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Building a culture of innovation: how to grow fast and avoid failure

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By shortlisted author Jo Geraghty

9780749474478Building a culture of innovation can transform organisations and improve the everyday lives and experiences of their employees, their investors and their customers. That may be a bold statement but it is one which is backed up by survey after survey across the globe.

Witness the Wazoku Everyday Innovation report which revealed that 90% of executives believe that making cost savings and improving customer experiences come from adopting a culture of innovation. Witness too a Twisthink survey which revealed that 93% of executives believed that innovation was important to their organisation.

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Why your people will want to stay with you

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By shortlisted authors Danny Kalman and Steve Frost

9780749475871The cliché is that people don’t leave organisations, they leave bosses. In fact, the evidence is pretty close to this – it suggests that people leave organisations above all else because of culture.

People are different, and require tailored inclusion strategies that avoid both one size fits all (that tends to favour the dominant group) as well as tailored approaches based only on stereotype.

Here are five actions you can undertake to retain minority groups:

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3 ways to tackle the trust crisis

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By shortlisted author John Blakey

9780749474225It is well-documented through various surveys and opinion pieces that we are experiencing a trust crisis in ‘big business.’ This matters because, as Steven Covey said, “trust is the glue of life. It is the foundational principle that holds all relationships”.

However, it is one thing to know that we have a problem and another thing to solve it. If trust has been lost then the challenge is to rebuild it. So, as practising business leaders, how do we do that?

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How to be a good negotiator (and why it is so important)

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By shortlisted author Steve Gates

The-Negotiation-Book-book-jacketNegotiation; one of the most important skills in profitable business.

No other skill gives you a better chance of optimising both your own success and the profitability of your deals. Most people believe they are good negotiators – but I challenge that perception.

Denial, ego, experience, familiarity amongst others are the more obvious barriers to thinking differently about how to build agreements.

It is human beings that negotiate agreements and human beings that can build or destroy value based on their competence, self-awareness and ability to engage from ‘inside the head’ of others.

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