Practical Manager

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Time, Talent, Energy

Imagine how much more competitive your company would be if all your employees got as much done by 10 am Thursday as others get done all week? It’s this potential to outperform rivals with productive power that’s inspiring pioneering companies to manage their human capital as carefully as their financial capital. Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, Bain & Company experts in organizational effectiveness, present new research into how people

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Defining Moments

“Defining moments” occur when managers face business decisions that trigger conflicts with their personal values. Using three case examples to represent the escalating responsibilities and personal tests managers face, and drawing on the insights of four philosophers—Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and James—Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco shows how to approach such dilemmas. 

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The Finance Book

UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF FINANCE.

THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL READING FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT A FINANCE PROFESSIONAL.

The Finance Book de-mystifies the language of finance. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, this book explains finance concepts concisely and gives you the essential understanding necessary to make more effective decisions.

• Have the confidence to ask the right questions

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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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Strategy Journeys

Demystifies the concept of strategic planning and propounds a ‘first principles’ approach to developing a strategic plan within the context of the individual organisation and with the flexibility to adapt the process to focus on what really matters. Suggests the key questions that should be asked when considering embarking on a strategic planning ‘journey’ to help design and guide the process.