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New Books September

New books this month focus on areas such as coaching, leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship. 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!

Coaching positively: lessons for coaches from positive psychology / Matt Driver and Jenny Rogers

Location: 658.310.85 DRI

Like many other coaches, managers and consultants, Matt Driver has found this relatively new field to be inspiring and to offer practical insights into his work. It is proving to be of enormous value to people who are interested in what works rather than what does not and who aim to fulfil themselves by developing their natural strengths. Whether you are a coach or a line manager, learning the skills or commissioning coaching for others, you will find this book adds to your knowledge of current practice and gives you a range of practical tools and techniques that will have an immediate impact. (Open University Press)

Coherence: the secret science of brilliant leadership / Dr. Alan Watkins

Location: 658.007.1 WAT

Every business leader faces innumerable challenges every working day, each one taking their toll on precious energy levels and the ability to respond and react positively in a commercial environment. Coherence recognizes the key factors that take their toll on a leader's effectiveness and ability to lead, and provides the reader with unique solutions designed to improve physiological factors that impact on core competencies. By showing leaders how to be 'younger, smarter, healthier and happier' Coherence gives every decision maker the power to make influential decisions under pressure and achieve sustainable success at every level. (Kogan Page)

Customer innovation: customer-centric strategy for enduring growth / Marion Debruyne

Location: 658.818 DEB

A new set of organizations has discovered a new formula: they combine customer-centricity with innovative power. These organizations have created a completely outside-in approach to the market. Not driven by what they're good at, they start with the market and design their strategy around it, replacing practices of the past with a new set of capabilities which enable them to be ahead of the curve in discovering new market opportunities. Winner of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category of the 2015 CMI Management Book of the Year Awards, Customer Innovation provides every business with the framework it needs to combine customer focus with innovation to achieve success. (Kogan Page)

Social media recruitment: how to successfully integrate social media into recruitment strategy / Andy Headworth

Location: 658.310.834 HEA

In order to attract the right people into your organization despite a global shortfall of talented candidates, new methods are now needed to reach future talent. Social media needs to become a vital part of any recruitment strategy. Social Media Recruitment combines practical guidance with case studies and insights from industry thought leaders to provide a full understanding of what social media means for HR and recruitment and how to successfully integrate and use it.

The second curve: thoughts on reinventing society / Charles Handy

Location: 316.42 HAN

In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life – as students, parents, workers and voters – and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be. Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves – and points us in the direction of some of the answers. (RadomHouse)

The founder’s dilemmas: anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup / Noam Wasserman

Location: 658.007.3 WAS

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team. (Princeton University Press)

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