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New Books: March 2017

This month the focus is on areas such as: project management, leadership, appreciative inquiry, tendering and even football! 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.

Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager / Dragan Milosevic and Russ  J. Martinelli (2016)

Shelf Location: 658.012.26 MAR

Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn. [Publisher text]

Strategic Tendering for Professional Services: win more, lose less / Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale (2017)

Shelf Location: 658.715.2 FUL

Drawing on insights from current pitch and proposal professionals and client-side procurement teams, Strategic Tendering for Professional Services provides end-to-end best practice guidance. From the crucial decision of which request-for-proposals (RFPs) to respond to, right through to the all-important face-to-face presentation and post-pitch follow-up, this practical handbook leads readers through all stages of the process on best practice and strategies for success. [Publisher Text]

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development / Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore and Stefan Cantore (2016)

Shelf Location: 658.016.7 LEW

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management explains the skills, perspectives and approaches needed for successful AI, and demonstrates how a practical conversational approach can be applied to organizational challenges in times of change. Case studies from organizations that have already integrated AI into their change management practice, including Nokia and BP, reveal why the processes are valuable and how to promote, create and generate such conversations in other organizations. [Publisher text]

Leadership as practice : theory and application / Edited by Joseph A. Raelin (2016)

Shelf Location: 658.007.1 RAE

This book develops a new paradigm in the field of leadership studies, referred to as the "leadership-as-practice" (L-A-P) movement. Its essence is its conception of leadership as occurring as a practice rather than residing in the traits or behaviours of particular individuals. A practice is a coordinative effort among participants who choose through their own rules to achieve a distinctive outcome. It also tends to encompass routines as well as problem-solving or coping skills, often tacit, that are shared by a community. Accordingly, leadership-as-practice is less about what one person thinks or does and more about what people may accomplish together. [Publisher text]

The Real Madrid Way: how values created the most successful sports team on the planet / Steven G. Mantis (2016)

Shelf Location: 658.012.2 MAN

The untold story of Real Madrid: One of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history, and an in-depth look at the business strategies of the biggest sports franchise in the world and what makes it successful. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. For business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance. [Publisher text]