Top five new books

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1 Now, Discover your strengths: How to develop your talents and those of the people you manage 
by Marcus Buckingham Dh83

Based on a Gallup study of over two million people who have excelled in their careers, this book uses a revolutionary programme to help readers discover their talents and strengths. Readers learn what kind of environments will allow them to flourish; how managers can better cultivate their employees' talents; and how almost all organisations inhibit the talents of their people and need to change.

2 Advanced project management: A complete guide to the key processes, models and techniques
by Alan Orr Dh124

Companies of all sizes now rely on project managers to deliver everything from network installations to departmental culture change.

If you are a project manager, or manage your own business and are looking to ensure a successful project delivery, this rigorous and focused guide provides the framework you need for success in everyday life.

3 The managing upwards pocketbook
by Patrick Forsyth Dh24

How to get the best from your working relationship with your boss and other senior people is the subject of this book. It begins by looking at what makes a good boss and what drives the relationship – from both the subordinate's and the boss' perspective. There is advice on how to build a partnership that is constructive, straightforward, trusting and mutually beneficial. The author also emphasises the importance of planning and preparing for meetings.

4 Risk intelligence: Learning to manage what we don't know
by David Agpar Dh120

Risk Intelligence gives executives and business managers a simple mental model and tools to manage risks. According to the author's model, risks fall into two categories: knowable and therefore learnable, and unknowable and therefore difficult to prepare for. The book not only shows readers how to analyse their knowable risks but helps them to appreciate the quality and utility of their own analysis.

5 Time management for dummies
by Clare Evans Dh75

If you're finding yourself tied down by piles of paperwork, endless unanswered e-mails and thousands of to–do lists, then this is the book for you. Become a more efficient, effective and productive person with your own one-stop guide to taking control of your life. Packed with hundreds of time-saving ideas, techniques and strategies, you'll be able to get on top of your workload, communicate effectively and make the most of your business meetings.

 

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