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New Books October

New books this month focus on areas such as leadership, data analytics, regulation, marketing and organisational culture. 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!

Leadership team coaching in practice: developing high-performing teams / edited by Peter Hawkins

Location: 658.310.85 HAW

Leadership Team Coaching in Practice looks at how leadership team coaching techniques have been applied internationally across a variety of team types and sectors. With expert contributors including chief executives, team coaches, team leaders and consultants, this practical guide offers a range of real case studies to illustrate best practice with a detailed analysis of methods and processes tailored to the needs of each organization. (Google Books)

Analytics across the enterprise: how IBM realizes business value from big data and analytics / Brenda L. Dietrich, Emily C. Plachy and Maureen F. Norton

Location: 658:004.6 DIE

This book demystifies your analytics journey by showing you how IBM has successfully leveraged analytics across the enterprise, worldwide. Three of IBM’s pioneering analytics practitioners share invaluable real-world perspectives on what does and doesn’t work and how you can start or accelerate your own transformation. This book provides an essential framework for becoming a smarter enterprise and shows through 31 case studies how IBM has derived value from analytics throughout its business. (Google Books)

The regulatory craft: controlling risks, solving problems, and managing compliance / Malcom K. Sparrow

Location: 658 SPA

The Regulatory Craft tackles one of the most pressing public policy issues of our time; the reform of regulatory and enforcement practice. Malcolm K. Sparrow shows how the vogue prescriptions for reform (centered on concepts of customer service and process improvement) fail to take account of the distinctive character of regulatory responsibilities which involve the delivery of obligations rather than just services. Although the book is primarily aimed at regulatory and law-enforcement practitioners, it will also be invaluable for legislators, overseers, and others who care about the nature and quality of regulatory practice, and who want to know what kind of performance to demand from regulators and how it might be delivered. (Google Books)

Inbound marketing: attract, engage, and delight customers online / Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah

Location: 658.8:004.738.5 HAL

Inbound Marketing, Revised and Updated: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online is a comprehensive guide to increasing online visibility and engagement. Written by top marketing and start-up bloggers, the book contains the latest information about customer behaviour and preferred digital experiences. From the latest insights on lead nurturing and visual marketing to advice on producing remarkable content by building tools, readers will gain the information they need to transform their marketing online. Cold calling, e-mail blasts, and direct mail are turning consumers off to an ever-greater extent, so consumers are increasingly doing research online to choose companies and products that meet their needs. Inbound Marketing recognizes these behavioral changes as opportunities, and explains how marketers can make the most of this shift online. (Google Books)

Game-changing strategies: how to create new market space in established industries by breaking the rules / Constantinos C. Markides

Location: 658.012.22 MAR

"Game-Changing Strategies" explains the reasons behind this puzzle and presents practical ideas on how established firms could not only discover new radical business models but also grow them next to their existing business models. The challenge for established firms is not the discovery of a new business model; the real challenge is how to make two business models coexist. This book offers advice on how established firms can implement structures and processes that make the new business model less conflicting and more palatable to the existing business. (Google Books)

Group dynamics & organizational culture / Athena Xenikou and Adrian Furnham

Location: 65.012.3 FUR

Furnham and Xenikou provide an overview of the classic and contemporary theories debated within organizational culture, grounding debates within the context of group dynamics and allowing students to develop their understanding of the psychological processes underpinning organizational life. (Google Books)