Nov 5th, 2013 by marilyn
Make change work : staying nimble, relevant, and engaged in a world of constant change / Randy Pennington.“Practical, Real-World Ways to Make Change Work…In a world where change is not only ever-present, but increasing at an increasing rate, this book is a refreshing new perspective. Pennington addresses what many have talked about regarding change being at a much more rapid pace today. He goes far beyond what many other books about change discuss. In this comprehensive work, Pennington shows how good and bad change needs to be differentiated. Firmly rooted in real-world experience, this book is for those who aim for solid, business results. I particularly enjoyed the latter section where he addressed what to do for the future that can give us a competitive advantage. You can’t stop change. It is going to continue. However, if you take the lessons that are communicated here by Randy Pennington, you will be able to achieve success far beyond others. Get this book. Don’t just read it, devour it!” (Amazon reviewer)
Digilogue : how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers / Anders Sörman-Nilsson.
“keep an eye on this author!…So thought provoking and so relevant – thank you Anders Sorman-Nilsson for this gem. Anders’ conceptual ability to link trends and create a clear compelling vision of what winners will look like tomorrow, provides insight I would not want to miss. Digilogue has enormous relevance to our strategic planning at Mercer – I can’t imagine in what organisation it wouldn’t. Definitely a must read!” (Amazon reviewer)
The impact equation : are you making things happen or just making noise? / Chris Brogan and Julien Smith.
“Instructive and motivational, Brogan and Smith (True Agents) offer a magic formula for marketing products and services online while building credibility and trust among customers. The authors have been involved in online communities for more than a decade and offer a simple, social media-driven equation to draw consumer attention and gain trust: Impact = C x (R+E+A+T+E). The letters stand for Contrast, Reach, Exposure, Articulation, Trust, and Echo. The authors state the book is not about Twitter and Facebook, though they do occasionally discuss the platforms’ use. Their goal is going beyond social media: forming ideas; using appropriate, visible platforms; and building strong human connections are also key components of their system. Whether it’s creating YouTube videos or using Twitter to promote products and services, the examples and analogies offered for each element of the impact equation effectively make their mark. Success is not just about “being seen” on social networks, but nurturing genuine relationships with the audience as well. Individuals, small group of upstarts, or big organizations will relish learning how to apply the impact equation to their own blog or ad campaign in order to figure out what’s working and what’s not. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.” (Publisher Weekly)
Stop talking, start communicating : play dumb, be boring, blow things off, lose your friends / by Geoffrey Tumlin.“Very practical and much needed…Social media such as Twitter, Facebook and email are here to stay and most of us make use of these services often each day. According to the author, these interactions are low-level communications. When we talk face-to-face and engage in in-depth conversation, negotiation, problem solving, and creative interactions that are deeply personal – these are high-level communications. While low-level communication has many advantages and is an essential part of our modern world, for Tumlin, low-level communication has the danger of undermining and distracting us from high-level communication when high-level communication is the most appropriate or necessary…. In this short book, the author offers a series of practical, and often surprising, strategies for managing communication in our modern society where fast and superficial communication is the norm. It’s short, to the point, easy to read, well written – just what we need for our busy lifestyles! The challenge, of course, will be putting the strategies into practice. But if we want good, healthy, meaningful relationships then that is just what we need to do.” (Amazon reviewer)
Sideways to the top : 10 stories of successful women that will change your thinking about careers forever / Norah Breekveldt with contributions by Dr Hannah Piterman, Dr Kerry Baxter, Heather Carmody & Hugh Davies.
Sideways to the Top is a thought provoking book that explores how 11 women challenged the status quo and took alternative career pathways to the top. (Syndetics)
Building resilience for success : a resource for managers and organizations / Cary L. Cooper, Jill Flint-Taylor and Michael Pearn.
“What can help employees to stay effective in the face of tough demands and difficult circumstances, and equip them to bounce back from setbacks? When it comes to workplace pressure, managers’ actions can mean the difference between improving or permanently damaging resilience in the workforce. Drawing on contemporary research and professional case studies, the authors of this definitive guide examine the main sources of work related stress, and explore how personal resilience can be developed both within and outside the work context. They take the value of resilience beyond bouncing back, to include sustainable recovery, buffering against ongoing stress, and measurable benefits for business performance. The result is an expert resource for managers and professionals including human resource specialists, learning and development practitioners and organizational psychologists. It includes suggestions and proven techniques for commissioning, designing and delivering resilience-building solutions for the workplace”– Provided by publisher.