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  • Quiet Leadership

    David Rock

    Product Code: BJYXF
    Paperback
    Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, Quiet Leadership provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.
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  • Kakeibo

    Fumiko Chiba

    Product Code: BNYVN
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    Do you need help saving money? THE simple, foolproof journal to save yourself money one day at a time. ------------- 'Experts claim it could help some people cut spending by up to 35 per cent' Mail Online 'Frugal millennials are going wild for kakeibo, the simple art of keeping track of your finances . . . this is about being financially mindful rather than letting a gadget do the thinking for you' The Sunday Times ------------- People in Japan are masters of minimal living, able to make do with less in all aspects of life, whether it's de-cluttering personal belongings or savvy seasonal cooking. But at the heart of all this is the kakeibo: the budgeting journal used to set saving goals and spend wisely. The premise is simple: at the beginning of each month you sit down with your kakeibo and think mindfully about how much you would like to save and what you will need to do in order to reach your goal. The kakeibo then gives you space to jot down your weekly spending and reflecting on the month just gone. The simple act of completing your kakeibo ensures that saving is a part of your everyday life, while also giving you the opportunity to reflect and improve every month. By using this kakeibo, you can get a grip on your spending and start to achieve your goals, by finding ways to save for the things that really matter in your life. Don't give up what you want most for what you want now . . . This is the Japanese Journal that puts more money in YOUR pocket every month.
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  • How to be an Outstanding Nursery Leader

    Allison Lee

    Product Code: BRJXZ
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    Nursery leaders play a crucial role in the overall smooth running of their nursery, as they are ultimately in charge of the recruitment of staff, child protection and development, and health and safety. They are responsible for writing and implementing policies and procedures that require current, up-to-date knowledge and for ensuring that legislation is being followed at all times. Most importantly, nursery leaders are key to achieving an 'outstanding' grade from Ofsted in all areas of nursery life. How to be an Outstanding Nursery Leader covers common everyday situations, such as staffing and potential problems, and is a useful tool for anyone enrolled on the CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. Allison Lee uses her wealth of experience to explore important aspects of management, including effective staff meetings, appraisals and supervisions, to help a nursery leader get the best from their team and earn that all-important 'outstanding' grade from Ofsted.
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  • Coaching for Performance

    John Whitmore

    Product Code: BHAGR
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    The seminal book featuring the transformational GROW modelCoaching for Performance is the institution of the coaching profession. This landmark text has now undergone the largest revision yet in its history to bring it fully up to date for today's professionals. With a focus on coaching as a way of being rather than a temporary process, this new edition explains how coaching can have a profound effect on the culture of an organisation. No longer an activity conducted in isolation by a select few managers, coaching impacts the growth of the whole company as well as the personal growth of the individual. This new edition includes a Foreword by John McFarlane, Chairman of Barclays and TheCityUK. New chapters on culture change demonstrate how to build a high performance culture in any type of organisation and measure the results. Extensive illustrative material has been added; the visuals are those used in coaching training programmes by Performance Consultants International, one of the pioneering global firms in coaching, leadership development and performance improvement. Terminology has been revised throughout to align with that used by the International Coach Federation and a new full glossary of terms serves to make this the definitive book on the topic.The influential GROW model (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) featured in the book is supported by new international studies and examples which are included throughout, ensuring that this edition will stay at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.
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  • Behaviour Management Pocketbook

    Peter Hook

    Product Code: BFATT
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    How to manage their classes is not only every new teachers' first concern, it's an area about which even the most experienced teachers are never complacent. This new edition of the Teachers' Pocketbooks' top-selling title is a practical, authoritative guide to creating calm classes and focused, co-operative students. The book starts from the premise that teachers cannot control the behaviour of children; instead they must seek to influence it. Teachers are most effective in managing behaviour when they focus on antecedents and consequences. This means building relationships and using preventative strategies followed by consistent use of logical consequences. The book covers different styles of behaviour management; getting the basics right; eight core principles and a ten-step discipline plan. A section entitled 'developing the toolkit' offers a broad range of strategies for teachers to use. All are explained in practical, classroom terms with examples of phrases to use for maximum effectiveness. Underpinning the repertoire of techniques is a strong framework: the 4Rs - rights, responsibilities, rules and routines. Liberal use of cartoons, diagrams, mnemonics and other visual devices reinforce the message and fast-track understanding. Authors Peter Hook and Andy Vass are nationally renowned experts in the field of behaviour management. They have acted as consultants to the government as well as to numerous schools and LAs. They are regarded as inspirational trainers, and with more than 60 years' combined teaching experience, their ideas are firmly grounded in classroom experience.
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  • The Little Book of Big Management Theories

    Bob Bates

    Product Code: BDMKZ
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    101 management theories from the world's best management thinkers - the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages - telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking - so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: * Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems * Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done * Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders * Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it - in a nutshell.
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  • Effective Modern Coaching

    Myles Downey

    Product Code: BBQUB
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    Written by one of the world's leading business coaches, this book provides authoritative and proven guidance and techniques for any manager, executive or indeed coach who wants to bring out the full potential of their employees and clients through coaching. Individual performance is a cornerstone of corporate performance and the need to achieve more - be that productivity or innovation - from fewer is becoming increasingly vital. Coaching is a demonstrably successful approach to helping individuals to perform to higher levels. This book aims to develop managers and executives into great coaches, who can transform the performance of individuals and teams in their organizations. The author looks at the art of coaching from different perspectives and provides practical tips and models (such as the "Spectrum of Coaching Skills" and "GROW"). It also includes sample dialogues of how to handle various coaching situations.
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  • Brilliant Coaching

    Julie Starr

    Product Code: AWWYG
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    Every manager and leader has the potential to be a brilliant coach. Great coaching increase people's engagement, learning and performance. Coaching is the must-have leadership skill that helps you get the best from your team, and Brilliant Coaching shows how you can have it too. By adopting methods specifically developed and proven in business, you'll discover what it takes to be a leader or manager who can coach, and apply simple coaching principle in everyday scenarios. With Brilliant Coaching you'll unlock your inner coaching ability and reap the visibly rewards quickly. * Feel confident in your ability to be a great coach * Put core coaching skills into action * Increase performance in your workplace 'Extremely effective tips on coaching principles backed up by true-to-life examples and exercises throughout. A "brilliant" tool for success.' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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  • Mastering Coaching

    Max Landsberg

    Product Code: APGMZ
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    Coaching is one of the most sought-after leadership skills - vital for anyone who wants to develop a team of people who will perform effectively, but are also motivated and relish working together. It's also a dynamic discipline which, in recent years, has developed and grown to embrace theory and practice from a wide range of other disciplines, frameworks and models. Mastering Coaching starts by asking what skills an effective coach must now possess to boost the performance of their coachees. In response, it summarises the most important research in areas such as neuroscience, sports psychology and mindfulness, positive psychology, mastery and goal-setting and offers a clear, simple and practical guide to how this new thinking can help coaches and managers to develop their own coaching practice. Written by Max Landsberg, executive coaching and professional development expert and author of the perennial bestseller The Tao of Coaching, Mastering Coaching goes beyond the basics of coaching by providing insights which offer a proven route map to coaching success. Practical and jargon-free, the book will equip readers with the techniques and tools necessary to take their coaching to the next level.
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  • Coaching for Breakthrough Success: Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible

    Jack Canfield

    Product Code: AHENF
    Hardback
    Advance Praise for Coaching for Breakthrough Success: "Canfield and Chee have crafted the standard for anyone wanting to be an effective coach. Their actionable and timeless wisdom shows up through principles, questions, quotes, cases, and tools that will enable any aspiring coach to achieve their aspirations. Anyone being coached should make sure that their coach knows and follows these standards." (Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Management, University of Michigan, Author of Leadership Sustainability). "After years of working as an executive coach, I slowly came to the realization that knowing the answers to the tough questions wasn't as important as knowing the right questions to ask in the first place. This book provides just such resources. Read it and enter the pantheon of great coaches!" (Kerry Patterson, four-time New York Times bestselling author of Crucial Conversations). "Coaching for Breakthrough Success masterfully shares extremely powerful questions, the heart of professional coaching approaches. The Situational Coaching Model combined with the wonderfully long, and comprehensive list in many chapters will dramatically inform your coaching and empower your clients. This is a 'must have' for any professional coach who wants to take their clients to new heights of understanding and transform their effectiveness. Extremely well done!" (Thomas G. Crane, author of The heart of Coaching-Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High Performance Coaching Culture). "Coaching for Breakthrough Success is the most exciting and innovative book on the art of coaching to come along in years. Using their Six Paradigms of Situational Coaching, Canfield and Chee show step by step how anyone, anywhere can assist others in improving performance, and achieving personal satisfaction in life." (Robert B. Tucker, innovation expert and author of Innovation is Everybody's Business). "This powerful, practical book gives you the tools and strategies you need to be an excellent business and executive coach, to help your clients in every area, and to build your coaching business profitably." (Brian Tracy, author of over 58 books in 38 languages). "The ability to coach is the very essence of effective leaders. Engaging the heart and inspiring the mind will unlock the utmost potential of people in any organisation. This book puts it all together and provides proven techniques to achieve breakthrough performance. I believe it will have a profound impact on you as it has done for me and my organisation." (Thomas Soo, General Manager, Intel Technology). "Coaching is one of those terms that is thrown around on nearly a daily basis in modern management circles. But what does coaching mean? What should people do to make coaching effective? Why is coaching so valuable? These otherwise vague questions are insightfully answered in this outstanding book." (William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, Professor, The Pennsylvania State University and Author of over 80 books). "Coaching for Breakthrough Success contains practical techniques to help you engage the hearts and minds of your people and inspire them to realize their fullest potential." (Christopher Goh Soon Keat, Director, Global Learning and Leadership Development, Agilent Technologies Singapore (International) Pte Ltd). "Coaching for Breakthrough Success has had a profound effect on me, as well as the people in my workplace. My team has told me that since studying Jack and Peter's book I have become a better listener, communicator and leader. The decisions we now make are our decisions, and my staff are taking more ownership of the work they do. My career development has come on leaps and bounds after I applied what I learned from this book." (Nick Jonsson, General Director, Sophie Paris).
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  • Managing Others: Teams and Individuals

    Chartered Management Institute

    Product Code: AGXTI
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    This is one of the first in the new checklist series from the Chartered Management Institute. The experts' guide to how to manage and work with the people and teams you are responsible for. Here are the checklists compiled by the CMI's experts on the aspects that are most crucial to getting the most from those you have to manage and work with, on such topics as: get the right people and get the people right, team briefing, effective verbal communication with groups, facilitating, developing trust, empowerment, successful delegation, setting smart objective, motivating the demotivated, managing the plateaued performer, motivating staff in a time of change, coaching for improved performance, managing conflict, and managing the bully. It is all here, from the basics to the more nuanced and difficult to get right, and included among the essential checklists are profiles of leading management thinkers on key topics.
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  • Dancing at the Edge

    Maureen O'Hara

    Product Code: CBVHD
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    In his 1980 essay, The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow, the psychologist Carl Rogers contemplated the future. He described those who would usher in this new era as people with the capacity to understand, bring about and absorb a paradigm shift. He added: "I have an uneasy feeling about this chapter... It is a beginning, an outline, a suggestion... I believe that what I am saying here will some day be fleshed out much more fully, either by me or someone else." Maureen O'Hara and Graham Leicester are uniquely qualified to flesh out Carl Rogers's vision (Maureen worked closely with Rogers for many years). Here they explore the competencies - the ways of being, doing, knowing and organising - that can help us navigate in complex and powerful times. They argue that these competencies are innate and within reach of all of us - given the right setting, plenty of practice and some gentle guidance. But they are seldom seen because they are routinely undervalued in today's culture. That must change, the authors insist, and this book is intended to begin that change. The book is based on the authors' extensive research and their practical experience observing the qualities demonstrated by some of today's most successful cultural, political and business leaders. They write of `persons of tomorrow' that they have witnessed: "We find that people who are thriving in the contemporary world, who give us the sense of having it all together and being able to act effectively and with good spirit in challenging circumstances, have some identifiable characteristics in common... They are the people already among us who inhabit the complex and messy problems of the 21st century in a more expansive way than their colleagues. They do not reduce such problems to the scale of the tools available to them, or hide behind those tools when they know they are partial and inadequate. They are less concerned with `doing the right thing' according to standard procedure than they are with really doing the right thing in the moment, in specific cases, with the individuals involved at the time. In a disciplined yet engaging way they are always pushing boundaries, including their own. They dance at the edge." Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus of Notre Dame University, once said that leadership demands certainty: "You cannot blow an uncertain trumpet." On the contrary, argue Leicester and O'Hara, we must all learn to play the uncertain trumpet like virtuosos. It is an image that conveys the subtle discipline required of the `person of tomorrow' - an artistry that, they argue, is essential to restore hope in the future.
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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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  • Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus

    Asomi Ithia

    Product Code: BZOCG
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    Product management starts here. Before building and managing products in mid-to-large organisations, product people need to understand the organisation's aims, strategies and culture and what they mean for them. Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus explores how business context and focus relate to, and impact, product management, from the organisation's vision statement to objectives, strategy, values and culture. Looking specifically at what each encompasses, the book examines the different approaches taken by organisations and how this flows down to and can be navigated by product people. Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus is the second of a four book series. Together, the books are designed to provide a straight-talking and pragmatic approach to the creation, delivery and management of products in such a way that creates value for your customers and business.
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  • The Organic Systems Framework

    Barry Oshry

    Product Code: BZKQP
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    In this persuasively argued booklet, Barry Oshry establishes that, despite frequent references to paradigms in management and organization literature, there are no scientific paradigms in this field (as defined by Thomas Kuhn in his landmark essay on the subject - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions). He goes on to make the case for the Organic System Framework (OSF) being a legitimate candidate for paradigm status. The OSF describes patterns of systemic relationship that exist at all levels and in all types of social systems - family, sports team, work unit, etc. Regardless of our designated roles or positions, we are constantly moving in and out of these relationships. He concludes by setting out three core reasons for proposing OSF as a prime paradigm candidate and outlines five broad avenues for future research.
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  • Change Manager

    Tracey Torble

    Product Code: BYMBK
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    Change management is about the control of all changes that have an effect on the IT services and hence, the business of an organisation. This practical book describes the change manager role in depth including purpose, typical responsibilities and required skills. Change management methods, techniques, useful tools and relevant standards and frameworks are also covered, and career progression opportunities are discussed.
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  • How to Write a Business Plan

    Brian Finch

    Product Code: BYHTL
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    Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential part of the process. How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision. Whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project, this is your one-stop guide to producing the most professional and convincing business plan for a new venture. Fully updated for 2019, this 6th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you write a comprehensive and compelling plan, as well as content on digital developments such as crowdfunding, online retailing and digital marketing. 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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  • HBR Guide to Motivating People (HBR Guide Series)

    Harvard Business Review

    Product Code: BYAYF
    Paperback
    Help your people reach their potential. As a manager, it's your responsibility to ensure your team is motivated and performing at a high level. But recent data reveals abysmal engagement levels among workers around the globe. How do you fix the problem--before your most talented people walk out the door? By understanding what drains your employees, you can increase their job satisfaction and push them toward achieving their goals. The HBR Guide to Motivating People provides practical tips and advice to help your team find meaning in their work, build on their strengths, and produce the best results for the organization. You'll learn how to: Pinpoint the root causes of lackluster performance Tailor rewards and recognition to individuals Connect routine work activities to a higher purpose Support your employees' growth and development Prevent burnout--especially in your top performers Create a culture of engagement Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
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  • You Can't Know It All

    Wanda Wallace

    Product Code: BYAEL
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    Make the move from star contributor to exceptional leader in this long overdue hands-on guide. Today's organizations are packed full of experts in every area from marketing to sales to IT. Many of these people are also leaders, heading teams or departments. They lead because they know more than the rest of their group. They are followed because of their credibility as experts. Yet, the toughest transition in business comes when expert leaders are asked to move beyond their expertise and lead a larger group, they struggle with how to span a broad area without trying to become the expert in every aspect. In Wanda Wallace's experience, this move-from expert to spanning leader-requires a new mindset about how to lead. Wallace explains what few people understand-how to add value as a leader when you're spanning an ever growing set of responsibilities. In You Can't Know It All, Wallace presents the coaching model she has developed to address this challenging transition. She provides tools and strategies for individuals to navigate their new roles and learn to combine their expertise with their leadership responsibilities. She also offers essential advice on the fundamental change in mindset that this requires. Not just for novice managers, this invaluable handbook offers human resources professionals and mentors insights into why their company's star performer may be suddenly floundering, and offers essential tools to guide them.
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  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Reinventing HR

    Harvard Business Review

    Product Code: BXYZX
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    How HR can lead. If you read nothing else on reinventing human resources, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones on how HR leaders can partner with the C-suite, drive change throughout the organization, and develop the workforce of the future. This book will inspire you to: Overhaul performance management practices to jump-start motivation and engagement Use agile processes to transform how you hire, develop, and manage people Establish diversity programs that increase innovation and competitiveness as well as inclusion Use people analytics to bring unprecedented insight to hiring and talent management Prepare your company for the double waves of artificial intelligence and an older workforce Close the gap between HR and strategy This collection of articles includes: "People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO," by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey; "How Netflix Reinvented HR," by Patty McCord; "HR Goes Agile," by Peter Cappelli and Anna Tavis; "Reinventing Performance Management," by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall; "Better People Analytics," by Paul Leonardi and Noshir Contractor; "21st-Century Talent Spotting," by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz; "Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Contract," by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh; "Creating the Best Workplace on Earth," by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones; "Why Diversity Programs Fail," by Frank Dobbins and Alexandra Kalev; "When No One Retires," by Paul Irving; and "Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces," by H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty.
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  • How to Manage People

    Michael Armstrong

    Product Code: BXXOX
    Paperback
    From bestselling author Michael Armstrong comes a new edition of the business staple, How to Manage People. Providing valuable insight into the skills required to be an effective manager, this one-stop guide to people management will help you get the best from your staff through motivation, reward and leadership. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips, alongside advice on managing virtual teams, enhancing employee engagement and managing conflict. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get the best from their teams, How to Manage People distils the essence of good management into one handy, easy-to-use book. 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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  • Product Management: Mastering the Product Role

    Asomi Ithia

    Product Code: BWVIE
    Paperback
    In a new series, Asomi Ithia provides a pragmatic approach to the range of activities required to create, deliver and manage products. In Mastering the Product Role, Asomi describes the various functions of product management, and outlines its uses in different organisational contexts. He provides guidance for being an effective product person, developing your talent, working with stakeholders and making product management work in mid-to-large organisations. The book also covers thoughts on the future of product management and provides tools for professionals working on product initiatives. With its friendly and personable tone, content is brought to life with references, diagrams, illustrations, examples, case studies and quotes from over 50 interviews.
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  • Herding Cats

    Geoff Garrett

    Product Code: BWQMM
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    It is well known that in their professional lives most academics and researchers will - like cats - seek to exercise as much independence as possible. In Herding Cats, Geoff Garrett and Graeme Davies combine their top-level experience of leading/managing international academic and research institutions with wisdom gleaned from 50 senior colleagues around the world. They deal with common leadership and management themes, like making tough strategic choices, leading change effectively, dealing with bureaucracy, allocating resources, managing budgets and ensuring effective implementation. Garrett, Davies and their friends paint a picture of the culture of a typical 'cats' environment - replete with remarkable intellects, passion, arguments, politics and prejudice, and where trying to push people to a destination is usually doomed to failure. Herding Cats guides leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and research institutions through the process of learning to accept and embrace the qualities of their 'cats' so they can tempt them to an outcome with agility and success. "Herding Cats is brilliant... a 'must read' for all academic and research leaders... The book is full of extraordinary insights... it should not be read once, but again and again, since the strategic guidance it provides is so invaluable." Dr Ramesh Mashelkar, FRS, formerly Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, CSIR, India, and presently President of the Global Research Alliance "Not only did I enjoy Herding Cats - I laughed out loud at how true it is. Cats indeed. I also enjoyed the novel format: succinct, engaging, and easy to comprehend. Great job." Dr Curtis Carlson, Chief Executive, SRI International, Menlo Park, USA "This short book is lively, good fun but full of wisdom, eminently readable, great common sense and filled with really good quotes... a useful roadmap for any leader embarking on this tough enterprise." Sir Gustav Nossal, FRS, The University of Melbourne, Australia
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  • The Great Workplace

    Michael Burchell

    Product Code: BWPYX
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    Trust is the key to developing a positive workplace culture in which employees have pride in what they do and enjoy their colleagues. This training package and assessment shows how to implement this concept in the workplace by providing strategies and development activities. Created by the authors of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For List, it is designed to increase employee productivity and boost performance. Companies currently on that list or trying to get on it, consultants, executives, team leaders and managers, will want to learn and utilize the effective strategies in this program.
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