New books this month focus on areas such as strategy, innovation, research, leadership and emotional intelligence. The titles listed below are only a small section of the new additions. If you wish to borrow any of the books listed or find out what other fascinating titles are available, please get in touch!

The blue line imperative: what managing for value really means / Kevin Kaiser and S. David Young

Location: 658 KAI

Do you wonder why your value initiatives aren't providing the payoff you'd hoped for? Could it be because you've been thinking about value all wrong? According to the authors of this groundbreaking guide, there's a very good chance that you have. Using examples from leading companies worldwide, they explain why every decision a company makes either creates value or detracts from it, and why, if they hope to survive and thrive in today's increasingly competitive global marketplace, company leaders must make value-creation the centerpiece of every business decision.

Innovation management and new product development / Paul Trott

Location: 658.011.4 TRO

Innovation Management & New Product Development offers an accessible and authoritative multi-functional perspective on innovation management and new product development. It’s clear and informed coverage of the management processes of new product development, coupled with a practical orientation of taking you through real life challenges and dilemmas, results in a book that brings together the most up-to-date and accessible discussion of the literature in this area, as well as a wealth of examples and illustrations in every chapter.

Practicing strategy text and cases / Sotirios Paroutis, Loizos Heracleous and Duncan Angwin

Location: 658.012.2 PAR

Practicing Strategy is a groundbreaking new textbook focusing on the strategy-as-practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organization has but something which its members do. Practicing Strategy is a groundbreaking new textbook focusing on the strategy-as-practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organisation has but something which its members do. By bringing together a number of distinctive investigations of strategy practice, this book will enrich your understanding of the dynamic process through which organizational strategies are created and executed.

The EQ edge: emotional intelligence and your success / Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book

Location: 159.956.2 STE

The EQ Edge, by Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book, shows you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm--all of which are essential ingredients of success. The book features case studies and fascinating--and surprising--insights into EQ and the workplace. As an HR or line manager, this book will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff will be the most promising leaders and drivers of your business.

Leadership: a critical text / Simon Western

Location: 658.007.1 WES

This widely anticipated second edition has been updated in line with recent events and the latest practice and research, with end of chapter questions encouraging reflection on key issues. This insightful and inspiring text draws on Western's diverse consulting experience, combining theory and practice to offer insights into the real challenges facing leaders today. It is ideal reading for MBA and postgraduate students of Leadership, OB and HRM as well as practicing managers and leaders.

Quantitative methods for business, management and finance / Louise Swift and Sally Piff

Location: 519.22 SWI

Quantitative Methods is a comprehensive guide to the techniques any student of business or finance is likely to need. The authors' coaching, learning-by-doing approach coupled with the text's clear structural outline makes these essential mathematical skills far less daunting.  A bestselling and popular text in its previous editions, it has been fully updated with: 
* new 4 color text design
* New and improved Companion Website
* More empirical examples, from across the business, management and finance spectrum

With its learn-by-doing approach, this guide will appeal to a wide audience, from undergraduates of business and finance to post grad students studying quants.


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