Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care by Scott Reeves, Simon Lewin, Sherry Aspin and Merrick Zwarenstein 

This book which is part of a series entitled Promoting Partnership for Health,  is an invaluable guide for clinicians, academics, managers and policymakers who need to understand, implement and evaluate interprofessional teamwork. It will give whoever reads it a fuller understanding of how teams function, of the issues relating to the evaluation of teamwork, and of approaches to creating and implementing interventions (e.g. team training, quality improvement initiatives) within health and social care settings. It will also raise awareness of the wide range of theories that can inform interprofessional teamwork.  [Publisher Text]

Confidence in Critical Thinking : Developing Learners in Higher Education by Arlene Egan

Confidence in Critical Thinking is for both learners wishing to understand and develop critical-thinking skills and educators wanting to develop their learners’, and their own, critical skill. By harnessing findings from research on design, engagement, goal setting, coaching, performance and the influence of language, this book supports educators in their own personal development, provides practical exercises and ideas for learner skills development, and encourages reflection from the educator on their own development. It is a must-read for those wishing to examine the assumption that critical-thinking development happens to all learners to an equal degree as a natural part of the education process.  [Publisher Text]

Systems Leadership in Health and Social Care by John Edmonstone

Most leadership development activity in health and social care has been intra-organisational or confined to a particular sector. Systems Leadership in Health and Social Care both recognizes and analyzes the increasing need to move beyond simple collaboration and partnership and work towards different models of care that involve addressing the whole health and social care system. This book provides a much-needed guide for individuals, professionals, and organisations making the shift towards working in radically different ways in this current climate. This book will be essential reading for those studying courses in public service, public policy, health and social care, as well as policymakers and professionals interested in honing best practice. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Nine Lies About Work : A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall.

Forget what you know about the world of work. You crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies that we encounter every time we show up for work. With engaging stories and incisive analysis,"Nine Lies About Work" reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Gatekeepers : the Professions and Corporate Governance by John C. Coffee

There have been a series of corporate governance disasters in the US and Europe which have gained almost mythic status - Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia, HealthSouth, Parmalat. Despite a number of 'gatekeeping' professions such as auditors, attorneys, securities analysts, credit-rating agencies that exist to guard against these governance failures, these 'watchdogs' did not bark while corporations were looted and destroyed. This book examines the institutional changes and pressures that caused gatekeepers to underperform or neglect their responsibilities, and focuses on those feasible changes that can restore gatekeepers as the loyal agents of investors. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Body Language : How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg

Body language is a vital part of everyday communication, but, more often than not, we are unaware of the messages our bodies are sending to others. Body Language will teach you to become more aware of these issues. In seven lessons, you will not only learn to read others, but also learn to control your own posture to send the correct message to those around you. This guide will help you:
• Make a good first impression
• Match your words to your body posture
• Read facial expressions, and decipher meaning from the eyes and tone of voice
• Understand what certain postures, such as folded arms and crossed legs, mean
• Quickly discern if someone is lying
James Borg works as a business consultant and coach and conducts workshops related to body language awareness.  He has spent his whole life observing body language and has appears on BBC radio and contributes to newspapers and magazines regarding body language; he is the award winning international best seller for Persuasion and Mind Power. [Publisher Text]

Selling and Sales Management by David Jobber, Geoff Lancaster and Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh

This text covers the most important element of the marketing mix by providing an integration of recent cutting edge selling and sales management research. Alongside new cases featuring major companies, more coverage of ethics in selling and sales management, systems purchasing and selling, sales training, sales force organization, B2B and B2C selling, and the sales cycle is provided in this edition. This edition continues to place emphasis on international aspects of selling and sales management in order to reflect the importance of international markets (especially China's)  in today’s global economy.  [Adapted from Publisher Text]

AIQ : How Artificial Intelligence Works and How We Can Harness Its Power for a Better World by Nick Polson and James Scott

Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. From smart phones to talking robots to self-driving cars these machines are remaking the world in the twenty first century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the nineteenth. AIQ is based on a simple premise: if you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach you that language but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than equations. [Adapted from Publisher Text

Why Do so Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? : (And How to Fix It) by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Look around your office. Turn on the TV. Incompetent leadership is everywhere, and there's no denying that most of these leaders are men. Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance? Marshaling decades of rigorous research, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. Most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, (like overconfidence and narcissism) which in a deeply flawed system that rewards arrogance rather than humility, and loudness rather than wisdom. With clarity and verve, Chamorro-Premuzic shows us what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help us put the right people in charge. [Adapted from Publisher Text

Beyond the Triple Bottom Line: Eight Steps Toward a Sustainable Business Model by Francisco Szekely and Zahir Dossa

Many recent books make the case for businesses to become more sustainable, but few explain the specifics. In this book, Francisco Szekely and Zahir Dossa offer a pragmatic new business model for sustainability that extends beyond the traditional framework of the triple bottom line, describing eight steps that range from exploring a vision and establishing a strategy to implementing the strategy and promoting innovation. Szekely and Dossa argue that businesses and organizations need to move away from the business case for sustainability and towards a sustainable business model. That is, businesses should go beyond the usual short-term focus on minimizing harm while maximizing profits. Instead, businesses on the path to sustainability should, from the start, focus on addressing a societal need and view profitability not as an end but as a means to support the sustainable organization.  [Publisher Text]

Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy by Martin Kunc


Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy combines strategy content with strategy process through the lenses of management science, masterfully defining the common ground that unites both fields. Each chapter starts with the perspective of a certain strategy problem, such as competition, but continues with an explanation of the strategy process using management science tools such as simulation. Facilitating the process of strategic decision making through the lens of management science, the author integrates topics that are usually in conflict for MBAs: strategy and quantitative methods. Strategic Analytics features multiple international real-life case studies and examples, business issues for further research and theory review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter.  [Publisher Text]


How Change Happens by Cass R. Sunstein

How does social change happen? When do social movements take off? Sexual harassment was once something that women had to endure; now a movement has risen up against it. White nationalist sentiments, on the other hand, were largely kept out of mainstream discourse; now there is no shortage of media outlets for them. In this book, with the help of behavioral economics, psychology, and other fields, Cass Sunstein casts a bright new light on how change happens.  [Publisher Text]

What's Your Competitive Advantage? : 7 Strategies for Running a More Profitable Business in a Complex World by Cliff Bowman and Paul Raspin

 No-one can predict the future and we can’t predict the ultimate effect of any actions we take. What’s Your Competitive Advantage? offers a way to work with the realities of a complex world and the changing needs of your business. Built on insights from research into value creation and complex systems, the book explains seven value creating strategies and the practices and change processes they require. Together, Bowman and Raspin uncover a practical approach to creating value for your business in turbulent times. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

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