User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <

Read more

Improve your management skills with our fantastic range of management books. From time management to project management, our collection of motivational books will help you successfully manage a team.

Read less

Management Books

  • Become a Great Leader & Coach Using NLP

    Steve Kay

    Product Code: BMWJH
    Paperback
    This book shows you how to become inspired as a leader or coach so that you can become inspirational to others. It starts with a warning about becoming one of the `Norm's' who drift through life in their comfort zone. Never quite realising their awesomeness but with some simple changes to their thinking and habits they could reset and reboot their mental software and really shine. It starts with a down-to-earth explanation about how our mind works and some simple tips you can use straight away to manage your state and become more effective. It looks at the basics of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), how it works and what it is with simple explanations free of jargon and a no nonsense approach enabling you to become a great leader and coach.
    • £7.16
    • RRP £8.95
    • Save £1.79
    More info
  • The Little Book Of Management Bollocks

    Alistair Beaton

    Product Code: BLYFS
    Paperback
    Showing the same incisive and outrageous wit as in his previous books, where he first took on the self-help craze then New Labour's addiction to spin, Alistair Beaton now tackles the management gurus. Read this book and you will be transformed overnight into a successful modern manager, capable of talking authentic management bollocks at any hour of the day or night, because, let's face it, talking bollocks is what modern management is all about. Below are a few of the gems contained within THE LITTLE BOOK OF MANAGEMENT BOLLOCKS... RISK MANAGEMENT Improve risk management outcomes by never investing in anything. INSPIRING OTHERS As a manager, it's your job to inspire others. If there's nothing inspiring about you, just use fear instead.
    • £4.59
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £0.40
    More info
  • Coaching People

    Harvard Business School Press

    Product Code: BJHQN
    Paperback
    Most managers coach employees by giving them feedback and evaluating their performance, right? Wrong. Coaching differs markedly from other managerial functions. With its wealth of tips, worksheets, and self-assessments, this handy guide shows managers how to use coaching--not only to strengthen direct reports' skills but also to rev up their performance to unprecedented levels.
    • £6.99
    More info
  • Mindful Leadership For Dummies

    Juliet Adams

    Product Code: AZBWU
    Paperback
    The easy way to become a more mindful leader Want to become a more mindful leader? With Mindful Leadership For Dummies, you'll find accessible and authoritative guidance for cultivating focus, clarity, and creativity from within your colleagues. Packed full of useful tips, this friendly how-to guide will help you incorporate mindfulness in your leadership style to manage and reap the benefits of a more attentive working life all while nurturing compassion in the service of others. You'll discover how mindfulness can help improve decision-making and communication skills, manage modern workday challenges, and so much more. Mindful leadership is currently a high-trending topic in the self-help/business world, making headlines in such prominent publications as Forbes, Time magazine and The Guardian, and even earning a dedicated blog on Huffington Post. And all for good reason the benefits of practicing mindfulness in the workplace are far-reaching, and as we begin to uncover more research that supports its effectiveness, it's no wonder business leaders are jumping aboard this positive bandwagon. * Includes tips on incorporating mindfulness into your leadership style * Shows you how mindfulness can help develop and deepen your leadership qualities * Explains how mindfulness enhances productivity and minimizes the effects of stress in the workplace * Outlines how adding mindfulness to your leadership approach will enable you to make positive choices that support your well-being If you're a businessperson looking to add mindfulness to your leadership tool belt, Mindful Leadership For Dummies has everything you need to get started today.
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    More info
  • Originals

    Adam Grant

    Product Code: AWXLX
    Paperback
    Number 1 New York Times Bestseller! "Extraordinary". (JJ Abrams). "Fascinating". (Arianna Huffington). "Inspire creativity and change". (Richard Branson). "One of my favourite thinkers". (Malcolm Gladwell). "Masterful". (Peter Thiel). "One of the great social scientists of our time". (Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet). "Fresh research, counter-intuitive insights, lively writing, practical calls to action". (The Financial Times). The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organisational progress-and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations. How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity, and bucking outdated traditions. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you'll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don't criticize him, and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.
    • £7.19
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £2.80
    More info
  • Our Iceberg is Melting

    John Kotter

    Product Code: AVIAM
    Paperback
    This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how we deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk. The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Then one curious penguin discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in this fable are like people we recognize, even ourselves. Their story is one of resistance to change and heroic action, confusion and insight, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It is a story that is occuring in different forms around us today - but the penguins handle change a great deal better than most of us. Based on John Kotter's pioneering work on how to make smart change happen faster and better, the lessons you can learn from this short and easy-to-read book will serve you well in your job, in your family, and in your community. And these lessons are becoming ever more important as the world around us changes faster and faster.
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.70
    More info
  • One Plus One Equals Three

    Dave Trott

    Product Code: AULZT
    Paperback
    How do you make something out of nothing? Up your game with this masterclass in creative thinking. Combining Dave Trott's distinctive, almost Zen-like storytelling, humour and practical advice, One Plus One Equals Three is a collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions. From the First World War sailor who survived being sunk three times in one day to the one-time 'merchant of death' who made his name a byword for peace, and the gypsy who lost two fingers and then reinvented jazz. From boardroom to battlefield, these stories of unconventional wisdom from one of the world's true advertising greats are a rallying cry for anyone who wants to think differently, stand out and truly innovate.
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    More info
  • Team of Teams

    Stanley A. McChrystal

    Product Code: AQKWZ
    Paperback
    What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility. McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. Faster, flatter and more flexible, the task force beat back Al Qaeda. In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small. "A bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts." (Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit).
    • £9.09
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £1.90
    More info
  • Turn the Ship Around!

    L. David Marquet

    Product Code: APIZT
    Paperback
    "I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet." (Stephen R. Covey). Turn the Ship Around is the gripping story of the USS Santa Fe - a nuclear submarine dogged by poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet - until David Marquet took command. Captain Marquet took the ship from worst to best in its class by challenging the US Navy's traditional leader-follower approach. Instead, he gave up as much control and decision-making as possible to his team, creating a new framework he calls 'leader-leader'. Marquet shows how he struggled against his instincts to take control, and how the effort paid off far more dramatically than he ever imagined. No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquet's approach to create a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier and everyone is a leader.
    • £8.69
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £2.30
    More info
  • Managing People

    Product Code: ANDYG
    Paperback
    This is the practical guide that gives you the skills to succeed at managing people. DK's Essential Managers series contains the know-how you need to be a more effective manager and hone your management style. You can find out how to improve your people management skills by learning how to motivate staff, improve performance and create positive relationships. You'll learn to build confidence, communicate clearly and establish trust. In a slim, portable format Essential Managers gives you a practical 'how-to' approach with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists and 'ask yourself' features showing you how to focus your energy, manage change and make an impact. If you are keen to brush up on or enhance your management skills, this is the guide for you.
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
    More info
  • Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation

    Karen Martin

    Product Code: AIEVV
    Hardback
    The first of its kind - a Value Stream Mapping book written for those in service and office environments who need to streamline operations. Value Stream Mapping is a practical, how-to guide that helps decision-makers improve value stream efficiency in virtually any setting, including construction, energy, financial service, government, healthcare, R&D, retail, and technology. It gives you the tools to address a wider range of important VSM issues than any other such book, including the psychology of change, leadership, creating teams, building consensus, and charter development. Karen Martin is principal consultant for Karen Martin & Associates, LLC, instructor for the University of California, San Diego's Lean Enterprise program, and industry advisor to the University of San Diego's Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Mike Osterling provides support and leadership to manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations on their Lean Transformation Journey. In a continuous improvement leadership role for six years, Mike played a key role in Square D Company's lean transformation in the 1990s.
    • £28.49
    • RRP £32.00
    • Save £3.51
    More info
  • Purple Cow

    Seth Godin

    Product Code: AADIK
    Paperback
    You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last? The old checklist of P's used by marketers - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity - aren't working anymore. The golden age of advertising is over. It's time to add a new P - the Purple Cow."Purple Cow" describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. In his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.
    • £8.89
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £1.10
    More info
  • The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

    Kenneth H. Blanchard

    Product Code: AABCL
    Paperback
    How management can effectively rid themselves of 'monkeys' -- other people's responsibilities that cling to them and prevent them managing efficiently. This book explains in simple-minded if abstract terms how to achieve a balance between supervision and delegation for reduced tension and improved productivity in the work-place. "There is a high correlation between self-reliance and morale," stress the authors. With humor and logic they describe the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy, i.e., fed and cared for: " ! if monkeys are managed properly, you don't have to manage people so much.
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    More info
  • Managing Change

    Tina Konstant

    Product Code: ACLZU
    Paperback
    Open this book and you will Overcome barriers Control costs Monitor progress Get results
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
    More info
  • Leadership For Dummies

    John Marrin

    Product Code: ABHVU
    Paperback
    Do you find yourself being asked to lead others but have no idea where to start? Do you lead a team spread across different offices or even continents? In this no-nonsense guide to leadership you will find answers to crucial questions like: what is leadership? And what style of leadership should I be using? You'll discover how to lead your friends whilst remaining their friend; how to lead change in a way that people accept and understand; when and where to draw the line; and how to reflect on your experiences to become a better and more effective leader. Only a lucky few of us are natural born leaders. It takes time and effort to develop a range of leadership styles which work for you and those around you as well as discovering how to become comfortable leading others. Leadership can be a lonely occupation; Leadership For Dummies is your ideal companion. John Marrin explores the fine line between managing and leading and the book is full of tips for making the most of your leadership experiences and how to cope with the dilemmas and discomfort all leaders at some point experience.
    • £14.69
    • RRP £15.99
    • Save £1.30
    More info
  • From Crew to Captain: A List of Lists (Book 2)

    David Mellor

    Product Code: CCOAU
    Paperback
    The author of the From Crew to Captain series, David Mellor, shares lists from 10 key areas of establishing a consultancy practice: `The purpose of this little book is to help people understand the work they will need to do in order to set up as a sole practitioner or similar. I have made this journey myself, and helped many other people do the same over almost 20 years. I have selected 10 key areas of establishing a consultancy practice, and given you 10 areas to consider if you are going to move forward with confidence and "eyes wide open". I hope that the lists will help to inform your reflection, planning and resultant activity.'
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £1.20
    More info
  • From Crew to Captain: A List of Lists (Book 3)

    David Mellor

    Product Code: CCNUO
    Paperback
    The author of the From Crew to Captain series, David Mellor, shares lists from 10 key areas of growing a business: `The purpose of this little book is to help people understand the work they will need to do in order to set up as a sole practitioner or similar. I have made this journey myself, and helped many other people do the same over almost 20 years. I have selected 10 key areas of growing a business, and given you 10 areas to consider if you are going to move forward with confidence and "eyes wide open". I hope that the lists will help to inform your reflection, planning and resultant activity.'
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £1.20
    More info
  • From Crew to Captain: A List of Lists (Book 1)

    David Mellor

    Product Code: CCNUN
    Paperback
    The author of the From Crew to Captain series, David Mellor, shares lists from 10 key areas of business start-up: `The purpose of this little book is to help people understand the work they will need to do in order to set up their own business. I have made this journey myself, and helped many other people do the same over almost 20 years. I have selected 10 key areas of business start-up, and given you 10 areas to consider if you are going to move forward with confidence and "eyes wide open". I hope that the lists will help to inform your reflection, planning and resultant activity.'
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £1.20
    More info
  • Waking Up to Wealth

    Sandeep Ghosh

    Product Code: CCNIA
    Hardback
    This book exposes the key trends that lead to personal financial disaster. It explains the habits and information required to attain financial independence. Gives you the power to control your wealth in an ever-changing financial world. Why are over 70% of people in the western world failing in their financial planning? We have demanded control over our own money and now we are getting it, but how many of us actually knows how to manage our own finances? Do we really understand how the ongoing evolution in the investment world affects us and what new opportunities are available? Why do we allow personal debt to spiral out of control? Why does understanding of risk and asset classes today determine whether we succeed or fail in our financial goals? And why is waking up to wealth pivotal in our financial journey? Recognising these key issues is the first step to achieving financial independence. As a member of the UK's Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, and London Institute of Banking and Finance, Sandeep Ghosh has provided financial advice to thousands of high net-worth individuals in the last ten years across Europe and the Middle East. His understanding of the key psychological barriers and behaviours in the face of a rapidly changing financial landscape has allowed him to take a holistic approach to creating a robust financial plan for his clients.
    • £18.39
    • RRP £22.99
    • Save £4.60
    More info
  • The Algorithmic Leader

    Mike Walsh

    Product Code: CCNGV
    Hardback
    The greatest threat we face is not robots replacing us, but our reluctance to reinvent ourselves. We live in an age of wonder: cars that drive themselves, devices that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms, and AI will transform every facet of daily life, but are we prepared for what that means for the future of work, leadership, and creativity? While many already fear that robots will take their jobs, rapid advancements in machine intelligence raise a far more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the twenty-first century? Futurist and global nomad Mike Walsh has synthesized years of research and interviews with some of the world's top business leaders, AI pioneers and data scientists into a set of 10 principles about what it takes to succeed in the algorithmic age. Across disparate cultures, industries, and timescales, Walsh brings to life the history and future of ideas like probabilistic thinking, machine learning, digital ethics, disruptive innovation, and de-centralized organizations as a foundation for a radically new approach to making decisions, solving problems, and leading people. The Algorithmic Leader offers a hopeful and practical guide for leaders of all types, and organizations of all sizes, to survive and thrive in this era of unprecedented change. By applying Walsh's 10 core principles, readers will be able to design their own journey of personal transformation, harness the power of algorithms, and chart a clear path ahead-for their company, their team, and themselves.
    • £17.09
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £0.90
    More info
  • The Leadership Factor

    Drew Povey

    Product Code: CCNDX
    Paperback
    Some leaders just have `it'. They walk into a room and you know they are in charge. But how? What sort of person is so inspirational that even when the chips are down they make their team feel like the strongest warriors, ready and willing to march over the hill into battle? Drew Povey is one of the UK's most influential leadership authorities. Over decades working with leaders in education, the police, the National Health service, elite-level sport and international businesses, he has developed a unique multi-sector viewpoint - and a universal model for becoming an authoritative, dynamic and brave leader.Every successful CEO, world-beating sports captain and inspirational teacher exhibits the same characteristics: the 7Cs that together create the Leadership `it' Factor - curiosity, change-ability, charisma, connection, confidence, collaboration and courage. Taking each attribute in turn, Drew explains its necessity and guides the reader with steps and exercises to master it.With countless concise case studies from the worlds of business, education and global politics - some famous; some not so famous; many notorious - Drew draws lessons, guides development and paves the path to great leadership.
    • £14.25
    • RRP £15.00
    • Save £0.75
    More info
  • The Leader's Guide to Impact

    Mandy Flint

    Product Code: CCMOQ
    Paperback
    Things move fast. Leaders need to create impact in each moment, to not lose that moment. Creating impact is a positive, powerful and authentic way to demonstrate you're taking charge, get more from your team and drive business results. But to succeed, you need to create the impact you WANT and need rather than relying on what you HAVE. The Leader's Guide to Impact will show leaders how to create the impact that will help them connect with others in a respectful way, to create trust, get others to listen to them, influence effectively, drive results and much more. And most importantly, the book will also show leaders how to do it in an authentic way that supports your reputation and brand effectively. Managing and creating impact is not a "nice to have", it's a business necessity. "Impact is such an important and not really talked about topic. This book is about how impact starts from within." Tim Noble, Vice President, Global Head of Sales, ICE Data Services "If there is one book you read on leadership, this is it. Be the best leader you can possibly be, by taking control of your impact on those around you." Vanessa Vallely, OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity , Author of "Heels of Steel" Mandy Flint is an international expert on teams, cultural behavioural change and leadership impact. She is CEO of Excellence in Leadership and works across the world delivering transformational change programmes and C-suite coaching. Mandy studied at Harvard Business School and is a fellow of the London Metropolitan Business School. She is also an established speaker at leadership and cultural change events. Elisabet Vinberg Hearn is an international expert on leadership impact, teams and people-first digital transformations, operating as leadership strategist, speaker and executive coach. She is co-founder of Think Solutions and CEO of Katapult Partners. Elisabet has an MBA in Leadership & Sustainability and has studied Sustainability Management at Cambridge University and AI strategy at MIT CSAIL. Mandy and Elisabet have written two multi award-winning books on team leadership.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £3.00
    More info
  • Be Board Ready

    Betsy Atkins

    Product Code: CCMGF
    Paperback
    Betsy Atkins is often asked "How can I get on a board?" So after 20+ years in the boardroom and multiple roles in public and private companies she is ready to share her secrets. In this book, she teaches you how to build your own personal brand as well as how to keep yourself relevant and growing. She shares tips on how to make your personal network the most effective (and the most enjoyable.) Betsy covers the best ways to present your skills and credentials in order to get that board interview as well as detailed information on how to prepare for it. But getting that board seat won't be the end of your journey. Once you are on the board, you'll want to be the best board member you can, helping your companies grow and prosper so you'll be able to get that next, even better board seat. For new CEOs and entrepreneurs she covers how to make your board work for you and be a true accelerant for your company; the role of the board, choosing new board members (and getting rid of the bad ones), maximizing your board meetings and building board relationships to ensure success for you as a CEO and for your company. Also included is a collection of articles and learnings from Betsy's experiences as an operator, board member and advisor to some of America's largest and most notable public companies. After reading this book, prospective board members will be energized and motivated to create their own personal brand, cultivate it to gain a board seat, be a better board member and CEO and continue to educate on the issues boards are looking at today.
    • £16.19
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £1.80
    More info
  • Better Governance Across the Board

    John Zinkin

    Product Code: CCJKQ
    Paperback
    Better Governance Across the Board is a practical guide for achieving good corporate governance of organizations regardless of whether they are for profit, listed, state-owned, family owned, or widely held. It delves into the questions boards must ask if they are to fulfill their fiduciary duties, taking account of regulatory issues. Part 1 defines corporate governance, explaining the four reasons why it matters and how it applies to a wide range of organizations. Part 2 explores the "Five P" framework of Purpose, Principles, Power, People, and Processes that helps boards to create sustainable value. Part 3 concludes by showing how the organization's long-term "license to operate" is achieved by boards focusing on the three most important assets of the organization: its reputation; its people, and its processes. This book explores the dilemmas that currently exist in modern approaches to corporate governance and suggests ways of overcoming them. Based on ten years of teaching more than 1,500 directors of publicly listed companies, it integrates key principles of leadership, ethics, branding, and governance into a unique five-factor framework to help directors make good decisions in strategy, risk management, succession planning, internal controls, and stakeholder engagement.
    • £31.00
    More info

Whether you’re natural born leader or in need of some advice to help you achieve your full management potential, we have some great management books for you.

Motivating management books

We have the best management books for anyone who needs a bit of motivation for all types of management. We have books on management for people who are starting their own business, struggle to manage their time efficiently, are leading a new project and more in our range.

Become a leader

We have some brilliant business management books for anyone looking to take the lead in their business. Anyone can be a leader with our fantastic management books.