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New Books: July 2017

Focusing on areas such as: emotional intelligence, digital transformation, innovation, team building, agile thinking and more. 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.

The EQ leader: instilling passion, creating shared goals, and building meaningful organizations through emotional intelligence / Steven J. Stein, PhD (2017)

Shelf Location: 159.956.2 STE

An organization's success rests on the backs of its leadership. At all levels, true leadership is about much more than management and task distribution—it's about commitment, collaboration, nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships, and so much more. The EQ Leader integrates the essential factors of successful leadership into a concrete blueprint for the future's leaders. [Publisher text]

Machine, platform, crowd: harnessing our digital future / Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson (2017)

Shelf Location: 316.42 MCA

In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading.. [Publisher text]

Mapping innovation: a playbook for navigating a disruptive age / Greg Satell (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.011.4 SAT

Mapping Innovation is a strategic guide for focusing your organization’s innovation efforts where it counts. It helps you ask the right questions, map the innovation space, and define which approach is most likely to solve the specific problems and opportunities you face. In essence, this book enables you to choose the right tools for the job and build a solid strategy based on sound principles, rather than conjecture. [Publisher text]

The corporate startup: how established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems / Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and Esther Gons (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.011.4 VIK

The Corporate Startup is a practical guide for established companies that aspire to develop and sustain their innovation capabilities.

• The world around us is changing rapidly. There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate.
• The challenge most companies face is how to develop new products for new markets, while managing their core business at the same time.
• The principles and practices outlined in this book provide companies with a blueprint of how to manage innovation while they execute on their core business.
• The Corporate Startup provides frameworks, visualizations, templates, tools and methods that can be easily applied to develop new products and business models. [Publisher text]

Scaling teams: strategies for building successful teams & organizations / Alexander Grosse and David Loftesness (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.310.324.4 GRO

Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. Startups with a hot product often double or triple in size quickly—a recipe for chaos if company leaders aren’t prepared for the pitfalls of hyper-growth. If you’re leading a startup or a new team between 10 and 150 people, this guide provides a practical approach to managing your way through these challenges. [Publisher text]

Learning agile / Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene (2014)

Shelf Location: 658.012.26 STE

Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban. [Publisher text]