Innovation is perhaps the biggest theme of the titles we have acquired this month. We have also gotten some new textbooks; always helpful for people trying to get to grips with the basics of a topic.

Browse through the full list of new books here - not everything is listed below! - and place a hold to request one. We are always open to suggestions and recommendations. A number of the titles below were requested by library users. 


Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster by Edgar H. Schein

We have quite a few books by Edgar Schein. His Humble Leadership Series also includes Humble Inquiry and the forthcoming Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust. In this book Schein argues "that consultants and coaches have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility" [Publisher text]. You can watch Schein discuss the book here.

Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction edited by Christine Cross & Ronan Carbery

Christine Cross is Head of Department, Personnel & Employment Relations and Senior Lecturer in OB and HRM at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and Ronan Carbery is Senior Lecturer in Management and Marketing at University College Cork. You can browse their other collaborations here. This textbook is aimed particularly at those who are taking OB modules for the first time. 

Building the Data Warehouse by W.H. Inmon

Bill Inmon is the father of the data warehouse concept and has written 40 books on data management, data warehouse, design review, and management of data processing. This new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself. In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media [Publisher text].

Disruptive Technologies: Understand, Evaluate, Respond by Paul Armstrong

Disruptive Technologies provides a quick-to-master evaluation and decision-making framework and a clear roadmap to assess, respond to and problem-solve: what are the upcoming changes in technology, roughly when to respond, and what's the best response? You can watch Paul Armstrong discussing the book here.

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths by Mariana Mazzucato

According to conventional wisdom, innovation is best left to the dynamic entrepreneurs of the private sector, and government should get out of the way. But what if all this was wrong? What if, from Silicon Valley to medical breakthroughs, the public sector has been the boldest and most valuable risk-taker of all?

Marianna Mazzucato is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought [Publisher text].

Leadership and Management in Healthcare by Neil Gopee, Jo Galloway

This textbook is for nursing, health and social care students taking modules on leadership and management. 

The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems by Michael Lewrick, Patrick Link, Larry Leifer

This guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems [Publisher text]. 

The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan by George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, John A. Lawler

This playbook gives you a concrete strategy for getting a fast start—engaging the culture, setting direction, aligning the team, avoiding common missteps, and delivering results. This new fourth edition has been updated with new graphics and downloadable tools, and expanded with new information learned from real-world clients over the past twelve years [Publisher text].