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Ethical Business Cultures in Emerging Markets (Hardcover): Douglas Jondle, Alexandre Ardichvili Ethical Business Cultures in Emerging Markets (Hardcover)
Douglas Jondle, Alexandre Ardichvili
R1,109 Discovery Miles 11 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Previous research on corporate cultures and ethical business cultures has focused almost exclusively on studies of multinational corporations from a handful of developed countries. This book addresses the intersection of human resource development and human resource management with ethical business cultures in the four BRIC countries, and four other fast-growing emerging economies: those of Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Drawing on longitudinal large-scale survey-based studies, it compares managers' and employees' perceptions of ethical business cultures in these countries, contrasting them with the US economy. It then discusses the economic and socio-cultural context and current research on business ethics in each of these countries, including implications for research and practice. This significant study will appeal to scholars, researchers and students in business ethics, management, human resource management and development, and organization studies, and addresses issues faced daily by business executives and practitioners working in emerging market countries.

Business Coaching & Mentoring For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Marie Taylor, Steve Crabb Business Coaching & Mentoring For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Marie Taylor, Steve Crabb
R518 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R144 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shape the leadership of tomorrow Business Coaching & Mentoring For Dummies provides business owners and managers with the insight they need to successfully develop the next generation of leaders. Packed with business-led strategies, key concepts, and effective techniques, this book equips you with the skills to transform both yourself and your team. Whether you're coaching colleagues, employees, or offering your skills as a service, these techniques will help you build a productive relationship that leads to business success. The companion website also features eight bonus videos that will further your mastery by showing you what great coaching looks like in action. Navigate tricky situations and emotional minefields with ease; develop vision, values, and a mission; create a long-term plan--everything you need is here, with expert guidance every step of the way. Understand how mentoring benefits both sides of the relationship Learn key coaching techniques that develop leadership potential Adopt new tools that facilitate coaching and mentoring interactions The modern workplace is a mix of generations, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and quirks; great leadership can pull it all together toward a common goal, but who leads the leaders? Mentors and coaches fill this essential role, and this book shows you how to be one of the best.

Human Relations: Interpersonal Job-Oriented Skills, Global Edition (Paperback, 12th edition): Andrew J. DuBrin Human Relations: Interpersonal Job-Oriented Skills, Global Edition (Paperback, 12th edition)
Andrew J. DuBrin
R1,684 R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Save R283 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For undergraduate courses in Human Relations, Applied Psychology, Human Relations in the Workplace, Career Development; also appropriate for a course in Interpersonal Skills Training. Accomplished author and national speaker, Andrew J. DuBrin brings his expertise of Human Relations and Business Psychology to this exciting Twelfth edition. Focusing on today's work environment, the book takes a two-pronged approach that improves interpersonal skills by first presenting basic concepts and then by featuring a heavy component of skill development and self-assessment. Human Relations: Job-Oriented Skills 12e is not just a textbook. The twelfth edition includes a wealth of experiential exercises, including new cases and self-assessment quizzes that can be completed in class or as homework. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: * Relate Concepts to What's Happening Today, Personally and in the Workplace: Give students hands-on ways to develop practical human relations skills and stay involved in class.* Reinforce Concepts and Build Skills: Proven pedagogy, exercise sets, and end-of-chapter material are all geared towards ensuring students grasp the concepts. * Keep your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, research findings, and examples appear throughout the text. Twelve of the case openers and twenty-four cases are new.

Building a Coaching Business: Ten steps to success 2e (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jenny Rogers Building a Coaching Business: Ten steps to success 2e (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jenny Rogers
R708 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R39 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This practical guide is for anyone contemplating coaching as a career: coaches in training, coaches already trained and hoping to build a thriving business. This totally revised second edition offers step by step guidance on what to do: * What does it take to succeed as a coach? How long does it take? * Why it matters to get practice clients and where to find them * Why is it so important to think like a buyer rather than like a seller? * What can you charge? * How do you make yourself distinctive in a crowded market? * What do you need to do to attract clients? Which marketing materials and methods pay off and which are a waste of time? * How can you exploit social media? * Overcoming your fear of selling: how to sell with integrity * Going for growth: what is involved in building an even bigger business? "Jenny Rogers has the rare ability to offer the lessons of decades of experience in ways which are practical to implement and easy to absorb. This book is comprehensive - offering both high level concept and lots of important details on the kinds of things that differentiate the successful coaching professional from the crowd. Perhaps most importantly she offers proven, thorough answers to critical questions that many people would not even think to ask in setting up or developing their business." Phil Hayes, Chairman, Management Futures, UK "Another great book from Jenny Rogers. I remember using the first edition of her book very early on in my career and remain hugely grateful for the informed insights and sensible suggestions. As always with Jenny's books, a new edition does not simply mean a few typos corrected and a couple of new references. In addition to the really helpful sections I remember from the first edition (e.g. on how to manage networking and selling whilst remaining authentic), Jenny has drawn on her experience and the courage to address some of the other really difficult issues that concern new coaches. How much should I charge? How will I find my clients? What training should I do? Even Where should I coach and What should I wear? I train new coaches every year and these are the questions they ask. I will certainly be recommending Jenny's book - and drawing on it myself to help the coaches on my courses have the best possible start to their careers." Jane Cook, Managing Director, Linden Learning, UK "In a marketplace crowded with quick fixes and unrealistic promises, this book is a breath of fresh air! Drawing on the author's extensive experience, this book lays out a sober, practical approach, while also offering encouragement and inspiration. In her warm, compelling style, Jenny Rogers explores the essential steps towards building a sustainable coaching business-from improving your own coaching skills, to developing your brand, to marketing your services with integrity." Leni Wildflower, PhD, PCC, Knowledge Based Coaching in the Workplace, Fielding Graduate University, USA "This book is a must read for anyone who wants to earn a living through coaching. Jenny combines natural enthusiasm and positivity with a good dose of realism by applying a pragmatic and sometimes humorous lens to the business of coaching. No matter how experienced you are in running a coaching business, there is something in this book for everyone - from pragmatic hints and tips at start up stage through to some insightful checks and balances to ensure a consistently high service from established businesses. Jenny demonstrates a real depth of understanding about the questions that will/should be at the forefront of the minds of many new coaches about to set up in business. She has generated in depth answers, pragmatic lists of best practice and sound advice. Her sound advice will help pave the way to your success as a coach." Susan Binnersley, MD h2h resources limited, UK "I must admit when I picked up this book I wondered how Jenny could improve on her original book Developing a Coaching Business, however Building a Coaching Business is the essential guide for starting, growing and sustaining a business. Tailored to coaching, it provides a step-by-step guide full of tested methods, insight, ideas and practical information, and written in Jenny's engaging style. Her facilitative approach to selling is a gift. Having come from the public sector selling was one of my biggest challenges but when I use the facilitative model I feel confident and professional. This is a book that challenges and inspires, and you will find yourself recommending it to other people, who may not even be coaches." Margaret Kelly, Executive Coach, Margaret Kelly Consulting, UK & Ireland "If those of my colleagues who decided to change their careers and set up a coaching business had got at the right time access to this book, it would have been so much easier for them. To take into consideration all the practical issues as well as read about the newest trends and most effective approaches to such areas as selling. To have a wide perspective and yet remember that the devil is the detail. Knowing all this can shorten the route to success, at the same making the expectations more realistic. It is an obvious must for anybody who wants to build a coaching business. But I would also recommend this inspiring and comprehensive book to anybody who thinks of different options in their professional life." Dorota Porazka, Vice-Pr esident of the Board, DORADCA Consultants Ltd, Poland "I strongly recommend this book. Jenny Roger addresses what one needs to know and be aware of for building and developing a coaching business. It is written in a down- to- earth, straight to the point, yet insightful and comprehensive way. Jenny doesn't avoid the uncomfortable questions, either mitigates what needs to be said and to be ponder. If you are serious about your coaching business and your coaching practice then this book is a must- have (and to pursue!!)." Ana Oliveira Pinto, Executive Coach, Portugal "This book is a must for coaches wanting business success. It gives executive coaches like me business savvy solutions to overcome things like the dread of networking. The best bit is the section on facilitative selling because it gives me a new and more authentic way to sell my services. The book is written in a warm, wise style with a wealth of practical advice and insights. It feels like Jenny is in the room coaching you - just without the coffee!" Jacqui Harper, INSEAD lecturer, Communication Coach, Author, Speaker "This beautifully written book is a must-read for anyone wanting to build a coaching business. It's chock full of wisdom from someone who's been at the top of her profession for the last two decades. I read it when starting my business and remain indebted to it but now it's been substantially updated to reflect changes in the market and developments such as social media. If you feel daunted by the prospects of setting up a company, developing a brand, selling, networking or any of the myriad skills you need to be successful then I suggest you buy this book." Mark Wakefield, Director, Vogel Wakefield, the counter-consultancy, UK "A clear, systematic and down-to-earth primer on how to start, build and maintain a professional coaching business. After many years as a coach, I still find myself inspired by many of the ideas in this book. And she commendably grasps the nettle of coaching fees, for which new coaches should be very grateful!" Clare Brigstocke, Executive Coach, Lateralshift "Jenny Rogers' earlier Developing a Coaching Business has been a mainstay for Meyler Campbell Graduates for years, but this new version is even better. It has all the crucial basics, plus vital new material on quality, brand differentiation, integrity, and being future-ready. Warm, practical and honest, the book's wealth of tips, useful checklists, and an excellent section on fees, should accelerate your business growth. From the lessons of a simple sandwich, to Enron, to coaching businesses' stages of growth, it's all here - invaluable." Daniel Burke, Chairman, Meyler Campbell

Human Resources Administration in Education: Pearson New International Edition - A Management Approach (Paperback, 9th... Human Resources Administration in Education: Pearson New International Edition - A Management Approach (Paperback, 9th edition)
Ronald W. Rebore
R2,221 Discovery Miles 22 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For Human Resources and Personnel courses taken by Educational Administration & Leadership students. A comprehensive, user-friendly book that covers the fundamentals of human resources function. Utilizing a management approach that is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective human resources administration, the ninth edition of this well-known text covers the eight essential dimensions of the human resources function over eight chapters: human resources planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff development, performance evaluation, compensation, and collective negotiations. The introductory first chapter presents the human resources function within the context of public school districts while the final chapter helps readers understand the legal, ethical, and policy aspects of human resources administration. Citing research no earlier than 2000, the up-to-date and contemporary ninth edition of Human Resources Administration in Education is updated with the most current issues and advances in the field, including new sections on utilizing technology, understanding Generation Y, and handling school districts of varying sizes.

Three Simple Things - Leading During Chaos (Hardcover): Thom Shea Three Simple Things - Leading During Chaos (Hardcover)
Thom Shea
R645 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"We humans make our lives painfully complex." Following the bestselling book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life, Thom Shea shares the process and method he developed over thirty years in the SEAL teams and business consulting to overcome chaos by applying the rule of three simple things-which any person brave enough can apply to their lives and business. War is the greatest teacher of success and failure. Success leaves clues on every battlefield as does failure. Each clue is engrained forever. Thom Shea crafted detailed descriptions of each lesson and will show you how they apply in five areas of your life: health, wealth, relationship, learning, and spiritual. In engrossing, real-life accounts of heroism and personal struggle, and devastating loss, he follows the clues to lead during chaos. In Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos, Thom shares his transition from the SEAL teams by applying a detailed formula approach to setting up a six-hour, non-negotiable baseline of activity every day.

Creating the Healthy Organization: Well-Being, Diversity and Ethics at Work - Psychology @ Work Series (Paperback, 2nd Revised... Creating the Healthy Organization: Well-Being, Diversity and Ethics at Work - Psychology @ Work Series (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan Newell
R717 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R99 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This introductory text focuses on exploring the impact of work organizations on individual employees, groups and the wider community. Arguing that the creation of working environments which promote positive well-being, eliminate unfair discrimination and promote socially and environmentally responsible behaviour is the key to long term sustainability, this text is relevant to all those who are involved in maintaining a policy of good human relations while achieving competitive success. In addition to managers and HR professionals, students of management and occupational psychology at undergraduate and MBA level will benefit from the clear and concise coverage of this important topic.

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders - Developing People to Achieve Your Mission (Paperback): Judith Wilson,... Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders - Developing People to Achieve Your Mission (Paperback)
Judith Wilson, Michelle Gislason
R1,163 R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Save R92 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The only nonprofit orientation to coaching skills available, "Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders" will provide nonprofit managers with an understanding of why and how to coach, how to initiate coaching in specific situations, how to make coaching really work, and how to refine coaching for long-term success.
"Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders" offers practical steps for coaching leaders to greatness and complements the academic and theoretical work in nonprofit leadership theory. The book can be used by the coaching novice as a thorough topical overview or by those more experienced with coaching as a quick reference or refresher.
Based on the Inquiry Based Coaching? approach, Coaching Skills will strengthen and expand the reader's ability to drive organization mission, while retaining the intrinsic values of the nonprofit culture and working towards outcomes that create a culture of discipline and accountability and empower others to be even more responsible, accountable, and self-motivated. This book uses accessible language, examples, case studies, key questions, and exercises to help: Promote better relationships Know when to delegate, direct and coach. Balance directive and supportive styles of leadership for productive partnerships Overcome fears and deal head-on with difficult situations and conflict. Use coaching for performance improvement and on-the-job development. Support independent thinking and personal reflection Gain commitment and accountability from others and build teams

Leading Teams In A Week - Team Leadership In Seven Simple Steps (Paperback): Nigel Cumberland Leading Teams In A Week - Team Leadership In Seven Simple Steps (Paperback)
Nigel Cumberland
R248 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading a team just got easier We live in a world of teams made up of all kinds of people. We see this every day on TV, in newspapers and on the web - it might news about a winning sports team, a company's leadership team who have succeeded in buying another company or it might be a about a group of homeowners who have won a battle against a big developer. This book is aimed at helping all of us no matter what kinds of teams we might need to lead - it might be a group of people running a country, playing a sport for university, organizing a Church fete, leading a start-up company, or managing a global multinational group. All such teams have leaders, who are those individuals given the task of ensuring that their team works well together to achieve whatever goals and objectives are required. Very few if any of us will spend our entire lives without at some point leading other people even if only for a short time and in many cases we often lead others without having a formal leadership title. In seven chapters, this book will walk you through the entire process of successfully leading and managing a team, showing you the key dos and don'ts and spelling out where you need to put special attention and focus. These seven chapters cover: - How to get started with a team, exploring what a great team looks like and how it performs, and how to create a new team from scratch with individuals who bring their own habits, skills and expectations - The stages of development of a team and how a new manager can gain the respect and understanding of a team - The importance of aligning a team and setting common goals and expectations with clear agreement on a mission, vision and values. - How to create a team culture and processes of excellent communication, with clearly understood expectations, well run team meetings and discussions, and the minimizing of any conflict and gossip - How to work with remote or virtual team members where face-to-face meetings are difficult to arrange - How to identify and work with problematic and nonperforming members of your team and how to balance fairness and discipline - How to ensure that each team member's job role is clear and that the work is efficiently delegated and shared among the team members - How to grow your team through excellent training and development, including coaching, mentoring and on-thejob training - How to turn a good team into a team with a culture of excellence - How to create a self-functioning team which can operate in your absence and in which you have groomed a successor to take over from you if needed.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? - Fiendish Puzzles and Impossible Interview Questions from the World's Top... Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? - Fiendish Puzzles and Impossible Interview Questions from the World's Top Companies (Paperback)
William Poundstone 1
R259 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world's top employers, you'll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview questions in the postcrash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths to which the best companies will go to find the right staff. Bestselling author William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and what really goes on inside the Googleplex. How will you fare?

Managing the Unmanageable - Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (Paperback, New): Mickey W.... Managing the Unmanageable - Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (Paperback, New)
Mickey W. Mantle, Ron Lichty
R1,085 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R412 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.""--Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora ""I wish I'd had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of 'meat' in here that I'll use over and over again as I try to become a better manager. The writing style is right on, and I love the personal anecdotes." "--Steve Johnson, VP, Custom Solutions, DigitalFish All too often, software development is deemed unmanageable. The news is filled with stories of projects that have run catastrophically over schedule and budget. Although adding some formal discipline to the development process has improved the situation, it has by no means solved the problem. How can it be, with so much time and money spent to get software development under control, that it remains so unmanageable? In "Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams," Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty answer that persistent question with a simple observation: You first must make programmers and software teams manageable. That is, you need to begin by understanding your people--how to hire them, motivate them, and lead them to develop and deliver great products. Drawing on their combined seventy years of software development and management experience, and highlighting the insights and wisdom of other successful managers, Mantle and Lichty provide the guidance you need to manage people and teams in order to deliver software successfully. Whether you are new to software management, or have already been working in that role, you will appreciate the real-world knowledge and practical tools packed into this guide.

Employment Law in Context - An Introduction for HR Professionals (Paperback, 4th edition): Brian Willey Employment Law in Context - An Introduction for HR Professionals (Paperback, 4th edition)
Brian Willey
R1,364 Discovery Miles 13 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Employment Law in Contextis the perfect guide to the legal principles that students are likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis as a HR professional. Written by experienced HR practitioners and covering all aspects of the employment relationship from beginning to end, the book also provides invaluable guidance on how to apply the legal principles across a range of practical workplace scenarios.

How to Hire a Salesperson - Successfully (Paperback): Keith Wymer How to Hire a Salesperson - Successfully (Paperback)
Keith Wymer
R166 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R49 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Managing Millennials For Dummies (Paperback): Hannah L. Ubl, Lisa X. Walden, Debra Arbit Managing Millennials For Dummies (Paperback)
Hannah L. Ubl, Lisa X. Walden, Debra Arbit
R518 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everything you need to harness Millennial potential Managing Millennials For Dummies is the field guide to people-management in the modern workplace. Packed with insight, advice, personal anecdotes, and practical guidance, this book shows you how to manage your Millennial workers and teach them how to manage themselves. You'll learn just what makes them tick they're definitely not the workers of yesteryear and how to uncover the deeply inspirational talent they have hiding not far below the surface. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world models for effective management, and new research on first-wave versus second-wave Millennials helps you parse the difference between your new hires and more experienced workers. You'll learn why flex time, social media, dress code, and organizational structure are shifting, and answer the all-important question: why won't they use the phone? Millennials are the product of a different time, with different values, different motivations, and different wants and in the U.S., they now make up the majority of the workforce. This book shows you how to bring out their best and discover just how much they're really capable of. * Learn how Millennials are changing the way work gets done * Understand new motivations, attitudes, values, and drive * Recruit, motivate, engage, and retain incredible emerging talent * Discover the keys to optimal Millennial management The pop culture narrative would have us believe that Millennials are entitled, lazy, spoiled brats but the that couldn't be further from the truth. They are the generation of change: highly adaptive, bright, and quick to take on a challenge. Like any generation of workers, performance lies in management if you're not getting what you need from your Millennials, it's time to learn how to lead them the way they need to be led. Managing Millennials For Dummies is your handbook for allowing them to exceed your expectations.

HR for Small Business For Dummies - UK (Paperback, UK Edition): Marc Bishop, Sharon Crooks HR for Small Business For Dummies - UK (Paperback, UK Edition)
Marc Bishop, Sharon Crooks 1
R500 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Your handy, authoritative guide to small business HR Packed with practical tips and advice on how to handle tricky people situations in the workplace, this friendly guide shows anyone without a ton of HR experience how to correctly and legally utilise HR practises within a small business. From hiring to firing, managing performance to leading change and everything in between HR For Small Business For Dummies ensures you and your organisation are prepared for whatever may come knocking on your human resource department's door. Written by a team of authors that runs PlusHR an organisation that provides outsourced HR services to small- and medium-sized companies HR For Small Business For Dummies offers a thorough and accessible understanding of what HR is, how it works and what key UK legislation you need to know to resolve issue-led HR problems. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on communication and how you may need to tweak your strategy as your business grows, while special attention is given to how an owner's personal style of leadership and management impacts everyone within a company. * Build a recruitment strategy and establish successful HR practises * Understand your legal and financial responsibilities as an employer * Minimise your growing or shrinking pains for you and your people * Avoid the pitfalls of discrimination, bullying and unfair dismissal If you're an SME owner, director or practitioner who needs to know more about HR issues and how to best resolve them, HR For Small Business For Dummies cuts through the clutter and offers practical, day-to-day guidance on running an effective HR department.

Peak - How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Standard format, CD): Chip Conley Peak - How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Standard format, CD)
Chip Conley; Narrated by Chip Conley
R897 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution - A revolutionary approach to effective collaboration (Paperback): Jane Gunn The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution - A revolutionary approach to effective collaboration (Paperback)
Jane Gunn
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Turn conflict into collaboration and differences into opportunities. Capture and harness the positive energy that different personalities and approaches bring to conquer the problems that can harm teamwork, productivity and engagement in your business. In this practical Authority Guide, mediation expert Jane Gunn will teach you all the essential skills you need to constructively manage change, challenges and crisis. Develop a deeper understanding of conflict and how to transform it, as you unlock the secret to true collaboration and promote a culture of respect, cooperation and success.

Handbook of Research Methods in Diversity Management, Equality and Inclusion at Work (Hardcover): Lize A. E. Booysen, Regine... Handbook of Research Methods in Diversity Management, Equality and Inclusion at Work (Hardcover)
Lize A. E. Booysen, Regine Bendl, Judith K Pringle
R4,965 Discovery Miles 49 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) have become features of organizations as a result of both legal and societal advances as well as neoliberal economic reasoning. While current research approaches frequently fall short of addressing the challenges faced in EDI research, this benchmark Handbook brings coverage of research methods in EDI up to date, and advances the development of research in the field. Bringing together well-known academics and researchers, this Handbook is a distillation of current and novel research in the field of EDI. Chapters present groundbreaking new research and methodological perspectives on international, regional and national issues, from equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming to managing diversity in legal, political and socio-economic contexts. Alongside this, the authors discuss new analytic directions to advance empirical EDI research. This Handbook will help to shape the present and future EDI discourse. The book is an invaluable addition to the current literature, particularly for students of EDI and researchers working in the fields of human resource management, strategic management and organization, and culture and change management as well as entrepreneurship and marketing.

Do Big Things - The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact (Hardcover): Craig M.... Do Big Things - The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact (Hardcover)
Craig M. Ross, Angela V. Paccione, Victoria L. Roberts
R613 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R168 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An inspiring, practical and progress–oriented blueprint for energetic achievement.

Amid constant swirl, uncertainty, and complexity is your team capable of doing big things? Too often people are pulled together, labeled a team, given a directive, and expected to deliver results quickly. Soon, however, due to lack of focus, increasing pressures and competing priorities the team suffers from DSD: distracted, hopelessly stressed and disconnected from one another. Predictably, the team flatlines and the energy needed to succeed is lost.

Based upon research of what successful teams do to overcome severe odds, Do Big Things presents an intuitive, seven–step process that equips teams with how to quickly and consistently operate in a manner necessary for success.

Team members develop the self–awareness and ability to:

- Bring their best to every situation

- Bring out the best in others in every interaction

- Partner across the business to deliver common objectives

Filled with practical tools and engaging stories of teams today, Do Big Things equips leaders with the how to quickly identify and activate the behaviors needed to achieve more than you or your team ever thought possible. Idea and information exchanges interlock the hand, head and heart of each team member to get everyone moving toward a common goal. Increasingly, individually and collectively, the team becomes emotionally stronger and more productive as they do their work.

Do Big Things provides your team with the common language necessary to be authentic, empathetic and transparent, so that potential barriers to success come to light faster. This empowers the team to be more accountable with an enterprise mindset, because they can have the profound discussions needed to adapt quicker to unforeseen challenges and demonstrate an innovative reflex.

By applying the concepts in this book, the team s daily interactions are transformed, focus is sustained, and energetic progress toward your goals is triggered. Every member of your team wants to succeed. Do Big Things provides a straightforward method to bring greater meaning to the work everyone does so the team delivers extraordinary performance together.

You know what your team can achieve now use the proven method to enable them to do it.

Future of Work - Robots, AI, and Automation (Hardcover): Darrell M West Future of Work - Robots, AI, and Automation (Hardcover)
Darrell M West
R554 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R65 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy. Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question-how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the ""job"" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow-one that needs to take place today.

Improving Performance Appraisal at Work - Evolution and Change (Hardcover): Aharon Tziner, Edna Rabenu Improving Performance Appraisal at Work - Evolution and Change (Hardcover)
Aharon Tziner, Edna Rabenu
R2,510 Discovery Miles 25 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Compiling extensive research findings with real insights from the business world, this must-read book on performance appraisal explores its evolution from the classic appraisal to its current form, and the methodology behind its progression. Looking forward, Aharon Tziner and Edna Rabenu emphasize that well-conducted appraisals combine a mixture of classic and current, and are here to stay. The book first presents a primer to performance appraisals, covering the role of management, the appraisers, and external and political influences. The authors then present ways to improve the appraisal system through training, methodology and diversification. Consequently, they outline the key questions and opportunities facing the research and business communities, including the rapidly developing technological and democratic workforce. In particular, the authors highlight the need for the creation of a "climate of performance" and innovation in research, for the betterment of both the individual employee and society as a whole. Improving Performance Appraisal at Work is a comprehensive guide for researchers in business and management, human resource management and organizational behavior. The authors cover an extensive array of issues relating to the role of employee performance appraisal, making this book an excellent advisory text for those in professional human resource roles.

People Resourcing and Talent Planning - HRM in practice (Paperback, 4th edition): Stephen Pilbeam, Marjorie Corbridge People Resourcing and Talent Planning - HRM in practice (Paperback, 4th edition)
Stephen Pilbeam, Marjorie Corbridge
R1,697 Discovery Miles 16 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focuses on the resourcing of organisations with people, this engaging text achieves a balance between academic rigour and practitioner relevance. This balanced approach, together with the breadth and versatility of the content, enables the book to be used effectively for modules based on the CIPD Professional Standards and other upper-level HRM modules. Substantially revised and updated to match new CIPD Professional Standards, this fourth edition promises to make the subject even more involving and understandable. Readable and clear, People Resourcing and Talent Management uses real life examples and case studies to examine how HR theory and concepts apply in practice. This book addresses a broad range of HR issues and covers all the activities that are essential for the acquiring, managing and retaining talent this from HR planning through to release from employment. It describes and analyses contemporary HR practice and puts it into context, covering the latest developments in people resourcing and talent planning. This text meets the knowledge and understanding requirements for the CIPD's Resourcing and Talent Management module.

Ask a Manager - How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses and Other Tricky Situations at Work (Paperback):... Ask a Manager - How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses and Other Tricky Situations at Work (Paperback)
Alison Green 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'I'm a HUGE fan of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" column. This book is even better' Robert Sutton, author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide 'Ask A Manager is the book I wish I'd had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let's be honest, fifteen years in)' - Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck A witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations Ten years as a workplace advice columnist has taught Alison Green that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they don't know what to say. Thankfully, Alison does. In this incredibly helpful book, she takes on the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You'll learn what to say when: * colleagues push their work on you - then take credit for it * you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email and hit 'reply all' * you're being micromanaged - or not being managed at all * your boss seems unhappy with your work * you got too drunk at the Christmas party With sharp, sage advice and candid letters from real-life readers, Ask a Manager will help you successfully navigate the stormy seas of office life.

The Compensation Committee Handbook (Hardcover, 4th Edition): James F Reda, Stewart Reifler, Michael L. Stevens The Compensation Committee Handbook (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
James F Reda, Stewart Reifler, Michael L. Stevens
R2,989 R2,679 Discovery Miles 26 790 Save R310 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New and updated information on the laws and regulations affecting executive compensation Now in a thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, The Compensation Committee Handbook provides a comprehensive review of the complex issues challenging compensation committees that face revised executive compensation disclosure regulations issued by the SEC, as well as GAAP and IFRS rulings and trends. This new and updated edition addresses a full range of functional issues facing compensation committees, including organizing, planning, and best practices tips. * Looks at the latest regulations impacting executive compensation, including new regulations issued by the SEC, as well as GAAP and IFRS rulings and trends * Covers the selection and training of compensation committee members * Explores how to make compensation committees a performance driver for a company * Guides documentation requirements and timing issues The Compensation Committee Handbook, Fourth Edition will help all compensation committee members and interested professionals succeed in melding highly complex technical information and concepts with both corporate governance principles and sound business judgment.

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews 2/E (Paperback, 2nd edition): Douglas Max, Robert Bacal Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews 2/E (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Douglas Max, Robert Bacal
R280 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R65 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME

The ability to craft an employee review that is meaningful and change-driven is what separates average supervisors from great managers. How often, though, have you struggled to find the most appropriate words for your needs?

This completely revised and updated second edition of "Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews" provides hundreds of ready-made phrases you can use to clearly communicate any employee's performance in 74 different skill areas. Learn the most effective language for: Crafting an accurate, carefully worded assessment Documenting behaviors and accomplishments Guiding and developing promising workers Conducting face-to-face interviews

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