Deciphering the jargon and bullshit we all encounter in business today.
● Contains 2,000-plus of the most annoying, pretentious and often useless business jargon and terms.
● Each jargon and term is deciphered with a heavy dose of humour.
● Presented in dictionary format – includes cross-referencing to other related bullshit jargons and terms.
● Part of the popular and successful Concise Advice series.
Kevin Duncan is a business advisor, marketing expert and the author of several successful business books (The Diagrams Book and The Smart Thinking Book). He previously worked in the communications and advertising sector for 25 years.
We are dizzy trying to keep up with the constant flood of newness across every aspect of our lives. And it's clear that some of our biggest companies are facing similar challenges. Each week another big brand name fails. Why is this?
Change is like a wave: it has both amplitude and frequency. The last century was about change of great amplitude, big waves washing over the whole society. But this century is about high frequency change: rapid, smaller waves, each powerful enough to disrupt an industry. This book explains how we can understand high frequency change, what drives it, and how we must respond by changing the way we run our organisations - and our lives.
Author: Tom Cheesewright
: LID Publishing
: 216 x 138mm
Number of pages
: 224 pp
We live in a world that is unequal by nature. One could even say that its diversity is essential to all the world’s survival. However, inequality among human beings is one of society’s biggest problems.
This book is about opportunities. It is about being at the forefront of a paradigm change and a win-win situation. And it is about leading one of the most compelling and exciting shifts in our society: women’s empowerment. Company leaders are used to dealing with radical changes in markets, but there is a story that corporations all over the globe have chosen to ignore. This story is the sum total of millions of lost opportunities, because over half the potential workforce was left behind. Although half the population is made up of women, only 50% of them can earn a decent living. The Other Halfsets out to change just that.
Author: Simona Scarpaleggia
This book provides a practical, three-step plan for women who want to create a life where running your own business and having a family does not exclude one another. The author – a “business mum” herself – prepares mothers for the potential obstacles they will face when starting and running a business, and provides tools and advice to help overcome them.
Moreover, through the stories of 10 successful self-employed mums, the book demonstrates it is possible to create a happy and well-balanced life. By using your strengths and resources correctly, and daring to follow your heart, there is every possibility of becoming a good mum and successful businesswoman.
Author: Christine Gouchault
Publisher: LID Publishing
Bookbinding: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 256
Today, we live and do business in a world where society gathers knowledge faster than it gathers wisdom. It is a world of continuous revolution and change. Those who manage to find, structure and exploit the power of "Wild Knowledge" - ie, the untamed data, learnings and experiences that flourish in our lives and minds - will come out the winners. In combination, we need to develop our ability to understand and judge which aspects of that knowledge are applicable to business and life in general. This is the so-called "Vicious Wisdom" which will force you to unlearn, to choose an approach of unthinking, in order to reach a deeper understanding, meaning and reason in your quest to find new and different solutions. This book, written by a leading futurist/philosopher, presents a powerful and radical approach to thinking about and solving our future lives and businesses.
Author: Anders Indset
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 178 x 111mm
Number of pages: 224pp
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. We all face mental health challenges, regardless of our gender, age or sexual orientation, and too often we can be guilty for taking our mental health for granted.
This book aims to build on the current progressive movement around mental health awareness and is in line with current thinking on mental health in the workplace. In this book, the authors provide employees with a resource to develop greater mental health in the workplace and provide employers with a resource to develop greater wellbeing amongst their employees therefore increasing quality, performance, productivity and overall business effectiveness.
Authors: Dr Shaun Davis & Andrew Kinder
The burgeoning array of literature on ethical behaviour tends to focus on what’s happening at the extremes – either owner managers of start-ups built around a strong moral crusade, or large corporations undergoing change due to the personal epiphany of a forward-thinking CEO.
This book, however, is directed at the middle ground – individuals who want their companies to adopt more ethical and sustainable practices, but don’t know where to start. The 50 ideas and techniques in this book provide direction to help society and the planet, while preserving the bottom line.
Author: Sarah Duncan
Business is becoming increasingly project-based and our ability to manage projects has become one of the key skills for success as managers and business people. This compact guide, written by a leading project management expert, gets to the heart of successful project management.
Project management is not complicated - many projects may be complicated, but project management itself is not. By following a set of simple rules and applying simple techniques, there will be no need for the expensive project failures that we often see. Moreover, as this book shows, projects can be significantly shortened by again using simple ideas and techniques. Anyone who manages projects will find this book helps them to save time, effort, resources, and money.
Author: Fergus O’Connell
Publisher: LID Publishing
Number of pages: 128
The tools and capabilities available to today’s HR professionals provide a unique position that, when used correctly, can lead to that all-important – and highly coveted – role at the leadership table. But how to get there?
In this updated second edition, Trehan has distilled all her experience as a global leader into a series of easily digestible chapters designed to help today’s HR professional attain and keep a seat at the corporate decision-making table. Trehan offers specific strategies and frameworks for reframing the HR professional’s understanding of their role within the company, including viewing the corporation not from the HR fishbowl, but rather from the vantage point of the CEO’s office.
Author: Rita Trehan
Coaching is an art, but it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. Emotional intelligence can help leaders and coaches recognize how attitudes – both their own and those of the people they coach –prevent individuals from reaching their potential.
In this practical and inspiring book, EQ qualified trainer and coach Nicole Soames teaches you how to develop a coaching mind-set, recognize who and when you should coach, adopt a disciplines approach to coaching, learn how to manage the coaching conversation and give and receive feedback so that you can embed new ways of working. This is a fresh and innovative take on the traditional, how-to coaching manual.
Author: Nicole Soames
The world is exhibiting the urgent need for sustainable change. In his first book, Curt Blattner introduces a new approach fit for the modern workforce which encourages sustainable interactive leadership – placing the dialogue between leaders and teams at the centre of development. Based on his experiences in leading positions of the international retail giant, Nestlé, Blattner shares his stories and the model used to support the globally successful coffee retailer. Blattner draws influence from the Swiss direct democratic governance and non-hierarchical politics and applies them to leadership to sustainably create high-performing teams for the future.
The Heartbeat of Excellence offers a detailed alternative to changing culture for anybody to understand and follow fostering a human process with Emerging Change, creating high performing human relations, and consequently installing change sustainably, the Swiss Way.
Author: Curt Blattner
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