New books this month focus on leadership and coaching, just in time for new student arrivals! 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!

Manager as coach: the new way to get results / Jenny Rodgers

Location: 658.310.85 ROG

How do you manage performance? If you come across as too directive you may get a reputation for harshness. If you are too nice you risk being known as a gullible and easily outmaneuvered. Neither approach works. `Employee engagement' is the magical ingredient: it makes staff genuinely committed, creating excellent work. Few organizations actually achieve it, though all say they want it. Coaching is the most reliable a way of producing it. In Manager as Coach, Jenny Rogers challenges many of the traditional assumptions about what works in management and shows you, step by step, how to be a brilliant manager and get fantastic results."

Mindful coaching: how mindfulness can transform coaching practice / Liz Hall 

Location: 658.310.85 HAL

 “Practicing mindfulness can give people more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration and improve relationships. Mindful Coaching shows coaches how to use mindfulness in working with clients on a range of issues including work-life balance; stress management; decision-making; coping with ambiguity; dealing with crises; employee engagement; heightening focus and clarity; communication; increasing presence; improved listening. With case studies, resources and tools, this book explains the benefits of mindfulness and illustrates how it can be applied with clients and how it can be useful in various situations.”

Follow the leader: the one thing great leaders have that great followers want / Emmanuel Gobillot

Location: 658.007.1 GOB

“Most leadership models start with trying to identify what great leaders do. Instead, leadership expert Emmanuel Gobillot answers the question "what do great followers want?" He identifies the key elements of leadership success and the proven pathways to developing the charisma we all seek in the leaders who truly inspire and motivate. Leaders who understand the needs of their followers demonstrate that they share the values of their team, have the character to act in line with these values and the ability to deliver on them. The best leaders have high EQ (Emotional Intelligence) capabilities and can respond to their followers' needs in an authentic way. This book breaks down the all-important "charisma" into eight critical elements, explaining how each component works and offering practical development steps for each. Getting these steps right will transform good leaders into magnets for great followers.”

Leadership sustainability: seven disciplines to achieve the changes great leaders know they must make / Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood

Location: 658.007.1 ULR

“Every day, thousands of people put great effort--and money--into becoming more effective leaders, through seminars, personal coaching, and employee development plans. These undertakings can do wonders to help leaders of all stripes improve their effectiveness. But not every leader finishes what he or she starts--and many revert back to less effective habits, often without even realizing it. How can you ensure that you stick with all the positive changes you have made? How do you make sure you don’t slip back into your old ways? Dave Ulrich—the man BusinessWeek referred to as the "#1 Management Educator and Guru"--teams up with leadership expert Norm Smallwood to go where no leadership guide has gone. This dream team provides sophisticated, proven leadership sustainability ideas and tools that you can put to use immediately.”

The “I” of leadership: strategies for seeing, being and doing / Nigel Nicholson

Location: 658.007.1 NIC

“This is the leadership book you have to read: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader. Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO, Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see what others do not see frames their actions and allows them to transform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lack of insight—into themselves and into the worlds they inhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the right balance between impact and versatility and the successful crafting of an identity that merges the leader and the surrounding culture or 'zeitgeist.” 

Project management / Dennis Lock

Location: 658.012.26 LOC

“Dennis Lock's masterly exposition of the principles and practice of project management has been pre-eminent in its field for 45 years and was among the first books to treat project management as a holistic subject. But Project Management has been kept completely up to date by regular and sensitive revisions to ensure that it remains fresh and totally relevant. Project Management explains the entire project management process in great detail, demonstrating techniques from simple charts to detailed computer applications. Everything is reinforced with clear diagrams and case examples, many new for this edition. The author has expanded discussion of topics such as supply chain management and the project management office (PMO), and there are new chapters about implementing change management projects and the role of senior managers in supporting projects.”