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New Books May

New books this month focus on areas such as innovation, leadership, change management and finance. 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!

Strategic innovation management / Joe Tidd and John Bessant

Location: 658.011.4 TID

This first edition of Strategic Innovation Management is an exciting new addition to the established bestselling texts Managing Innovation and Innovation and Entrepreneurship written by Joe Tidd and John Bessant . Aimed at students taking courses in business studies and management, as well as non–specialist courses in other disciplines, this book provides a practical and accessible evidence–based approach to managing innovation in a wide range of contexts, including: small to large organizations and the private, public and third sectors.

Leaders eat last: why some teams pull together and others don’t / Simon Sinek

Location: 658.007.1 SIN

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organisations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety. Sinek shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision.

The theory and practice of change management / John Hayes

Location: 658.016.7 HAY

Why are some organizations, such as Google, Toyota and Xerox, so successful, while others seem destined to fail? The answer lies in how they manage change. New technology and regulations, blurred organizational boundaries, and an increasingly globalized workforce present opportunities and threats that managers must address if organizations are to survive. John Hayes' best-selling textbook provides you with the skills you will need as a future manager or leader to identify the necessity for change and ensure its implementation.

Beyond the idea: simple, powerful rules for successful innovation / Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

Location: 658.011.4 GOV

A short, powerful one-stop guide to managing innovation and change. Indeed, even a company with the world’s best idea still faces a devilish challenge: it must build the business of tomorrow without endangering the business of today. Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble are the world’s leading authorities on the successful management of innovation. In Beyond the Idea, they distil more than a decade of research and insight into a practical, accessible, read-at-one-sitting handbook that offers guidance for anyone charged with making innovation happen: executives, managers, consultants, project leaders and teams.

Financial management for non-financial managers / Clive Marsh

Location: 658.15 MAR

Unique in its clarity and breadth of coverage, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers explains the essentials of accounting and finance for managers and professionals from non-financial backgrounds. Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers is an accessible, practical and easy to understand guide that will allow any manager to gain confidence in understanding financial matters, managing a budget and dealing with bankers, accountants and finance professionals.

The power of why: breaking out in a competitive marketplace / C. Richard Weylman

Location: 658.8 WEY

Does your competitor always get the sale, even though your products and service are just as good, if not better? Why some companies’ once-trusted brands are now deemed worthless? Do you have to continually sell to your existing customers as though they are brand new ones? The Power of Why shows readers how to elevate their business performance regardless of their situation or position. Offering the same actionable, hands-on strategies Weylman has used to help companies of all sizes grow in the toughest conditions, The Power of Why is the new manual for business survival and growth.