While most companies recognize the key significance and importance of innovation this is frequently overwhelmed by short-term objectives and constraints. This is the innovation paradox. The aim of this book is to describe management practices that resolve this paradox.
In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. This book shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision.
Stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. This title shows how to apply the methods described to the individual, to others and to the organization.
A good business plan should impress potential financial backers by clarifying aims, providing a blueprint for the future of your company and a benchmark against which to measure growth. This title explains the whole process in accessible language and includes guidance on producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans.
Presents an introduction to all the main elements of modern logistics and distribution. Suitable for distribution, logistics and supply-chain professionals as well as students, this book covers key topics such as planning for logistics, procurement and inventory decisions, warehousing, freight and operational management.
Contains chapters on 'The Nature and Role of Competitive Advantage' and 'The Strategic Management of the Expanded Marketing Mix'. This book covers the changing role of marketing, approaches to analysing marketing capability, E-marketing, branding, customer relationship management, relationship management myopia, and the decline of loyalty.
Explains everything from high-frequency trading to the World Bank. This book includes everything you need to demystify the world of high finance. It's a reference book you'll find yourself reading in one sitting.
Leadership and Power is a synthesis of contributions from eminent social psychologists and organizational scientists that addresses issues from a fresh perspective. In recent years, these themes have been re-examined through the lens of social categorization approaches that highlight people's social identity and social roles as group members, as well as the processes that influence perceptions of and expectations about people and groups. The book is wide-ranging; chapters cover such diverse issues as interpersonal versus group-oriented styles of leadership, leadership of totalist groups, political leadership, and gender and leadership. It represents a state-of-the-art overview of this burgeoning field that will be important to a host of disciplines.
This textbook reveals the importance of creativity and innovation in today's organizations. It provides students with the principles and practices entailed in the new form of management associated with creative and innovative organizations. The text introduces the creative approaches in management, revealing the role and impact of cognition, intuition and perception. Jane Henry differentiates between a variety of personal styles and shows their implications for creativity, problem solving, communication, decision making and role preference.
Students using this textbook will understand the impact of cultural values and certain historical habits of thought on management and organization, and identify the main ways in which management can enable organizations to be more sustainable and responsible.
The text includes student activities, illustrative cartoons, boxed examples and recommended readings.
This book is a key course text of The Open University Business School MBA course Creativity, Innovation and Change.
Rejecting the belief, common among politicians, that all would be well in society if only the public sector operated more like the private sector, this book sets out a fresh approach to creating successful hospitals, police forces, universities, charities, and other non-profit-making organisations.
This new edition of the Teachers' Pocketbooks' top-selling title is a practical, authoritative guide to creating calm classes and focused, co-operative students. The book starts from the premise that teachers cannot control the behaviour of children; instead they must seek to influence it.
The latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Eat Move Sleep, this short, easy read draws on the latest and most practical research from psychology, health, and economics and reveals the three keys that matter most to our daily wellbeing
Offers you the tools to Apple's success - and shows you how to use them. Whether you're in a multinational corporation or a lean startup, this guide will teach you how to crush complexity and focus on what matters; how to perform better, faster and more efficiently.
Written by the author of Our Iceberg is Melting That's Not How We Do It, this book tells the story of a clan of meerkats who live in the Kalahari. Well organised and efficient, the colony enjoys many years of successful growth, until it suddenly comes under threat from a new form of predator and is forced to rethink its organizational structure.
Introduces students to the language, ideas, and concepts that are used frequently in Critical Management Studies and that they will be expected to discuss in seminar debates and to draw upon in their essays
SAGE's "A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About" series shies away from the sterilit of conventional textbooks, offering students an informal and accessible overiew of the field that questions and challenges the traditional literature.
Shortlisted at HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK AWARDS 2013 Be the best you can be in presentations, meetings, negotiations and networking. Collins Key Business Skills gives you the tools you need to succeed in business if English is not your first language.
Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can't stop the free ride? This title deals with these questions.
We have recently seen stock-markets plunge and governments bail out banks. People have been made redundant, and many others are very worried. Some of the short essays in this collection are part musing and part reaction to the recent economic situation, which hope to dispel nonsense and encourage sense in the world of people management.
An entirely revamped edition that provides a practical kit of ideas, methods and approaches to support all direct work with people - from service users and patients to employees and colleagues. Introducing over eighty techniques and spanning a wealth of professional settings, it is another quality text from an author with a proven pedigree.
A collection of engaging and thought-provoking essays looking at the world of business and management during a recession. Furnham takes a sideways look at some business issues that are often brushed under the carpet and examines recent academic contributions to business literature in an amusing and jargon-free style.
A handbook for every aspiring business leader, 'Brilliant Checklists for Entrepreneurs' is packed with hundreds of easy-to-follow, detailed lists that tell you everything you need to know - and everything you need to think about - when starting or growing a business.
In Mind Maps for Business, Tony Buzan, the world's leading author on Mind Mapping, together with Chris Griffiths, co-founder and CEO of Buzan Online Ltd, will show you how to apply Mind Maps to any business challenge or goal - from project management and selling, right through to leadership strategies.
There is no doubt about it, innovation is the major driving force in organisations today. With the rise of truly global markets and the intensifying competition for customers, employees and other critical resources, the ability to continuously develop successful innovative products, services, processes and strategies is essential.
A seminal work onhuman behavior in the workplace-now completely updated "At last! We have all been quoting Maslow for years and to now have such an excellent compilation of his seminal thoughts on management and organization comes like a timely gift from heaven. The values and principles he taught decades ago are even more relevant today.
Tackles themes both within the classroom - teaching across different contexts and cultures - and outside the classroom - leading and developing business schools, designing and running programmes, developing faculty members. This book offers direction, ideas and techniques for transforming business education.
Explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers - good, positive motivation can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team.
The final instalment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity is the second title in a new series of titles from the noted business expert.
The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text offers abundant instructor resources to simplify the planning and delivery of a successful course with emphasis on: electronic messages and digital media, professionalism, communication technology, and employment communication.
Make your LinkedIn account work for you and your business LinkedIn is not just another social media tool. It's the world's largest professional online network, with over 120 million users in over two hundred countries.
In this new collection of articles on managing and being managed, Adrian Furnham, author of Bad Apples, offers an engaging and witty look into the world of being an engaging manager. Based on strong research this book offers a substantial introduction to the joy of management.