Business books

Personal development

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.

£14.99 / €17.99 / $29.00

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.

Everything You Need for an NVQ in Management

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£15.29

A one-stop guide to the world’s key writers on leadership, their thoughts and contributions.

Gurus on Leadership

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£6.39

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.

Gurus On People Management

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£6.34

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.

£9.99 / €11.99 / $19.95

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.

Inspiring Leadership - Learning from Great Leaders

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£7.71

Based on extensive research, this book challenges accepted ‘norms’ and establishes the 7 key competencies required for successful leadership today

Leadership for Leaders

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£6.24

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.

Manage to Win

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£29.99 / €35.99

Absolutely everybody in all types of organisations has to make the critical leap to managing people for the first time.

Managing People for the First Time

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£7.71

Without a grasp of what true leadership implies you cannot hope to develop a really effective team. The this book shows what distinguishes truly high-achieving teams from the rest of the pack.

Mastering Leadership

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£7.31

All the skills and techniques you need to stay one step ahead: the book provides a clear framework for effective negotiation and shows you how to develop your negotiating skills to achieve the best possible results and profitable agreements that stick.

£16.99 / €20.99 / $27.95

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 People Management

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£6.29

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

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

Me Time: Lifecoach yourself to success

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£6.58

Accessible, practical guidance and techniques for negotiating, including useful skills for the negotiator, dealing with ‘people issues’ and negotiation in practice.

£14.99 / €18.99 / $29.00

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.

PUNCH above your WEIGHT!

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£14.99 / €18.99 / $22.99

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.

Serious Money

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£9.99 / $17.95

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

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.

£65.00 / €78.99

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 2x2 Manager

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£12.99

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 Best of John Adair on Leadership and Management

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£8.99

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.

£11.99

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 Creativity and Innovation

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£6.27

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 Leadership

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£7.34

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 Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation

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£7.42

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 Concise Time Management and Personal Development

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£6.17

The new edition of this Desktop Guide provides a clear, practical guide to all aspects of accountancy, financial and business literacy. It includes changes to accounting standards and the move to IFRS and is packed with examples, checklists, summaries and special tips.

The Finance and Accounting Desktop Guide

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Also available as: Ring-bound

£29.00 / €41.00

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

The Handbook of Management Fads

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£6.11

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

£12.99 / €15.99 / $25.00

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

The Mobile Boardroom

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£14.99

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.

£9.99 / €11.99 / $19.95

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.

£19.99 / €23.99 / $29.95

This empowering work by Eddie Davies for Project Managers’ conveys a ‘checklist’ approach to indicate the essential qualities and attributes needed in order to achieve project managerial success.

£65.00 / €78.99

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 Shorter MBA

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£6.58

Completing an NVQ or SVQ in management will accelerate your development, help you to achieve your full potential and boost your career prospects.

A complete guide to working for yourself which includes running a business, starting a company or being self-employed.

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

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£14.99 / €17.99 / $29.00

This book provides a framework for understanding any culture in the world, offering strategies and tactics for getting people from different countries on your side, and detailing the knowledge you need to make the right impression and avoid giving offence.

World Business Cultures - A Handbook

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£7.37