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Communicate to Inspire: A Guide got Leaders by Kevin Murray
Inspiring leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make us feel proud to be part of the teams they create. So if we want to be better leaders ourselves, how do we communicate in a way that inspires? What do we need to think about when framing our own leadership communication? Communicate to Inspire is an essential manual for any aspiring leader, answering these key practical questions. Kevin Murray examines and analyzes some of the key successes (and failures) in leadership and provides a unique and successful model for developing your own leadership skills.
Price: £19.99, published in March.
Riding the Creative Rollercoaster by DR Nick Udall
Riding the Creative Rollercoaster is a pioneering new work that turns our understanding of leadership and innovation on its head. Innovation is the holy grail of growth and progress. The challenge lies in evoking the creativity and productivity of teams, functions, organizations and even ecosystems of organizations, in order to catalyze new patterns of thought and action. Nick Udall shares his passion for the future of leadership, and defines a critical threshold that leaders, teams and organizations of all kinds now need to cross in order to help shape more purposeful, innovative and sustainable futures.
£14.99, published in March.
Forget Strategy. Get Results. Radical Management Attitudes That Will Deliver Outstanding Success by Michael Tobin
Radical, creative, often extreme, and incredibly successful management techniques from a leading global entrepreneur Written from the point of view of someone achieving business success in today's turbulent economy The Non-Strategy Book offers you a fresh way of thinking about successfully managing any sort of business, under any conditions. Controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining, it delivers TelecityGroup founder and CEO, Mike Tobin's unconventional approach to management and shares the lessons he's learned on his path to building one of the world's largest data center provider companies.
Price: £16.99, published in March.
How I Did It: Lessons From the Front Lines of Business By Harvard Business Review
Practical and eminently usable, this collection of first-person narratives by renowned CEOs—including GE’s Jeff Immelt, Xerox’s Anne Mulcahy, Prada’s Patrizio Bertelli, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and others—tells how each overcame a management or organizational challenge that had their company stumped. Engaging and entertaining, these powerful global business leaders explain how they solved the problem and share the lessons they learned in the process. From handling a difficult succession, succeeding in emerging markets, creating lean growth, and innovating business models to issues involving customers, employees, and partners, these stories illustrate how successful leaders manage complex issues while working in the trenches.
Price: £16.99, published in March.
Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry by David Robertson
LEGO is one of the world's best-loved and most familiar brands, adored by generations of children. What is less well known, though, is how close this iconic company came to total collapse in 2003. Brick by Brick is the compelling story of a Danish family-owned company that enjoyed decades of success before its inability to keep in step with a rapidly changing market brought it crashing to earth. It's also the story of an extraordinary recovery. As disaster stared them in the face, the management of LEGO embarked on an audacious and innovative plan to turn their fortunes around, and then painstakingly implemented it. Today, the company is riding high once again, and enjoying results that are the envy of their competitors. Granted unprecedented access to every part of the LEGO Group, David Robertson not only charts each twist in the company's story but explains precisely what went wrong and how it was fixed. His clear-sighted analysis will prove invaluable to all those who want to understand how companies can not only ride the storm of change, but benefit from it.
Price: £8.99, published in March.