Machiavellian Intelligence exposes the hidden realities of corporate behaviour with wit and humour
●Based on the authors’ long experience of working for major corporations, and on hundreds of hours of interviews with business leaders, senior executives, HR experts and leading executive-placement professionals
●Explores the career strategies that lead successful executives to the very top of the corporate world
● From the authors behind the unique title Perform to Win
Jonathan Gifford is a business author whose writing focuses on the human aspects of business, management and leadership and on the lessons that business can learn from history. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indonesian.
Jonathan studied philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury and spent the early part of his career in advertising sales and management with various national newspapers, including the Guardian, the Sunday Express and the Mail on Sunday. He later moved into magazine publishing with BBC Magazines and was the launch publisher in 2000 of the award-winning BBC History Magazine. He is the co-founder, with Dr Mark Powell, of The Human Energy Organisation. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and children.
Mark Powell is a partner at A.T. Kearney consultancy and Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. Jonathan Gifford is a business author and partner of the digital advertising agency Bluequest. He also lectures in marketing at the European Communication School.
|In the last century, changes in technology have driven massive developments in the social economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution demands new approaches to organizational structures and teams. A paradigm shift is emerging, putting engagement, relations, inclusion and freedom at the centre. We need small self-managed teams, in a team-of-teams structure to be relevant to employees and customers, and in order to adapt to a changing world.
In his second book, Erik Korsvik Østergaard draws on the workings of Frederic Laloux, and his 2014 title Reiventing Organisations. Laloux discusses the five organizational stages to the modern workforce; the Red, Amber, Orange, Green and Teal stages. And with these writings,Østergaard presents arguments towards how the classical corporate structure at the Orange stage, has experienced a rise in teal dots, or rather, neo-modernist forms of team-oriented organisms, which express a reorganisation for the future workforce.
Author: Erik Korsvik Østergaard
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
Employees around the world are deprived of honest objective feedback, and the higher you go in the organisation, the less feedback you are going to get. Researchers confirmed that the less facetime employees have with their managers, the more impact seeking and receiving feedback will have on their performance.
Gorbatov and Lane propose a simple, systematic approach to giving fair and honest feedback, in ways that improve performance and prove that, if done properly, feedback simultaneously improves performance while engaging and developing employees.
Author: Sergey Gorbatov & Angela Lane
Number of pages: 240
Never before in history have, we been more educated, wealthier, and lived longer with more opportunities in life. Conversely, we have never been more stressed, anxious, depressed or lonely. In One Life
, the philosopher and business executive Morten Albæk investigates this paradox and the absurdity that all of the world’s impressive socio-economic advancements have not been translated into more existential wellbeing.
It is critical to understand why those of us, especially in prosperous countries with high living standards, continue to get sick, particularly due to work-related stress and poor leadership. The cure is not more ‘work-life balance’, but that we stop separating our persona into a working human being and private human being, and instead see ourselves as one human being with one life. That one life should be as meaningful as possible; it is meaning – not happiness – that is the most important basic ingredient for the sustainability of our lives, our businesses and our society.
Author: Morten Albaek
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
Every company has its own values and brand which it wants its customers and clients to engage with and develop loyalty to. At the same time, research shows that 70% of customers’ brand perception is determined by their experience with the company’s employees. Moreover, 41% of customers are loyal because of good employee attitude.
This book shows how companies can translate their values and brand into the daily practices and behaviour of their employees, especially those who must deal directly with customers. Drawing its principles from psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience and leadership, the 31 Practices method has been successfully adopted by large and small companies around the world, and has been responsible for significantly enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Author: Alan Williams & Alison Whybrow
Publisher: LID Publishing
Number of pages: 366
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
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
In fast-paced turbulent business markets, company boards need greater agility and will find it necessary to be conscious of innovation and technological progress. They ought to encourage companies to explore and value creativity at all levels, to remove red tape from the company's culture and to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit.
This book addresses the most pressing changes companies will undergo over the next five years. It illustrates the way directors should behave and how company boards should approach certain issues. The 2020 Board explains that the boards of directors are key to the leadership of a business and in making sure that everything is done ethically and legally in all markets where the company operates.
Author: Pedro Nueno
: LID Publishing
: 234 x 156mm
Number of pages
: 192 pp
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