Stay Informed

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New Books: October

We have a varied selection this month! Subjects include: experience design, leadership, innovation, organisational development and strategy. You can browse a full list of all of our recent arrivals here. Remember, we are always more than happy to hear your book suggestions for the library!

X: the experience when business meets design / Brian Solis

In his new book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design bestselling author Brian Solis shares why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. In X, he shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences. [Publisher text]

The neuroscience of leadership coaching : why the tools and techniques of leadership coaching work / Patricia Bossons, Patricia Riddell, Denis Sartain

This unique leadership coaching book is written by practitioners for practitioners and managers wanting to get the best from individuals in leadership roles. It brings together the authors' experience as psychologists, neuroscientists and senior level executive coaches to analyse the neuroscience behind behavioural change. [Publisher text]

Unleashing the innovators : how mature companies find new life with startups / Jim Stengel with Tom Post

Filled with in-depth stories from the front lines of today’s most forward-looking companies, Unleashing the Innovators shows how companies of all sizes can better navigate today’s changing landscape, accelerate innovation, increase revenues, and improve their customer relationships. [Publisher text]

A field guide for organisational development : taking theory into practice / Mike Alsop, Martin Saville, Grahame Smith

Leading OD practitioners present a contemporary, practical guide that tackles the dilemmas and polarities that face anyone studying or practising within the OD arena, and encourages them to develop their own particular practice of OD in a way that is appropriate for their context, skills and preferences, while challenging them to look beyond what comes naturally. [Publisher text]

Operating model canvas : aligning operations and organization with strategy / Andrew Campbell, Mikel Gutierrez, Mark Lancelott

Operating Model Canvas describes a tool that managers can use to help them achieve alignment with strategy and with each other. It presents many examples from Uber to Shell to an IT function to a charity. It includes a toolbox of nearly 20 tools that help analyse and define an operating model. It also has two fully worked case studies. [Publisher text]