BEST BOOKS

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Best Books:

 

Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver 


How transformative are you as a business? If you need help defining that you might want to pick up Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver. A book that is full of exercises, models, examples of those type of companies.

 

 

 


 How We Learn by Knud Illeris

this fully revised edition of How We Learn examines what learning actually is and why and how learning and non-learning takes place. Focusing exclusively on learning itself, it provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to traditional learning theory and the newest international contributions, while at the same time presenting an innovative and holistic understanding of learning.


 Performance Coaching for Complex Projects by Tony Llewellyn

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects recognises a world of complex undertakings for which the common transactional mindsets and methodologies will not produce the required results. The author advocates, instead, the novel concept that the project manager or team leader should coach the team as part of their role.


Global Leadership

This text offers a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the global leadership field. Focusing on leading across cultural, economic, social, national and political boundaries simultaneously, Global Leadership presents the field’s latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.


 Ethical Leadership by Joan Marques

This book introduces readers to the moral dilemmas associated with business decisions, helping students to understand the moral and ethical considerations leaders face in the workplace, and providing a framework for balancing business demands with doing the right thing.


 The Adult Learner 

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children?


Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

Combining theory, research, and applications, this popular text guides college students on how to become self-regulated learners. Students gain knowledge about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills.


Managing for Resilience

In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations.


The Magnetic Lead

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. In The Magnetic Leader, Roberta Matuson asks us to consider that the quality of a company’s leadership is the most important factor in attracting and retaining high-quality employees. 


 Leadership and Change Management 

A leader’s role in the management of change is a critical issue for successful outcomes of strategic initiatives. Globalization and economic instability have prompted an increase in organizational changes related to downsizing and restructuring in order to improve financial performance and organizational competitiveness.