Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology by Isaac Sacolick

Every organization makes plans for updating products, technologies and business processes. But that’s not enough anymore for the twenty-first-century company. The race is now on for everyone to become a digital enterprise. For those individuals who have been charged with leading their company’s technology-driven change, the pressure is intense while the correct path forward unclear. In Driving Digital, author Isaac Sacolick shares the lessons he’s learned over the years as he has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. [Publisher Text]

Consumer Behaviour by Isabelle Szmigin and Maria Piacentini

Consumer Behaviour is the most holistic consideration of consumer behaviour available, demonstrating how seminal theories and cutting-edge research impact on marketing practice. This second edition contains new coverage of sustainability and ethical issues in consumer behaviour that is woven throughout, including deceptive packaging, Fairtrade, and ethically-conscious fashion. It also puts consumer behaviour is presented in a global context; international examples include social media marketing by Maybelline in China, public health advertising in Singapore, and IKEA advertising in Russia, as well as many more from the UK, Europe and the US.  [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Great Big Agile: An OS for Agile Leaders by Jeff Dalton

Big Agile leaders need an empirical, "high-trust" model that provides guidance for scaling and sustaining agility and capability throughout a modern technology organization. This book presents the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH) that provides agile leaders and teams with an operating system to build, evaluate and sustain great agile habits and behaviors. Professionals leading, or seeking to lead, an agile organization who wish to use an innovative model to raise their organization's agile performance from one level to the next, all the way to mastery.  [Publisher Text]

Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins

The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence.

Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organisations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organisations can disrupt the world around them – and reach unprecedented success – by employing the flywheel concept. [Publisher Text]

Managing Change by Bernard Burnes

This textbook provides a thorough understanding of the theories, approaches and practice of organisational change.  It critically examines the approaches to change that are on offer, indicates their usefulness and drawbacks and sets them within the broad context of organisational life through the use of real-life examples. Included in this edition are more web-links situated throughout the text in order to guide students towards digital materials as well as a greater amount of international content in order to reflect the increasingly international student cohort. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success in Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott.

While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation canFierce Conversations is the bestselling classic guide to getting your message across and getting what you want – master teacher and leader Susan Scott gives you the tools to transform the con­versations central to your success and teaches you how to fiercely and honestly cut through the noise and clutter. Packed with case studies, exercises and questionnaires, Fierce Conversations shows you how to bring about real change in the workplace and at home. It’s time to change the conversation. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

The Definitive Book of Body Language: How to Read Others’ Attitudes by Their Gestures by Allan and Barbara Pease

What people say is often very different to what they think or feel. The Definitive Book of Body Language teaches you how to read others people’s thoughts by their gestures. It sounds implausible, but body language is easy to pick up and fun to use. Find out:

  • How to tell if someone is lying
  • How to make yourself likeable
  • How to get co-operation from other people
  • How to interview and negotiate successfully
  • How to choose a partner

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Flow: The Classic Work on How to Achieve Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness. Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major contribution to contemporary psychology. It examines such timeless issues as the challenge of lifelong learning; family relationships; art, sport and sex as 'flow'; the pain of loneliness; optimal use of free time; and how to make our lives meaningful. [Publisher Text]

Corporate Social Responsibility by Michael Blowfield and Alan Murray

This book acts as a comprehensive coverage of the interaction between business and society reveals how CSR is defined, negotiated and managed in the twenty-first century. With an objective, critical approach, it evaluates the theories and key drivers of CSR as well as looks to the future for this ever-evolving subject. Complete with case studies, it contains study questions that promote reflection, debate and critical thinking, challenging students to find ways for businesses to act in a truly responsible way. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth by Amy C. Edmondson

The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, critical thought. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field and brainstorm out loud. The fearless organization creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, actual mistakes are owned and corrected and the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. With succinct and informative scenario-based explanations, Edmondson provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

People and Organisational Development: A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness edited by Helen Francis, Linda Holbeche and Martin Reddington

Placing HR at the heart of a modern approach to organizational Development, this book covers everything that is needed to understand the essential theories of OD and its real-world application. This book's emphasis on the importance of change and business psychology is supported with European and international case studies looking at successful and unsuccessful change efforts. [Adapted from Publisher Text]


Getting to Yes With Yourself: How to Get What You Truly Want by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Renowned negotiation expert William Ury has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life—managers, lawyers, factory workers, coal miners, schoolteachers, diplomats and government officials—how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually our own selves—our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests.

But this obstacle can also become our biggest opportunity. If we learn to understand and influence ourselves first, we lay the groundwork for understanding and influencing others. In this prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury offers a seven-step method to help you reach agreement with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to negotiate with others.

Practical and effective, Getting to Yes with Yourself helps readers reach good agreements with others, develop healthy relationships, make their businesses more productive, and live far more satisfying lives. [Publisher Text]

The Agile Enterprise: Building and Running Agile Organizations by Mario E. Moreira

Veteran Agile coach Mario Moreira argues that two critical conditions must be conscientiously cultivated at a company before it can expect to reap in full measure the business benefits of mature Agile. First, individuals at every level must be committed to the mindset and the implementation of practices rigorously focused on delivering value to the customer. Second, all employees must be empowered to take ownership. This holistic transformation wrenches the status quo and provokes a strong focus where customers and employees matter. [Publisher Text]

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