Please find listed some highly recommended reading material.. Each book has been researched and selected for its effective content and indicated by category for easy selection. Click on the links for direct purchase or further information.
Supply Chain and Enterprise Development
Success, Behaviour, Winning
Productivity, Time Management, Effectiveness
Mental Development, Intelligence
Consciousness, Awareness, Spirituality
Meaning, Purpose, Fulfillment
SPECIALIST SUBJECT MATTER
SUPPLY CHAIN AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Key Management Models: The 60+ Management Models Every
Manager Needs to Know,
Assen, M.V., Van de Berg, G., Piertersma, P.
A clear structured and practical must have for competent managers in any business.
Operations Management, Slack, N.
Strategic and practical operations management within a single enterprise. This is equiped with case studies and well structured and comprehensive treatment of services and manufacturing operations management.
A recommended book for practitioners and academics.
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Organisation, Jones, D.T.
Practical application of theory based lean thinking which brings value to the customer and increase profitability. Deonstrated by examples and relevant to managers in all industries and sectors.
How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Berners-Lee, M.
Scientifically robust, informative and useful.
Operations and Process Management: Principles and Practice for Strategic Impact, Slack, N.
Application of process and operations management to services and manufacturing in a managerial context.
The Theory and Practice of Change Management, Hayes, J.
Encompasses the body of knowledge related to the theory and management of change. Complete with literature, case studies and exercises.
Recommended for practitioners and academics.
Managing Change and Transition, Luecke, R.A.
A good guide for managing change through complex and crisis situations. A good resource which covers the broad spectrum of change management with specialise advice.
Leading the Board: The Six Disciplines of World-Class Chairmen, Kakabadse, A. and Kakabadse, N.
This is research and in depth analysis of the role of today’s Company Chairperson in managing boundaries, sense-making, testing, steering and developing the Board team.
An important read if you are concerned about governance, and required reading for insight into role of the Chairperson and boards.
Rice Wine with the Minister: Distilled Wisdom to Manage, Lead and Succeed on the Global Stage, Kakabadse, A. and Kakabadse, N.
A must read for insight into cross-cultural and global leadership skills and capabilities, complete with stories and anecdotes.
This book will help you succeed.
Leading for Success: The Seven Sides to Great Leaders, Kakabadse, A., Kakabadse, N. and Lee-Davies, L.
Essential leadership theory supported by research and case studies contributions for practical leadership insight.
The author is knowledgable and clear and refreshing.
Leadership Teams: Developing and Sustaining High Performance, Sheard, G., Kakabadse, A. and Kakabadse N.
This book identifies and highlights critical stages and attributes necessary to transform, with objective, powerful successful organisation leadership teams.
A recommended read for all leaders who desire lasting success.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Think Rich to Get Rich, Eker, T.
The missing link between the desire of your success and the achievement of your success.. reset your financial blueprint by reading this book.
Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption, Merk, A.
An empowering book full of practical tips for planning through financial ups and downs. Recognise economic trends and develop your own wealth legacy.
I recommend this read for the older and younger individual.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Kiyosaki, R.T.
Read this book to gain economic perspective on powerful profound and life changing results. This book makes sense.
Built to last: Successful habits of visionary companies, Collins, J.
Discover the characteristics of great companies and their keys to success.
SUCCESS, BEHAVIOUR, WINNING
The Psychology of Winning: Ten Qualities of a Total Winner, Waitley, D.
A winning 10 step program to be taken by Olympic champions, top sales stars, top executives, and anyone ready to reboot into a winner.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway – 20th Anniversary Edition: The phenomenal classic that has changed the life of millions: How To Turn Your Fear And Indecision Into Confidence and Action, Jeffers, S.J.
Buy this book for accessible and realisitic application to change your life for the better.
How To Win Friends And Influence People, Carnegie, D.
A successful, easy to read, self help guide.
Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement, Robbins, T.
Learn how to harness the power of your mind in this book.
Giant Steps: Small Steps To Make A Big Difference, Robbins. A.
Tools, techniques, principles and strategies leading you to peak performance within this book.
PRODUCTIVITY, TIME MANAGEMENT, EFFECTIVENESS
Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress free productivity, Allen, D.
A valuable book for for all self improvers from Chairpersons to hectic housewifes.. prioritise and process using this sophisticated framework. Easily multiply your productivity with this purchase.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey, S.R.
An excellent book which highlights and states what ‘habits’ are required to help form well rounded, effective, human beings. Provides basic principles of security and confidence if you are willing to consider the change.
Eat That Frog!: Get More Of The Important Things Done Today, Tracy, Brian.
This book follows vital rules and encloses 21 practical steps to stop you procrastinating..
Goals!: How To Get Everything You Want – Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible,Brian Tracey.
A proven system which can be used over and over..
The Power of Less, Babauta, L.
Here is how to choose the essential and eliminate the rest..
MENTAL DEVELOPMENT, INTELLIGENCE
Brain Building in just 12 weeks, VosSavant, M.
This is a guidebook which points out common mistakes and offers solutions to rectifying and improving areas of the brain. Boost and optimise your thinking.
The Memory Book: Classic Guide To Improving Your Memory At Work, At School, At Play, Lorayne, H.
A good book for teaching you methods, the application and discipline required will be up to you. The tools are practical and effective.
Creative Visualisation: Use The Power Of Your Imagination To Create What You Want In Life, Gawain, S.
Do not underestimate the effectiveness of this method. There is a vast array of valuable content in this book to guide you and help you achieve mastery of your own life.
A work book is also available.
CONSCIOUSNESS, AWARENESS, SPIRITUALITY
The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment, Tolle, E.
Clear text delivering access to your consciousness.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide To The Fulfillment of Your Dreams, Chopra, D.
Understand and know that your intent and desires contribute to your results. You can purchase this practical guide to stimulate your brain.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, Millman, D.
Read this and follow how a world champion athlete in essense is a whole being keynoting strong mind, body and spirit.
Forgiveness, The Greatest Healer of All, Jampolsky, G.G.
MEANING, PURPOSE, FULFILLMENT
Life on Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life, Swift, W.B.
Apply six steps to discover your real life purpose. Result? Greater awareness and self fulfillment.
The 21 Day Counscious Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program For Connecting Your Soul’s Deepest Purpose,Ford, D.
Embed change through this effective cleanse, works on multiple levels.
Happy For No Reason: 7 Steps To Being Happy From The Inside Out, Kline, C
Scientifically researched and powerful, holistic, seven step formula to raising your ‘happiness’ level. Definitely try this out.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive PsychologyThat Fuel Success and Performance At Work, Achor, S.
Practical advice on how to create increased happiness and achieve higher success levels.
The Prophet, Gibran, K.
The prophet speaks of love, marraige, joy, sorrow, reason, passion, beauty and death.. A suggested read for a little wisdom.
Wisdom: From Philosophy to NeuroScience, Hall, S.S.
A valuable read if you are interested in the various facets of wisdom.. tours through history to modern times.
The Little Book of Wisdom, Lama, D.
Expose yourself t the words of Dalai Lama who touches spirituality and serenity. This book offers insights into daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice.
These insights will be needed as troubled times approach the globe as a whole.
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