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Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Future of Design

Lorraine Justice
Authors:
Lorraine Justice

Creating a successful global product is complex. Why do some products survive or become reinvented? What makes a product loved by some and despised by others? What key issues were present when some of the most notable inventions and product designs occurred? Through interviews with successful product designers and inventors from around the world, and case studies of products from their local inception to their global success, The Future of Design will answer these important questions and provide a robust framework for activating innovative thinking that goes beyond Western approaches to creativity and innovation.

Nicholas Brealey International

Leadership At Scale

Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie, Nicolai Chen Nielsen
Authors:
Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie, Nicolai Chen Nielsen

Leadership effectiveness drives organizational performance, yet almost half of all organizations face some kind of leadership gap that they are not able to fill. This book, written by experts from McKinsey, the world's number one leadership factory, draws on McKinsey's deep knowledge and wide network to share the secrets on how to increase leadership effectiveness across your organization.Using extensive research, insights from colleagues, and lessons from many highly successful leadership development programs, this book focuses on how to identify and develop the leadership behaviours that matter most, and enhance business performance.This book is essential reading for a wide range of current and future leaders who look to McKinsey to provide the intellectual rigour and practical help to improve their knowledge of leadership and understand how they can perform better - as well as vital reading for anyone organising an organisation, department or team.Learn how to lead well at your organisation with this ground-breaking and impeccably researched book.

Nicholas Brealey International

Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager

Gary P. Latham
Authors:
Gary P. Latham
John Murray

Unthinkable

Helen Thomson
Authors:
Helen Thomson

'Wonderfully clear, fluent and eye-opening' THE TIMES'A stirring scientific journey, a celebration of human diversity and a call to rethink the "unthinkable"' NATURE'An utterly fascinating romp around the nether regions of the human mind' BIG ISSUEIMAGINE . . . getting lost in a one-room flat; seeing auras; never forgetting a moment; a permanent orchestra in your head; turning into a tiger; life as an out-of-body experience; feeling other people's pain; being convinced you are dead; becoming a different person overnight.Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced - or disappeared overnight? Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. Delving into the rich histories of these conditions, exploring the very latest research and cutting-edge medical techniques, Thomson explains the workings of our consciousness, our emotions, our creativity and even the mechanisms that allow us to understand our own existence. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Mission Control Management

Paul Sean Hill
Authors:
Paul Sean Hill

Failure is always an option...For more than 50 years, NASA's Mission Control has been known for two things: perfect decision making in extreme situations and producing generations of steely-eyed missile men and women who continue that tradition. A key to that legacy of brilliant performance is a particular brand of leadership, especially at the working level in Mission Control.Take the ultimate insiders look at the leadership values and culture that created the best team on this planet. Paul Sean Hill was responsible for NASA's Mission Operations support for manned space flight from 2007-2011. In this candid book he shows that the secret to Mission Control's success has never been rocket science and that the real practice of perfect decision making can be applied to any organisation or team. By demonstrating how his Mission Control team nurtured a culture which has delivered impossible wins for decades, Hill provides a guide for all leaders to boost their company's performance at all levels.Whether failure means cost and schedule overruns, quality reduction, loss of market share, bankruptcy - or putting someone's life a risk, how we lead can determine whether even small mistakes are dealt with or are left to snowball out of control and destroy an enterprise. Discover how to take leadership from the Mission Control Room to your boardroom and beyond, and achieve this out-of-this-world leadership environment in your team.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Seeing What Others Don't

Gary Klein
Authors:
Gary Klein
Sceptre

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Siri Hustvedt
Authors:
Siri Hustvedt
John Murray

The Invention of Nature

Andrea Wulf
Authors:
Andrea Wulf
John Murray Learning

How to Perform Under Pressure

Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry
Authors:
Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry

The New York Times bestseller that draws on research from over 12,000 individuals to explain what makes people 'choke' under pressure and show you how to develop nerves of steel'An unusually sharp account of work and performing under pressure' Financial TimesNobody performs better under pressure. The reality is that pressure only makes you do worse. But there are things you can do to diminish its effects on your performance. In How to Perform Under Pressure, Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry explore the science and psychology behind pressure and give empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help you overcome its debilitating effects.The book draws on research from more than 12,000 people and features the latest studies from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers. It explains what makes people 'choke' under pressure and includes 22 strategies you can use to excel in whatever you do.Whether you have an important presentation to make or an Olympic record to beat, How to Perform Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.'A wonderful mix of empirical studies and first hand accounts that show how pressure impacts our personal and professional lives' Forbes'All too often, we choke or crumble under pressure. This book reveals how we can develop nerves of steel' Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

Teach Yourself

Decision Making In A Week

Martin Manser
Authors:
Martin Manser

Making decisions just got easierYou make decisions all the time in everyday life: what to eat, what clothes to wear, with whom you spend your leisure time and how you spend your money. In your business life you are also constantly making decisions: the different activities you - and your business colleagues - need to carry out in order to arrive at a sound decision. At work, you are deciding how to spend your time, which emails to answer, what subjects to raise at a meeting, when is the best time for your company to launch a new product, what companies you should invest in, what you are not willing to compromise on in negotiations, what policies to develop and how best to market your products and services. Some of these decisions may have already been made for you by other colleagues, usually those above you in your company or organization, and your task is merely to implement them. In other matters, however, you can exercise some control over the actual decision-making process.Each of the seven chapters in Decision Making In A Week covers a different aspect of the decision-making process:- Sunday: Know your aims clearly. What are you actually making a decision about?- Monday: Collect relevant information. Consider all the relevant factors as you gather the information you need.- Tuesday: Identify different options. Widen your thinking, challenge assumptions and consider creative solutions.- Wednesday: Work effectively as a team. Make decisions as a group so that colleagues will feel motivated to implement the decision.- Thursday: Evaluate different options. Set objective criteria against which you can examine the various options you have identified.- Friday: Make an informed decision and implement it, communicating it well to all the relevant parties.- Saturday: Review the decision carefully, evaluating the whole decision-making process, noting what went well and learning from mistakes.

John Murray

Simple Rules

Kathleen Eisenhardt, Donald Sull
Authors:
Kathleen Eisenhardt, Donald Sull
Hodder Paperbacks

The Churchill Factor

Boris Johnson
Authors:
Boris Johnson
Coronet

Unthink

Chris Paley
Authors:
Chris Paley

Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus. Unthink explores the unconscious decisions we make, and covers a variety of topics, ranging from how we choose politicians and romantic partners to more abstract subjects such as whether we can consciously decide to move our fingers. The counter-intuitive observations that Chris makes in the book include:· If you want someone to fancy you, wear red and meet them somewhere frightening.· When waitresses repeat customers' orders back to them instead of just saying 'yes' they receive bigger tips.· To reduce your shopping bill, start at the beer and snacks end of the store and work backwards.· If you sit someone in an upright chair when you give them good news they will be prouder of their achievements.· Having a picture of your family on your desk might make you work harder, but you'll be rattier when you get home!Chris Paley shows us how we can understand ourselves and others better, by having a greater understanding of the way that the unconscious mind has an impact of the way we live our lives.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Leaving on Top

David Heenan
Authors:
David Heenan

Leaving on Top: Graceful Exits for Leaders explores what it means to move on from a career with a class and a view for what's next. While most graceful exiters pursue a variety of interests throughout their professional lifetime, others are content to reach the top and then cling to it. Through this research, David Heenan has found that most leaders can be categorized into four exiting types: Timeless wonders: With their skills very much intact, these white-haired prodigies have no need to call it quits. Aging Despots: Reluctant to leave the spotlight, they are past their prime and should turn the reigns over to a new generation. Comeback Kids: Whether to return their enterprises to their former glory, or simply save themselves from boredom, these once-departed leaders have returned with a vengeance. Graceful Exiters: Quitting while ahead, they leave a sterling reputation as they move on. Heenan understands how to exit gracefully from his profession - he's done it several times. In Leaving On Top, he pairs wisdom derived from his experience with dozens of high-profile exits, both graceful and untimely. Heenan's examination includes ten exiting lessons from leaders of industry, such as: Know Thy Situation: Situations change, and the intuitive know when a great career has fizzled. Take Risks: Accept change as a natural part of your transition, push your comfort zone to confront new challenges. Keep Good Company: Build alliances to help plan your exit strategy, then stay connected. Keep Learning: Graceful exiters remain curious. They are intellectually interested, alert, and adaptable.Know When to Walk Away: Blind determination often backfires. Don't let professional success cloud your personal life.

John Murray

Use Your Head

Dr Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman
Authors:
Dr Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman

What makes us tick?Why do we feel happy, sad or anxious? Does our IQ affect how successful we are at work?Why are we attracted to some people and not to others?Can our personalities influence how long we live?How much should we trust our decision-making skills?Learn to think like a psychologist with the Freeman brothers as they uncover the secrets of the mind. Find out why younger siblings have a reputation for being rebellious; what facial symmetry has to do with sexual attractiveness; and why the power of intuition is often vastly overrated. Packed with key insights, fascinating facts and entertaining anecdotes, Use Your Head is essential reading.

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UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, by Bernardine Bishop

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THE SUMMER WITHOUT MEN, By Siri Hustvedt

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THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers

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A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

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SCARP by Nick Papadimitriou

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