Book Reviews

Leadership - flying swans

A novel approach to leadership coaching

Poor leadership is often at the heart of business failure. So how do you train managers to become inspirational leaders?...

Book review: Hunter’s Diseases of Occupations

11 Apr 2011

First published in 1955, towards the end of Donald Hunter’s career as director of the Department of Industrial Medicine at the...

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Public Health Nursing: A Textbook for Health Visitors, School Nurses and Occupational Health Nurses

4 Sep 2009

Edited by: Greta Thornbory ISBN: 9781405180078Published by: Wiley-BlackwellPrice: £26.99
This is the first book of its kind in that it...

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Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice

9 Jun 2009

Author: Michael ArmstrongPublisher: Kogan PagePrice: £39.50ISBN: 0749452420
This is a hefty tome but, unlike so many reference books, it is...

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Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World

26 May 2009

Authors: Matthew Fraser and Soumitra Dutta ISBN: 0470740140If you’re considering reading this book you’ll already be familiar with the Facebook...

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Three of a kind: managing workplace conflict

13 May 2009

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict ResolutionAuthors: Nora Doherty and Marcelas GuylerISBN: 0749450193This is a very practical book,...

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Business writing: three of a kind

16 Mar 2009

Effective business writingPatrick ForsythThe Sunday Times/Kogan PageISBN: 0749454539Forsyth opens with “I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the...

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The Fine Art of Confident Conversation

6 Mar 2009

Author: Debra FineISBN: 0749928638
The slightly dippy ‘send out positive energy’ advice aside, Fine’s book breaks down into practical, sensible...

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Beyond bullsh*t

6 Mar 2009

Author: Samuel A CulbertISBN: 0749453192
Culbert is on a mission to rid the world of bullsh*t – and, on the...

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Say it Like Obama

6 Mar 2009

Author: Shel LeanneISBN: 007161589XLeanne kicks off with one of the US president’s speeches – transcribing then analysing it. This is...

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Change management: 3 of a kind

19 Feb 2009

Making sense of change managementEsther Cameron and Mike GreenKogan PageISBN: 0749453109The Leonard Cohen lyrics on page one almost stopped me from...

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How to Negotiate Effectively

6 Feb 2009

Author: David Oliver ISBN: 0749448202
There can’t be much wrong with a book that uses Inspector Morse and his sidekick...

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Tork & Grunt’s Guide to Effective Negotiations

6 Feb 2009

Author: Bob Harvey ISBN: 0462099237
Having this topic illustrated by two cavemen won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it will...

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Brilliant Negotiations

6 Feb 2009

Author: Nic PeelingISBN: 0273712357
Peeling begins by identifying the concerns of readers who do not see themselves as natural negotiators,...

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Books – three of a kind

23 Jan 2009

Crucibles of Leadership Author: Robert Thomas ISBN: 1591391377 Thomas's book opens with a quote from JF Kennedy, and its first paragraph...

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