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New Books October 2016

New books this month focus on areas such as coaching, business analysis,negotiation 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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The inner game of tennis / W. Timothy Gallwey (2015)

Location: 658.310.85 GAL

Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including a new introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972.

Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. [Publisher Text]

Getting to yes with yourself: how to get what you truely want / William Ury (2016)

Location: 316.776 URY

William Ury, coauthor of the international bestseller Getting to Yes, returns with another groundbreaking book, this time asking: how can we expect to get to yes with others if we haven’t first gotten to yes with ourselves?

Renowned negotiation expert William Ury has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life—managers, lawyers, factory workers, coal miners, schoolteachers, diplomats, and government officials—how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually our own selves—our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests.

In this prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury offers a seven-step method to help you reach agreement with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to negotiate with others. [Publisher Text]

Business analysis techniques: 99 tools for success. 2nd edition / James Cadle, Debra Paul and Paul Turner (2015)

Location: 658 CAD

The role of the business analyst is to formulate options for a way forward and produce business cases setting out conclusions and recommendations. This professional discipline requires the widest possible array of tools and the ability to use each when and where it is needed. The new edition provides 99 possible techniques and applies them within a framework of stages.

This book will be of enormous benefit to business analysts, managers and to students of information systems and business strategy.

Excellence in coaching: the industry guide. 3rd edition. / Edited by Jonathan Passmore (2016)

Location: 658.310.85 PAS

Published with the Association for Coaching, Excellence in Coaching presents cutting-edge thinking in the field of workplace coaching. This comprehensive industry guide enables coaches to achieve personal excellence in a rapidly evolving profession through a collection of best-practice material from some of the biggest names in the profession.

Part One covers the business of coaching, telling practitioners everything they need to know about setting up a coaching practice, defining the coaching requirements, building a business case and embedding best practice in workplace coaching. Part Two covers models and approaches including NLP, appreciative coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching and solution-focused coaching. Part Three considers issues around coaching including evaluating coaching programmes, ethics, and coaching supervision. [Publisher Text]

Coaching skills for leaders in the workplace: how to unlock potential and maximise performance / Jackie Arnold (2016)

Location: 658.310.85 ARN

This book will give you the knowledge and skills to understand the differences between coaching, supervision & mentoring. It will demonstrate how effective coaching programmes can enhance behaviours and retain key staff. How it can reduce recruitment costs, promote well-being and give a robust return on investment.

It offers leaders and managers proven behaviours, coaching and supervision models and techniques that can be adapted for any environment. It supports the requirements for the ILM and CMI Coaching and Mentoring in Management Qualifications at levels 5 and 7.

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