People skills and leadership

Companies Don't Succeed - People Do!

Positive, provoking and profit-driven, here are over 100 ideas to challenge your preconceptions and to help you build your business to be stronger, fitter and quicker.

Everything You Need for an NVQ in Management

Paperback edition.

This unique book is the definitive resource for anyone working towards, or considering, any level of NVQ or SVQ in Management, Operational Management or Strategic Management.

“Invaluable… provides everything you need.”
Tom Cannon, Management Charter Initiative

Gurus on Leadership

A one-stop guide to the world’s key writers on leadership, their thoughts and contributions. It includes an update of the recent themes and issues that dominate the leadership agenda, a listing of the main gurus from Adair to Sun Tzu, a quick guide to some of the world’s current and recent business leaders and a compendium of leadership checklists for developing skills and competencies.

Gurus On People Management

Managers have to manage people. It is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding function. This is a one-stop guide to the world’s most important writers on managing people, summarising all the key concepts and the contribution of each.

I Need Balance in my Life

A range of down to earth strategies for achieving a work-life balance that often seems so far out of reach for executives both stretched and stressed. Valuable insights for the manager searching for ways to create a thriving but happy business environment.

Inspiring Leadership - Learning from Great Leaders

Who are the great leaders in history and what have they got to teach us today about the nature and practice of leadership? A wide range of inspiring leaders, from Lao Tzu and Machiavelli, to Thatcher and Mandela.

‘How rare it is to come upon a book about leaders with depth, conceptual bite and historical context.’

Warren Bennis, major US management guru and writer

Leadership for Leaders

This challenging book is based on research carried out over seven years with over 2,500 senior managers in ten different companies, in USA and Europe. Michael Williams establishes and explains the 7 key competency clusters that matter most today.

Manage to Win

Learn how to reshape and reposition your company to meet tougher challenges and competitors, when to confront and when to retreat, how to assess risk and opportunity and how to move to seize opportunities and knock out the competition.

‘This book is a ‘must have’ for any manager intent on success.’

Edward J. Fred, CEO & President CPI Aerostructures, Inc.

Managing People for the First Time

Absolutely everybody in all types of organisation – business, professional, governmental, academic – has to make the critical leap to managing people for the first time. There are countless books on managing people but very little written from the perspective of the novice, someone faced with the daunting task of changing from following instructions to giving them.

Mastering Leadership

Without a grasp of what true leadership implies you cannot hope to develop a really effective team. With telling insight, Michael Williams shows what distinguishes truly high-achieving teams from the rest of the pack.

Mastering People Management

How to build and develop a successful team by motivating, empowering and leading people. Based on in-depth experience of developing people and initiating change within many organisations, Mark Thomas provides a shrewd, practical guide to mastering the essential techniques of people management.

Mastering Personal and Interpersonal Skills

A master-class in how to achieve your full potential which takes a practical approach to managing change, personal development, achievement and fulfilment.

Me Time: Lifecoach yourself to success

This book has been written by two highly successful entrepreneurs who’ve actually followed and tested the advice they preach with very positive results.

Navigating the Rivers of Cash

Navigating the Rivers of Cash is a practical business book in which the author seeks to inspire ambitious business leaders and entrepreneurs to create and build exceptional businesses with a sustainable purpose in society.

PUNCH above your WEIGHT!

Punch above your weight!addresses the important idea that in reality each one of us can be thought of as a business. This inspirational book gives you a route-map to success

Serious Money

‘This book has the power to guide, to motivate and to inspire you to become seriously richer and happier, regardless of whether you are in dire financial straights or already wealthy. It has been written to channel your imagination and to galvanize you into action so that inevitably you will be seriously richer and happier.’

Barrie Pearson

Successful Career Management - A Guide for Organisations, Leaders and Individuals

A complete guide to Successful Career Management relevant for organisations, leaders and individuals.

Test Your Management Skills

Contains six psychometric assessment profiles covering the key aspects of leadership and a leadership 360 degree profile. It explains how to employ the profiles and then how to analyse and evaluate the results.

The 2x2 Manager

This book aims to provide a simple but valuable framework the 2-by-2 matrix which can be used by any manager or executive in varied situations in business to resolve such issues and problems.

The Best of John Adair on Leadership and Management

This is a goldmine of ideas, advice and techniques from one of the world’s leading writers on management and leadership. It brings together all of John Adair’s thinking on leadership, teambuilding, creativity and innovation, problem-solving, motivation, communication and time-management.

The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills

Encapsulates John Adair’s writing on the art and skills of effective communication. You will find it equally valuable whether you are beginning your career or looking for an expert refresher course.

The concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation

Encapsulates all of John Adair’s writing on how to recruit the right people for your organisation, team training, generation of ideas, communication and overcoming obstacles, the key characteristics of innovators and how to organise and use them to best effect.

The Concise Adair on Leadership

The Concise Adair on Leadership encapsulates his writing on how to develop your own leadership potential, to motivate your colleagues and to build a creative and high-performing team.

The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation

This book develops John Adair’s classic theory on Team, Task and individual, and summarises all his thoughts and writing on leaders and motivation and getting the best from people.

The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

Valuable ideas on how to establish clear long-term goals and link your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework needed for continuing personal development.

The Handbook of Management Fads

An insightful and amusing book about management fads – past and present.

The Inside Track to Successful Management

Best-selling author Dr Gerald Kushel demonstrates the importance of personal power in relation to professional power and shows how one can be converted into the other.

The Management Tool Kit

This unique book brings together the most valuable management theories and tools in one volume.

The Mobile Boardroom

The Mobile Boardroom looks at all the key elements required when setting up your own business, running it successfully and making it grow.

The Myth of Nine to Five

At the heart of this perceptive book is the realisation that the rational world of systems and procedures can only be really effective if it is sustained by strong relationships: emotions, values and beliefs lie at the heart of maintaining workplaces where people – and businesses – can flourish.

The People Management Clinic

A complete guide to people management – helping managers along the most difficult of paths: leading, motivating and running a team of people.

This book takes the form of a clinic during which you can ask an experienced people management consultant how to approach any number of issues and problems that face you on a daily basis. A goldmine of tips, techniques and valuable advice, the guidance throughout is both insightful and pragmatic.

The Shorter MBA

This practical, pithy book presents all the essential theory, practice and techniques taught to MBA students and is ideal for the busy practising executive. The book is divided into three main parts: personal development, management skills and business development.

The Sixth Form MBA

Essential guidance and advice for students on the skills required to succeed within higher education and most importantly, the world of work.

Working Smarter

This inspirational book provides a refreshing approach to making the decisions that affect both your business and personal life and your level of success. Working Smarter is more than just a time management philosophy or system – it’s a way of structuring your life, your work and your goals that is more sustainable, more enjoyable and less stressful than any other method.

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