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New Books: February 2017

This month the focus is on areas such as: leadership, motivation, business models, financial services marketing, coaching 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.

Essential leadership : develop your leadership qualities through theory and practice / Esther Cameron and Mike Green (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.007.1 CAM

Essential Leadership is a practical, accessible book that tackles theory and practice in an integrated and stimulating way. You are encouraged to engage with a wide range of leadership theories and frameworks, as well as rate your own leadership skills and qualities, make realistic self-development plans and start to experiment with new or different approaches. [Publisher text]

Motivation and performance: a guide to motivating a diverse workforce / Ian MacRae, Adrian Furnham (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.310.13 MAC

Many organizations approach the issue of employee engagement and motivation by tapping into age, gender and other stereotypes. Motivation and Performance challenges these notions, bringing together evidence that group differences are often exaggerated and that getting to the heart of what really motivates individuals is what's most important. This book is a practical guide to ensuring that organizations consider all motivators - job security as well as the need for personal growth - to improve employee satisfaction, boost organizational productivity and reduce staff turnover. [Publisher Text]

25 need-to-know MBA models / Julian M Birkinshaw and Ken Mark (2017)

Shelf Location: 658 BIR

25 Need-to-Know MBA Models provides easy access to the most useful models, tools and concepts that are covered on MBA programmes. Whether you are a student about to embark on an MBA or a manager who wants to understand the ideas taught, this guide will help you to get ahead. Covering 25 key models that have been picked from programmes around the world, 25 Need-to-Know MBA Models cuts through the jargon to give you the core information on each model: what it is, when to use it, how to use it with key practical tips. [Publisher text]

Financial services marketing: an international guide to principles and practice / Christine Ennew and Nigel Waite (2013)

Shelf Location: 658.8 ENN

This new edition balances the theoretical and the practical for advanced undergraduates, those specialising in financial services at postgraduate level, individuals undertaking professional courses such as those offered by the IFS School of Finance, and employees working within the financial services sector. Ennew & Waite draw from global business cases in both B2B and B2C marketing, taking a unique approach in terms of structure by splitting discussion between marketing for acquisition and marketing for retention. [Publisher text]

The coaching habit: say less, ask more & change the way you live forever / Michael Bungay Stanier (2016)

Shelf Location: 658.310.85 BUN

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how – by saying less and asking more – you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.