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New Books: April and May 2017

Due to a delay in the April order arriving, we decided to bring you the new books for April and May together! Focusing on areas such as: business growth, psychology, lean management, female leadership and more; the titles listed below are only a selection of the new additions. Click here to see a full list of new arrivals from the past few monthsIf you want to borrow any of the books listed or recommend a book for the library then please get in touch.

Fit for growth: a guide to strategic cost cutting, restructuring, and renewal / Deniz Calgar, John Plansky and Vinay Couto (2016)

Shelf Location: 657.47 CAL

Fit for Growth is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. [Publisher text]

The high-potential leader: how to grow fast, take on new responsibilities, and make an impact / Ram Charan (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.007.1 CHA

Traditionally, leaders have risen up through the ranks based on their cognitive abilities, analytical skills, thoroughness, and even perfectionist tendencies, but as modern businesses have moved to a more digitally-driven model, the criteria for leaders has markedly changed. The High-Potential Leader explains the modern business climate while highlighting the critical role relationship building, communication style, engagement, and ability to motivate and bring out the best performance in others play in becoming an impactful leader. [Publisher text]

Option B: facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy / Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (2017)

Shelf Location: 159.9 SAN

Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. [Publisher text]

FT guide to lean: how to streamline your organization, engage employees and create a competitive edge / Andy Brophy (2012)

Shelf Location: 658.5 BRO

Learn how to make your company more efficient, increase customer value with less work and make better use of your organisation’s resources by implementing a Lean management strategy. The Financial Times Guide to Lean is a guide to the tools that are used to implement Lean, showing you how to apply Lean practices fully into your organisation or company. This book offers a comprehensive and objective look at lean strategy and how it can be tailored for different companies. [Publisher text]

Hacking growth: how today’s fastest-growing companies drive breakout success/ Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.8 ELL

An accessible and practical toolkit that teams and companies in all industries can use to increase their customer base and market share, this book walks readers through the process of creating and executing their own custom-made growth hacking strategy. It is a must read for any marketer, entrepreneur, innovator or manger looking to replace wasteful big bets and “spaghetti-on-the-wall” approaches with more consistent, replicable, cost-effective, and data-driven results. [Publisher text]

The rise of the female executive: how womens leadership is accelerating cultural change / Peninah Thomson, Tom lloyd and Clare Laurent (2015)

Shelf Location: 658.007.1 THO

Provides a timely review of gender equality in the boardroom, and through interviews with mentors and mentees it illustrates how mentoring can play a part in helping women stay engaged in their career. This book includes international comparisons and an examination of the UK and EU political environments. [Publisher text]

 

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