Rus Slater

About the author

Rus is a professional learning and development specialist and business coach.

With over 15 years’ experience as a line manager, associate and independent consultant he can bring performance improvement to most individuals and teams in most situations and sectors.

Rus has two overarching principles in terms of his work with clients:

  • it must add value to the organisation and the lives/careers of the individuals involved
  • it must be pragmatic, enjoyable and memorable

Some recent clients

  • BP
  • Axon
  • South West Water
  • UBS
  • HBOS
  • Ford and Jaguar
  • The BOC Group
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Guide Dogs
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Fremantle Media
  • Vauxhall


  • Getting things done

    Includes how to:

    • Get more done in less time
    • Manage upwards, downwards and sideways
    • Under-promise and over-deliver
    • Overcome difficult people and issues
    • Deliver projects on time and on budget

  • Team management

    Includes how to:

    • Understand how different personalities interact in a team
    • Set up clear structures and goals for your team
    • Implement change effectively and as painlessly as possible
    • Overcome personality clashes and team difficulties
    • Manage your team so that it delivers fantastic results

  • People management

    Includes how to:

    • Build a business-like relationships with your direct reports
    • Set clear targets and monitor them
    • Understand different personality types and how to manage them
    • Deliver criticism and compliments in the right way
    • Mentor your employees to produce fantastic results

Published by HarperCollins as part of the Business Secrets.

  • A practical guide to starting your own successful business, complete with examples and case studies from the popular BBC show Dragons’ Den.


Areas of expertise

  • Learning and development
  • Coaching
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Strategy Planning Facilitation
  • Career Counselling/Outplacement
  • Material Authoring