How to increase your companyâ€™s chances of success in the future
â—Ź A highly original and significant perspective on why some companies are more successful than most
â—Ź The approach is based on the authorsâ€™deep work with some of the worldâ€™s leading companies
â—Ź A contrarian approach that goes against the grain of much of todayâ€™s current management thinking
â—Ź An important management book for all business executives, especially in todayâ€™s intensely competitive and changing business environment
David Trafford and Peter Boggis are experienced management consultants and founders of Formicio, a leading strategy consultancy.
Survival and success as a company board memberAuthors: Brian Scanlon and Stephen Schneider
The art of corporate storytellingAuthor: Kevin Duncan People find it difficult to express ideas and solve problems purely with words. They find it much easier to use diagrams. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the most useful diagrams, which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to aid their problem-solving and thinking. Triangle and pyramids, grids and axes, timelines, flows and concepts, circles â€“ the 50 diagrams are each visually presented and then explained in an accessible manner, including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations.
Organizations that challenge the status quoAuthors:Â Khurshed Dehnugara and Claire Breeze
Challenger organizations are those that are disrupting their market, challenging their own habits and taking on dominant competitors. They are typically innovative and radical but what of those that lead them
This book analyzes the practices and disciplines that underpin the successful Challenger organization. In particular, it looks at how Challenger leadership and culture can be developed in large, complex, established businesses
Managing People and Organizations in Turbulent TimesAuthors:Â Lukas Michel andÂ ThomasÂ Kupferschmied This book will help managers toÂ gain a better perspective of theirÂ businesses and key activities and itÂ will be a valuable tool for managingÂ companies and people in these everchangingÂ and turbulent times.
20 great lists by 20 outstanding business thinkersEdited by:Â David Woods 400 ideas, tips and advice from some of the most influential business thinkers from across the globe. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the LID publishing group invited 20 of its thought-leading authors to contribute to this unique book â€“ a collection of 20 lists, with each list containing points of advice based on each authorâ€™s area of expertise.
The very recent financial and corporate governance scandal that engulfed Olympus, one of Japanâ€™s best known companies, together with Japanâ€™s stagnant economy of the past 20 years and its demotion from being the worldâ€™s second largest economy, has raised questions about the style of management within Japanese organisations.
This book provides a unique, insiderâ€™s perspective of the crisis of Japanese management that has contributed towards Japanâ€™s current economic woes. It contains true analyses of how giants such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel, Hitachi and Olympus are really managed. Moreover, the author argues controversially that Japanâ€™s economic growth in the future will depend on a radical reformation of its management style and practices.
Author: Shigeo Shimizu
9 principles and practices to create a wide-awake and productive workplaceAuthor:Â Shelley Reciniello As the author says: â€śI have spent a lifetime studying the psychology of people and work, marvelling at how much trouble we can get into when we donâ€™t understand ourselves and what makes other people tick.â€ť The Conscious Leader brings you the nine principles and practices needed to create a wide-awake and productive workplace.
What can WWII teach us?
Is it possible to see Hitler as an efficient manager? What would todayâ€™s business schools have to say about Churchillâ€™s management style? What was going though the minds of leaders when they took decisions that led to thousands of deaths? How did they manage the resultant stress? What strategies were adopted to win battles and campaigns?This book is a history of WWII seen from a completely different perspective â€“ that of the businessperson. During 1939-45, â€śmanagersâ€ť of a different kind were facing immense challenges â€“ an unprecedented crisis, struggle for world markets, new technologies being used on a mass scale. How they coped and succeeded during this period offers unique and valuable lessons for todayâ€™s business managers and executives. In doing so, the author analyses WWIIâ€™s most famous campaigns, including Barbarossa, Stalingrad, D-Day and Pearl Harbour. Author:Â Ignacio Gonzalez-Posasa