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Couples That Work - How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work (Paperback): Jennifer Petriglieri Couples That Work - How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work (Paperback)
Jennifer Petriglieri
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How can we successfully combine love and work? It's quite easy to get distracted from your career when you're happy in love or devote all your time to securing a promotion at work only to find your relationship is on the rocks. Balancing the demands of your career and your partner's while trying to nourish a relationship and family can be tough - but it doesn't have to be. In Couples That Work, Professor Jennifer Petriglieri reveals how all couples can thrive in work and love at the same time. Petriglieri has spent the last five years studying over a hundred couples in a variety of roles and types of relationships from all over the world. Drawing on this research, Petriglieri highlights the three distinct yet predictable developmental stages that all couples go through and offers practical guidance in the form of questions, exercises and activities that couples can use to overcome the most pressing challenges they face. From couples in their mid-20s to those in their mid-60s, from heterosexual couples to same-sex couples, from high flyers to steady careerists, and from those based in the US, to those in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Couples That Work holds something of interest to all couples in which both members are committed to their careers and to each other. Couples That Work provides two-career couples with all the insight and tools they need to have it all and thrive in work and love.

The Shift - The Future of Work is Already Here (Paperback): Lynda Gratton The Shift - The Future of Work is Already Here (Paperback)
Lynda Gratton 1
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) In stock

Work: love it or hate it, it's an all-consuming part of our society, it's changing fast, and the impact on our working lives will be extraordinary. We are now facing a revolution in the way we work. Low carbon economies, new technology and globalisation are fundamentally transforming much of what we take for granted. Middle managers are disappearing. The working week is collapsing. And now more than ever, our careers are governed by global forces. Why will things change so quickly? What will these changes look like? Who will benefit and who will suffer? How do we navigate our career through these times? In `The Shift', Professor at London Business School Lynda Gratton takes a look ground-breaking look at the five forces that will fundamentally change the way we work in the next ten to fifteen years. Having collaborated with companies around the world for the past three years, she has drawn up a guidebook for the future of work, instructing you how to harness specialisation, connections, enthusiasm and make the three key shifts essential for survival.

Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone 1
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'General McChrystal shows us that leadership can take many forms, leaders often have different strengths, and great leaders can come from anywhere' Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org 'Leaders is a superb, thought-provoking challenge to conventional understanding of the nature of leadership' Robert M. Gates former US Secretary of Defense 'Leadership, we learn, is complex. At a time when we yearn for leaders we can admire and respect, this book... will help you think differently about both leadership and our history' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs The bestselling author of Team of Teams dismantles the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. Taking leadership lessons from Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, Maximilien Robespierre, Abu Musab Zarkawi, Margaret Thatcher, Albert Einstein, Leonard Bernstein, Martin Luther and many more, ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

Transformational Coaching To Lead Culturally Diverse Teams (Paperback): Sunny Stout-Rostron Transformational Coaching To Lead Culturally Diverse Teams (Paperback)
Sunny Stout-Rostron
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In this book, Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron examines real-world experience and the contemporary literature on group and team coaching. She analyses how team coaching can guide coaches to help leaders and teams flourish in complex, culturally diverse organisations. As well as presenting a variety of team coaching models she also presents her own model, High-Performance Relationship Coaching, the result of many years of working with global corporate teams.

Dr Stout-Rostron illuminates how team coaches can help teams to learn from and interpret their own experiences, and to understand the complexity of the environment in which they work. Her team coaching model is explored over eight chapters, beginning with the role of the business team coach and leadership coaching processes. She evaluates how to work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how to shift culture through transformative leadership coaching, explains the depth of relationship systems coaching, and explores how to apply a variety of methods including Ubuntu coaching.

The book encourages team coaches to develop deep self-awareness, team awareness, cultural diversity awareness and wider systemic and relationship awareness. Filled with practical stories and examples, it describes how to work successfully with these models in the real world.

Transformational Coaching To Lead Culturally Diverse Teams is a key guide for coaches in practice and in training, HR and L&D professionals and executives in a coaching role. This is essential reading for all team coaches.

Bullshit Jobs - The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It (Paperback): David Graeber Bullshit Jobs - The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)
David Graeber 1
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Spectacular and terrifyingly true' - Owen Jones

'Thought-provoking and funny' - The Times

Be honest: if your job didn't exist, would anybody miss it? Have you ever wondered why not? Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.

In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks and driving flying cars. Instead, something curious happened. Not only have the flying cars not materialised, but average working hours have increased rather than decreased. And now, across the developed world, three-quarters of all jobs are in services, finance or admin: jobs that don't seem to contribute anything to society. In Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber explores how this phenomenon - one more associated with the Soviet Union, but which capitalism was supposed to eliminate - has happened. In doing so, he looks at how, rather than producing anything, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it.

This book is for anyone whose heart has sunk at the sight of a whiteboard, who believes 'workshops' should only be for making things, or who just suspects that there might be a better way to run our world.

A Good Time to be a Girl - Don'T Lean in, Change the System (Paperback, Epub Edition): Helena Morrissey A Good Time to be a Girl - Don'T Lean in, Change the System (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Helena Morrissey 1
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From the founder of the worldwide 30% Club campaign comes a career book for women in a transforming world who don't just want to lean in, but instead, shatter the paradigm as we know it. `I absolutely love her, I think she's such a force for good' Pandora Sykes, The High Low In A Good Time to be a Girl, Helena Morrissey sets out how we might achieve the next big breakthrough towards a truly inclusive modern society. Drawing on her experience as a City CEO, mother of nine, and founder of the influential 30% Club which campaigns for gender-balanced UK company boards, her manifesto for new ways of working, living, loving and raising families is for everyone, not just women. Making a powerful case for diversity and difference in any workplace, she shows how, together, we can develop smarter thinking and broader definitions of success. Gender balance, in her view, is an essential driver of economic prosperity and part of the solution to the many problems we face today. Her approach is not aimed merely at training a few more women in working practices that have outlived their usefulness. Instead, this book sets out a way to reinvent the game - not at the expense of men but in ways that are right and relevant for a digital age. It is a powerful guide to success for us all.

The Joy of Work - 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again (Paperback): Bruce Daisley The Joy of Work - 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again (Paperback)
Bruce Daisley 1
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‘Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.’ The Times

From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job.

In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world's biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by what makes great companies tick. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has dug right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive – and much more enjoyable.

Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them?

If you’re not happy with the status quo, if you want to find out how things could be done better, if you’re seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is less fraught, The Joy of Work will point the way.

Wisdom at Work - The Making of a Modern Elder (Paperback): Chip Conley Wisdom at Work - The Making of a Modern Elder (Paperback)
Chip Conley 1
R399 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R161 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Do you want to reinvent the second half of your career? 'Learn how to cultivate a beginner's mind...and be the sage counselor' - from the foreword by Brian Chesky, cofounder and CEO of Airbnb. In our increasingly accelerated world that venerates the new, bright and shiny, many of us in mid-career sense that the ground is shifting beneath our feet, leaving us feeling invisible, undervalued and threatened by the 'digital natives' nipping at our heels. Chip Conley is not buying it, arguing that experience is on the brink of a comeback. At the age of fifty-two, after selling the boutique hotel company he founded and ran for twenty-four years, Conley joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. Though rich with experience, the industry veteran lacked the digital fluency of his twenty-something colleagues. He quickly discovered that he'd been hired as a teacher and mentor, but was also in many ways a student and intern. What emerged is the secret to thriving as a midlife worker in today's world: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner's mind and a willingness to evolve. Igniting a bold, urgent conversation about age and ageism in the workplace, Conley liberates the term 'elder' from the stigma of 'elderly', and reveals the value of wisdom that can only be accrued through years on the planet. Wisdom at Work will teach you how to be indispensable in the second half of your working life. 'As more people live in good health for longer they are asking themselves what they should do with this new stage of life. In this marvellous book Chip Conley gives them a great answer - rewire don't retire. The Modern Elder is about combining a youthfulness in later life with the maturity and wisdom of experience' Andrew Scott, co-author of The 100 Year Life Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author, hospitality entrepreneur, and leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and turned it into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the U.S. Chip is now the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb. He is the recipient of hospitality's highest honor, the Pioneer Award. ---------------------------------------- 'This is ultimately a book about how we can develop deeper connections, disrupt how we think about teaching and learning, and make more meaningful contributions in our lives and our careers. With stories, questions, and strategies, Chip shares his heart and wisdom on every page. This is exactly what we need right now! '- Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Braving the Wilderness 'An engaging, timely exploration of how to bring more wisdom into our work lives. Chip Conley has lived it, and here he teaches you what it takes to find more of it' Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg 'I love the idea that society needs more Modern Elders who offer generosity without an agenda. Chip Conley's articulation of the growing need of wisdom and emotional intelligence in a world obsessed with speed and digital intelligence is spot-on! Every young company could use some "wisdom insurance"' Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 World's #1 Executive Coach, #6 Most Influential Business Thinker 2017

The Organized Mind - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload (Paperback): Daniel Levitin The Organized Mind - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload (Paperback)
Daniel Levitin 1
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Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times 'Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful. There are fascinating facts and examples throughout' Wall Street Journal 'Deservedly a bestseller... Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories' Independent 'Levitin is about as knowledgeable a guide to neuroscience as one might hope for' New York Times Book Review 'More insights per page than any other neuroscientist I know... smart, important, exquisitely written.' Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness 'Sensible, practical advice... a comprehensive account of the way we think about organizing everything from our possessions to our friends' Financial Times Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind . . . In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload. In The Organized Mind, we learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life. You'll discover that: - Your brain has a daily processing limit - why waste it on cat photos? - Pressing Send or clicking Like gives a dopamine hit - it's addictive - Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive - Multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's ideas are surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world. By following the advice in The Organized Mind, you'll function better, go further and find more time to do the things you actually want to do.

Make Time - How To Focus On What Matters Every Day (Paperback): Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky Make Time - How To Focus On What Matters Every Day (Paperback)
Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky 1
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'If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book.' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention?

As creators of Google Ventures' renowned 'design sprint', Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products like Gmail and YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own personal habits and routines, looking for ways to help individuals optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days.

Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction. Make Time is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought 'if only there were more hours in the day...'

Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone 1
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The bestselling author of Team of Teams dismantles the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends. Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. These include: Founders: Walt Disney built his empire thinking he was a man of the people, but was actually a bit of a tyrant to the working man. Coco Chanel hid her humble background to pretend she was an aristocrat, but was obsessed with making clothes for the common people. Zealots: Maximilien Robespierre whipped his revolutionaries into a frenzy through his writing, while Abu Musab Zarkawi moved on the front lines of the battlefield, winning over his followers through his personal charisma. Powerbrokers: Margaret Thatcher and Boss Tweed, whose respective reigns depended on the networks they cultivated. Other leaders profiled include geniuses Albert Einstein and Leonard Bernstein, reformers Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr., and heroes Harriet Tubman and Zheng He. Ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

Stress The Psychology of Managing Pressure - Practical Strategies to turn Pressure into Positive Energy (Paperback): Dk Stress The Psychology of Managing Pressure - Practical Strategies to turn Pressure into Positive Energy (Paperback)
Dk; Edited by (consulting) Jonathan Horowitz, Diane McIntosh 1
R451 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R191 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how to handle stress in every area of life, from the workplace to relationships, and emerge happier, healthier, and more productive. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Stress: The Psychology of Managing Pressure gives you the techniques you need to understand and deal with stress head-on, all explained through infographics, questionnaires, and constructive advice. Identify the causes of stress in your life and reframe unhelpful patterns of thought into powerful psychological solutions that you can apply every day. Develop a work-life balance, learn how to deal with an anxiety attack, discover relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, and put stress in perspective with insightful chapters and expert advice.

One Second Ahead - Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline... One Second Ahead - Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Coldrick Carter, Gillian Coutts, Allan Loney
R450 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no. In their new book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done,' but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do? Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, readers will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication, and other unhealthy workplace behaviors by applying mindfulness to every day work life. All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work that offers: Practical, easy to apply, tools and techniques to enhance performance and effectiveness in day to day work activities such as meetings, emails, communication, planning, creativity and more Real-world stories of how mindfulness changed the workdays of leaders and front line employees Tips for cultivating mental strategies and routines that can reduce clutter, increase focus, and rewire your brain to enhance presence, patience, kindness and other valuable mind states Simple yet detailed step-by-step instructions for a more systematic approach to mindfulness training to enhance focus and awareness Guidelines for a 10-minute-per-day mindfulness program that can reshape your life both at work and at home; A reproducible planning worksheet and further resources in the Appendix. One Second Ahead can transform daily work life by helping individuals and teams realize more of their potential through greater focus and awareness. The tools and techniques in this book can transform individual and organizational performance one mind at a time.

The Soft Stuff - Reclaiming Kindness For The World Of Work (Paperback): Matt Dean The Soft Stuff - Reclaiming Kindness For The World Of Work (Paperback)
Matt Dean 1
R345 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R104 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Most of us work, yet few of us recognise our power in those workplaces or that we can influence things there. How can those of us striving in workplaces, `unleash the power of you'? How do we start creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces? More fundamentally, where does the spark, the resolve actually to do something come from? How do we start to live our purpose? In this book, Matt Dean uses his recent experience of cancer to shine a light on the challenges we all face in motivating ourselves to unleash the power of us. This is a book about creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Which sets out the thoughts, principles, and tools to create a more inclusive workplace.

When Good Jobs Go Bad - Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry... When Good Jobs Go Bad - Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry (Hardcover)
Jeffrey S. Rothstein
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From Chinese factories making cheap toys for export, to sweatshops in Bangladesh where name-brand garments are sewn - studies on the impact of globalization on workers have tended to focus on the worst jobs and the worst conditions. But in When Good Jobs Go Bad, Jeffrey Rothstein looks at the impact of globalization on a major industry - the North American auto industry - to reveal that globalization has had a deleterious effect on even the most valued of blue-collar jobs. Rothstein argues that the consolidation of the Mexican and U.S.-Canadian auto industries, the expanding number of foreign automakers in North America, and the spread of lean production have all undermined organized labor and harmed workers. Focusing on three General Motors plants assembling SUVs - an older plant in Janesville, Wisconsin; a newer and more viable plant in Arlington, Texas; and a ""greenfield site"" (a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility) in Silao, Mexico - When Good Jobs Go Bad shows how global competition has made nonstop, monotonous, standardized routines crucial for the survival of a plant, and it explains why workers and their local unions struggle to resist. For instance, in the United States, General Motors forced workers to accept intensified labor by threatening to close plants, which led local unions to adopt ""keep the plant open"" as their main goal. At its new factory in Silao, GM had hand-picked the union - one opposed to strikes and committed to labor-management cooperation - before it hired the first worker. Rothstein's engaging comparative analysis, which incorporates the viewpoints of workers, union officials, and management, sheds new light on labor's loss of bargaining power in recent decades, and highlights the negative impact of globalization on all jobs, both good and bad, from the sweatshop to the assembly line.

Detonate - Why - And How - Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner's mind) To Survive (Hardcover):... Detonate - Why - And How - Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner's mind) To Survive (Hardcover)
Geoff Tuff, Steven Goldbach
R499 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R149 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Reinvent best practices that have become bad habits Without meaning to, and often with the best of intentions, most organizations continually waste precious time and money on processes and activities that don't create value and no longer make sense in today's business environment. Until now, the relatively slow speed of marketplace evolution has allowed wasteful habits to continue without consequence. This reality is ending. Detonate explains how organizations built up bad habits, identifies which ones masquerade as "best practices," and suggests alternatives that can contribute to winning in the marketplace. With a focus on optimism and empowerment, it focuses on an approach and mindset which are critical to successfully compete in an era characterized by profound technological advances and uncertainty. - Core themes challenge how you think about and approach problems - Case studies illustrate the challenges you face and how to overcome them - Recommendations are pragmatic and steer clear of suggesting a brand-new, complicated wiring diagram - Actionable advice provides the first steps down an evolutionary path If you want to compete differently in today's marketplace and to challenge the things your company does which you have a nagging feeling are actually just a waste of time - and maybe value-destroying - Detonate gives you what you need to ignite change.

Emancipation Through Emotion Regulation at Work (Paperback): Dirk Lindebaum Emancipation Through Emotion Regulation at Work (Paperback)
Dirk Lindebaum
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Emotion is often used by organizations to manipulate and repress workers. However, this repression can have adverse psychological and social consequences for them. This book articulates the pathways through which this repression occurs, and offers emotion regulation as a tool for workers to emancipate themselves from this repression and social control. Bringing together the largely unconnected literatures on critical theory and emotion regulation, this book articulates two pathways to social control currently underexplored in management: one where the social functions of emotion are exploited, and one where discussions about emotion override its social function. The author illustrates the processes through which workers can start to `see through' the repression, and enlist emotion regulation strategies to emancipate themselves from it. These strategies may work in the short to medium term but, in the long term, workers may eventually change jobs. If staff turnover becomes unsustainable, the organization can seek to change the social structures causing the repression of workers in the first place. Combining fresh theoretical insights with practically informed vignettes, this book will appeal to academics and students across many social science disciplines, including business studies, organization studies, cognitive change, sociology and psychology. Both practising managers and disenchanted workers will also find this an enlightening read.

The Remix - How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace (Hardcover): Lindsey Pollak The Remix - How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace (Hardcover)
Lindsey Pollak
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The essential guide for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees looking to navigate today's multigenerational workplace, which spans more generations than ever before. Millennials have only just begun their reign as the largest generation in the workplace. But they are not alone. For the next decade at least, these young professionals will be working side by side with more established generations, including the Baby Boomers who are working longer than ever, and an entirely new group coming up, Generation Z. This means within any organization, any team, any meeting, any marketing opportunity, you may find any combination of generations. Each of these age groups has their own attitude, expectations, and professional style. To lead and succeed in any organization today, you must adapt to how Millennials work, while continuing to accommodate their older colleagues and paying attention to the next generations coming up. The Remix shows you how to adapt and win through proven strategies that serve all generations' needs. As the leading expert on generations in the workplace, Lindsey Pollak combines the most recent data from a variety of authoritative sources with her own original research, as well as detailed case studies from her Fortune 500 clients. Pollak outlines the ways businesses, executives, mid-level managers, employees, and entrepreneurs can handle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash and provides clear strategies to turn generational diversity into business opportunity. Generational change is impacting all industries, all types of organizations, and all leaders. The Remix is an essential read for anyone who wants to survive and thrive today and into the future.

Organizations for People - Caring Cultures, Basic Needs, and Better Lives (Hardcover): Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker Organizations for People - Caring Cultures, Basic Needs, and Better Lives (Hardcover)
Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker
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For many years, there has been quite a bit of talk about employee engagement as a means to lift corporate profits and reduce absenteeism and turnover. However, this talk has not produced better companies. In fact, the evidence shows that incivility and instances of employee abuse are getting worse. Additionally, with profit as the primary goal of organizations, most employees view any benign treatment they receive as a secondary convenience that will dissipate once corporate fortunes decline. That is, many employees still believe they are expendable in the eyes of their employers. This book turns that equation around by examining the practices of twenty-one companies that put the interests and needs of employees first. Profits are necessary but insufficient for corporate health. The companies featured in this book see it as their mission to offer people a better, more fulfilling life for themselves, and assist with that holistic journey by providing the organizational elements people need to reach their potential. They do this first by creating respectful and kind cultures that treat every person as an equal, sentient partner in the success of the company. Second, they diligently work to satisfy people's basic needs: for financial security, belonging, meaning, autonomy, self-acceptance, self-confidence, and growth. The result is a web of fellow-feeling: earnest affection among people who feverishly work to live up to both the high standards of the institution and their obligations to one another. By providing a place where people can do their best work and thrive as individuals and as members of a cohesive community, everyone profits.

10 Laws Of Trust - Expanded Edition (Hardcover, Enlarged ed.): Joel Peterson 10 Laws Of Trust - Expanded Edition (Hardcover, Enlarged ed.)
Joel Peterson
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Contact Centre Operations, Fet level 3 - Textbook (Paperback): R. Pressler, T. Hanna Contact Centre Operations, Fet level 3 - Textbook (Paperback)
R. Pressler, T. Hanna
R363 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R47 (13%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
Emancipation Through Emotion Regulation at Work (Hardcover): Dirk Lindebaum Emancipation Through Emotion Regulation at Work (Hardcover)
Dirk Lindebaum
R1,461 Discovery Miles 14 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Emotion is often used by organizations to manipulate and repress workers. However, this repression can have adverse psychological and social consequences for them. This book articulates the pathways through which this repression occurs, and offers emotion regulation as a tool for workers to emancipate themselves from this repression and social control. Bringing together the largely unconnected literatures on critical theory and emotion regulation, this book articulates two pathways to social control currently underexplored in management: one where the social functions of emotion are exploited, and one where discussions about emotion override its social function. The author illustrates the processes through which workers can start to `see through' the repression, and enlist emotion regulation strategies to emancipate themselves from it. These strategies may work in the short to medium term but, in the long term, workers may eventually change jobs. If staff turnover becomes unsustainable, the organization can seek to change the social structures causing the repression of workers in the first place. Combining fresh theoretical insights with practically informed vignettes, this book will appeal to academics and students across many social science disciplines, including business studies, organization studies, cognitive change, sociology and psychology. Both practising managers and disenchanted workers will also find this an enlightening read.

When Good Jobs Go Bad - Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry... When Good Jobs Go Bad - Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry (Paperback)
Jeffrey S. Rothstein
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From Chinese factories making cheap toys for export, to sweatshops in Bangladesh where name-brand garments are sewn - studies on the impact of globalization on workers have tended to focus on the worst jobs and the worst conditions. But in When Good Jobs Go Bad, Jeffrey Rothstein looks at the impact of globalization on a major industry - the North American auto industry - to reveal that globalization has had a deleterious effect on even the most valued of blue-collar jobs. Rothstein argues that the consolidation of the Mexican and U.S.-Canadian auto industries, the expanding number of foreign automakers in North America, and the spread of lean production have all undermined organized labor and harmed workers. Focusing on three General Motors plants assembling SUVs - an older plant in Janesville, Wisconsin; a newer and more viable plant in Arlington, Texas; and a ""greenfield site"" (a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility) in Silao, Mexico - When Good Jobs Go Bad shows how global competition has made nonstop, monotonous, standardized routines crucial for the survival of a plant, and it explains why workers and their local unions struggle to resist. For instance, in the United States, General Motors forced workers to accept intensified labor by threatening to close plants, which led local unions to adopt ""keep the plant open"" as their main goal. At its new factory in Silao, GM had hand-picked the union - one opposed to strikes and committed to labor-management cooperation - before it hired the first worker. Rothstein's engaging comparative analysis, which incorporates the viewpoints of workers, union officials, and management, sheds new light on labor's loss of bargaining power in recent decades, and highlights the negative impact of globalization on all jobs, both good and bad, from the sweatshop to the assembly line.

Leadership in Spaces and Places (Hardcover): Arja Ropo, Perttu Salovaara, Erika Sauer, Donatella De Paoli Leadership in Spaces and Places (Hardcover)
Arja Ropo, Perttu Salovaara, Erika Sauer, Donatella De Paoli
R2,304 Discovery Miles 23 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Work that used be tied to offices, cubicles and desks is undergoing a major transformation in terms of where, when and how it is carried out. Space and materiality of workplaces have long been taken for granted amongst organization studies scholars. But the changing definition of work and workspace has, in recent years, inspired a growing number of scholars to reconsider organizational theories and practices. By combining new research on leadership and workspaces, Leadership in Spaces and Places argues for a radical reconceptualization of leadership. Leadership is not only defined by leaders themselves, but is also affected by the built environment. With contributions from both scholars and practitioners alike, the authors discuss leadership in six different contexts: * workspaces in change * open office spaces * virtual workspaces * service spaces * cultural spaces * institutional spaces. The book is aimed at two audiences: leadership, organization and management scholars interested in cutting-edge leadership research; and managers, architects and workplace designers who want to update their knowledge on how workplace design contributes to organizational purposes and leadership.

#upcycle Your Job - The Smart Way to Balance Family Life and Career (Paperback): Anna Meller #upcycle Your Job - The Smart Way to Balance Family Life and Career (Paperback)
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