28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World is a guide to the people who have fundamentally reshaped their industries and the way we do business today. Some of these game changers are great intellectuals while others are 'gut instinct' types; some are motivated by desire to change the world, while
others are driven by money and power. Bursting with energy and wit, Rhymer Rigby profiles the top business brains of our time to show you the humans behind the headlines and how they changed the global business landscape. From Oprah to Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Drucker to Steve Jobs, find out how they
made it, the risks they took and the legacies they leave behind.
The Institutional Research profession is currently experimenting with many strategies to assess institutional effectiveness in a manner that reflects the letter and spirit of their unique mission, vision, and values. While a "best-practices" approach to the measurement and assessment of
institutional functions is prevalent in the literature, a machine learning approach that synthesizes these parts into a coherent and synergistic approach has not emerged.
A Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Approach to Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education presents a practical, effective, and systematic approach to the measurement, assessment, and sensemaking of institutional performance. Included are instruments and strategies to measure and assess
the performance of Curriculum, Learning, Instruction, Support Services, and Program Feasibility as well as a meaningful Environmental Scanning method. The data collected in this system are organized into assessments of institutional effectiveness through the application of machine learning data
processes that create an artificial intelligence model of actual institutional performance from the raw performance data. This artificial intelligence is visualized through five organizational sensemaking approaches to monitor, demonstrate, and improve institutional performance. Thus, this book
provides a set of tools that can be adopted or adapted to the specific intentions of any institution, making it an invaluable resource for Higher Education administrators, leaders and practitioners.
This is a book about working with large teams of people. Whether your team involves 30 people or 3,000, the organizational dynamics are significantly different for a project manager used to dealing with smaller teams. As the project scales up in size and complexity, the processes and skills required
change. As project leader, your focus moves from the technical aspects of project delivery to enabling, facilitating and integrating the different sub teams into a cohesive whole.Big Teams examines the research on team dynamics and the latest thinking on leadership in a project or program
environment. It features stories and case studies based on interviews with project leaders from a range of major projects and programs. Structured around three core themes - Alignment, Engagement, and Resilience - it gives you invaluable, practical guidance on setting up and running an effective
team of teams.As with all Tony Llewellyn's books, Big Teams is written in an accessible style with the focus on real-world application, but the academic underpinning is rigorous and will be a useful reference for any student studying project leadership.
WINNER: Independent Press Award 2020 - Technology CategoryBlockchain is the technology behind bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. According to Santander, it could save financial institutions $15-20bn a year from 2022 onward. Most experts see an unprecedented potential, but many banks, payment
processors and credit card companies fret that bitcoin entrepreneurs could cast a pall over their core business. Whatever the position of blockchain, many voices are shouting from different angles, creating a cacophony of confusion including tech-evangelists, anarcho-libertarians and industry
experts. But while everybody in IT and banking seems to have an opinion on the blockchain, there is little systematic research, no strategic analysis. Blockchain Babel is the ultimate guide to the most disruptive technology to have entered the finance industry in recent years.Blockchain Babel looks
at blockchain alongside innovation diffusion, competitive dynamics and management strategy. Shortlisted as one of the three best business book proposals by McKinsey and the Financial Times for the Bracken Bower Prize in 2016, this is a must-read for business leaders and aspiring leaders wanting to
grasp blockchain and put it into context and understand the practical implications it may have.
Internal branding is the cultural shift that occurs within an organization when employees become more customer-focused. By getting employees to truly commit to a brand's ideology internally, companies will find that their brand messages are conveyed externally much more effectively. Branding Inside
Out is a multi-contributor text containing chapters from an array of senior professionals and academics, edited by the renowned branding expert and prolific author Nicholas Ind. Branding Inside Out contains both new thinking and new practice on internal branding. The new thinking chapters in the
book feature original research on the principles that underpin effective internal branding programmes, while the new practice chapters provide examples of how such companies as Patagonia, NN Group and Adidas both attract new employees and build employee engagement. Taken together, these
contributions and case studies form a vital book to help any marketer understand and implement successful internal branding programmes, and win the active involvement of their people. Online resources include supporting PowerPoint slides and case studies for each chapter.
A solid understanding of the social, economic and legal environment in which a business operates is crucial to developing a successful business strategy. With a unique balance between theory and practice, Business Environment is a broad ranging and easy to use guide that looks at how factors such as
the world economy, government policy, regulation and demography, and social trends, affect day-to-day strategy and decision making in practice. The text is ideal for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Business Environment or Business Context areas of an HR or business
degree, and also caters for students studying the CIPD Leadership and Management module 'Managing in a Strategic Business Context'.This fully updated 2nd edition includes new content addressing the needs of migrant workers, further international case studies and real-world examples, and lots of new
research from the CIPD and elsewhere. Online, you will find a comprehensive tutor and student support site to complement the practical material within the text. Packed with engaging features such as chapter objectives, student and seminar activities, self assessment questions, case studies, key
learning points and further reading, Business Environment is guaranteed to develop the skills, knowledge and key understanding of business strategy that is required at every level.
We say that someone has charisma when they can attract, inspire and influence people through their personal qualities. We think that this is a special power some fortunate individuals have that makes them able to affect and influence others at a deep emotional level, to communicate effectively with
them and make interpersonal connections. But very few of us understand what charisma really is. It is not widely-applauded magnetism or shallow charm. Rather, it's the deep-rooted powerful charisma that helps people deliver incredible results. This charisma is a learnable skill. It's the result of
developing specific behaviours, which are proven to improve not only how people feel about you, but which will help others change their own behaviours and achieve success. Charismatic Leadership will show you how to be a powerful influencer with your peers, your colleagues and your customers. You'll
learn why charisma is a vital asset in any organization, understand its essential components, find out how to grow your charismatic presence and discover why you need the companion skills of coaching, problem-solving and empathy. Using charisma effectively helps everyone perform at a high level.
This book will show you how.
Great sales coaching positively impacts individual, team and organisational sales performance. However, in today's results-driven and time-poor business world, the embedding of sales coaching into everyday practice is often overlooked. This guide utilises the authors' own experiences of helping
companies and individuals turn average, static and infrequent sales coaching regimes into successful business strategies for winning sales teams. Looking at the reality of sales coaching today, the book explores the how, what and why of sales coaching. Through extensive research into elite
coaches in the world of business and sports the authors explore the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be a top sales coach. They also consider how to be coached. How the sales person can overcome any natural shyness, fear of performance critique and seek out specific, timely and actionable
coaching feedback. Using the latest thinking in neuroleadership and psychology, the book outlines the nine key behaviours of a great coach and provides a range of practical sales coaching models, tools and techniques which can be easily integrated into a sales leaders every-day pressurised
role. Coaching Winning Sales Teams is an essential read for sales leaders and professionals, alongside researchers and practitioners working in HR, Learning and Development and Sales Effectiveness.
FINALIST: Business Book Awards 2020 - HR & Management Category In order to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, businesses need to unlock the skills, talent and capabilities of their people, both individually and collectively. While many business and leaders recognise this, they have until
now lacked a strategic approach to achieving it. Competitive People Strategy is a comprehensive roadmap showing how businesses can connect their human potential to their bottom line, and provides step-by-step guidance on how to create, test and measure a differentiated people strategy. Featuring
tips and checklists throughout, it explores the core building blocks of leadership and organizational culture, as well as employee experience and engagement. It also examines the roles of effective talent attraction and management, and how to lead change and transformation. Central to the book is
the importance of moving HR from a support function to becoming a creator of value and driver of business success.Drawing upon insights from organizations including Royal Mail and Starbucks, as well as interviews with senior HR leaders, Competitive People Strategy is an essential guide to developing
a people strategy which creates a purpose-driven culture, provides greater value to customers and achieves superior business results.
Why do we make the decisions we do? And how can we understand what influences our decisions? Non-Corporeal Actant Theory explores decisions and outcomes through the perspective of values, beliefs, ideas, and concepts - all integral parts of our everyday lives and the actor-networks that we take part
in as decision-makers. Connecting Values to Action: Non-Corporeal Actants and Choice brings together a cast of expert contributors to delve into this theory and its ramifications for our lives. With chapters that analyze decisions made by death-defying free climbers, indigenous people facing
the loss of their culture, and corporates responding to the #MeToo movement, editor Christopher M. Hartt examines how decisions are affected by the widening range of actor-networks that come with social media and technological development.
For anyone struggling to understand how a decision is made, Connecting Values to Action offers a pathway to finding the causes of that decision. Exploring the role of non-corporeal actants on the very real consequences of decisions, this is an unmissable book for students and researchers of
management and decision-making.