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Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder
R659 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R130 (20%) In stock

This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.

Features:

  • South African text with local examples and case studies makes text more accessible and easier for students to relate
  • Review questions challenge students to analyse material with the aim of broadening their understanding of content
  • Suitable activities for class discussion and written assignments Easy reference for key concepts and themes
  • New case studies, new examples and updated references
  • Research trends and practices in the field
Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Ziel C. Bergh Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Ziel C. Bergh
R554 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R83 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Psychology in the work context 5e is an introductory text for students of industrial and organisational psychology. The book provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding work behaviour and relationships at work and equips the student with a theoretical framework form which to analyse issues in the work place.

Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition): Marek Korczynski, Tony Watson Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition)
Marek Korczynski, Tony Watson 1
R480 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R33 (7%) In stock

The seventh edition of Sociology, Work and Organisation is outstandingly effective in explaining how we can use the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations, occupations, management and employment and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.

Intellectual and accessible, it is unrivalled in the breadth of its coverage and its authoritative overview of both traditional and emergent themes in the sociological study of work and organisation. The direction and implications of trends in technological change are fully considered and the book recognises the extent to which these trends are intimately related to changing patterns of inequality in modern societies and to the changing experiences of individuals and families.

Key features of the text are:

  • clear structure;
  • ‘key issue’ guides and summaries with each chapter;
  • identification of key concepts throughout the book;
  • unrivalled glossary and concept guide;
  • rich illustrative snapshots or ‘mini cases’ throughout the book.

This text engages with cutting-edge debates and makes conceptual innovations without any sacrifice to clarity or accessibility of style. It will appeal to a wide audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working or studying in the area of work and the organisation of work, as well as practitioners working in the area of human resources and management generally.

Human Resource Management and Evolutionary Psychology - Exploring the Biological Foundations of Managing People at Work... Human Resource Management and Evolutionary Psychology - Exploring the Biological Foundations of Managing People at Work (Hardcover)
Andrew R. Timming
R1,459 Discovery Miles 14 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Answering pressing questions regarding employee selection and mobbing culture in the workplace, Andrew R. Timming explores the unique intersection of the biological sciences and human resource management. With a rich set of theoretical and empirical chapters, the author shines an innovative light on the fields of human resource management, organizational behavior and evolutionary psychology, engaging with the nature vs. nurture debate as well as offering a ground-breaking explanation for workplace bullying, unconscious bias, and employee selection decision-making. At times poignant and controversial, the book illustrates the dark side of human nature, with a unique focus on our primordial instincts. An excellent exploration into an emerging area, this Footprint will be ideal for human resource management and organizational behavior academics, as well as those interested in applied evolutionary, social, organizational, and experimental psychology.

The Heat of the Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Hardcover): Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton The Heat of the Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Hardcover)
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton 1
R397 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R77 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

__________ '[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour 'Does for the fire service what Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt did for the NHS. A humbling, jaw-dropping read which redefines what is possible' Viv Groskop In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies? Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable. Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, Sabrina uses her award-winning research to reveal the skills that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. And she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. Here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments. 'Gripping, heart-stopping and profoundly reassuring' Sue Black, author of 'All That Remains'

Design For Safety (Paperback): Elriza Esterhuyzen Design For Safety (Paperback)
Elriza Esterhuyzen
R229 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R35 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Safety risk assessment and the development and implementation of control measures are the cornerstones of safety management theory and practice.

In Design for Safety, these topics are explored by looking at the roles played by the safety professional. Safety excellence is also examined through the leadership role played by managers who take personal ownership of safety.

Readers will appreciate the features that make this book a valuable learning resource, namely:

  • clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter
  • self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter
  • examples relevant to the South African business environment.
Born to Build (Hardcover): Jim Clifton, Sangeeta Badal Born to Build (Hardcover)
Jim Clifton, Sangeeta Badal 1
R578 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R225 (39%) In stock

People will ask you throughout your life, "Where do you work?" and "What do you do?" They never ask you, "What are you building?" When conversations change to "What are you building?" the world will change. Written for anyone trying to figure out how to make the most of their lives, Born to Build seeks to inspire entrepreneurs and ambitious, self-motivated people to build something that will change the world. A builder's venture could be a small business that grows into a mammoth enterprise, a thriving new division in an existing company, a nonprofit, a social enterprise, a church, a school - anything that creates economic growth and makes a lasting impact on society. Born to Build is written by Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Badal, Ph.D., Principal Scientist for Gallup's Entrepreneurship and Job Creation initiative, and is grounded in years of research. This book goes beyond the conventional economics-based business training and instead offers a uniquely psychological approach to venture building. It gives readers the tools and techniques they need to understand who they are, what motivates them and what they can build - and how. By following the practical steps in Born to Build, readers will have the tools to build a sustainable and profitable venture of any size from scratch. Central to the book is a code that allows readers to take Gallup's Builder Profile 10 (BP10) assessment, which identifies their innate talents and motivations and shows them how to make the most of their talents to build a successful enterprise.

Managing safety culture (Paperback): Leonie Louw Managing safety culture (Paperback)
Leonie Louw
R229 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R35 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What does it mean to establish a culture of safety in the workplace? Managing Safety Culture not only defines safety awareness as part of a company's culture, it also describes how this culture should be established. The topics in this book bridge the gap between safety management and strategic management by describing ways of influencing company strategy to promote safety. Guidelines are given on drawing up a safety management vision statement, goals and objectives and developing and executing an effective safety management system. Readers are also shown how to assess the effectiveness of an existing safety management system.

The Fearless Organization - Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth (Hardcover):... The Fearless Organization - Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth (Hardcover)
Amy C. Edmondson 1
R530 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R157 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent--but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of "fitting in" and "going along" spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it's "safe" to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today's knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the "yes-men" approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. The Fearless Organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation.

Sensemaking - What Makes Human Intelligence Essential in the Age of the Algorithm (Hardcover): Christian Madsbjerg Sensemaking - What Makes Human Intelligence Essential in the Age of the Algorithm (Hardcover)
Christian Madsbjerg 1
R448 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R81 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH (APRIL 2017) Humans have become subservient to algorithms. Every day brings a new Moneyball fix - a maths whiz who will crack open an industry with clean fact-based analysis rather than human intuition and experience. As a result, we have stopped thinking. Machines do it for us. Christian Madsbjerg argues that our fixation with data often masks stunning deficiencies, and the risks for humankind are enormous. Blind devotion to number crunching imperils our businesses, our educations, our governments, and our life savings. Too many companies have lost touch with the humanity of their customers, while marginalising workers with arts-based skills. Contrary to popular thinking, Madsbjerg shows how many of today's biggest success stories stem not from 'quant' thinking but from deep, nuanced engagement with culture, language, and history. He calls his method sensemaking. In this landmark book, Madsbjerg lays out five principles for how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use it to solve their thorniest problems. He profiles companies using sensemaking to connect with new customers, and takes readers inside the work process of sensemaking 'connoisseurs' like investor George Soros, architect Bjarke Ingels, and others. Both practical and philosophical, Sensemaking is a powerful rejoinder to corporate groupthink and an indispensable resource for leaders and innovators who want to stand out from the pack.

No Hard Feelings - Emotions at Work and How They Help Us Succeed (Paperback): Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy No Hard Feelings - Emotions at Work and How They Help Us Succeed (Paperback)
Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'Full of lively illustrations and practical examples to show how you can harness emotions to become more creative, collaborative and productive' Adam Grant, author of Originals 'A must-read' Susan Cain, author of Quiet How do you stop the office grouch ruining your day? How do you enjoy a holiday without obsessing over your inbox? Should you accept your colleague's request to follow you on Instagram? The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield, filled with confusing power structures and unwritten rules. We're expected to be authentic but not too authentic. Professional but not stiff. Friendly but not an oversharer. As organizational consultants and regular people, we know what it's like to experience uncomfortable emotions at work - everything from mild jealousy and insecurity to panic and rage. Ignoring or suppressing what you feel hurts your health and productivity but so does letting your emotions run wild. In this book we'll help you figure out which emotions to toss, which to keep to yourself, and which to express in order to be both happier and more effective. We'll share the latest research and helpful tips, and reveal the surprising reason why you'll actually be more healthier and focused if you're less passionate about your job. Drawing on what we've learned from behavioural economics, psychology and our own experiences at countless organizations, we'll show you how to bring your best self (and your whole self) to work every day.

The Surprising Science of Meetings - How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance (Hardcover): Steven G. Rogelberg The Surprising Science of Meetings - How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance (Hardcover)
Steven G. Rogelberg
R391 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R77 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. This tremendous time investment yields only modest returns. No organization made up of human beings is immune from the all-too-common meeting gripes: those that fail to engage, those that inadvertently encourage participants to tune out, and those that blatantly disregard participants' time. Most companies and leaders view poor meetings as an inevitable cost of doing business. But managers can take heart: researchers now have a clear understanding of the key drivers that make meetings successful. In The Surprising Science of Meetings, Steven G. Rogelberg, researcher and consultant to some of the world's most successful companies, draws from extensive research, analytics and data mining, and survey interviews with over 5,000 employees across a range of industries to share the proven practices and techniques that help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings. For those who lead and participate in meetings, Rogelberg provides immediate direction, guidance, and relief, offering a how-to guide to change your working life starting today.

Program Evaluation - Methods and Case Studies, International Student Edition (Paperback, 8th New edition): Emil J. Posavac Program Evaluation - Methods and Case Studies, International Student Edition (Paperback, 8th New edition)
Emil J. Posavac
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in organizing findings into reports. The text focuses on the work of people who are closely associated with the service to be evaluated, and is designed to help program planners, developers, and evaluators to work with program staff members who might be threatened by program evaluation.

A Guide to Discursive Organizational Psychology (Paperback): Chris Steyaert, Julia Nentwich, Patrizia Hoyer A Guide to Discursive Organizational Psychology (Paperback)
Chris Steyaert, Julia Nentwich, Patrizia Hoyer
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This lively guide showcasing original and carefully curated research illustrates the dynamic relationship between discourse and organizational psychology. It maps the origins and development of discursive approaches in the field of organizational psychology and provides a timely review of the challenges that may confront researchers in the years to come, thereby charting the current and future boundaries of the field. A Guide to Discursive Organizational Psychology delineates a potential research agenda for discursive organizational psychology. Contributions include empirically rich discussions of both traditional and widely studied topics such as resistance to change, inclusion and exclusion, participation, multi-stakeholder collaboration and diversity management, as well as newer research topics such as language negotiations, work time arrangements, technology development and discourse analysis as intervention. Discursive devices for addressing these phenomena include interpretative repertoires, modes of ordering, rhetorical strategies and sense-making narratives. This topical book will serve as a guide for students or researchers who are new to discourse analysis in the fields of psychology, organization and management studies, and provide new perspective to anyone seeking to enhance their conceptual and methodological understanding of these fields. It marks a central reference point for anyone interested in the intersection of discursive approaches and organizational psychological phenomena.

Being a Vet in the 21st Century - The Job, The People, Their Future (Paperback): Paul D Stevens Being a Vet in the 21st Century - The Job, The People, Their Future (Paperback)
Paul D Stevens
R351 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R195 (56%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

And you thought that being a vet was easy. You thought vets were either good-looking and always on TV, or they were highly intelligent doctors who spent their days curing and cuddling puppies. You thought being a vet was all about flat caps and off-road vehicles. Muddy boots and anxious, yet caring, looks over farm gates with strangely attractive young farmers. These views are all correct - and wrong. The world has changed (it always did) and we now recognise that Vetting is all about the people who are vets. The amazing folk who do the job and live the life. Being a Vet in the 21st Century discovers what kind of people become vets and explores how vets cope with their highly specialised life choice. Being a Vet in the 21st Century takes a special look at how vets are handling what is probably the biggest change the vet profession has ever experienced - the recent and explosive influence of consumerism and big-business on their everyday lives. This book has been written for people who want to be vets. And it is for their mums - they should definitely read it. It's for vet-students and it's for new-vets who are just beginning. And it's for anyone else who just wants to know more about being a vet, their personalities and their happiness.

The Economics of Motivation and Organization - An Introduction (Paperback): Peter-J. Jost The Economics of Motivation and Organization - An Introduction (Paperback)
Peter-J. Jost
R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this unique book, Peter-J. Jost provides a comprehensive economic-psychological approach for successfully managing employees. Based on the analysis of the employee's individual work behavior, he illustrates that instead of treating employees as input elements of production, and managing and controlling their work, organizations need to motivate their employees to act in the interest of the firm and in accordance with its goals. The author considers the employee as the `building block' holding economic organizations together, and outlines how their personal circumstances, behavior and working conditions affect motivation. The influence of individual decision-making processes and psychological factors on behavior in the workplace is also discussed. Theoretical insights are underpinned by a range of case studies, and the impact of inadequate leadership on firms is highlighted. Motivation problems within organizations are evaluated and potential solutions prescribed. This book will prove an insightful and fascinating read for researchers, students and practitioners wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the myriad factors that affect the motivation of employees within an organization.

Handbook of Research on Creativity (Paperback): Kerry Thomas, Janet Chan Handbook of Research on Creativity (Paperback)
Kerry Thomas, Janet Chan
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive yet concise Handbook provides an overview of innovative approaches to, and new perspectives on, the study of creativity. In this timely work, creativity is not defined by an ideal, rather it encompasses a range of theories, functions, characteristics, processes, products and practices that are associated with the generation of novel and useful outcomes suited to particular social, cultural and political contexts. Chapters present original research by international scholars from a wide range of disciplines including history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, education, economics and interdisciplinary studies. Their research investigates creativity in diverse fields including art, creative industries, aesthetics, design, new media, music, arts education, science, engineering and technology. Containing cutting-edge research the Handbook of Research on Creativity will strongly appeal to academics and advanced students in cultural studies, creative industries, art history and theory, experimental music and performance studies, digital and new media studies, engineering, economics, sociology, psychology and social psychology, management studies, and education - particularly visual arts education and music education. Policy makers, managers and entrepreneurs will also find much to interest them in this fascinating work.

Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback): Kees Van Heeringen Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback)
Kees Van Heeringen
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly one million people take their own lives each year world-wide - however, contrary to popular belief, suicide can be prevented. While suicide is commonly thought to be an understandable reaction to severe stress, it is actually an abnormal reaction to regular situations. Something more than unbearable stress is needed to explain suicide, and neuroscience shows what this is, how it is caused and how it can be treated. Professor Kees van Heeringen describes findings from neuroscientific research on suicide, using various approaches from population genetics to brain imaging. Compelling evidence is reviewed that shows how and why genetic characteristics or early traumatic experiences may lead to a specific predisposition that makes people vulnerable to triggering life events. Neuroscientific studies are yielding results that provide insight into how the risk of suicide may develop; ultimately demonstrating how suicide can be prevented.

The Culture Map - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition):... The Culture Map - Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)
Erin Meyer
R355 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R144 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point ( your presentation was simply awful") Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd,the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous.Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members.In The Culture Map , Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

No Hard Feelings - The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work (Hardcover): Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy No Hard Feelings - The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work (Hardcover)
Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy
R498 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R103 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sensemaking - What Makes Human Intelligence Essential in the Age of the Algorithm (Paperback): Christian Madsbjerg Sensemaking - What Makes Human Intelligence Essential in the Age of the Algorithm (Paperback)
Christian Madsbjerg 1
R289 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R103 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH (APRIL 2017) Humans have become subservient to algorithms. Every day brings a new Moneyball fix - a maths whiz who will crack open an industry with clean fact-based analysis rather than human intuition and experience. As a result, we have stopped thinking. Machines do it for us. Christian Madsbjerg argues that our fixation with data often masks stunning deficiencies, and the risks for humankind are enormous. Blind devotion to number crunching imperils our businesses, our educations, our governments, and our life savings. Too many companies have lost touch with the humanity of their customers, while marginalising workers with arts-based skills. Contrary to popular thinking, Madsbjerg shows how many of today's biggest success stories stem not from 'quant' thinking but from deep, nuanced engagement with culture, language, and history. He calls his method sensemaking. In this landmark book, Madsbjerg lays out five principles for how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use it to solve their thorniest problems. He profiles companies using sensemaking to connect with new customers, and takes readers inside the work process of sensemaking 'connoisseurs' like investor George Soros, architect Bjarke Ingels, and others. Both practical and philosophical, Sensemaking is a powerful rejoinder to corporate groupthink and an indispensable resource for leaders and innovators who want to stand out from the pack.

The Heat of the Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Paperback): Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton The Heat of the Moment - Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Paperback)
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour 'An inspirational woman' Good Housekeeping Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope. She has managed emergencies that have shocked and moved us all, and made decisions that seem impossible. Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, she reveals the skills that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. And she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. Ultimately, we are asked to step into her boots. In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies? Sabrina's award-winning research into decision-making in the emergency services has transformed policy at a global level. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable. Honest, eloquent and empowering, here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.

Overcoming Job Burnout - How to Renew Enthusiasm for Work (Paperback, Third Edition): Beverly A Potter Overcoming Job Burnout - How to Renew Enthusiasm for Work (Paperback, Third Edition)
Beverly A Potter
R276 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Job burnout is something that doesn't go away - especially in a chaotic economy. It is a kind of job depression caused by feelings of powerlessness - loss of control over one's work. The effect is devastating. The victim dreads going to work. Productivity falls and life becomes hell. Overcoming Job Burnout describes how burnout can take hold and how to turn it around. Dr. Potter offers eight proven strategies for increasing personal power and renewing enthusiasm for working.

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 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R81 (18%) 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.

That's What She Said - What Men (and Women) Need to Know About Working Together (Paperback): Joanne Lipman That's What She Said - What Men (and Women) Need to Know About Working Together (Paperback)
Joanne Lipman 1
R290 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R104 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH 'Urgently needed' Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of THE POWER OF HABIT and SMARTER 'Attention, good guys: this book is for you' Adam Grant, bestselling author of ORIGINALS and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg 'I know what you're thinking: 'Not another career guide-cum-manifesto, telling us to "woman up" and demand more money.' But that isn't what Lipman says. Instead, she uses data, reams of it, to expose how the system is rigged against women. She then calls for men to join the fight to make the workplace more equal' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE Women spend their working lives adapting to an environment set up for men, by men: from altering the way they speak to changing the clothes they wear to power posing. But still the gender gap persists. And once you see it - women being overlooked, interrupted, their ideas credited to men - it's impossible to ignore. But it needn't be this way. Diving deep into the wide range of government initiatives, corporate experiments and social science research Joanne Lipman offers fascinating new revelations about the way men and women work culled from the Enron scandal, from brain research, from transgender scientists and from Iceland's campaign to 'feminise' an entire nation. Packed with fascinating and entertaining examples - from the woman behind the success of Tupperware to how Google reinvented its hiring process - That's What She Said is a rallying cry to both men and women to finally take real steps towards closing the gender gap. Previously published as WIN WIN: When Business Works for Women, It Works for Everyone

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