| || 101 Ways to Boost Your Performance |
Author: John Fenton
Paperback A5 224pp £12.99 1-85252-278-X 1999
John Fenton demonstrates dozens of tried, tested and simple management techniques to help you improve your skills and techniques. Dozens more cut away the deadwood of marketing, communications and administration. The reader will learn how to cut paperwork in half, manage time, motivate staff, discover the magic of mastering body language, keep an eye on financial performance and much more..........
| || 25 Management Techniques in 90 Minutes |
Powerful Lessons for Anyone in Business
Author: Byron Kalies
Paperback - A5 - 130pp - £9.99 - ISBN 1-85252-480-4 - 2005
This is another in the 'in Ninety Minutes' series, which offers the reader a comprehensive but easily read and easily digestible text, covering a specific topic in an hour and a half of study.
The book could be subtitled: How to be a great manager yet retain your principles, your humour and the respect of your staff'! It is a 'how to' book for managers that combines a little theory, lots of real examples and humour - a sort of 'it shouldn't happen to a vet' for managers.
| || 54 Tools and Techniques for Business Excellence |
Author: Michael Wash
Paperback A5 268pp £14.99 ISBN 9781852525514 2007
54 hardcore management development techniques which have been put to the test in a wide range of organisations from health service, to airline industry to manufacturing. Put together, these techniques provide a comprehensive programme of continuous improvement which will enable any organisation to progress towards business excellence.
Mike Wash consults worldwide, designing and delivering leadership development programmes and culture change processes which enable organisations to achieve business excellence.
| || 547 Ways to Be a Better Manager |
Jargon-free, easy to apply advice
Author: Ron Coleman
Paperback - A5 - 180pp - £14.99 - ISBN 1-85252-531-6 - 2007
Jargon-free, easy-to-apply advice examining twelve key aspects of management, and providing clear, commonsense guidance on developing relevant skills. Each section ends with a personal planning format to help provide a personal commitment to action. The book reflects recent developments in the business world - a useful guidebook for experienced managers and newcomers alike.
| || Active Learning in 90 Minutes |
Author: Allan Scott
Paperback - A5 - 156pp - £9.99 - ISBN 1-85252-477-4 - 2005
A practical guide to learning-by-doing. Shows managers and employees how vital skills can be acquired and developed without taking time off to go on theoretical training courses. Active Learning in 90 Minutes provides all the tools for a self-managed personal development programme, on the job.
| || Beat the Bumf! |
Cut the clutter and succeed in the information jungle
Author: Kathryn Redway
Paperback - A5 - 150pp - £14.99 - ISBN 1-85252-472-3 - 2005
Now in a new and revised edition of her timely bestseller, Kathryn Redway shows you how to maximise your memory, regain control of the invasive electronic culture, read rapidly and retain salient information, prioritise information you receive and filter out what you do not need.
This edition uses case studies and some of the most advanced - but easy to use - information management techniques available to help busy managers, offices and individuals avoid becoming snowed under by paperwork, master their time and absorb and convey key information
| || Become a Meeting Anarchist in 90 Minutes |
Change every meeting you attend from now on
Author: Christopher Parr
Paperback - A5 - 130pp - £9.99 - ISBN 1-85252-508.8 - 2006
This is another in the in Ninety Minutes series, which offers the reader a comprehensive but easily readable and easily digestible text covering a specific topic in an hour and a half of study.
You will need to hang onto your seat for this one - the book takes you on a whirlwind ride through the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of meetings and encourages you to take a radically reformist approach. It asks when you last attended a great meeting, what are meetings anyway and why have them.
| || The Big Book of Business Advice |
In both good times and bad, business leaders
should always be open to a few words of advice
Authors: Gerd de Ley and David Potter
Paperback - 190x245mm - 220pp - £15.00 - ISBN 1-85252-514-2 - 2006
In both good times and bad, business leaders should always be open to a few words of advice - especially if they come from the rich and famous or, indeed, fellow business people.
The writers of this fascinating book have spent a lifetime assembling a massive collection of quotations, aphorisms and proverbs that covers a veritable A-Z of philosophy, wisdom and humour - this book delves into the huge archive to create a compilation just for the business person.
| || The Class Act Book |
How you can become a Class Act
Paperback - A5 - 200pp - £14.99 - ISBN 1-85252-470-7 - 2004
This is the next in the extraordinarily successful series of books by Mike Pegg, the acclaimed guru of mentoring and personal development. How can you find your 'A' talent? How can you do what you do best? How can you become a 'Class Act'? This is a phrase used to describe somebody who consistently does brilliant work - then adds that touch of class. Such people deliver the goods at crucial moments. They are at their best when it matters. How do they make this happen? Packed with practical tools, this book demonstrates how you can develop your 'A' talent and become a class act.
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| || Creative Problem-Solving |
Author: David Odell
Paperback 210 x 148mm 224pp £12.99 1-85252-359-X 2000
David ODell gives a complete review of the latest research in the area, and describes a number of tools and techniques which can be used to enhance problem-solving capabilities. He explains all the latest theories and models of mental performance and development, and shows readers which elements of each model can be adapted for their own benefit.
| || Difficult Decisions Solved in 90 Minutes |
Author: Patrick Forsyth
Paperback A5 124pp £9.99 ISBN 9781852526139 2009
A practical guide to dealing with difficult decisions which fall outside your "comfort zone". The book provides a proven methodology to ensure the optimum outcome for all concerned.
| || Funny Business in 90 Minutes |
The invaluable guide to making work fun
Author: Annie Roy-Barker
Paperback - A5 - 120pp - £9.99 - ISBN 1-85252-529-0 - 2006
The use of appropriate and sensitive humour in the workplace is a highly valuable tool. When business is getting tough and tempers become frayed, shared laughter can be a great calming and morale boosting influence.
The book uses the authors extensive repertoire of anecdotes and pearls of humorous wisdom to help businesses and business people see the funny side of life, whilst offering sound practical tips for adding humour at work without crossing the line.
| || Harnessing the Power |
A training manual for the organisational researcher.
Author: Jo Spinks
Paperback - A5 - 156pp - £16.99 - ISBN 9781852525347 - 2007
As we all know, knowledge is power, and the only way to get knowledge, within an organisational context, is to research. This book provides a training manual for researchers. Packed with tools, tips and techniques for effective research, the book takes readers step-by-step through the various processes involved in performing professional research within an organisation.
| || How to Negotiate Better Deals |
Author: Jeremy G Thorn
Paperback A5 206pp £12.99 1-85252-381-6 2001
A practical guide to successful negotiation, packed with tips and advice for all occasions.
'Intelligent and useful examination of a process all of us have to go through...Well worth reading' The Director
'Offers much to the born-again negotiator and even the most experienced operator can learn something to his advantage' Sales and Marketing Management
| || How to Succeed in Management If You're Really Really Stupid |
Author: B A Gaynor
Paperback - 105x145mm - 92pp - £5.99 - ISBN 1-85252-527-4 - 2006
You dont need to be that smart to be a success in business - just look around you!
You need to focus on the difference between your success and the success of your organisation. You must come first.
Here is a collection of 50 essential cunning ploys to ensure that you are seen to be a success without actually doing much at all.
You have got to understand this basic point - your success does not depend on the quality of your work!
| || How to Survive the Information Age at Work |
Peak Performance Amid Never-Ending Change
Author: Ron Hopkins
Paperback 210 x 148mm 160pp £12.99 1-85252-355-7 2001
With our ever-increasing dependence on new technology, the so-called Information Age has brought with it unprecedented stress, uncertainty and job insecurity. For many there are opportunities but business and personal survival depends on a completely new set of skills and commercial imperatives.Ron Hopkins shows how both organisations and individuals must adapt their performance and priorities to deal successfully with the never-ending change which now forms the basis of our working lives.
Areas covered include:
- corporate vision: aligning personal goals with corporate goals
- personal organisation: recognising priorities and ignoring
- corporate noise
- e-mail protocols: separating the wheat from the chaff
- making change work for you
- better personal communication
- achieving balance between personal and corporate life
- recognising and adapting to new corporate cultures
- maximising creativity and job satisfaction.
| || Incredibly Easy Project Management |
Author: Norman Willoughby
Paperback A5 234pp £14.99 l-85252-434-0 2003
Project management as a technique is being adopted by some segments of almost every business, government, organisation and association. This is not surprising given that the concept can be applied to almost everything we do, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night.
This book looks at the sometimes anomalous position of the project manager who often seems to have little actual authority and receives scant cooperation. There are undoubtedly some special pressures exerted on someone managing a project, compared with someone in a line management position.
What this book includes - and what most business books leave out - are the emotions aroused by anyone whos trying to do a really good job in the face of long odds. It also contains a wealth of irreverent yet apposite reflections on the philosophy and technicalities of the business of project management.
| || The Interim Director |
40 projects in the wilderness ... and a lot of sound advice
Author: Alasdair Drysdale
Paperback A5 222pp £14.99 ISBN 9781852527464 2015
Alasdair Drysdale has over 30 years experience of working as interim director and project manager for a wide range of global corporate clients. In this book he provides a practical guide to the role, including practical advice on the challenges and pitfalls, a guide to getting work as an interim director, and advice on how to carry out the work once appointed.
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| || The Logibook for Business |
Author: William Lockhart
Paperback A5 360pp £14.99 1-85252-293 3 1999
A comprehensive and practical guide to the logistics of transport and distribution. Globalisation of markets and economic necessity have made the understanding of the movement of goods more important to industry than ever before. Logistics or physical distribution management has become a science in its own right and this book fills the need for a basic text to study logistics whether the reader is a student or already working in supply chain management.
| || Mail Order Distribution |
Author: Richard Fernley
Paperback A5 194pp £12.99 9781852526191 2009
A practical guide to setting up and running a mail order distribution system to handle the distribution of goods to internet or mail order customers. The book describes the logistics of mail order fulfilment and explains the pros and cons of third-party or in-house distribution. Practical advice is included on alternative warehousing, stock control and delivery systems, including all the latest technological developments.
| || Management by Football |
How business managers can learn from the football industry
Authors: Peter Krielgaard, Daniel Soren & Henrik Sorensen
Paperback A5 170pp £12.99 9781852526498 2010
An inspirational but highly practical guide for business managers, showing how the principles of football management can and should be applied throughout the business world.
| || The Manager's Kitbag |
Packed with tips and tools for effective People-Centred Management
Author: Tony Kemmer
Paperback A5 195pp £14.99 ISBN 9781852525569 2007
A collection of concise and finely-honed management insights covering the whole range of management challenges from top level leadership and stakeholder management through to managing people, change projects and IT. The book is full of real life examples and stories drawing on a lifetime of actually 'doing it'. This is not a 'how to manage' book but an inspirational "browser" -- easy to read and packed with tips and ideas, with cartoon illustrations by Frid.
| || Organize with Chaos |
Authors: Joseph Roevens & Robin Rowley
Paperback A5 198pp £16.99 9781852525613 2007
CHAOS! A formula for disaster or an essential energising companion to any modern business organisation? In this groundbreaking new work Robin Rowley and Joseph Roevens expose the foundations of current management theory and practice to be over 300 years old, and show how Chaos Theory can actually be employed to enhance company performance. The book creates a new standard of change efficiency and replaces the complexity of conventional wisdom with a more simple, natural way to transform any business organisation..
| || Practical Negotiating in 90 Minutes |
Essential techniques for successful outcomes
Author: Stephen Morse
Paperback - A5 - 130pp - £9.99 - ISBN 1-85252-456-1 -2005
This is another in the 'in Ninety Minutes' series, which offers the reader a comprehensive but easily read and easily digestible text, covering a specific topic in an hour and a half of study. Negotiation takes place both consciously and unofficially as well as in more formal conditions. This book tackles all such situations and clearly outlines the skills needed to reach successful outcomes.
| || Projects Kept Simple in 90 Minutes |
Author: Michael Watson
Paperback A5 164pp £9.99 9781852526122 2009
A practical guide to streamlined project management. Unlike other more complex approaches to project management, this book provides a simple framework which can be applied in a wide variety of situations in companies of all sizes. By stripping out the bureaucracy and paring the management down to a minimum, Mike Watson has created a straightforward approach to managing projects which will save organisations both time and money.
| || The Report Report |
A comprehensive report on how to write a report - any report
Author: Alasdair Drysdale
Paperback - 190x245mm - 290pp - £26.99 - ISBN 1-85252-452-9 - 2005
Reporting is the most used management skill of all. It is demanded from everyone, from school leavers to CEOs. It is more often done badly than well. This is disadvantageous to everyone - writers and recipients of reports alike. As well as covering all the skills necessary for producing superlative reports, such as agreeing the remit, designing sequence and layout, writing styles, information gathering, graphics, packaging and presentation, The Report Report covers a multitude of practical points with realistic answers and examples that explain the dos and don'ts, and the pitfalls.
| || The Systems Thinking Toolkit |
Author: Stuart Emmett
Paperback B6 114pp £5.99 ISBN 9781852526610 2010
A concise guide to understanding and using systems in management. Designed for quick and ready use by the busy professional.
| || Targetitis |
The Current Organisational Disease
Paperback - A5 - 180pp - £14.99 - ISBN 1-85252-501-0 - 2005
This provocative book looks closely at the current, lamentable organisational disease of targetitis and its cure. The apparent religion of the Western world is efficiency and this seems to be controlled by the setting of targets which are offset by the extreme difficulties in first understanding them and second, meeting them.