• Business ethics

      Staying Sane in Business

      A practical guide to sanity, success and satisfaction at work

      by Chris Welford, Jackie Sykes

      Practical, accessible, authoritative, this book does exactly what it says on the cover – it helps the reader to keep their sanity, to succeed at work, and to enjoy the whole process. Written by two professionals in psychology, coaching and psychotherapy, with a long and distinguished background in leadership training, Staying Sane in Business starts from the premise that sanity is simply being happy, fulfilled and productive. The authors know that people in business are always short of time, and sometimes short of patience so this book goes straight to the heart of the matter, with clear explanations, helpful exercises and invaluable tips at the end of every chapter.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2019

      Business is Personal

      Be the Leader of Your Life and Business

      by Penny Power

      Business is Personal. A statement on life as a business owner. Being the leader of your own life is the greatest lesson in business. Your business is personal as it is yours. We live in a fast paced, over-connected world. Relying on your own instincts and knowing the dreams you hold for your version of success, ambition and happiness will ensure you have the life you want and not the life you compare yourself with. Business is Personal shares the areas of business that are rarely discussed, but have been learned the hard way by Penny and others. The emotions we need to understand, the mind we can be in control of, and tools Penny learned, following years of hard work and many challenging moments. Penny has poured her heart into this book and it is incredibly revealing.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2019

      Her Way To The Top

      The Glass Ceiling Is Thicker Than It Looks

      by Hira Ali

      Award-winning Hira Ali examines the myriad of challenges women face on their road to professional success. Informed by her 13 years of coaching experience and survey responses from 300 working women, she reveals the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman’s climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. This go-to guide for working women explores FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism and sexual harassment, among other issues. She moves beyond problems and empowers her readers with real solutions to help them break the glass ceiling. Written by a successful career woman for the benefit of career women around the world, Her Way to the Top demonstrates that women are all in this together, and together they can make a difference for each other.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2019

      Future Fit

      How to stay relevant and competitive in the future of work

      by Andrea Clarke

      ANDREA CLARKE spent first the part of her working life as a TV news reporter for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel, the Seven Network and Reuters, covering major news events including the US Presidential Election, the Virginia Tech campus shooting and Hurricane Katrina. Until… she started to realise what the future of work would look like in her profession. She was no longer reading the newspapers herself or watching the 6pm news, so she knew she had to make a career change. When you read Future Fit, you will realise that Andrea Clarke is adaptable and resilient – in fact she possesses all of the eight strengths that she writes about in her book: Personal brand, Adaptability, Communication, Networking, Creativity, Problem-solving, Leadership and Lifelong learning. According to Andrea Clarke, founder of CareerCEO and creator of its Future of Work Program, we all need a new kind of job security. Around the world, the nature of work and business is on the move. Digital disruption, globalisation and the casualisation of the workforce is drastically re-shaping the way we live and how we do business. Leading management consulting firms agree that we can expect significant job disruption across all industries. But, they also agree that human skills will always be in demand. In fact, they won’t be just in demand, it’s widely acknowledged that it’s the ‘human’ skills that will enable us to not just survive the pending disruption but thrive in the age of accelerations. In her fascinating new book, which starts with the author’s memories of flying into wartime Baghdad, you will learn how to acquire the following skills to become future fit in the workplace: The only job security we have is that which we create by exploring each of these human skills which will help us all lean towards change and become an asset to ourselves and the company we work for, instead of a liability.

    • Pasta dishes
      December 2009

      The Future of Post-Human Sexuality

      A Preface to a New Theory of the Body and Spirit of Love Makers

      by Author(s): Peter Baofu

      What precisely resides in “sexuality” which warrants the popular discourse on sexuality as “part of our world freedom,” or something as an inspiring source for “our own creation” of “new forms of relationships” or “new forms of love” never before possible in human history? This popular treatment of sexual freedom has become so politically correct, in this day and age of ours, that it fast degenerates into a seductive ideology which has impoverished our understanding of sexuality by blinding us from its dark sides.Contrary to this intoxicating conventional wisdom, the dark sides of this seductive ideology have yet to be systematically understood and that its very creative freedom is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that its advocates would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to suggest that sexuality should not be about freedom nor creativity, or that the literature in sexual studies (and other related fields like gender studies, queer studies, and cultural studies, for example) should be ignored because of their scholarly nonsense. Needless to say, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either.Instead, the purpose of this book is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of sexuality, in special relation to the sexual body and spirit, in conjunction with the mind—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This seminal project, if successful, will fundamentally change the way that we think about the nature of sexuality, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.

    • Pasta dishes
      December 2009

      The Future of Post-Human Sexuality

      A Preface to a New Theory of the Body and Spirit of Love Makers

      by Author(s): Peter Baofu

      What precisely resides in “sexuality” which warrants the popular discourse on sexuality as “part of our world freedom,” or something as an inspiring source for “our own creation” of “new forms of relationships” or “new forms of love” never before possible in human history? This popular treatment of sexual freedom has become so politically correct, in this day and age of ours, that it fast degenerates into a seductive ideology which has impoverished our understanding of sexuality by blinding us from its dark sides.Contrary to this intoxicating conventional wisdom, the dark sides of this seductive ideology have yet to be systematically understood and that its very creative freedom is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that its advocates would like us to believe. Of course, this is not to suggest that sexuality should not be about freedom nor creativity, or that the literature in sexual studies (and other related fields like gender studies, queer studies, and cultural studies, for example) should be ignored because of their scholarly nonsense. Needless to say, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either.Instead, the purpose of this book is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of sexuality, in special relation to the sexual body and spirit, in conjunction with the mind—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). This seminal project, if successful, will fundamentally change the way that we think about the nature of sexuality, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2013

      The Creative Gorilla

      Innovate to Learn; Don't Learn to Innovate

      by John Brooker

      This highly practical book explains how you can make the most of your organisation’s opportunities by using the structured, yet creative Inn8 Approach. This simple approach has three parts: 1. Use a structured model (Inn8 Model) to innovate. Build creative solutions and strategies that get “Yes! And…” response. 2. Create an innovative climate (Inn8 Climate) to encourage collaboration and stimulate creative thinking. 3. Employ a toolkit (Inn8 Toolkit) of logical and creative thinking tools to help tap the innate wisdom and creativity of you and your colleagues. Underlying the Inn8 Approach are four fundamental ideas: 1. Start innovating; do not just talk about innovation. 2. Involve anyone in the organisation; multiply your innovation capability. 3. Innovate anywhere in the organisation; widen your focus beyond products and business model innovation. 4. Innovate to learn; don’t learn to innovate. Make the most of your precious people resource. Have them create real propositions and let them learn as they do. If you want a practical guide to make the most of opportunities, create innovative propositions and develop strategies to implement them, this book is it. It is full of detailed instructions to help you design, facilitate and report on your own innovation workshops. Pick it up and start innovating!

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2017

      DRIVERS

      Creating Trust and Motivation at Work

      by Susanne Jacobs

      Grounded in research, DRIVERS provides an accessible and practical guide for leaders to understand and apply the science of intrinsic motivation and trust at work. The DRIVERS are the true performance currency.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2018

      Employee Confidence

      The new rules of Engagement

      by Karen J Hewitt

      Are your people the change you want to see? Employee Engagement figures are flagging. Employees are disgruntled, stressed or underutilised, or all three. The world is changing faster than ever before, and companies and entire industries are fighting for survival. Employees have never been more needed and valuable. So why are we pursuing the same old unsuccessful Engagement models when accessing the full potential of our human capital has never been more critical? Karen J Hewitt urges us to look at Employee Engagement from a whole new level, with a methodology to bring out a company’s real leadership potential, and within every single employee. A whole host of practical techniques (the new rules of Engagement) bring Employee Confidence to life, showing us how to create workplaces where employees thrive and drive company performance.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2018

      Human Resources Changes the World

      How and Why HR and HR Directors Should Step-Up as Leaders in the 21st Century

      by Glenn G Jones

      Which mindset do you think existing Boards and CEOs are in when it comes to HRDs being able to make the move to CEO? Have you ever asked the question why HR Directors don’t make the move to CEO? Why Boards and CEOs ignore “HRness”? Is HR really dead? Where is HR’s guiding North Star? Could you imagine an HR Director being your CEO? In Human Resources Changes the World, Glenn G Jones examines the available research and sets out the reasons why HR is not progressing to its full potential; it will surprise you. If you’ve never thought of becoming a CEO and you are in HR, then think again. After over thirty years in HR and six years in freelance HR consulting, the above questions have become something that Glenn needed to tackle. In this book, Glenn sets out the actions and mindset that must be adopted to enable HR to really change the world in the 21st century.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2016

      Jump!

      10 simple rules to guarantee success in your career

      by Buchi Onwugbonu

      Are you satisfied with where you are in your career today? If your answer is not a resounding “yes!” then please read on… Jump! is a career development book with practical and proven strategies to help move your career forward. You will learn how to: • Take charge of your career and figure out what you really want to do • Make an excellent first impression within your first month in any job • Execute like a true professional and propel your career forward at pace

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2018

      Love to Lead

      by Tracy Kite

      This book is for people in leadership positions who want to learn more about great leadership. Why use the word ‘love’ in a book for business? Because it matters! When leaders consider love from a philosophical viewpoint, it gives way to the serious business of trust, respect, compassion, ethics and loyalty in getting business done. If you give a damn about people and you’re courageous enough to contemplate ‘love’, you get great business. This book takes the reader through knowledge, practice and techniques. It is for busy managers to easily arm themselves with skills needed to improve the everyday performance of their people. If you love to lead, you need to Love to Lead.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2017

      Mindfulness and the Art of Change by Choice

      Radical leadership for managing change

      by Philip Cox-Hynd

      Mindfulness changes your brain in 8 weeks. It's linked to increased employee job performance ratings. As a form of meta-awareness or self-observation, it affects reasoning and decision-making. It also increases readiness to take greater responsibility at work, and it helps people respond calmly rather than react defensively. The boost it gives to results can come as no surprise. Mindfulness has also been associated with a reduction in stress and anxiety. These are emotions that arise when you change management culture, working processes, structure and strategy. Such feelings can seriously hamper progress if not handled correctly. In this book Philip Cox-Hynd lays out his mindfulness-led methodology for smoothly managing change both in what is done (strategy and processes) and in how it's done (mindset and culture). He explains in detail how to display the kind of radical leadership that results in your colleagues driving change with the fervour of a hunter who has caught scent of the quarry and the astuteness that mindfulness brings. He uses case histories such as Pfizer where he was the lead change consultant on the Viagra project, helping to get Viagra to market nine months ahead of schedule. He also talks about Ella’s Kitchen, the baby and toddler food company. He reveals how he used a technique he calls "orchestrated disruption" to enable staff to own, drive and even seek accountability for the change-for-growth programme that led to the very successful sale of the company. This book is for CEOs and C-Suite Executives who want to manage change with the full and active support of their colleagues.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2018

      More to Give

      Stepping into your new life at any age

      by Cindy Galvin

      Are you over 50 and facing a crossroads in life? Feel you’re too old to change or don’t have time to start over? Think again. In this down-to-earth book, Cindy Galvin explains why it’s never too late to launch your next career. With cheeky wit, Cindy takes you on a journey with clients who transformed their lives by developing careers filled with purpose. She explains why it’s never been a better time to create the life you want. Cindy’s book is a toolbox you can dip into for help with: • Leveraging decades of experience, skills and wisdom • Building a ‘success network’ • Recognising the control and influence you have

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2017

      Time Mastery

      Banish Time Management Forever

      by John McLachlan, Karen Meager

      Move Beyond Time Management Become a Time Master Have you tried the latest time management techniques and still feel overwhelmed? Are you fed up with having to 'think' about prioritising, decision making and squeezing things in? Do you wish life would just flow better? Then this is the book for you. This book will allow you to master your own time and not be controlled by other people's priorities. Understand how your own preferences, style and interests impact how you use your time and be able to: - Incorporate simple changes in your day to day activities that give you back control. - Learn how other people see time and how you can use that to help them become more efficient and effective. - Make the most of your time for the things that are important to you. Whether you want to get more done at work, delegate better, manage the priorities at home or just spend more time doing things that bring you joy, Karen and John will help you develop an approach to time that is efficient and fits with your unique personality.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      May 2013

      Advantage

      A Roadmap for Entrepreneurs and Leaders in The Digital Age

      by Declan Kavanagh

      Advantage is what creates value for your customers and your organisation. By having a focus on advantage and the sources of advantage through the life cycle of a business, whether it is commercial or not for profit ensures entrepreneurs and leaders minimise risk and maximise value. This book presents a framework called “The Business Advantage Model (BAM™)” that supports leaders in the identification, creation, proving, securing, leveraging and changing of advantage. It is about “Doing the right things, the right way at the right time” across every aspect of starting, scaling and readjusting a business. Its goal is to help create more high performing organisations.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2016

      Time, work and leisure

      Life changes in England since 1700

      by Hugh Cunningham, Jeffrey Richards

      This book traces the history of the relationship between work and leisure, from the 'leisure preference' of male workers in the eighteenth century, through the increase in working hours in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to their progressive decline from 1830 to 1970. It examines how trade union action was critical in achieving the decline; how class structured the experience of leisure; how male identity was shaped by both work and leisure; how, in a society that placed high value on work, a 'leisured class' was nevertheless at the apex of political and social power - until it became thought of as 'the idle rich'. Coinciding with the decline in working hours, two further tranches of time were marked out as properly without work: childhood and retirement. Accessible, wide-ranging and occasionally polemical, this book provides the first history of how we have imagined and used time.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      August 2008

      Long Work Hours Culture

      Causes, Consequences and Choices

      by Ronald J. J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper

      Work hours has become a 'hot topic'. This volume examines the effects of work hours on individual, family and organizational health. It considers why some people work long hours and the potential costs and benefits of this investment. Some work long hours out of necessity, others willingly. Interestingly, most people, however, want to work fewer hours than they now do. One's motives for working long hours (the why) and one's attitudes and behaviours while working (the how) emerge as critical factors in the link between work hours and well-being.Contributions from experts from six countries address workaholism, the distinction between passion and addiction to work, 'loving one's job', the role of technology as an enabler of long work hours, consequences of fatigue from over-work, strategies for short-term recovery from long hours, and initiatives for enriching one's quality of life. Coming to grips with work hours requires difficult choices by individuals, families, organizations and society at large. This collection will be of value to managers and professionals concerned about people, and academics, students, researchers and policy makers interested in ways work can be meaningful, decent rather than debilitating.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2001

      The Transformation of Work

      by Steven Vallas

      Analysts are generally agreed - dramatic changes are unfolding in the character of work, managerial authority, and the employment relationship. However, there is little agreement as to precisely how such changes are reshaping people's working lives, the nature of their careers, and the distribution of opportunity among members of different classes, genders, and ethnic groups. Confronting these issues head on, this text focuses on a series of critical questions concerned with the restructuring of work under capitalism at the beginning of the 21st century. The papers collected here address a wide array of workplace settings, from traditional manufacturing settings to "knowledge work" in high tech and university contexts. The volume devotes attention to the impact of production concepts in various national settings, ranging from Germany to Mexico and Australia. Among other themes, the volume also examines the linkage between gender inequality and efforts to establish innovative, "flexible" forms of work organization.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2001

      Virtual teams

      by Michael M. Beyerlein, Dale L. Johnson, Susan T. Beyerlein

      Effective knowledge work depends on bringing people together to form a team with the right mix of expertise for the project or problem on hand. Increasingly, that mix can only be created by finding people who are geographically dispersed across sites of the company or across several companies. These virtual teams typically work by linking through electronic tools, such as the telephone, fax, email, NetMeeting, Lotus Notes, and other web-based communication systems. Recent research suggests that these teams have all of the challenges of face-to-face teams in addition to others, such as the limitations of technology, cultural differences, and multiple supervisors. The papers included in this volume identify some of the problems and some of the solutions to these kinds of problems, but most importantly, in a dynamic field such as virtual teams, the papers provide a framework for thinking about such problems and a collection of ideas that can form a foundation for advancing both research and practice in the field. Much of the literature on virtual teams focuses on the technology. The technology is an enabler, but it does not seem to have advanced far enough to make electronic communications as effective as face-to-face meetings. Like other teams, virtual teams consist of human beings and they have interpersonal and identity needs that must be met to optimize their ability to work and to collaborate. So, issues such as member solidarity, cooperation and unity of actions and values become special concerns. Such issues are addressed in this volume with the hope that this work will provide a foundation for moving ahead in this field toward more effective virtual teams.

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