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New Books

New Books November 2016

New books this month focus on areas such as coaching, governance, ethics, culture and more. The titles listed below are a selection of the new additions. If you want to borrow any of the books listed or find out what other fascinating titles are available, please get in touch!

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Coaching skills: the definitive guide to being a coach 4th edn / Jenny Rogers (2016)

Location: 658.310.85 ROG

This book has been a best-seller for coaches all over the world since the first edition was published in 2004. Coaches appreciate its straightforward advice on how to coach and the truthful way the book captures the actual experience of coaching. This 4th edition has been extensively updated. It keeps the most popular features of earlier editions and also includes material on: The magic ingredients that determine whether the coach-client relationship works - Why goal-setting and questioning are such important skills for any coach and how you can acquire them - How to use the insights that are emerging from neuropsychology [Publisher Text]

Psychosynthesis counselling in action 4th edn / Diana Whitmore (2014)

Location: 159.9 WHI

Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action is the definitive introduction to the principles and techniques of the approach. Demonstrating the need for people to find a more positive meaning to their lives, Diana Whitmore guides the reader through the four main stages of the counselling journey, explaining how the wide range of practical methods can be tailored to different client needs.

This Fourth Edition includes:

  • Three new chapters – a new case study chapter and two appendices on the application of psychosynthesis in the coaching field and in youth work.
  • New content on positive psychology and the therapeutic relationship.

It is vital reading for those seeking an introduction to psychosynthesis, as well as practitioners of other orientations who wish to incorporate this approach into their own therapeutic work. [Publisher Text]

Primed to perform: how to build the highest performing cultures through the science of total motivation / Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor (2015)

Location: 658.310.13 DOS

Primed to Perform explains the counter-intuitive science behind great cultures, building on over a century of academic thinking. It shares the simple, highly predictive new measurement tool—the Total Motivation (ToMo) Factor—that enables you to measure the strength of your culture, and track improvements over time. It explores the authors’ original research into how Total Motivation leads to higher performance in iconic companies, from Apple to Starbucks to Southwest Airlines. Most importantly, it teaches you to build great cultures, using a systematic and sustainable approach. [Publisher Text]

The negotiation book: your definitive guide to successful negotiating / Steve Gates (2016)

Location: 316.776 GAT

Negotiation is one of the most important skills in business. Fact.

No other skill will give you a better chance of optimising your success and your organisation’s success.

Every time you negotiate, you are looking for an increased advantage. This book delivers it. From planning, dynamics and strategies, to psychology, tactics and behaviours, nothing will put you in a stronger position to build capability, build negotiation strategies and facilitate negotiations through to successful conclusions. Chapters include:

  • The Clock Face of Negotiation
  • Can You Really Negotiate?
  • Limitations
  • The Architect

The Negotiation Book is your competitive advantage. That’s something everyone can agree on. [Publisher Text]

The origins of ethical failures: lessons for leaders / Dennis Gentilin (2016)

Location: 174.4 GEN

In this ground breaking book, Gentilin draws on both his personal experience and the emerging literature in the various disciplines of psychology to provide a very unique insight into the origins of ethical failures. The intellectual depth Gentilin provides coupled with his real life reflections make this book a must read for senior leaders, regulators, consultants, students and practitioners.

Amongst other things, the book highlights the shortcomings associated with the traditional approaches used to explain and address ethical failures and illustrates how easily we can all, individuals and organisations alike, be complicit to unethical conduct. More importantly, it provides lessons and guidance to all leaders who aspire to build institutions that are more resilient to ethical failure. [Publisher Text]

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