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Management Techniques Books

  • The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    Product Code: CDHTK
    Hardback
    Sun Tzu's book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was written 2,500 years ago. Michael Nylan, in her provocative introduction, sees new and unexpected lessons to be learned from The Art of War-in business, relationships, games of skill, academic careers and medical practices. Strategy, like conflict, is woven into society's very roots. Nylan's crisp translation "offers a masterly new evaluation of this classic work, which balances the overtly military content with a profound and thought-provoking analysis" (Olivia Milburn). It proves that Sun Tzu is more relevant than ever, helping us navigate the conflicts we know and those we have yet to endure.
  • Co-Active Coaching

    Henry Kimsey-House

    Product Code: BRKPS
    Paperback
    'The bible of coaching guides...No other book gives you the tools, skills, and the fundamentals needed to succeed in these delicate relationships.' Stephen R. Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Co-Active Coaching offers current and aspiring coaches, leaders and managers in organisations and anyone wanting to strengthen interpersonal relationships, a practical, yet transformative communication process called the Co-Active Model. Since its creation by the authors more than 25 years ago, the Co-Active Model and the book have formed the foundation of the authors' six-part coach training program delivered globally to tens of thousands of individuals each year through the authors' training institute, CTI. With its origins in the coaching profession, the Co-Active Model also applies to work and interpersonal relationships because it is based on principles of effective communication backed by current scientific research. In this highly-anticipated new edition, the universal applicability of the the Co-Active Model is emphasised. It goes beyond the one-on-one coach/coachee structure to include guidance for leaders and managers on how they can add a coaching competency to their professional skill set. New to this edition: * Every chapter has been updated for relevance and direct application to coaching in all of its forms, including in the workplace * New material covering: current neuroscience research, Co-Active approaches to leadership development and working with groups and teams * More examples drawn from the authors' first-hand experiences, especially in workplace settings * More examples of the Co-Active Model applied internationally * Updated/fine-tuned glossary (less jargon) * Web-based 'Toolkit' with 27 exercises, questionnaires, checklists, and reproducible forms
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  • Facilitator's Pocketbook

    John Townsend

    Product Code: BHJXQ
    Paperback
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    The 'facilitraining rainbow' won't lead you to a pot of gold but it will enable you to decide on the most suitable approach for your next facilitation session. This innovative decision-making model is central to "The Facilitator's Pocketbook" - a comprehensive guide covering all stages of facilitation, from planning through to implementation. Interpersonal skills (including attitudes and values) and session skills (including energising and problem solving) are dealt with at length. This second edition contains significant new material, notably the addition of a detailed case study and examples of six typical facilitation sessions. Many of the illustrations have been updated as well.
  • Leaders Eat Last

    Simon Sinek

    Product Code: BCJGR
    Paperback
    The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with a new chapter on millennials in the workplace, based on Simon Sinek's viral video 'The Millennial Question' (180+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organisations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety. It separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities. As in Start with Why, Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories, from the military to manufacturing, from government to investment banking. He shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision. It's amazing how well it works.
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  • The One Thing You Need to Know

    Marcus Buckingham

    Product Code: AOPDM
    Paperback
    Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. Buckingham uses a wealth of relevant examples to reveal that at the heart of each insight lies a controlling insight. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished. For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important). Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age. For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it. In every way a groundbreaking work, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level.
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  • The New One Minute Manager

    Kenneth H. Blanchard

    Product Code: ANIHF
    Paperback
    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard The original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide. The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back ...not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands. The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all ...it works.
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  • Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method

    Per Kristiansen

    Product Code: AKRGR
    Paperback
    Unleash innovation potential with creative, serious play Building a Better Business Using the LEGO(R) SERIOUS PLAY(R) Method delivers a creative approach to enhancing innovation and improving business performance, with the focus on unleashing play. Written by the two original Master Trainers for LEGO SERIOUS PLAY (LSP), the book outlines how LSP can develop teams, people, relationships and business . Based on the merging of play with organizational development, systems thinking and strategy development, LSP can foster improved meetings, faster innovation processes, team growth, and better communication. The belief that everyone intends to "do good" and has the potential to do it is at the heart of LSP. The method nurtures the idea that everyone in an organization can contribute to discussions and outcomes. Building with LEGO bricks is a type of creative play that triggers a different kind of thought process, unleashing imagination and potential that is frequently untapped by the logical mind. The book explains this hands-on, minds-on approach, and discusses the theory as well as the practical implementation of LSP. Topics include: Observation of internal and external interaction dynamics Fostering a free and honest exchange of opinions Suspending hierarchy for better, more effective communication Facilitating change by encouraging exploration The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is employed by start-ups and multinational corporations alike to maximize synergy among teams and throughout organizations. For leaders looking to boost effectiveness and see better results, Building a Better Business Using the LEGO(R) SERIOUS PLAY(R) Method is a comprehensive introduction to this creative management technique.
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  • The Lombardi Rules

    Vince Lombardi

    Product Code: AHGQI
    Hardback
    Vince Lombardi is considered by most to be the greatest NFL coach ever. His leadership and motivational skills drove the Green Bay Packers to four NFL titles in seven years, an amazing record that has yet to be equalled. "The Lombardi Rules" examines the strategies and techniques that Lombardi followed to achieve his unprecedented success. Especially valuable in today's take-no-prisoners business environment, it provides an insider's look at Lombardi's remarkable methods and how they can be transformed to any field or endeavour.
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  • Leading in a Culture of Change

    Michael Fullan

    Product Code: CDGJA
    Hardback
    The new edition of the best-selling guide for powerful, morally-grounded change leadership in any organization. Change is an inevitable, essential part of the modern world. Change prevents stagnation, fosters creative solutions, and propels innovation. With change comes challenges: to survive and prosper, organizations need to adapt to shifting market dynamics, volatility in the public arena, disruptions brought on by new technologies, and many more. Leaders need to understand the dynamics of change to cope with the complexities of the change process. Leading in a Culture of Change describes the key dimensions of leadership that are crucial in times of change. This innovative guide helps readers master the five components of change leadership--moral purpose, understanding change, building relationships, creating and sharing knowledge, and creating coherence--and mobilize others to accomplish shared goals in often difficult conditions. Extensively revised and updated throughout, this market-leading book continues to help leaders from across sectors understand the dynamics of change and navigate the end-to-end change process. The second edition is now thoroughly grounded in the various forms and interpretations of successful change and includes more precise definitions of the core competencies of change, contemporary case studies of their development and practical application, and increased guidance on their effective use through new concrete examples. Combining knowledge from the worlds of education and business, this unique book will help you: Integrate proven, time-tested methods of education reform and the most current insights in leadership and organizational change Develop and implement positive, sustained systematic change strategies in any organization Increase performance, optimize learning, and improve leadership Understand the key principles of leading change through specific, real-world examples Embrace a morally-grounded process of effective organizational change Leading in a Culture of Change is an indispensable source of information for leaders in business, non-profit, and public sectors seeking to understand, influence, and lead the change process.
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  • The Richer Way

    Julian Richer

    Product Code: CDDJL
    Paperback
    In 1978 Julian Richer, then aged just nineteen, opened his first shop near London Bridge. For over twenty years this shop has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the highest sales per square foot of any retail outlet in the world, and the company as a whole, with its fifty-three stores nationwide and huge online presence, has become Britain's favourite retailer of TV and hi-fi equipment. What lies behind this extraordinary success? For Julian, the answer is simple: throughout his career he has focussed relentlessly on putting people - both staff and customers - right at the centre of his business. And in The Richer Way, he offers a supremely practical guide to how others can follow suit. He explains how to motivate employees and measure their progress. He establishes how to balance company discipline with individual autonomy. He explores what 'customer service' should really involve. Above all, he points the way to creating an open, friendly and flexible culture that will not only attract the best people but also offer the greatest chance of business success. Packed with straightforward, common-sense advice, The Richer Way will prove essential reading for all organisations, whatever their nature and size.
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  • Radical Collaboration

    James W. Tamm

    Product Code: CCYKV
    Paperback
    The second edition of the essential guide, updated with new research and observations to help twenty-first century organizations create models for effective collaboration. Collaborative skills have never been more important to a company's success and these skills are essential for every worker today. Radical Collaboration is a how-to-manual for creating trusting, cooperative environments, and transforming groups into motivated and empowered teams. James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet provide tools that will help you increase your ability to work successfully with others, learn to be more aware of colleagues, and better problem-solve and negotiate. Radical Collaboration is an eye-opener for leaders, managers, HR professionals, agents, trainers, and consultants who are seeking constructive ways of getting the results they want.
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  • Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity

    Thomas J. Parenty

    Product Code: CCVGG
    Hardback
    Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. As a leader, you need to be prepared to keep your organization safe. Companies are investing an unprecedented amount of money to keep their data and assets safe, yet cyberattacks are on the rise--and the problem is worsening. No amount of technology, resources, or policies will reverse this trend. Only sound governance, originating with the board, can turn the tide. Protection against cyberattacks can't be treated as a problem solely belonging to an IT or cybersecurity department. It needs to cast a wide and impenetrable net that covers everything an organization does--from its business operations, models, and strategies to its products and intellectual property. And boards are in the best position to oversee the needed changes to strategy and hold their companies accountable. Not surprisingly, many boards aren't prepared to assume this responsibility. In A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity, Thomas Parenty and Jack Domet, who have spent over three decades in the field, present a timely, clear-eyed, and actionable framework that will empower senior executives and board members to become stewards of their companies' cybersecurity activities. This includes: Understanding cyber risks and how best to control them Planning and preparing for a crisis--and leading in its aftermath Making cybersecurity a companywide initiative and responsibility Drawing attention to the nontechnical dynamics that influence the effectiveness of cybersecurity measures Aligning the board, executive leadership, and cybersecurity teams on priorities Filled with tools, best practices, and strategies, A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity will help boards navigate this seemingly daunting but extremely necessary transition.
  • Teal Dots in an Orange World

    Erik Korsvik Ostergaard

    Product Code: CBWYU
    Paperback
    In the last century, changes in technology have driven massive developments in the social economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution demands new approaches to organizational structures and teams. A paradigm shift is emerging, putting engagement, relations, inclusion and freedom at the centre. We need small self-managed teams, in a team-of-teams structure to be relevant to employees and customers, and in order to adapt to a changing world. In his second book, Erik Korsvik Ostergaard draws on the workings of Frederic Laloux, and his 2014 title Reiventing Organisations. Laloux discusses the five organizational stages to the modern workforce; the Red, Amber, Orange, Green and Teal stages. And with these writings, Ostergaard presents arguments towards how the classical corporate structure at the Orange stage, has experienced a rise in teal dots, or rather, neo-modernist forms of team-oriented organisms, which express a reorganisation for the future workforce.
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  • Leadership Material

    Diana Jones

    Product Code: CBYTX
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    Many leaders take great care to separate their personal qualities from their professional identity. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, 'soft' skills - empathy, compassion, and authentic communication - are derived from personal experience, and are both powerful and essential to enhancing executive presence, influencing others and achieving results. Through compelling stories and examples taken directly from Jones's coaching sessions with experienced leaders, readers will learn how to make enduring behavioural changes that will produce better business results and create alignment among disparate groups using empathy and leadership language.
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  • Better Governance Across the Board

    John Zinkin

    Product Code: CCJKQ
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    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.
  • Basics Fashion Management 01: Concept to Customer

    Virginia Grose (University of

    Product Code: CCHZB
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    Highlighting the skills and considerations needed to manage products, this book will also help readers to understand processes such as product development, the supply chain and branding. It examines traditional and newer roles within the industry, discussing the roles of buyers, retailers and merchandisers. Interviews, photographs and case studies combine to make this an exciting and current career guide.
  • Stakeholdering

    Jan Van der Vurst

    Product Code: CCHUN
    Paperback
    Every stakeholder has his own objectives, interests and sensitivities. Trying to align all these things with your own agenda is no easy matter. The difference between success and failure is often to be found in your use of diplomatic skills. Searching with respect for solutions that can benefit everyone involved is the key. Stakeholdering shows you how to play this game to maximum effect. Based on the series of practical examples, questionnaires and checklists contained in the book, you can learn how best to understand and influence your relations with stakeholders. In this way, you can allow people's competence and expertise - including your own - to be used to their full potential.
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  • Dealing with Difficult People

    Roy Lilley

    Product Code: CCHCR
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    Dealing with Difficult People will help you navigate the bullies, nit-pickers, manipulators and complainers who drive you mad at work. With example dialogue, techniques and tips, it will help you avoid horrible situations and keep your cool. By understanding the motives and individual behaviours of difficult people, you can learn to manage aggression, reduce awkwardness and remain the better person. Updated for 2019, this 4th edition of the best-selling Dealing with Difficult People features practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips you need to get the best out of the worst, including how to deal with difficult customers, dealing with difficult people in the digital sphere, advice on beating bullies at their own game and how to deal with a boss who drives you barmy. The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.
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  • Information Security Management Principles

    Andy Taylor

    Product Code: CBIZO
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    In today's technology-driven environment, there is an ever-increasing demand for information delivery. A compromise has to be struck between security and availability. This book is a pragmatic guide to information assurance for both business professionals and technical experts. The third edition has been updated to reflect changes in the IT security landscape and updates to the BCS Certification in Information Security Management Principles, which the book supports.
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  • The Intelligent Leader

    John Mattone

    Product Code: CBHKN
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    Grow Your Leadership. Enrich Your Life. Leave a Lasting Legacy. What is great leadership? What separates the merely competent leaders from those rare individuals who leave a lasting impression on everyone around them? As one of the world's most in-demand CEO coaches and top leadership gurus, John Mattone has worked with some of our brightest business minds--Apple's Steve Jobs, Pepsi's Roger Enrico, and Nielsen's Armando Uriegas--and he's identified the key qualities that, together, make up the mindset of great leadership. In The Intelligent Leader, Mattone lays out an accessible, practical, and compelling path that anyone can take to become the kind of leader that brings enrichment to the lives of others, enjoys a more fulfilling life, and leaves a lasting legacy. Each chapter uses a variety of real-world examples, tools, and assessments to explore one of Mattone's 7 dimensions of Intelligent Leadership, including: - Thinking differently, thinking big - Having a mindset of duty vs. a mindset of entitlement - Leveraging your gifts and addressing your gaps - Having the courage to execute with pride, passion, and precision Readers will have complimentary online access to the Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory ($110 value), which offers a personalized assessment of your leadership style and maturity.
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  • Elephants Before Unicorns

    Caroline Stokes

    Product Code: CAZHB
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    Driven entrepreneurs seem to always be in search of their "unicorn" team-that match made in heaven that opens the door to freedom and endless possibility. Unfortunately, huge obstacles-the "elephants"-tend to get in the way. Bringing her expertise from HR to EQ, Caroline Stokes offers real-world solutions to the people management problems business owners like you face right now. Dive into this book and learn how to: Hire the right people by taking your time Build an onboarding process that fits your company culture and makes new hires feel welcome Keep employees happy, healthy, engaged, and educated so they always perform their best Think smart before acting so strategies are their most effective Adapt to industry trends and workforce shifts to earn the best results
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  • Teams Unleashed

    Phillip Sandahl

    Product Code: CAYZX
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    Teams Unleashed provides a systematic approach for coaching teams to sustainable high performance in organizations. The book describes the essential competencies and specific skills for coaching teams and provides exercises and activities for implementing them. Readers will find a research-based model and method with a carefully documented track record reinforced with practical tools to create an effective, collaborative team culture, transform team performance and reliably deliver results.
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  • Everyone Deserves a Great Manager

    Scott Jeffrey Miller

    Product Code: CAYXH
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    This book is the essential guide for the millions of people all over the world making the challenging and rewarding leap to manager, who want to become that manager their team deserves. FranklinCovey knows that managers are desperate for help - especially employees who go from managing tasks to managing people. They yearn for training and tools to help them become more confident, effective, and valued. This practical and inspirational guide offers the solution with guidance, tips and insights that are relevant, easily applicable, based on credible expertise, and will fit into the manager's hectic daily schedule. The focus of the book is to give managers the information they need in a way that they can absorb quickly. They can pick up a helpful tip in 10-minutes or glean an entire skill-set with a deeper reading. The goal is for the busy manager to know what to do and how to do it without interrupting their regular workflow. Each role highlights the current, authentic problems managers face and briefly explores the limiting mindsets or common mistakes that led to those problems. The book has 29 skill-based chapters, which cover essential managerial skills like one-on-ones, giving feedback, delegating, hiring, building team culture, and leading remote teams. The book also includes over 30 unique tools, such as a prep worksheet for your next one-on-one and a list of over 100 behavioural questions for your next interview.
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  • HBR's 10 Must Reads 2020

    Harvard Business Review

    Product Code: CAXXP
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    The definitive management ideas of the year from Harvard Business Review. Includes the definitive ideas of the year, all in one place, selected by HBR's editors. Gives readers the opportunity to catch up on a year's worth of recent ideas from HBR quickly--or collect articles over time. Includes articles on leadership, strategy, and management by top thinkers in business today. Introduction written by HBR's editors. Audience: Leaders and aspiring leaders, particularly those familiar with Harvard Business Review and who want a recap of the year's ideas in management, or those who are new to the magazine and looking for a way to familiarize themselves with its content.

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