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New Books September

New books this month focus on areas such as leadership, management, influence decision-making and global business 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!

Future thinkers: new thinking on leadership, strategy, and innovation for the twenty-first century / Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove

Location: 658 CRA

Creators of Thinkers50--the world's most respected ranking of business thinkers - Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer bring you the very latest thinking on the future of business. Thinkers50 Future Thinkers reveals groundbreaking ideas from Thinkers50 Future Thinker award winner Nilofer Merchant; Monika Hamori, professor at Spain's IE Business School; groundbreaking leadership thinker Gianpiero Petriglieri; the cocreator of Jugaad Innovation, Navi Radjou; as well as bestselling authors Adam Grant, James Allworth, and Dorie Clark.

The hard thing about hard things: building a business when there are no easy answers / Ben Horowitz

Location: 658.012.123 HOR

In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses. Horowitz tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.

Management: a concise introduction / Richard Pettinger

Location: 658 PET

Management: A Concise Introduction is a concise, entertaining and student-focused introduction to management. It has been written with the student in mind including short chapters, easy identification of the key points and revision-friendly sections. Packed with lively pedagogy it both covers the basics of management and provides a timely discussion of the contemporary issues facing the modern manager. It has an engaging style and is, all in all, an essential companion for all students studying management.

The small big: small changes that spark big influence / Steve J. Martin, Noah J. Goldstein and Robert B. Cialdini

Location: 316.475 MAR

In ‘The Small BIG’, three heavyweights from the world of persuasion science  describe how, in today's information-overloaded world, it is now the smallest changes that lead to the biggest differences in results. ‘The Small BIG’ is full of surprising, powerful - and above all, tiny - changes that could mean the difference between failure and success.

The power of noticing: what the best leaders see / Max H. Bazerman

Location: 658.007.1 BAZ

Imagine your advantage in negotiations, decision-making, and leadership if you could teach yourself to see, and evaluate, information that others overlook. The Power of Noticing provides the blueprint for accomplishing precisely that. Max Bazerman, an expert in the field of applied behavioral psychology, draws on three decades of research and his experience instructing Harvard Business School MBAs and corporate executives to teach you how to notice and act on information that may not be immediately obvious. His book provides a step-by-step guide to breaking bad habits and spotting the hidden details that will change your decision-making and leadership skills for the better.

The culture map: breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business / Erin Meyer

Location: 658.114.5 MEY

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business.

25 need to know key performance indicators / Bernard Marr

Location: 658.011.46 MAR

Includes 10 handy do's and don'ts of using KPIs

  •  Want to measure the performance of your people and your business?
  •  Need a quick overview of the most useful KPIs and how to use them?
  •  Only want what you need to know, rather than reams of theory?

With the critical Key Performance Indicators required to understand your employees, financials and customers, this book tells you what you need to know, fast.

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