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Agile talent : how to source and manage outside experts / Jon Younger, Norm Smallwood.“How to Leverage Talent You Don’t Own – Campbell Soup Company and PepsiCo seek advice from anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences. Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and use […]

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How to lead a quest : a handbook for pioneering executives / Dr Jason Fox.Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty. The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so […]

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Digital to the core : remastering leadership for your industry, your enterprise, and yourself / Mark Raskino and Graham Waller, Gartner Inc.“There is no simple strategic method for dealing with the multidimensional nature of digital change. Even the sharpest leaders can become disoriented as change builds on change, leaving almost nothing certain. Yet to stand […]

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Primed to perform : how to build the highest performing cultures through the science of total motivation / Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor. “Why do some workplace cultures inspire energy and innovation, while others fuel anxiety, boredom, or cynicism? Until now, such legendary cultures have seemed like magic beyond our control. However, behind every culture […]

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Disrupt you! : master personal transformation, seize opportunity, and thrive in the era of endless innovation / Jay Samit. ” Excellent book, a must read….Whether you are an entrepreneur on the verge of building your first business, or a business owner needing to change directions because your industry is changing or just a guy trying […]

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Power score : your formula for leadership success / Geoff Smart, Randy Street, and Alan Foster.“Written in an informal, Q & A style, yet backed up with data from more than 15,000 career interviews, Smart, Street, and Foster lay out their formula for running a successful organization – both for-profits and non-profits. P + W […]

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The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse / Dan Ward.“The award-winning engineer, Air Force lieutenant colonel, and author of F.I.R.E offers a road map for designing winning new products, services, and business models, and shows how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process. With a foreword by […]

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Extraordinary leadership in Australia & New Zealand : the five practices that create great workplaces / James Kouzes, Barry Posner with Michael Bunting. “The research-driven guide to the leadership behaviours which create more engaged workplaces and higher performance, Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand is a guidebook for what it takes, at any level […]

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Extraordinary leadership in Australia & New Zealand : the five practices that create great workplaces / James Kouzes, Barry Posner with Michael Bunting.“The research-driven guide to the leadership behaviours which create more engaged workplaces and higher performance, Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand is a guidebook for what it takes, at any level of […]

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Latest management books

The book of leadership : how to get yourself, your team and your organisation further than you ever thought possible / Anthony Gell. Have you ever wondered what characteristics are shared by successful business leaders? Have you ever asked yourself what it is that they do differently which makes them and their organisations stand out […]

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