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General management

And here are some more general business and management resources (in no particular order) and we will add to these every now and then.

 

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives - Tim Harford

http://timharford.com/books/messy/

Aka "The Undercover Economist" and presenter of More Or Less on Radio 4.  A welcome contrast to all the books and articles that tell you to BE MORE ORGANISED.

 

Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader - Herminia Ibarra

https://herminiaibarra.com

“Fake it till you make it” and “Change from the outside in” are two of the key ideas in this highly praised book from an influential contemporary business commentator.

 

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni

A business book in the form of a novel, so there is a sense of "what happens next".  Very insightful about why some teams just don't work - and what inividuals can do to improve things.  Here is the link to Lencioni's business organisation.

http://www.tablegroup.com/

 

Understanding Organisations - Charles Handy

A classic from one of the UK’s most respected management thinkers. A business book packed full of wisdom

 

Amy Cuddy TedTalk

http://tinyurl.com/jegnb9n

One of the most watched TED Talks. Fascinating observations about body language and how it influences people.

 

The Inner Game of Work – Timothy Gallwey

http://theinnergame.com/

You can get this second hand on Amazon, but for some strange reason, not new. Gallwey has written some great books on improving sporting performance (for golf, tennis, skiing) and has taken these ideas to the world of work. If you think there is a sport/work link you’ll love it – and maybe even if you don’t.

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

http://tinyurl.com/gv39yla

A new look at the way our minds work and how we make decisions.


Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth about Success - Matthew Syed

http://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/books/

How to gain and edge in a complex, rapidly changing world.


The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuition Deceives Us

http://www.theinvisiblegorilla.com/index.html

This explains how your brain plays tricks on you - have you seen the famous one minute video clip?

 

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril - Margaret Heffernan

http://www.mheffernan.com/book-wb-summary.php

Her motto: "Let's not play the game, let's change it."

 

Drive : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H Pink

http://www.danpink.com/books/drive/

Old fashioned "carrot and stick" doesn't work any more - and other interesting ideas about motivation.

 

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

http://www.danielgoleman.info/purchase/

One of the pioneers and first books about why IQ is not enough and EQ matters hugely. The link takes you to his other recent books as well.

 

The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers (and others) - Malcolm Gladwell

http://gladwell.com/the-tipping-point/

Popular and influential writer about people, behaviour and social trends.

 

RSA - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

https://www.thersa.org/discover/videos

An insight into the world -changing ideas from the RSA's public events programme

 

Reorganisation without Tears - An article from Mckinsey

http://tinyurl.com/zdo3wqj

Ideas from the leading management consultancy, that are relevant to our merger storyline

 

 

 

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