Book competition:Six more books from management gurus to give away

Do you have a favourite ‘management bible’ that’s permanently on your bookshelf? Share your knowledge with the rest of the HR community. The reader who writes the most dazzling review of their favourite management book or gives the most detailed response will win all six of the titles featured below in this week’s giveaway.

Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield
Authors: Chris Brady & Scott Moeller
Price: £19.99
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0470058129

Intelligent M&A looks at the full process of a merger or acquisition from start to finish, and identifies areas where business intelligence can improve the odds of a favourable outcome. Using techniques developed by governmental intelligence services and a wide range of case studies, quotations and anecdotes, the authors show how to build success into every phase of the deal.

The New Boss: How to Survive the First 100 Days
Author: Peter Fischer
Price: £19.95
Publisher: Kogan Page
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0749447648

This guide provides managers with the structure and guidance they need to minimise disruption and maximise performance during their crucial first 100 days in a new job. The book shows the right questions to ask and gives advice on issues such as how to deal with a disappointed contender. It provides tried and tested models and self-assessment techniques that allow managers to build key relationships, manage expectations and drive through change during their first 12 weeks in charge.

The DNA of Customer Experience
Author: Colin Shaw
Price: £25
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0230500005

A new breed of executives focuses on the customer, not the organisation, and provides customers with an emotionally engaging experience. They understand that the customer experience is the next competitive battleground and that emotions account for more than 50% of an experience. In this book, Colin Shaw reveals the four clusters of emotions that have been statistically proven to increase customers’ short-term spend and drive or destroy customer loyalty.

Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap – And What Women Can Do About It
Author: Warren Farrell
Price: £13.99
Publisher: Amacom
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0814472109

If men really are paid more than women for the same amount of work, why would anyone hire a man? Warren Farrell asked himself that question, wondering whether the assumption of unequal pay is really true. Following years of research, he argues that women almost always have the same opportunities as men, but make choices that prevent them from earning more.

Maternity and Parental Rights
Authors: Camilla Palmer, Joanna Wade, Katie Wood & Alexandra Heron
Price: £35
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Pages: 880
ISBN: 1903307406

This book is for anyone who has to advise on, implement or think about parents’ rights at work and the issues they raise. It is a comprehensive guide to the statutory framework involved – a patchwork of UK and European employment, discrimination and social security law. The authors provide guidance on the law, developments in case law, and practical tips. This edition includes all the recent statutory provisions that apply from April 2007.

TUPE Law and Practice
Authors: Robert Upex & Michael Ryley
Price: £70
Publisher: Jordans
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0853088624

The status of employee rights on the transfer of an undertaking is extremely complex, fraught with uncertainty and subject to frequent review by the courts. This book offers a definitive account of the legal framework of TUPE, with a comprehensive look at its practical application. It deals with such issues as the effects of a transfer, when the regulations apply, dismissals and issues arising in connection with a transfer, information and consultation requirements, and the effect on pension rights.

Win this week’s selection: simply visit the books section of the Work Clinic Blog. Click on the comments button, register (your details will remain confidential), then enter the title of your favourite management book and provide a brief review. The deadline is 28 August 2007.

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