booklets and guides have been created specifically for managers and leaders in Northern Ireland.

You can apply for your own pdf copy of the guidebooks below by clicking on the relevant image. This will create an email, on which you should state your name, organisation and desired guidebook title. We will then email the guide to you and keep you up to date on new publications. If you are not using outlook please email stating the above. If you request a guide we will keep you up to date with future free MLN publications and activities

SME Toolkit - Better Managers Make Better Managers

An introductory toolkit to help busy managers with recruitment, training & development and performance management.




The 7 Deadly Sins of Management 

A practical & grounded guide to management & leadership based on the collective knowledge, experience, and insight from Northern Ireland’s most influential business leaders.


M&L Lite

M&L Lite outlines the main components of a Management Development Plan, which can be adapted to suit all businesses – large or small – and all managers.


Guide for Training in SMEs

This Guide describes how to develop innovative and successful solutions for training within SMEs. Insights from Northern Ireland’s most influential business leaders are included.

Employers' Handbook

Invest Northern Ireland's Employers' Handbook outlines both legal essentials and best practice guidelines for effective HR management, and provides succinct procedures on the main employment matters which concern small employers in particular.


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