A controversial analysis of Japan â€“ the worldâ€™s third largest economy â€“ and its future revival
â—Ź Why Japan will once again rise to play a dominant role in the world economy and financial markets
â—Ź Written by an insider with access to extraordinary information
â—Ź The most controversial book of recent times about Japan and the secrets behind its financial system
Takeo Harada is an author and CEO of the Institute of International Strategy and Information Analysis, a leading consultancy and think tank. Before that, he served in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat for 12 years.
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 customersâ€™ brand perception is determined by their experience with the companyâ€™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:Â Alan Williams & Alison Whybrow
Diagnostic mentoring to manage organizations and people for superior performance in turbulent times
It is a new era. To win in an increasingly dynamic and volatile environment, leadership teams must be agile â€“ they must be flexible enough to react to early signs and act on them quickly.
An agile company needs good decision-making at all levels â€“ from the centre to the periphery, tapping into the full potential of the people, operating model, information technology and leadership practices. And decisions are made by people. This guide forces you to re-examine the assumptions underlying your leadership and how agility within your company can be built through a three-point, people-centric approach. The authorâ€™s insights will help you understand your options, make the choices required to successfully coach your team, and start creating agility as a competitive advantage today.
Author: Lukas Michael
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
The Road to Motivation, Courage and Talent
Dorothyâ€™s life-changing adventure begins when she joins the Oz Company, New Yorkâ€™s largest and best-known advertising agency. There she learns the power of teamwork, the role of communication, and other key values and skills that helps her to advance in her job. During her time in the Big Apple, Dorothy encounters Miss Toto, Frank Wizard, Mrs East and Heidi North and other characters who either help or hinder Dorothy on her way to personal growth. Based on the famous Wizard of Oz, this inspiring business fable provides important lessons on how to take hold of the reins of our lives and move forward.Author: Ruben Turienzo
Survival and success as a company board memberAuthors: Brian Scanlon and Stephen Schneider
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.
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 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.
The art of turning uncertainty into opportunityAuthors: MarĂa Eugenia GirĂłn
An in-depth study illustrated with many first hand anecdotes from the authorâ€™s experience in the luxury sector. Full of precise facts, it describes the evolution of a growing sector and its increasing implication in social and environmental matters. This is one of the first books to discuss the topic of Eco-luxury and sustainability of the industries in this sector.
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