The Trusted Executive

John Blakey

The Trusted Executive is one of those books that changes the way you think about leadership. It’s not the first to extol the importance of trust as the essential trait of leaders, but few other authors have expounded such a comprehensive framework for building trustworthy organisations.

Decision Making for Dummies

Dawna Jones

Don't be fooled by the title. This book offers systematic approaches for for making and communicating decisions and integrating analytical data and intuitive intelligence to solve the paradoxical problems of digital-age businesses.

Staying Sane in Business

Chris Welford and Jackie Sykes

Sanity at work. Is that really possible? This ground-breaking book sheds new light on the factors contributing to our psychological wellbeing and personal effectiveness at work, drawing on insights from the dual disciplines of psychology and psychotherapy.

5 Conversations: How to transform trust, engagement and performance at work

Nigel Purse and Nick Cowley

Based on 30 years of research, 5 Conversations aims to identify and draw out those vital two-way conversations between line managers and staff members and develop them in ways that build trusting relationships rather than antagonism.

Awful Management

Gary Sheard

This book will strike a chord with anyone frustrated by bungling bosses, complacent companies or those well-meaning managers trapped in a long-established but outdated way of working.

Dont Be A Cant - A Manual for Happiness

Frank Bastow

Dont Be A Cant attempts to cover an entire ethos for life, in this case, taking responsibility for your own happiness. It is Frank Bastow's first book, and the first book I've read that comes with a money-back guarantee if you don't get anything out of it!

Commitment

Olav Massen, Chris Matts, Chris Geary

Your project has hit a bottleneck, the team is spread too thinly and Gant charts aren't helping. Do you through up your hands in despair? Or pick up a copy of 'Commitment - A Novel About Managing Project Risk'? Which option sounds better?

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

August Turak

As its title suggests, this is not your typical business book. But in showing that Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of worldly business settings, it can inspire thoughtful leaders to evaluate their current approach to management and strategy.

Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

Don Peppers and Martha Rogers

Extreme Trust is another important contribution to the betterment of management thinking from the team of Peppers and Rogers., who argue that businesses must deliberately act to protect the interests of customers proactively, before they have a chance to spread negative buzz.

Light Footprint Management

Charles-Edouard Bouée

Light Footprint Management draws inspiration from two unconventional sources; Barack Obama's 'light footprint' military doctrine, and what the author has elsewhere called China's 'management revolution,' discussing how both have evolved as responses to our often complex and turbulent world.

Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty

Max McKeown

In a fast-changing world, the ability to adapt quickly to any situation is becoming a vital asset for everyone. Adaptability tells you all you need to know about the art of strategy in a series of powerful survival rules and lessons from 50 top brands.

Faire la trace

Rémi Engelbrecht

'Faire la trace', by Rémi Engelbrecht, contains seven lessons for managers which can be learnt from guiding aspiring climbers in the European Alps. The author is both a qualified, alpine mountain guide and a management consultant so he writes with authority.

Embedded Sustainability - the Next Big Competitive Advantage

Chris Laszlo and Nadya Zhexembayeva

Sustainability has moved from being the 'right thing to do' to being the optimal driver of business strategy. This book articulates the drivers for innovation and how to practically think through and then act to embed sustainability into your organization's DNA.

A Brief Guide to Cloud Computing

Christopher Barnatt

If you want to know what lies behind all the hype about cloud computing and what it means for your business but don't want to be blinded by technical detail, this surprisingly readable book by Christopher Barnatt is a great place to start.

Brilliant Email

Monica Seeley

Coping with a constant stream of emails - in my case up to 150 a day - is a major part of the burden of office life. At fault was my failure to manage them - and this book provides an answer to that email overload.

The Best Practices Enterprise

James M. Kerr

This book demystifies seven essential business programs (or, best practices) needed for improving performance and delivering lasting results within today's competitive backdrop.

Trust Unwrapped

Dan Collins & David Thompson

Trust Unwrapped is a story about integrity, trust and chocolate, a rather unusual formula. It also differs from most business manuals in being more fun to read and more concise.

The Truth about Innovation

Max McKeown

What is innovation? How does it happen? How can businesses encourage innovation? Is it possible to create a culture of innovation? How do you move from an idea to an insight to an innovation?

How to Manage in a Flat World

Susan Bloch & Philip Whiteley

Increasingly, people are asked to be members of a virtual team – or multiple teams. But as this book asks, how well suited are human beings to working in teams that stretch across a dozen time zones?

Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools

Brenda Huettner, M. Katherine Brown and Char James-Tanny

How do you manage people you don't see every day, may never actually have met in person and who may be working not just in different cities, but on different continents?

Career Helium

David Thompson

Career Helium is a modern-day fable thats helps the reader to understand the implicit rules that determine what it takes to succeed in the world of business. Dr Rob Yeung, Director of leadership consulting firm Talentspace, has been reading it.

Why Your Boss is Programmed to be a Dictator

Chetan Dhruve

Why do bosses behave the way they do? As this book explains, even the nicest, friendliest people can become dictator-like in organizational systems that encourage bad bosses. But by understanding this, both employees and bosses can take the first steps to creating better relationships.

Lead Well and Prosper

Nick McCormick

Managers don't become poor on purpose. They don't aspire to mediocrity. They just don't work on the right things. This useful real-world guide to becoming a more effective and successful manager lays out what those 'right things' are.

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace

Cary Cherniss and Daniel Goleman

It takes more than traditional intelligence for individuals or organizations to be successful. But how can emotional intelligence be taken beyond the individual to become something a group or entire organization can build and utilize collectively?

The Top Performers Guide to Change

Barbara Kay & Timothy Ursiny

The Top Performers Guide to Change helps you develop a level of self-awareness critical to understanding your own natural response and how to modify it to be more effective.