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New Books October

New books this month focus on the areas of organisational behavior and innovation.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!

Ten types of innovation: the discipline of building breakthroughs / Larry Keeley

Location: 658.011.4 KEE

‘Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainable growth in your organization. Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model–T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation. The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to diagnose patterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovation opportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing against competitors. The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands of executives and companies around the world since its discovery in 1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first book explaining how to implement it.’

The innovators toolkit / David Silverstein

Location: 658.011.4 SIL

A compendium of tools and techniques that every innovator needs. The Innovator′s Toolkit is an essential companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager, and corporate change agent who needs to drive organic growth. Written and presented in an easy–to–use reference format, the book helps users understand why, when, and how to apply each technique for maximum benefits and results. The fifty–plus tools and techniques in this book are organized around a framework for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas, selecting the best ideas for further refinement, and implementing new solutions that better meet customer expectations.

Organizational behavior: people, process, work and human resource management / Raisa Arvinen-Muondo

Location: 658.013 ARV

‘Organizational Behaviour bridges the gap between OB and HRM, and the interrelated nature of these fields of study that are more often than not treated separately. It helps the reader to relate the OB canon to their experiences in the world of work and organizations and prompts them to question the way relationships around employment are managed within these institutions.’ (www.amazon.com)

Organizational behaviour / Andrzej A. Huczynski & David A. Buchanan

Location: 658.013 HUC    

‘Buchanan and Huczynski bring their well-known and successful brand of critical thinking, social science underpinning, and visual appraisal to bear in this comprehensive introduction to organizational behaviour. This highly successful textbook has been substantially updated to include the latest research, most relevant contemporary issues and up-to-date practical examples. Organizational Behaviour involves the reader directly, placing them in the position of decision-making and problem-solving manager, inviting them to see the reality behind an organizational image, and encouraging the reader to make comparisons with well-known scenes in film and literature.'

Give and take: a revolutionary approach to success / Adam Grant

Location: 159.9 GRA

'Engaging, intriguing and filled with surprising success stories from history to Hollywood, GIVE AND TAKE presents an approach to work, team building, productivity and profitability that is nothing short of revolutionary. We have been taught to think that people who give without expecting anything in return are at risk of being exploited, or burning out, but the truth is that they are often the most successful people in any given field. Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success. He demonstrates how smart givers avoid becoming doormats, and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.'

Emotional intelligence in action: training and coaching activities for leaders, managers and teams / Marcia Hughes & James Bradford Terrell

Location: 159.956.2 HUG

‘The importance of emotional intelligence as a critical factor in personal and business success is now well established. Emotional Intelligence in Action, Second Edition shows how to tap the power of EI to build effective emotional skills and create real change for leaders and teams. This book breaks new ground in providing a cross–reference matrix that maps sixty–five exercises to four leading emotional intelligence models – the EQ–I 2.0 or EQ360, TESI and TESI Short, the MSCEIT, and EISA – making it easy to use with all the models.'