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AI and the Project Manager - How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your World (Paperback): Peter Taylor AI and the Project Manager - How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your World (Paperback)
Peter Taylor
R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Enabling project managers to adapt to the new technology of artificial intelligence, this first comprehensive book on the topic discusses how AI will reinvent the project world and allow project managers to focus on people. Studies show that by 2030, 80 percent of project management tasks, such as data collection, reporting, and predictive analysis, will be carried out by AI in a consistent and efficient manner. This book sets out to explore what this will mean for project managers around the world and equips them to embrace this technological advantage for greater project success. Filled with insights and examples from tech providers and project experts, this book is an invaluable resource for PMO leaders, change executives, project managers, programme managers, and portfolio managers. Anyone who is part of the global community of change and project leadership needs to accept and understand the fast- approaching AI technology, and this book shows how to use it to their advantage.

Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Paperback): Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (Paperback)
Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson
R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice. This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labor historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century - what lessons have we learned from the past and what can we expect in the future? Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.

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
R1,776 Discovery Miles 17 760 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Bridge the Culture Gaps - A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace (Paperback): Robert Gibson Bridge the Culture Gaps - A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace (Paperback)
Robert Gibson
R426 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The essential guide for working in diverse teams and across cultures today. This practical self-help guide will optimize the performance of individuals and teams working in an intercultural environment. By increasing awareness of the nature and impact of diversity in the workplace and national cultural differences, it demonstrates how to use the power of difference to achieve positive results for all. Learn how to mitigate unconscious bias to create inclusive organizations and how to use key cultural dimensions to communicate and cooperate in intercultural teams. Addressing the unique challenges of influencing across cultures and managing international transformation projects, this is an indispensable toolkit for a key competence in business. Leading interculturalist Robert Gibson challenges conventional ideas and makes new connections between culture, diversity and neuroscience in this modern guide for anyone working virtually or together in a diverse team or international business. Use these simple and proven approaches for better communication, collaboration, leadership and decision making in today's globalized workplace.

The Scout Mindset - Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't (Hardcover): Julia Galef The Scout Mindset - Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't (Hardcover)
Julia Galef
R579 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Engagement and Outreach (Paperback): Joseph A. Allen, Roni Reiter-Palmon The Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Engagement and Outreach (Paperback)
Joseph A. Allen, Roni Reiter-Palmon
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an ideal reference for those looking to understand, study, and practice community engagement and outreach. It discusses the different ways individuals - including faculty, administrators, and management in organizations - engage in their communities. It supplies case studies, best practices, and theoretical approaches to the study of community engagement. Scholars active in this field can use this book as an integration of the current knowledge concerning community engagement and as an inspiration for future research agendas. Whilst directing how to implement effective community engagement practices, the book also facilitates the application of organizational theory to community engagement. It will appeal to academics who are interested in the theoretical background of community engagement.

Entrepreneurship as Organizing - Selected Papers of William B. Gartner (Paperback): William B. Gartner Entrepreneurship as Organizing - Selected Papers of William B. Gartner (Paperback)
William B. Gartner
R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book draws together William B. Gartner's key contributions to entrepreneurship research over the past 25 years. An original introduction by the author offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of his work as it pertains to the development of entrepreneurship as a scholarly field, and the articles demonstrate the many ways in which his research has explored entrepreneurship in relation to individuals, firms, environments, and processes.

Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind (Paperback, Reissue): Nancy Kline Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind (Paperback, Reissue)
Nancy Kline 3
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do - not at this level. Listening this way is a radical act. The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Nancy Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, create bold strategies, or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities. From blue chip companies developing high-powered teams to individuals seeking personal growth, a Thinking Environment has come to mean transformation of the highest quality.

Organizations Evolving - Third Edition (Paperback): Howard E. Aldrich, Martin Ruef, Stephen Lippmann Organizations Evolving - Third Edition (Paperback)
Howard E. Aldrich, Martin Ruef, Stephen Lippmann
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Organizations Evolving offers a unique theoretical framework for understanding organizational emergence, persistence, change, and decline. Synthesizing and integrating six paradigmatic approaches to organization theory, this updated and revised third edition presents an evolutionary view that provides a unified understanding of modern organizations and organization theory. Key features of the third edition include: A sophisticated analytic comparison of six major approaches to understanding modern organizations and their evolution An interdisciplinary focus, drawing extensively from sociology, social psychology, economics, history, management and entrepreneurship research Supplementary materials from academic journals and the popular press, and multi-media resources in an online companion Extensive case examples that illustrate key evolutionary processes Study questions designed for extended and reflective learning. Offering key insights and critical learning opportunities, this book is crucial reading for classes covering macro-organizational behaviour and the sociology of organizations. Students of management studies and entrepreneurship, particularly those with a focus on organization theory, will also benefit from its interdisciplinary approach.

Mastering Creativity in Organizations (Hardcover): Andres Hatum Mastering Creativity in Organizations (Hardcover)
Andres Hatum
R2,212 Discovery Miles 22 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'The digital age provide tremendous opportunities for organizations who adapt new technologies, implement disruptive business models, introduce new ways of working and who drive on innovation. There is no doubt that one of the most important capabilities for 21st century organizations is ''mastering creativity''. Andres Hatum has done a fabulous job in taking readers of his latest book on a journey where they learn how to build and include creativity in the DNA of their organizations. A must-read for every business and talent profession.' -Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey & Company, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands and the University of Pennsylvania, US 'This book is a welcome addition to the steadily growing literature on creativity and organization. The author achieves the twin hurdles of rigorous analysis for the academics and practice-based relevance for practitioners. The book provides ample frameworks and case examples to identify key factors which influence and enhance creativity in organizations. These factors range from individual characteristics through organizational factors such as structure and culture to more contextual and environmental conditions. The author then shows how developing creativity, as a key organizational competence, can positively influence strategic decision making to enhance exploration rather than exploitation, to increase agility and to facilitate proactive change.' - David Wilson, Open University, UK 'Mastering Creativity in Organizations offers a comprehensive and pedagogical treatise of the forces and factors that facilitate creativity in organizations and the numerous challenges that this involves. The book is richly illustrated with a variety of cases from a range of different sectors, including sports, advertising, manufacturing, consulting, primary education, the entertainment industry, and the culinary industry. Thanks to his fantastic access, Professor Hatum takes us behind the scenes and gives us an inside look into a number of iconic organizations such as Cirque de Soleil, FC Barcelona and Tetra Pak - exploring their leadership practices, HR strategies, office design and several other key issues. However, as the authors attests, creativity is not just for the exceptionally talented genius or for the people working in these extraordinary organizations. Everybody, and every organization, can learn to work in more creative ways from the unique cases in this book.' - Torkild Thanem, Stockholm University, Sweden This book identifies best practices, leadership styles, and organizational structures for the stimulation of organizational creativity. Andres Hatum first explains what creativity means in an organizational context. He then explores the ways in which an organization can foster it, with an aim to help any company - not just companies in creative fields or industries - become an organization in which new ideas flow, new processes are developed, and new products are brought to market. In doing so, he provides scholars with a solid framework for studying and understanding the deeper meaning of creativity. Andres Hatum's new framework for understanding organizational creativity offers examples from a rich variety of companies and situations. The book balances theory and practice for a multifaceted approach that brings its analysis into the real world. In-depth case studies include FC Barcelona, elBulli, Almodovar, and Cirque du Soleil. Managers will find case studies describing exceptional organizational creativity and practical takeaways that can be applied in their own firms. Students will find concrete analytical frameworks for thinking about creativity in organizations, and academics will find a different approach to the study of creativity, one that is grounded in practice.

A Leader's Guide to Storytelling - Restoring Authentic Communication in a World of Change (Paperback): Mark Dailey A Leader's Guide to Storytelling - Restoring Authentic Communication in a World of Change (Paperback)
Mark Dailey
R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Part manual, part memoir and part call to action, this book demonstrates why the core skill needed by leaders in the next decade and into the future will be authentic and effective communication. Communications based on character, integrity and values will be critical in helping leaders navigate the two mega trends of accelerated technological change and increasing demands for social change. This book is the first to marry practical advice on deepening communication skills with insight from a coaching and cognitive point of view into what techniques works and why, and to pull together the wider societal issues and the operating context for leaders. Counter-intuitive and written to provoke thought and awareness, the author looks at the psychological and emotional effects of our communications and what leaders can do to inspire and engage, guiding them through three sections: * A framework for effective communications * A toolkit, detailing what good looks like in practical situations * The authentic leader, an exploration of the changing communications landscape and why a different kind of leadership is needed C-suite executives, leaders about to take that last step into the C-suite or millennial leaders about to enter the boardroom will value this book as an advisory guide, as a handbook to be used in internal coaching and training sessions and as a manual and aide memoir for themselves.

Handbook of Research on Employee Voice (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, Richard B.... Handbook of Research on Employee Voice (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, Richard B. Freeman
R6,547 Discovery Miles 65 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This thoroughly revised second edition presents up-to-date analysis from various academic streams and disciplines that illuminate our understanding of employee voice from a range of different perspectives. This wide-ranging Handbook demonstrates that research on employee voice has gone beyond union and non-union voices to build a wider and deeper knowledge base. Exploring the previously under-represented paradigm of the organizational behaviour approach, new chapters take account of a broader conceptualization of employee voice. Written by expert contributors, this Handbook explores the meaning and impact of employee voice for various stakeholders and considers the ways in which these actors engage with voice processes such as collective bargaining, individual processes, mutual gains, task-based voice and grievance procedures. This comprehensive Handbook will enable the reader to engage with the debates surrounding employee voice and help to extend our overall understanding of what goes on in workplaces at the heart of modern economies. This second edition of the Handbook of Research on Employee Voice will be a vital resource for academics and students researching human resource management, organizational behaviour and employment relations, while its forward-thinking approach will also appeal to policy makers, employers and union officials. Contributors include: M.M.C. Allen, A.C. Avgar, A. Barnes, M. Barry, C. Benassi, J. Benders, C.T. Brinsfield, A. Bryson, J.W. Budd, C. Casey, J. Chan, S. Chillas, N. Cullinane, T. Dobbins, V. Doellgast, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon, M. Edwards, R. Freeman, R. Gomez, J.A. Gruman, B. Harley, J. Harmer, E. Heery, P. Holland, J.A. Ingvaldsen, M. Irfan, S. Johnstone, S. Kaine, S. Kalfa, B.E. Kaufman, K. Kenny, B. Klaas, T. Kretschmer, D. Lewin, A.A. Luchak, M.M. Lucio, C. MacMillan, A. Marks, M.G. Menendez, P. Mowbray, K.R. Murphy, W. Nienhuser, D. O Shea, G. Patmore, D.M. Pohler, S. Procter, A. Pyman, A.M. Saks, S. Sekwao, P. Strom, J. Syed, L. Thornthwaite, K. Townsend, W. Vandekerckhov, A. Wilkinson, S. Williams, P. Willman

Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector - Passion, Purpose and Professionalism (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Cary... Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector - Passion, Purpose and Professionalism (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary Cooper
R2,938 Discovery Miles 29 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations. Non-profit organizations serve several useful purposes in society and exist in every country in the world. Like organizations in other sectors, non-profit organizations now have to do more with less. This book indicates the ways in which human resource management policies and practices can improve the effectiveness of non-profit organizations. The authors consider the roles played by non-profit organizations in effective leadership and its development, developing the non-profit brand, enhancing learning and skills development of both paid staff and volunteers and encouraging and supporting organizational change. They also examine how university-based education programs are developing talent in the non-profit sector. This timely book will prove invaluable to academics and doctoral students interested in all aspects of management within the non-profit/voluntary sector. Government professionals working in this sector will also find this compendium insightful.

Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership (Paperback): Yoon Im Kane, Saralyn M. Masselink, Annie C.... Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership (Paperback)
Yoon Im Kane, Saralyn M. Masselink, Annie C. Weiss
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This ground-breaking book presents multifaceted perspectives to examine assumptions about gender, intersecting identities, and power that impact women's experience as group psychotherapy leaders, mentors, and educators. Leaders in the field discuss the theories, training, personal experience, mentorship, and clinical work that empower women group psychotherapists beyond the limits of traditional technique and practice. Chapters boldly investigate theoretical, cultural, and personal paradigms, and explore themes of intersectionality, gender-role identity, and hidden bias. The authors challenge embedded societal norms to encourage deeper gender and cultural intelligence in group psychotherapy leadership. This text provides guidance and clinical wisdom that will inspire, scaffold, and embolden contemporary group psychotherapy leadership.

An Introduction to Jungian Coaching (Paperback): Avi Goren-Bar An Introduction to Jungian Coaching (Paperback)
Avi Goren-Bar
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Based on the psychology of Carl Jung, this illuminating new book invites coaches to extend their toolbox with deep, creative, and efficient professional methods that derive from a new perspective on coaching. In using the unconscious archetypes as a practical active psychological database for change, the Jungian coach can contribute significant modification in the coachee's expected behaviour. Jungian Coaching can be applied in evaluating the coachee, the team, and the corporation. This book translates Jungian psychology into simple comprehensive concepts. Each chapter offers theoretical concepts and rationale translated to the coaching practice, and it illustrates practical examples from corporate world as well as from life coaching and it offers Jungian coaching tools and techniques. By overlapping the Gestalt psychology principle of the "here and now" over Jungian concepts, the author develops a new coaching tool that enables an activation of archetypes as a coaching useful empowering experience. A valuable introductory resource for all those involved in coaching relationships, this book can empower coachees and serve as a compass for personal growth. It will be of great interest to practicing coaches, executives, human resource managers, consultants, and psychotherapists.

Storytelling and Market Research - A Practical User Guide (Paperback): C. Frederic John Storytelling and Market Research - A Practical User Guide (Paperback)
C. Frederic John
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Showing how market researchers can get a seat at the decision-making table, this book is the essential guide to mastering storytelling techniques that can dramatically enhance the impact of research reports and presentations, commanding full audience engagement and buy-in. While demand for storytelling in marketing research reports and presentations has mushroomed in recent years, there can be confusion about what decision-makers mean by "stories." Leading market research expert C. Frederic John eliminates this confusion by defining four specific types of story in the business arena, and providing a series of "how-to" guides for generating effective solutions when communicating learning and other information. This book is the first to emphasize the needs of the report reader or presentation audience. Drawing on examples from ancient and modern literature, drama, opera, and other arts, this book will help today's (and tomorrow's) market research professionals to thrive in a world demanding insights, real-world recommendations, and more relevant deliverables.

Concerned Markets - Economic Ordering for Multiple Values (Paperback): Susi Geiger, Debbie Harrison, Hans Kjellberg, Alexandre... Concerned Markets - Economic Ordering for Multiple Values (Paperback)
Susi Geiger, Debbie Harrison, Hans Kjellberg, Alexandre Mallard
R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The insightful chapters collected here show that markets are a matter of concern because they can be spaces for making concerns matter.' - David Stark, Columbia University, US and author of The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life'Do those impersonal allocation mechanisms that we call markets even exist as such? Or should we drop this questionable euphemism if what we want is to address the political struggles and bureaucratic processes that control economic life? Readers interested in a measured approach to the subject matter will find a set of clues here. By considering markets as nodes of concerns, the works assembled in this volume guide us along a subtle path.' - Fabian Muniesa, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France Concerned Markets tackles the intersection between markets and politics, investigating the very current issue of designing markets to include multiple values. When political, social, technological and economic interests, values, and perspectives interact, market order and performance become contentious issues of debate. Such 'hot' situations are becoming increasingly common and make for rich sites of research. With expert empirical contributions investigating the organization of such 'concerned' markets, this book is positioned at the centre of the rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary market studies. Markets investigated include those for palm oil, primary health care and functional foods. The authors also examine markets and environmental concerns as well as better market design for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Scholars, postgraduate and PhD level students in finance, economic sociology, marketing, organization theory and economics will find this book essential reading. Policymakers and practitioners will benefit from the fresh insight into the design and maintenance of market systems. Contributors include: L. Araujo, F. Azimont, R. Chakrabarti, F. Cochoy, S. D'Antone, G. Dix, S. Geiger, D. Harrison, J. Hauber, L. Johansson, H. Kjellberg, A. Mallard, K. Mason, W.I. Onyas, C. Ruppert-Winkel, A. Ryan, R. Spencer, I. Stigzelius

Trampled by Unicorns - Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It (Hardcover): Maelle Gavet Trampled by Unicorns - Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It (Hardcover)
Maelle Gavet
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller An insider's revealing and in-depth examination of Big Tech's failure to keep its foundational promises and the steps the industry can take to course-correct in order to make a positive impact on the world. Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It explores how technology has progressed humanity's most noble pursuits, while also grappling with the origins of the industry's destructive empathy deficit and the practical measures Big Tech can take to self-regulate and make it right again. Author Maelle Gavet examines the tendency for many of Big Tech's stars to stray from their user-first ideals and make products that actually profoundly damage their customers and ultimately society. Offering an account of the world of tech startups in the United States and Europe--from Amazon, Google, and Facebook to Twitter, Airbnb, and Uber (to name a few)--Trampled by Unicorns argues that the causes and consequences of Big Tech's failures originate from four main sources: the Valley's cultural insularity, the hyper-growth business model, the sector's stunning lack of diversity, and a dangerous self-sustaining ecosystem. However, the book is not just an account of how an industry came off the rails, but also a passionate call to action on how to get it back on track. Gavet, a leading technology executive and former CEO of Ozon, an executive vice president at Priceline Group, and chief operating officer of Compass, formulates a clear call to action for industry leaders, board members, employees, and consumers/users to drive the change necessary to create better, more sustainable businesses--and the steps Western governments are likely to take should tech leaders fail to do so. Steps that include reformed tax codes, reclassification of platforms as information companies, new labor laws, and algorithmic transparency and oversight. Trampled by Unicorns' exploration of the promise and dangers of technology is perfect for anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, and global commerce, and a hope of technology's all-empowering prospect. An illuminating book full of insights, Trampled by Unicorns describes a realistic path forward, even as it uncovers and explains the errors of the past. As Gavet puts it, "we don't need less tech, we need more empathetic tech." And how that crucial distinction can be achieved by the tech companies themselves, driving change as governments actively pave the road ahead.

The Executive Update - The Latest Business Ideas Distilled Into One Practical Guide (Paperback): Ian Mann The Executive Update - The Latest Business Ideas Distilled Into One Practical Guide (Paperback)
Ian Mann
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Business ideas and practices are constantly changing, but no manager has the time to read all the business books and articles that come out in a year. In this book, Ian Mann does all the work for you, trawling through recent business publications and distilling the most important new insights and developments.

Topics include:

  • outsourcing
  • mechanisation
  • obligations to stakeholders other than shareholders
  • the strange world of banking
  • leadership

This is the ideal book for people who want an easy way to keep up with the latest developments in business and management as these ideas are explained in a clear, comprehensible way, and presented in easily digestible chapters.

Leadership in Middle-Earth - Theories and Applications for Organizations (Paperback): Michael J Urick Leadership in Middle-Earth - Theories and Applications for Organizations (Paperback)
Michael J Urick
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Part of the series Exploring Effective Leadership Practices through Popular Culture, Urick examines mentorship and learning, transformational and servant leadership, culture, bases of power, leader emergence, teams, motivation, and more. Leadership in Middle-Earth explores J.R.R. Tolkien's exemplary leadership and management examples evident in his tales such as 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', examining mentorship, team dynamics, mindfulness, servant leadership, influence and ethical leadership through solid academic theories and management practices. Readers will become familiar and comfortable with academically supported leadership concepts to adjust their own behaviors, becoming more successful in the process. By examining leadership theories through the context of popular culture, the book encourages readers to think creatively about how they might adjust their own management approach. The series aims to bring examples, theory and methodology of leadership to life by analysing academic concepts through popular culture examples that will appeal to a broad range of readers.

The Golden Thread - How consistent culture creates purposeful people and high performance (Paperback): Leanne Hamley The Golden Thread - How consistent culture creates purposeful people and high performance (Paperback)
Leanne Hamley
R376 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Golden Thread is a blueprint for authentic organizational culture: what it is, what it isn't, why it matters, and how to build it. If you are passionate about creating an environment where people thrive, you'll understand the value of real engagement and values alignment. But how do you make it happen? Consciously or not, company culture runs like a golden thread through any organization, and where it is not thoughtfully nurtured it unravels - leaving a toxic environment filled with bureaucracy, politics and poor mental health. The Golden Thread guides business leaders through this concept - exploring cultural diagnostics and revealing what they really mean. This book will show you how to design and develop your own target culture, one that is right for your people and business. It then takes you step by step through the employee lifecycle, helping you to weave your new cultural and values through everything to build a happy, healthy, high performing organization. Leanne Hamley is an experienced leader and business coach specializing in behavioural change, leadership development and organizational culture.

Build It - The Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement (Hardcover): Debra Corey, Glenn Elliott Build It - The Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement (Hardcover)
Debra Corey, Glenn Elliott
R504 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R105 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The current way of treating people at work has failed. Globally, only 30% of employees are engaged in their jobs, and in this fast-paced world that's just not enough. The world's best companies understand this, and have been quietly treating people differently for nearly two decades. Now you can learn their secrets and discover The Engagement Bridge(TM) model, proven to build bottom line value for companies through sustainable employee engagement. Companies with the best cultures generate stock market returns of twice the general market and enjoy half the employee turnover of their peers. Their staff innovate more, deliver better customer service and, hands-down, beat the competition. These companies outperform and disrupt their markets. They break the rules of traditional HR, they rebel against the status quo. Build it has found these rebels and the rulebreakers. From small startups to global powerhouses, this book shows that courage, commitment, and a people-centric mindset, rather than money and resources, are what you need to turn an average business into a category leader. The book follows the clear and proven Engagement Bridge(TM) model, developed from working with thousands of leading companies worldwide on their own employee engagement journeys. The practical model highlights the areas that leaders need to examine in order to build a highly engaged company culture and provides a framework for success. Build it is packed with tips, tools and real-life examples from employers including NASDAQ, Unilever, IBM, KPMG, 3M, and McDonald's to help you start doing this not tomorrow, but today. Readers will learn: How employee engagement helps companies perform The key factors that drive engagement, and how they work together What the world's most rebellious companies have done to break the rules of traditional HR and improve engagement How to implement The Engagement BridgeTM model to boost productivity, innovation, and better decision-making Unique in this category, Build it is written from two sharply different perspectives. Glenn Elliott is a multi-award winning Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO and growth investor. He talks candidly about the mistakes and missteps he has made whilst building Reward Gateway into a $300m category leader in employee engagement technology. Debra Corey brings 30 years experience in senior level HR roles at global companies such as Gap, Quintiles, Honeywell and Merlin Entertainments. She shares the practical tools and case studies that can kickstart your employee engagement plan, bringing her own pragmatic and engaging style to each situation.

The Silver Bullets of Project Management (Paperback): Christopher Lennon The Silver Bullets of Project Management (Paperback)
Christopher Lennon
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book provides practical guidance for corporate decision makers, project managers, project engineers, and for those wishing to grasp the key issues that define project success. The book represents a distillation of years of practical experience and offers a clear and concise 'blueprint' for how to approach projects and their management. This book is designed to be 'clean and simple' in its delivery - allowing the reader to immediately have 'take aways' that could be implemented within a project, adding value to any approach dealing with the key common problems and issues that arise within the project medium. The book can be applied to a wide range of scenarios in which project management is required - from setting up an organisation, creating distribution networks, bringing new technology to market, and to designing a leadership and training architecture within an organisation. The book, in addition to being a go-to reference book on project management for professional project managers and business leaders, is also ideal for postgraduate and undergraduate students studying project management. It is written to be user friendly, yet provides a wealth of information and tips that will enhance the readers knowledge and understanding of managing projects.

Pivot! - Three Big Questions That...Reframe Your Perspective, Maximize Your Potential, and Improve Your Life (Paperback): Sam... Pivot! - Three Big Questions That...Reframe Your Perspective, Maximize Your Potential, and Improve Your Life (Paperback)
Sam Silverstein
R338 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R50 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Putting Labour in its Place - Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains (Hardcover): Kirsty Newsome, Philip Taylor,... Putting Labour in its Place - Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains (Hardcover)
Kirsty Newsome, Philip Taylor, Jennifer Bair, Al Rainnie
R4,454 Discovery Miles 44 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part of the Comparative Work and Employment Relations series, Putting Labour in its Place is an edited collection, containing cutting-edge research and theoretical innovation on global value chains, the nature of work and labour process theory. It addresses the different processes around the world that each add value to the goods or services being produced; whilst also analysing the idea of labour itself and the exploitation surrounding it. Key benefits: - Written by leading international academics. - A landmark text combining the growing interest in global value chains with labour process theory. - Provides up-to-date critical analysis of global developments.

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