Practical Manager

This prize will be awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, offers the best practical insights or guidance to help practising managers in their work or professional development.

 

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The Little Black Book of Decision Making

The decisions we make every day – frequently automatic and incredibly fast – impact every area of our lives. The Little Black Book of Decision Making delves into the cognition behind decision making, guiding you through the different ways your mind approaches various scenarios. You’ll learn to notice that decision making is a matter of balance between your rational side and your intuition 

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The Leadership Challenge

Do the practices that made a leader exemplary in the (pre-Internet, pre-globalisation) 1980s produce the same effect here in 2017? The answer, according to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner—who have researched the foundations of exemplary leadership for more than three decades—is a resounding yes.

In this sixth edition of their bestseller – The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations 

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Leadership Material

Viewing them as ‘touchy feely’, intangible and invisible, most leaders separate their personal lives from their professional lives. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, the ‘soft side’ of leadership – empathy, compassion, and authentic communication derived from personal experience – is both powerful and essential to enhancing executive presence, influencing others and achieving results.

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Pre-Suasion

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

‘An instant classic.’ Forbes
‘Utterly fascinating.’ Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take
‘Shockingly insightful.’ Chip Heath, co-author of Switch and Made to Stick

When it comes to persuasion, success can begin before you say a word.

In his global bestseller Influence, Professor Robert Cialdini transformed the way we think about the craft of persuasion. 

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Resilient Leadership

Intense pressures pose considerable challenges to executives striving to succeed in an environment of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Today’s leaders are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business. Yet resilience is not a given. It is a dynamic competency that can be cultivated and improved