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The essential introduction to management and organisational behaviour over half a million students worldwide have used Management and Organisational Behaviour to help them learn. Written in an engaging style and packed with contemporary references to management research and practice, this book continues to be the Organisational Behaviour text of choice for today's students.
This ninth edition brings a wide range of brand new and intriguing examples and case studies on issues and organisations that are engaging, relevant and contemporary. It also provides the latest research and new coverage of hot topics such as corporate responsibility and ethics, diversity, and organisational learning. The breadth of appeal of this text makes it ideal for Management and Organisation courses from undergraduate up to MBA.
A range of real life examples and case studies illustrate the theories of human behaviour at work, and the influence of individuals, leaders and groups on organisational performance.
Using frequent questions and exercises, a clear layout, and additional online resources, this book will enable you to
- think critically about topical issues and debates.
- develop your personal and professional skills for work and study.
- reinforce and assess your knowledge and understanding.
- navigate your way through the text efficiently and effectively.
- succeed in your project work, research and exams.
A Times Best Business Book of 2018
What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time?
'The best place to start to learn about the very greatest economists of all time' Professor Tyler Cowen, author of The Complacent Class and The Great Stagnation
Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems - but often their ideas are hard to digest, before we even try to apply them to today's issues. Linda Yueh is renowned for her combination of erudition, as an accomplished economist herself, and accessibility, as a leading writer and broadcaster in this field; and in The Great Economists she explains the key thoughts of history's greatest economists, how their lives and times affected their ideas, how our lives have been influenced by their work, and how they could help with the policy challenges that we face today.
In the light of current economic problems, and in particular economic growth, Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo through Joan Robinson and Milton Friedman to Douglass North and Robert Solow. Along the way she asks, for example: what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How does the work of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state investment? And with globalization in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism?
In one accessible volume, this expert new voice provides an overarching guide to the biggest questions of our time.
The Great Economists includes:
John Maynard Keynes
'Economics students, like others, can learn a lot from this book' - Professor Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion
'Not only a great way to learn in an easily readable manner about some of the greatest economic influences of the past, but also a good way to test your own a priori assumptions about some of the big challenges of our time.' - Lord Jim O'Neill, former Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, former UK Treasury Minister, and author of The Growth Map
'An extremely engaging survey of the lifetimes and ideas of the great thinkers of economic history.' - Professor Kenneth Rogoff, author of The Curse of Cash and co-author of This Time is Different
'This book is a very readable introduction to the lives and thinking of the greats.' - Professor Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and author of I Do What I Do and Fault Lines
'Read it not only to learn about the world's great economists, but also to see how consequential thought innovations can be, and have been.' - Mohamed el-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, former CEO of PIMCO
Become a next generation leader-rich in emotional and social intelligence and orchestrating outstanding collaborative results-by mastering these eight status quo-shattering paradoxes.
The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership unpacks the fresh strategies and new mindset required today from a next generation leader.
Author Dr. Tim Elmore helps leaders of all kinds navigate increasingly complex, rapidly changing environments, as well as manage teams who bring a range of new demands and expectations to the workplace that haven't been seen even one generation prior.
After working alongside John C. Maxwell for twenty years, Tim offers counter-intuitive paradoxes that, when practiced, enable today's leader to differentiate themselves and better connect with their team and customers. The book furnishes ideas that equip leaders to inspire team members in a way a paycheck never could.
Having trained hundreds of thousands of young professionals to develop into leaders-Dr. Elmore shares the secrets of next generation leaders who have practiced the unique paradoxes outlined in this book and inspired their team members in a way that a paycheck never could.
In The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership, readers will:
- Learn how today's team members require a combination of different qualities from their leaders than they did in even the recent past;
- Grasp the importance of eight key paradoxes that are critical for next generation leaders to put into practice right now;
- Be inspired by historic and modern-day leaders who lived the eight paradoxes; and
- Understand how they too can lead with the eight paradoxes, guiding them to emotional and social intelligence that resonates with their teams and leads to outstanding collaborative results.
Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David ""helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next"" (Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog!) by translating this skill into a valuable methodology. Whether you feel like you've hit a wall, lost your fire, or are looking for innovative strategies to take your business to the next level, Your Next Five Moves has the answers.
You will gain:
CLARITY on what you want and who you want to be.
STRATEGY to help you reason in the war room and the board room.
GROWTH TACTICS for good times and bad.
SKILLS for building the right team based on strong values.
INSIGHT on power plays and the art of applying leverage.
Combining these principles and revelations drawn from Patrick's own rise to successful CEO, Your Next Five Moves is a must-read for any serious executive, strategist, or entrepreneur.
Women have been making strides towards equality for decades, or so we're often told. They've been increasingly entering male-dominated areas of the workforce and consistently surpassing their male peers in grades, university attendance, and degrees. They've recently stormed the political arena with a vengeance. But despite all of this, the payoff is-quite literally-not there: the gender pay gap has held steady at about 20% since 2000. And the number of female CEOs for Fortune 500 companies has actually been declining.
So why, in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, is the glass ceiling still holding strong? And how can we shatter it for once and for all? Stacy Vanek Smith's advice: ask Machiavelli ""with this delicious look at what we have to gain by examining our relationship to power"" (Sally Helgesen, New York Times bestselling author).
Using The Prince as a guide and with charm and wit, Smith applies Renaissance politics to the 21st century, and demonstrates how women can take and maintain power in careers where they have long been cast as second-best. ""Machiavelli For Women is the ultimate battle guide for our times. Brimming with hard-boiled strategies, laced with wit, it's a must read for every woman ready to wield power unapologetically"" (Claire Shipman, coauthor of The Confidence Code).