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LEADing Small Business - Business Growth through Leadership Development (Paperback): Stewart Barnes, Steve Kempster, Sue Smith LEADing Small Business - Business Growth through Leadership Development (Paperback)
Stewart Barnes, Steve Kempster, Sue Smith
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'This book is a winner. It bridges the gaps between leaders, leadership scholars and leadership development practitioners to introduce an exciting new model for how they can learn both from and with each other to develop effective leadership in SMEs. Blending practitioners' narratives, detailed accounts of their development process and a healthy platter of 'theory sandwiches', the book brings academic theory alive for practitioners and highlights the theoretical significance of small business leadership experience.' - Eric Guthey, The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 'This could be the most important leadership book you have ever purchased. Underpinned by Steve Kempster's research and operationalised so well by Stewart Barnes and Sue Smith, the LEAD Programme is the shining light of British Leadership Development. Having participated in the research, and joined in the teaching, and having been a recipient of the programme, I can vouch for it - LEAD works. But here's the thing ... it is not just for SMEs.' - Ken Parry, Deakin University, Australia This is one of the first books to fully value and realize the connection between leadership and learning in SMEs. It provides a real-life narrative, encapsulating the development of business people on a leadership program for SME managers, whilst explaining the key theories, models and techniques that underpin the leadership methods and approaches deployed at each stage of the delegate's journey. The book follows three owner/managers over a ten-month period. Each chapter splits into two - an aesthetic narrative on the learning journey and a 'theory sandwich', which draws the reader's attention to the theories, models and debates underpinning the learning at each stage of the delegate's journey. Academics as well as students will benefit from the research-based examination of leadership learning in the SME context, as it will allow them to stand in the shoes of owners or managers. Policy makers and practitioners will also find the narrative both revealing and informative.

Vibrant Workplace, The (Paperback): Dr Paul White Vibrant Workplace, The (Paperback)
Dr Paul White
R250 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R44 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation.

It happens all the time: a leader reads a book or goes to a conference and learns great new ideas for their organization. But when they try to implement changes, nothing budges. Why?

It’s because work cultures are deeply rooted. Paul White knows this, and it’s why he wrote The Vibrant Workplace: to give workplace leaders a thorough understanding of the most common obstacles to change, plus the skills to overcome them.

Pairing real-life examples with professional advice and research, White offers a guide to uprooting negativity and cultivating authentic appreciation and resiliency in the workplace. Readers will learn how to:

Assess what negativity is costing their company.

Address the deeper issues under unhealthy dynamics.

Make authentic appreciation the cornerstone of work culture

Apply the five languages of appreciation strategically.

Bring out the best in their employees and teams and more.

Any workplace can be healthy. It just takes knowledge of the issues and skills to navigate them, which is exactly what this book provides. Readers will be equipped to successfully overhaul their workplace environment and infuse it with authentic appreciation.

Engaging Virtual Meetings - Openers, Games, and Activities for Communication, Morale, and Trust (Paperback): John Chen Engaging Virtual Meetings - Openers, Games, and Activities for Communication, Morale, and Trust (Paperback)
John Chen
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Build a cohesive and high-performing virtual team with this fantastic resource full of actionable advice and practical tips Engaging Virtual Meetings: Openers, Games, and Activities for Communication, Morale, and Trust offers concrete strategies and practical tips for bringing teams together across the digital divide. While many struggle to build teams in a virtual environment, accomplished author John Chen has found ways to create team cohesion, promote engagement, and increase virtual participation. In Engaging Virtual Meetings, he shares these methods with you, and also: Describes virtual tools for promoting effective teamwork, like the Participant Map Teaches you to optimize your teleconference setup for ideal audio and video Illustrates ways to apply these methods in any virtual environment, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and more Explores how to debrief your participants to improve your methods over time Perfect for anyone working in or with the increasingly prevalent virtual environment, Engaging Virtual Meetings is a great addition to the bookshelves of anyone interested in how to create and build engagement in team settings of all kinds.

A Business and Its Beliefs (Hardcover, Facsimile ed): Thomas Watson A Business and Its Beliefs (Hardcover, Facsimile ed)
Thomas Watson
R690 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R129 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The timeless business book that still brings perspective and guidance to todays bottom-line executives


When first published in 1963, IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr.s A Business and Its Beliefs gave readers an unprecedented look inside IBMs executive offices. Watson--son of IBMs founder-- candidly discussed how the company clung to its values during the first great technological shift, and how this refusal to compromise became IBMs strength. He also became one of the first CEOs to question businesss place and responsibility in society, and openly discuss how firms could meet expanding social expectations while still turning a profit.


The groundbreaking ideas in this book still resonate with todays managers. This newly published edition reintroduces Watsons ideas to a new generation of decision-makers in search of IBM-style standards for their own organizations. A to-the-point examination of the values and beliefs that built and sustained IBM, its message is as valuable today as it was four decades back--and will once again strike a resounding chord with executives everywhere.


Corps Business - The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines (Paperback, 1st ed): David H. Freedman Corps Business - The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines (Paperback, 1st ed)
David H. Freedman
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

That's what every business wants to be. And that's why the U.S. Marines excel in every mission American throws at them, no matter how tough the odds. In Corps Business, journalist David H. Freeman identifies the Marine's simple but devastatingly effective principles for managing people and resources -- and ultimately winning. Freedman discusses such techniques as "the rule of three," "managing by end state," and the "70% solution," to show how they can be applied to business solutions.

Publishing in the Digital Age - How Business Can Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Environment (Paperback): Michael N. Ross Publishing in the Digital Age - How Business Can Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Environment (Paperback)
Michael N. Ross
R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The world of publishing is evolving at an ever-increasing speed, with developments in digital workstreams and products, customer expectation, enriched content curation, and user-generated content becoming commonplace. In Publishing in the Digital Age: How Business Can Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Environment, Ross discusses the most significant and recent developments in educational and trade publishing, educational technology, and marketing that has enabled a new generation of content creators to reach more consumers. It is the only book that addresses disruption in the industry head on. Building on the insights from his last book, Dealing with Disruption: Lessons from the Publishing Industry, Ross takes a fresh look at the publishing environment and provides the reader with a clear view of how publishing has evolved and how it has benefitted consumers regardless of their preferred medium for accessing knowledge. Through an examination of what has worked and what has not, and with Ross's unique perspective of more than 35 years of publishing success, Publishing in the Digital Age presents an indispensable overview of the publishing industry, how it has evolved during the first quarter of the 21st century, and how publishers, content providers, and consumers can benefit from the many options that are available today. With insights from industry leaders, Ross discusses new opportunities on the Web, streaming services, and audio formats. He reviews new publishing platforms and provides a practical guide for content developers to address the knowledge needs of their constituents by giving readers real-life, actionable examples of how best to publish their content consistent with users' purchasing preferences. The book will be of interest to specialists in education: K-12 and higher education, the non-fiction trade, corporate education trainers, and specialist sectors such as scholarly, technical, and medical publishing. It includes clear applications for any business that is undergoing transformation or is forced to make a radical pivot because of sudden environmental changes or market conditions.

Coaching with Research in Mind (Paperback): Rebecca J. Jones Coaching with Research in Mind (Paperback)
Rebecca J. Jones
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How can coaches maximise the effectiveness of their practice? What can research tell us about how and why coaching 'works'? How can we use the evidence base to enable others to reach their full potential? Coaching with Research in Mind brings together cutting-edge research in coaching and psychology, accessibly summarises the findings, and provides a clear and specific breakdown of what research tells us coaches and leaders should be doing and why. Rebecca J. Jones provides practitioners with the information and guidance they need to apply research in their practice, explaining how coaches can understand coachee characteristics, how they impact the coaching process and how coaches should adapt their practice to accommodate them. The book explains how to identify which principles of the coaching process influence effectiveness and tailor practice to maximise their impact. Jones also explores the impact of environmental factors and assesses how their influence can be limited. Coaching with Research in Mind will be essential reading for both new and experienced coaches looking to enhance the effectiveness and impact of their coaching, and for managers, leaders and L&D procurers who utilise coaching as a leadership style.

Applied Behavior Science in Organizations - Consilience of Historical and Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavior Management... Applied Behavior Science in Organizations - Consilience of Historical and Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavior Management (Paperback)
Ramona A. Houmanfar, Mitch Fryling, Mark P. Alavosius
R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Applied Behavior Science in Organizations provides a compelling overview of the history of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and the opportunity it presents for designing and managing positive work environments that can in turn have a positive impact on society. The book brings together leading experts from industry and research settings to provide an overview of the historical approaches in Organizational Behavior Management. It begins with an introduction to recognized practices in OBM and the applications of fundamental principles of behavior analysis to a variety of performance problems in organizational settings. The book then highlights how organizational practices and consumers' behavior combine in a complex confluence to meet an organization's goals and satisfy consumer appetites, whilst often unintentionally affecting the wellbeing of organizational members. It argues that the science of behavior has a responsibility to contribute to the safety, health and wellbeing of organizational members, consumers of organizational products, and beyond. Finally, the book recognizes the essential role of organizations in initiating, shaping, and sustaining the development of more nurturing and reinforcing work environments, through discussion of the need for innovation while adapting and responding to growing social upheaval, technological advances, and environmental concerns, alongside crises in the global economy, health, education, and environment. Showcasing emerging work by internationally recognized scholars on the application of behavior science in organizations, the book will be an essential read for all students and professionals of Organizational Behavior Management, as well as those interested in using organizational applications to create new models of management.

The Geographies of Threat and the Production of Violence - The State and the City Between Us (Paperback): Rasul A Mowatt The Geographies of Threat and the Production of Violence - The State and the City Between Us (Paperback)
Rasul A Mowatt
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Geographies of Threat and the Production of Violence exposes the racism and xenophobia encoded in urban infrastructure - from highways cleaving neighborhoods of color to laws and policies fortifying even more unbreachable boundaries. This synthesis of narrative and theory resurrects neglected episodes of state violence and reveals how the built environment continues to enable it today within a range of cities throughout the world. Examples from the histories and present times of major cities in the United States that link to the physical and legal structures confining residents to formerly redlined neighborhoods and locking away some of those same residents in prisons.

Robotization of Work? - Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences (Hardcover): Barbara Czarniawska, Bernward... Robotization of Work? - Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences (Hardcover)
Barbara Czarniawska, Bernward Joerges
R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term 'robot' to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics. Exploring several streams of popular culture, including ground-breaking science fiction novels and films, the impact of these globally renowned works on public opinion regarding robotics is assessed. Detailed media analysis identifies the frequency and complexity of common views that stem from the ideas found in both fiction and scientific research results disseminated by the news. Recent social science works dedicated to the study of robotziation are then reviewed, illustrating current and future debates surrounding the phenomenon of the 'robot revolution'. Robotization of Work? will be a key resource for students and scholars studying the organization of work, IT and digitalization, and cultural studies. It will also be of interest to anyone engaged with the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotization.

Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Reopening the Debate (Hardcover): Catherine Leger- Jarniou, Silke Tegtmeier Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Reopening the Debate (Hardcover)
Catherine Leger- Jarniou, Silke Tegtmeier
R3,973 Discovery Miles 39 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With a wide-ranging set of contributions, this book provides a compilation of cutting-edge original research in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities. The book reopens the subject from diverse perspectives focusing on theories and approaches to entrepreneurial opportunities. It provides a brief history of the idea of opportunity and a framework how opportunities develop in space and place. Further, this Research Handbook looks at process and context-based views on the topic. It also includes the latest research on impact factors, such as individual values on creating entrepreneurial opportunities. The book has been complemented by an outstanding Delphi panel of six leading scholars of the field: Lowell Busenitz, Dimo Dimov, James O. Fiet, Denis Gregoire, Jeff McMullen and Mike Wright. This carefully edited selection of current and topical contributions will be of immense value to students, researchers and scholars interested in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities. Contributors include: C. Albornoz, J.E. Amoros, T. Baker, B. Bjerke, L. Busenitz, M. Chiasson, D. Dimov, J.O. Fiet, J. Gaddefors, W.B. Gartner, D.A. Gregoire, A. Haas, T.P. Kenworthy, S. Korsgaard, A. Kurczewska, C. Leger-Jarniou, F. Linan, M. Marchesnay, J.S. McMullen, S.P. Sassmannshausen, F. Sautet, B.T. Teague, S. Tegtmeier, S.J. Vliamos, R.D. Wadhwani, M. Wright

Theorizing in Organization Studies - Insights from Key Thinkers (Paperback): Anne Vorre Hansen, Sabine Madsen Theorizing in Organization Studies - Insights from Key Thinkers (Paperback)
Anne Vorre Hansen, Sabine Madsen
R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While many books provide guidance to the construction of theory, the process of theorizing itself has been addressed far less. The aim of this book is to encourage researchers to reflect upon their subjective theorizing practices and to engage in dialogue about theorizing in organization studies. Drawing on interviews with eight key figures in the field, this book provides guidance for how to theorize, and how to do so well, using the key tools of the theorizers. Providing rich insights, these interviews with Professors David Boje, Barbara Czarniawska, Kenneth Gergen, Tor Hernes, Geert Hofstede, Edgar Schein, Andrew Van de Ven and Karl Weick give an opportunity to learn from some of the most successful theorists in the field of organization studies. By addressing aspects of theorizing which seek to make it a personal and meaningful endeavour, this book goes beyond the sole aim of getting published and encourages the reader to develop their own unique way of theorizing. This book will be an invaluable tool for graduate researchers and scholars looking to refine their theorizing practices in order to produce outstanding theoretical work. Its insights will also be of use for anyone seeking to breathe new life into their work, with its insightful commentary on the practices of successful theorists.

Managing Intensity and Play at Work - Transient Relationships (Hardcover): Niels Akerstrom Andersen Managing Intensity and Play at Work - Transient Relationships (Hardcover)
Niels Akerstrom Andersen
R2,690 Discovery Miles 26 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What does it mean to organize when the only established premise is that everything is transient? How is it possible for an organization to manage expectations based on the expectation of the unexpected?In this thought-provoking book Niels Akerstrom Andersen uses a unique combination of deconstruction, systems theory and discourse theory to critically discuss topics such as the management of feelings, partnerships as second order promises, and work-life balance as an immune defense against over-socialized employees. He assesses the parallels between layoffs in intimate organizations and modern professional divorce discourses, and explores the dichotomy of double-bounded management commanding both 'do as I say' and 'be autonomous'. In so doing, Professor Andersen encourages the reader to look at relationships in the workplace in new ways. This unique book will prove invaluable for academics and students of human resource management, organizational behavior and critical management studies. Contents: Introduction 1. Diagnostics of the Present and Second-Order Observation 2. Adapting to Adaptability: The Machine of Transience 3. From Membership to Self-enrolment: The Production of the Employee who Creates Herself in the Organizational Image 4. Management of Authentic Feelings: The Trembling Organization 5. Managing Interpenetration and Intensity 6. Loving Layoffs: The Intimate Strategies of the Break-up 7. Unbound Binding: From Employee Contracts to Partnerships 8. The Organization as a Nexus of Partnerships Conclusion: Transient Relationships - Towards the Intensity Machine Bibliography Index

What Works in Executive Coaching - Understanding Outcomes Through Quantitative Research and Practice-Based Evidence... What Works in Executive Coaching - Understanding Outcomes Through Quantitative Research and Practice-Based Evidence (Paperback)
Erik De Haan
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book reviews the full coaching outcome research literature to examine the arguments and evidence behind the use of executive coaching. Erik de Haan presents the definitive guide to what works in coaching and what changes coaching brings about, both for individual coaches and for organisations and commissioners. Accessibly written and based on contemporary quantitative research into coaching effectiveness, this book considers whether we know that coaching works, and, if so, whom it works for, and what it offers to those involved. What Works in Executive Coaching considers the entire body of academic literature on quantitative research in executive and workplace coaching, assessing the significant results and explaining how to apply them. Each chapter contains direct applications to coaching practice and clearly evaluates the evidence, defining what really works in executive coaching. Alongside its companion volume Critical Moments in Executive Coaching, this book is an essential guide to evidence-based effectiveness in coaching. It will be a key text for all coaching practitioners, including those in training.

Introduction to Leadership - International Student Edition - Concepts and Practice (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Peter G.... Introduction to Leadership - International Student Edition - Concepts and Practice (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Peter G. Northouse
R1,242 Discovery Miles 12 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The fifth edition of Peter G. Northouse's bestselling introduction is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate, listening to outgroup members, and overcoming obstacles. Case studies, self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets engage readers to apply leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical fifth edition includes a new chapter on destructive leadership, new cases, and new Leadership Snapshots. New to this edition: New chapter on Exploring Destructive Leadership analyses the causes of toxic leadership and discusses practical ways to confront and extinguish it. 18 new Case Studies illustrate core concepts and allow readers to solve real world leadership challenges. 5 new Leadership Snapshots including profiles of Michelle Obama, Jasmine Crowe, and Elizabeth Homes are included. New questionnaire on abusive leadership helps readers understand the dimensions of destructive leadership as well as their own destructive tendencies.

LEADing Small Business - Business Growth through Leadership Development (Hardcover): Stewart Barnes, Steve Kempster, Sue Smith LEADing Small Business - Business Growth through Leadership Development (Hardcover)
Stewart Barnes, Steve Kempster, Sue Smith
R2,633 Discovery Miles 26 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'This book is a winner. It bridges the gaps between leaders, leadership scholars and leadership development practitioners to introduce an exciting new model for how they can learn both from and with each other to develop effective leadership in SMEs. Blending practitioners' narratives, detailed accounts of their development process and a healthy platter of 'theory sandwiches', the book brings academic theory alive for practitioners and highlights the theoretical significance of small business leadership experience.' - Eric Guthey, The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 'This could be the most important leadership book you have ever purchased. Underpinned by Steve Kempster's research and operationalised so well by Stewart Barnes and Sue Smith, the LEAD Programme is the shining light of British Leadership Development. Having participated in the research, and joined in the teaching, and having been a recipient of the programme, I can vouch for it - LEAD works. But here's the thing ... it is not just for SMEs.' - Ken Parry, Deakin University, Australia This is one of the first books to fully value and realize the connection between leadership and learning in SMEs. It provides a real-life narrative, encapsulating the development of business people on a leadership program for SME managers, whilst explaining the key theories, models and techniques that underpin the leadership methods and approaches deployed at each stage of the delegate's journey. The book follows three owner/managers over a ten-month period. Each chapter splits into two - an aesthetic narrative on the learning journey and a 'theory sandwich', which draws the reader's attention to the theories, models and debates underpinning the learning at each stage of the delegate's journey. Academics as well as students will benefit from the research-based examination of leadership learning in the SME context, as it will allow them to stand in the shoes of owners or managers. Policy makers and practitioners will also find the narrative both revealing and informative.

The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Paperback): Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Paperback)
Charles Duhigg 3
R369 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER LIST
With a new Afterword by the author
In "The Power of Habit, "Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter""Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, "The Power of Habit" contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER - NPR""BESTSELLER - "WASHINGTON POST "BESTSELLER - "LOS ANGELES TIMES "BESTSELLER - "USA TODAY "BESTSELLER - "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "BESTSELLER
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
"The Wall Street Journal - Financial Times"
"Sharp, provocative, and useful."--Jim Collins
"Few books] become essential manuals for business and living. "The Power of Habit "is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good."--"Financial Times"
"A flat-out great read."--David Allen, bestselling author of "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity"
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"You'll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way."--Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of "Drive "and" A Whole New Mind"
"Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change."--"The New York Times Book Review
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"Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation."--"Bloomberg Businessweek"
"Absolutely fascinating."--"Wired
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"A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits."-- Associated Press
"There's been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book "The Power of Habit.""--David Brooks, "The New York Times"
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"A first-rate book--based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits."--"The Economist"
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"I have been spinning like a top since reading "The Power of Habit, ""New York Times" journalist Charles Duhigg's fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive--and happy."--"The Washington Post
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The Imagined Organization - Spaces, Dreams and Places (Hardcover): Monika Kostera The Imagined Organization - Spaces, Dreams and Places (Hardcover)
Monika Kostera
R2,200 Discovery Miles 22 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Organizing is made possible by sense-making. This book represents a narrative quest for a symbolic grounding to help leaders in times when stable social structures and institutions dissolve and disappear. Monika Kostera approaches this sense-making process through innovative and exciting research methods, collecting stories from participants and exploring plots and outcomes of an imagined meeting between two symbolic worlds: one of the internal and imaginative and the other of the external and corporate. Investigating the spatiality and temporality of these stories, the author offers critical implications for educational practice, arguing that teachers should engage and develop students' imaginations and creativity to question the hidden rules of social settings and interactions in organizational and business situations. Innovative and visionary in scope, this book will be critical for researchers of organization theory at all levels, particularly those looking for new research methods and applications. Students of business and organizational studies will also benefit from its unique insights into business-related settings, as well as leaders and practitioners searching for innovative directions in business environments.

Seven Essentials for Business Success - Lessons from Legendary Professors (Paperback): George Siedel Seven Essentials for Business Success - Lessons from Legendary Professors (Paperback)
George Siedel
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Successful leaders are great teachers, and successful teachers serve as models of leadership. This book enables both leaders and teachers to understand and use the best practices developed by award-winning professors, each of whom teaches one of the seven areas that are essential for business success. These professors candidly discuss their successes and failures in the classroom, the mentors who inspired them, how they developed their teaching methods, and their rigorous preparation for class. Through descriptions of the professors in action, readers will gain an insider's perspective on their teaching skills, and witness how they teach the seven essentials for success in a variety of settings-MBA, Executive MBA, and executive education courses. The chapters also describe the daily lives (professional and personal) of the professors, and the impact they have beyond the classroom in improving organizations and society. If you are a leader or teacher-or if you are interested in the content of a business school education-this book provides an insider's perspective on the best practices used by legendary professors when teaching the seven essentials that represent the core body of knowledge for business success.

Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work (Hardcover): Dirk Lindebaum, Deanna Geddes, Peter J. Jordan Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work (Hardcover)
Dirk Lindebaum, Deanna Geddes, Peter J. Jordan
R2,774 Discovery Miles 27 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Despite how much we know about emotion, Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work uniquely examines the utility of emotion in organizations against the ways in which both individuals and groups talk about them. Drawing on psychological and sociological research, this book provides groundbreaking insights for understanding how emotions are used in the workplace. Bringing together contributions from leading emotion researchers, this book features chapters focusing on 10 emotions, ranging from awe to shame. Through its exploration of the ways each emotion functions in relation to how we talk about them, this book injects fresh theoretical and practical momentum into how our discussions of workplace emotion can affect how emotional events are appraised over time and place. This, in turn influences the causes, expressions, and consequences of emotions in the workplace. With its novel approach, this book will be an invaluable tool for academics researching emotion, as well as postgraduate students working in the social sciences seeking reference material on emotion. HR managers and general readers seeking greater insight into emotions at work will also find this book to be a useful tool. Contributors include: N.M. Ashkanasy, R.A. Baron, S. Connelly, M. Dasborough, C.D. Fisher, D. Geddes, P. Harvey, M.L.A. Hayward, P.J. Jordan, S. Kiffin-Petersen, H.C. Lench, D. Lindebaum, K.E. Moura, K.A. Perez, R.H. Smith, R.K. Smith, P.N. Stearns, A.C. Troth, M.R. Turner, K.L. Tyran, T.S.H. Wingenbach

Handbook of Research Methods on Intuition (Hardcover): Marta Sinclair Handbook of Research Methods on Intuition (Hardcover)
Marta Sinclair
R3,802 Discovery Miles 38 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How does one approach the study of intuition - a complex, cross-disciplinary field, which is still developing? How can intuition be captured in situ? How can researchers harness their own intuition? In this original Handbook, the expert collaborators use method-related themes to help answer these, and other questions, and explore innovative developments in intuition research.This groundbreaking Handbook is organized around six method-related themes: - the question of cognitive systems and capabilities; - the role of emotions and stress; - major quantitative approaches; - qualitative techniques for mapping intuition; - the use of grounded theory; and - the role of the researcher's own expertise and intuition. Academics and researchers of organizational behavior, as well as researchers in business and management, who use quantitative and qualitative research techniques, will find this book to be an informative and invaluable read. It will also be of interest to industry professionals looking to adopt new staff training and development methods. Contributors include: C. Akinci, A. Antonietti, L. Baldacchino, L. Cabantous, J-F Coget, B. Colombo, R. Cooksey, V. Doerfler, S.E. Dreyfus, C. Eden, M. Fenton-O'Creevy, S.L. Grant, S.A. Hamilton, C. Harteis, G.P. Hodgkinson, C. Horvath, O. Hyppanen, P. Iannello, J. Langan-Fox, A. Lockett, C. Petitmengin, P. Ping Li, A.C.R. van Riel, M. Robson, E. Sadler-Smith, M. Sinclair, R.E. Smerek, M Stierand, S. Teerikangas, D. Ucbasaran, L. Valikangas, S. Vohra

Overload - How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It (Paperback): Erin L. Kelly, Phyllis Moen Overload - How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It (Paperback)
Erin L. Kelly, Phyllis Moen
R420 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why too much work and too little time is hurting workers and companies-and how a proven workplace redesign can benefit employees and the bottom line Today's ways of working are not working-even for professionals in "good" jobs. Responding to global competition and pressure from financial markets, companies are asking employees to do more with less, even as new technologies normalize 24/7 job expectations. In Overload, Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen document how this new intensification of work creates chronic stress, leading to burnout, attrition, and underperformance. "Flexible" work policies and corporate lip service about "work-life balance" don't come close to fixing the problem. But this unhealthy and unsustainable situation can be changed-and Overload shows how. Drawing on five years of research, including hundreds of interviews with employees and managers, Kelly and Moen tell the story of a major experiment that they helped design and implement at a Fortune 500 firm. The company adopted creative and practical work redesigns that gave workers more control over how and where they worked and encouraged managers to evaluate performance in new ways. The result? Employees' health, well-being, and ability to manage their personal and work lives improved, while the company benefited from higher job satisfaction and lower turnover. And, as Kelly and Moen show, such changes can-and should-be made on a wide scale. Complete with advice about ways that employees, managers, and corporate leaders can begin to question and fix one of today's most serious workplace problems, Overload is an inspiring account about how rethinking and redesigning work could transform our lives and companies.

Management in the Age of Digital Business Complexity (Hardcover): Bill McKelvey, Renata Kaminska, Maria Paz Salmador, Nadine... Management in the Age of Digital Business Complexity (Hardcover)
Bill McKelvey, Renata Kaminska, Maria Paz Salmador, Nadine Escoffier
R3,075 Discovery Miles 30 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Management in the Age of Digital Business Complexity focuses on how the digital age is changing management and vastly speeding up complexity dynamics. The recent coevolution of technologies has dramatically changed in just a few years how people and firms learn, communicate, and behave. Consequently, the process of how firms coevolve and the speed at which they coevolve has been dramatically changed in the digital age, and managerial methods are lagging way behind. Combining his own expertise with that of a number of specialist and international co-authors, McKelvey conveys how companies that fall behind digitally can quickly be driven out of business. The book has been created for academics seeking to upgrade management thinking into the modern digital age and vastly improve the change capabilities of firms facing digital-oriented competition.

The Power of Emotions at Work - Accessing the Vital Intelligence in Your Workplace (Paperback): Karla McLaren The Power of Emotions at Work - Accessing the Vital Intelligence in Your Workplace (Paperback)
Karla McLaren
R387 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An in-depth guide for all workers--employees, managers, and CEOs--on how to engage our emotions in the workplace to create a productive, creative, and truly workable environment. We've all been taught that we must suppress or avoid emotions at work, but this inevitably leads to a loss in productivity, diminished creativity, and crushing job dissatisfaction. Research shows 85 percent of us avoid communicating crucial workplace problems upward, and many of us who are employed are actively looking for a different job. What's going on? "The foundational problem is that we threw emotions out of the workplace, when in fact, emotions contain the information we need to make our workplaces work," says Karla McLaren. Now this renowned researcher shares her insights on the skills we most need--and are most often absent in the business world--for healthy, functional, and sustainable workplaces. With The Power of Emotions at Work, McLaren teaches communication and empathy skills to workers at all levels, including: - How to co-create a healthy and well-balanced social environment that benefits all workers in any type of organization - How to recognize your primary emotional role--and the roles of others - How to support people in your organization who perform the most "emotional labor" - Where to find authentic motivation and engagement in your job - How to go from an "unintentional community" to a place of genuine belonging, and much more We all yearn to be our authentic selves at work, where we feel supported and can communicate our feelings and frustrations in a constructive way. Workplaces are "unintentional communities," says Karla McLaren, because without access to our emotions at work, we are left without the tools we need to do our best work in a functional community. This is your resource to help you understand and engage intelligently with emotions at work--so you can help to create healthy and intentional communities where people and projects thrive.

Handbook of Intuition Research (Hardcover): Marta Sinclair Handbook of Intuition Research (Hardcover)
Marta Sinclair
R3,828 Discovery Miles 38 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This groundbreaking interdisciplinary Handbook showcases the latest intuition research, integrated in a framework that reconciles various views on what intuition is and how it works. The internationally renowned group of contributors presents their findings in five areas. Part I explores different facets of the intuiting process and its outcome, the role of consciousness and affect, and alternate ways of capturing intuition. Part II deals with its function in expertise, strategy, entrepreneurship, and ethics. Part III outlines intuitive decision making in critical occupations, legal profession, medicine, film and wine industry, and teaching. Part IV pushes the boundaries of our current understanding by exploring the possibility of non-local intuition, based on the principles of quantum holography. Part V investigates new techniques for developing intuitive skills. This cutting-edge, comprehensive Handbook will prove essential for academics and research students of social sciences, particularly management, psychology, sociology, entrepreneurship, leadership, team dynamics, HR and training. It will be also an invaluable resource for industry professionals searching for soft-core methods to increase productivity and creativity/innovation, to improve leadership and organizational climate, or to adopt new staff training and development methods. Contributors: A. Antonietti, B.T. Bakken, C. Betsch, R.T. Bradley, L.A. Burke, J.-F. Coget, E. Dane, A. Dijksterhuis, W. Duggan, I.D. Ebert, S. Epstein, A. Glockner, B. Graf, L.K. Gundry, J.R. Guzak, T. Haerem, M.B. Hargrove, C. Harteis, G.P. Hodgkinson, P. Iannello, K.-P. Ittner, J.R. Kickul, G. Klein, C. Kugler, C. Kuhnle, J. Langan-Fox, M. Mason, B. Morgenthaler, J.E. Pretz, D. Radin, G. Roth, E. Sadler-Smith, M. Sinclair, M. Strick, D.E. Tomasino, V. Vranic

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