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The Team Secret - Accelerate Your Business With Special Forces Principles (Paperback): Koos Stadler, Anton Burger The Team Secret - Accelerate Your Business With Special Forces Principles (Paperback)
Koos Stadler, Anton Burger
R250 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R45 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

The South African Special Forces achieved exceptional results with small groups of elite soldiers instead of larger, conventional teams. The Team Secret shows that the same principle applies in the business world – a small team has a much better chance of completing projects efficiently, on budget and on time.

Teams, rather than individuals, form the DNA of many companies and they play a pivotal role in achieving strategic and financial success. Like Special Forces teams, they must function as a well- oiled machine firing on all cylinders.

Koos Stadler tells in captivating detail about a real-life Special Forces operation and the lessons learnt about team dynamics and achieving the goal. His story, combined with anecdotes from Anton Burger’s experiences as a team leader in different work environments, show the many lessons the business world can take from the Special Forces.

The book identifies the key characteristics of an effective team, how to select the right team members, how to inculcate an ethos centred around team principles and how an effective team should be led. It speaks to both team members and team leaders across all managerial levels – from a team leader in a call centre to a project manager or CEO.

In short: To fast-track your business, shape up your teams!

What Makes Them Great? - 50 Ways To Become The Industry Leader (Paperback): Douglas Kruger What Makes Them Great? - 50 Ways To Become The Industry Leader (Paperback)
Douglas Kruger
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Could you be the Branson of business, the Clarkson of cars or the Schwarzenegger of bodybuilding? Could you stand out as the great and lasting leader of your industry?

In this book, Douglas Kruger takes us on a tour of different worlds and industries, unpacking the answer to a single question: What makes some people leaders in their field? Is it their disproportionate level of knowledge? Their charisma? Their marketing abilities? Is it the way they portray their own identities as ideals to be emulated by tribes of believers, or is it the way they have moved a body of knowledge forward? Most importantly, is it possible for us to emulate their success?

The answer is a resounding Yes!

In What Makes Them Great?, Kruger’s 50 practical, easy-to-follow suggestions spell out exactly what it would take for you to become so formidable within your own industry that your competitors struggle to keep up. Because, when you are the industry leader, the undisputed expert, the entire dynamic changes: the media and the deals come to you; your level of earning is exponentially higher; you enjoy privileged access and extraordinary leeway; you arrive to find the door already open.

Find out what it would take for you to become the Branson of business, the Clarkson of cars, the Oprah of talk-show television, and reap the financial and personal rewards. Find out how you can become the leading name in your industry.

Introduction To Business Management (Paperback, 10th Edition): B. Erasmus, S. Rudansky-Kloppers, J. Strydom Introduction To Business Management (Paperback, 10th Edition)
B. Erasmus, S. Rudansky-Kloppers, J. Strydom 19
R599 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R129 (22%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

Introduction To Business Management 10th edition offers an overview for business management within a local context.

Features:

  • Case studies and examples to illustrate how the theory applies in real world scenarios
  • A range of business management topics are explored to offer students a solid theoretical foundation for their studies
  • Assessment questions for each chapter to assist students to test the knowledge gained
  • Human resource management chapter updated to reflect changes to legislation
  • A new feature on small business management added to chapters to illustrate how theory applies to the small business environment
  • Additional information added on customer services
Entrepreneurship and How to Establish Your Own Business (Paperback, 6th Edition): Tersia Botha Entrepreneurship and How to Establish Your Own Business (Paperback, 6th Edition)
Tersia Botha
R349 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R80 (23%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Did you know that, in South Africa, 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within the first five years of their establishment? Research indicates that this failure is often due to a lack of understanding of basic business concepts by the entrepreneur. In the competitive South African business environment, it is essential that aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners have a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build sustainable businesses.

Entrepreneurship and how to establish your own business (6th edition) is a foundational book covering the key areas of entrepreneurship and small business development.

Crushing It - How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business And Influence And How You Can, Too (Paperback): Gary Vaynerchuk Crushing It - How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business And Influence And How You Can, Too (Paperback)
Gary Vaynerchuk 2
R325 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R59 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.

In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.

Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

Pitch To Win - How To Present, Persuade And Close The Deal (Paperback): Justin Cohen Pitch To Win - How To Present, Persuade And Close The Deal (Paperback)
Justin Cohen
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

Being the best doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the business. Having the best pitch does.

Whether you’re looking for clients, investors or employees, you need to know how to pitch your products, services and ideas in a way that is most likely to secure you the deal. Justin Cohen’s internationally acclaimed six-step formula is designed to do just that. Having taught and refined his Pitch To Win programme for five years, and having helped win numerous multimillion-dollar deals in that time, Justin now shares his secrets for success in the Pitch To Win book.

In it he reveals:

  • The number one reason a winning pitch gets chosen over the competition.
  • The mindset of people who win the most pitches.
  • A step by step guide to creating and delivering a winning pitch script.
  • How to reduce nervousness and develop ‘big pitch temperament’.
  • How to win without being salesy.
  • How to win with integrity, by living your purpose.
Acta Non Verba - The Playbook For Creating, Achieving And Performing At Your Highest Level (Paperback): Erik Kruger Acta Non Verba - The Playbook For Creating, Achieving And Performing At Your Highest Level (Paperback)
Erik Kruger
R230 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R65 (28%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

Erik Kruger is a high-performance coach and founder of the Mental Performance Lab. He writes an email early each morning which he sends to many thousands of subscribers. The aim of his daily message is to inspire people, asking them to reflect and act. Packed with more than 160 thoughtful reflections on what it takes to live a life of action and not words, Acta Non Verba’s purpose is to get people moving, creating, and generating an unstoppable drive in both their business and personal journeys.

The words Acta Non Verba is the sign-off Erik uses in all his emails. This simple Latin phrase, meaning ‘Actions Not Words’, has started a movement. It’s a plea; a call to create your life instead of living it by default, a call to show your intentions instead of merely speaking about them. It’s a call to live to your fullest potential. This is not a book to read from cover to cover, in one sitting. Each day there is a new chapter waiting to be read. Put this book on your bedside table, and read a new chapter with your first cup of coffee every morning. Each message is short so you can read it quickly, in the moment, and then reflect and act on it for the entire day. It’s a book that demands action.

ACTIONS, NOT WORDS

Remember, it’s not about the words on these pages; it’s about what you do with them.

Project Management Techniques (Paperback, 3rd College Edition): Rory Burke Project Management Techniques (Paperback, 3rd College Edition)
Rory Burke
R475 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R125 (26%) In stock

Planning and Control Techniques incorporating PMBOK 6ed, APM BoK 6ed and the latest planning software. Project management systems approach for managing a range of projects – including industry 4.0 artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

Project Management Techniques (Third College Edition) has been written for the experienced project manager responsible for producing the project’s deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter. At this level, the project manager needs to know how to develop and manage a planning and control system that integrates all the team members, resources, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and components of the project. This book will help the project manager develop decision-making skills to trade-off conflicting parameters and individual plans to enable the project to converge on an optimum project plan, build-method and execution strategy. Reporting to the project sponsor or programme manager, the project manager is appointed as the project’s single point of responsibility and authorized to use company resources as outlined in the project charter.

The new edition of 'Project Management Techniques' (Third College Edition) is aligned to:

  • PMBOK 6ed
  • APM BoK 6ed
  • SAQA 58395 NQF 5 (mapped)
Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew C. Payne
R1,300 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R614 (47%) In stock

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition): David L Cannon, Brian T. O'Hara, Allen... CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition)
David L Cannon, Brian T. O'Hara, Allen Keele
R1,256 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R531 (42%) In stock

The ultimate CISA prep guide, with practice exams Sybex's CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the newest edition of industry-leading study guide for the Certified Information System Auditor exam, fully updated to align with the latest ISACA standards and changes in IS auditing. This new edition provides complete guidance toward all content areas, tasks, and knowledge areas of the exam and is illustrated with real-world examples. All CISA terminology has been revised to reflect the most recent interpretations, including 73 definition and nomenclature changes. Each chapter summary highlights the most important topics on which you'll be tested, and review questions help you gauge your understanding of the material. You also get access to electronic flashcards, practice exams, and the Sybex test engine for comprehensively thorough preparation. For those who audit, control, monitor, and assess enterprise IT and business systems, the CISA certification signals knowledge, skills, experience, and credibility that delivers value to a business. This study guide gives you the advantage of detailed explanations from a real-world perspective, so you can go into the exam fully prepared. * Discover how much you already know by beginning with an assessment test * Understand all content, knowledge, and tasks covered by the CISA exam * Get more in-depths explanation and demonstrations with an all-new training video * Test your knowledge with the electronic test engine, flashcards, review questions, and more The CISA certification has been a globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems audit, control, and security professionals since 1978. If you're looking to acquire one of the top IS security credentials, CISA is the comprehensive study guide you need.

Dare To Lead - Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (Paperback): Brene Brown Dare To Lead - Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (Paperback)
Brene Brown 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.

Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”

Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback): Richard Mulholland Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback)
Richard Mulholland 1
R180 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R32 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

“We need to innovate!” - every CEO ever!

Innovation is not about changing your product, it’s about changing your mindset. It’s not about doing something new, it’s about stopping doing something old. This entire book rehashes these two lines in as many ways as ground-breaking (if you dropped him off a high platform wearing heavy shoes) business thinker Richard Mulholland was able to do in around 125 pages.

Changing the legacy mindset is not easy, but hot-damn, it’s worthwhile. Legacide, the book, hopes to do just that.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."

"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron

They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture... They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture (Paperback)
Douglas Kruger 1
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

This book offers 50 innovative ways of looking at your business as a long-term, dynamic, progressive entity. Here you will find 50 ways to ditch the atrophying forces and create an exponentially achieving, high-performance culture in your organisation.

Some rules help us, but some don’t. Do you know which to ditch? And do you know how to create a dynamic, learning culture that doesn’t rely on blind bureaucracy? Elon Musk did it with Tesla and Space-X. Pixar does it too. The Israeli Defence Force and US Navy SEALS have been doing it for decades, and their results have been astonishing.

In a world of exponential organisations, rule-bound dinosaurs will fall and fade. But you don’t have to.

They’re your rules. Break them!

Business Cases (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers Business Cases (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers; Hannie Badenhorst-Weiss, Barney Erasmus, Rigard Steenkamp, Johan Strydom, … 2
R361 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R32 (9%) In stock

Written for first-year Business Management students, Business Cases second edition contains case studies which illustrate how business management theory is applied to local and international organisations.

Management (Paperback, 5th Edition): Gavin Staude, Lynette Louw Management (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Gavin Staude, Lynette Louw; Mattheus Louw, Sandra Perks, Trevor Amos, … 2
R534 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R60 (11%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

The focus of Management 5th edition is to establish the vital competencies of communication; planning and financial management; teamwork; strategic action; global awareness; and emotional intelligence as a necessity to the foundation of management practice.

The text prepares students for the workplace within the field of management using practical examples and experiential exercises so that they can apply this knowledge. Management 5e is an introductory text written for students who are studying general management as part of an undergraduate course, either at a university or a university of technology.

The fifth edition of Management includes:

  • A chapter opening case study to familiarise students with the theoretical concepts covered in the particular chapter as well as indicating how these concepts apply in the business world.
  • Managerial competency features and competency development exercises to prepare students for advancing in their management studies and to prep ar e them for the workplace within this field.
  • Contemporary management in practice and South African insight features that offer practical examples and experiential exercises to give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter to test students understanding of the content covered.
Tribe of Mentors - Short Life Advice From the Best in the World (Paperback): Timothy Ferriss Tribe of Mentors - Short Life Advice From the Best in the World (Paperback)
Timothy Ferriss 3
R365 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R79 (22%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, bestselling author and podcast guru Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.

You will learn:

- The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often

- Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk and Dan Gable

- How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests

- The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and others

- The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life . . . and how you can use the lesson

- Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks ‘pursue your passion’ is terrible advice

- How Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller

- Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts

- Astrophysicist Janna Levin’s unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities

- Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning

TIM FERRISS is one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Business People’ and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba and more. He is also the author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef and Tools of Titans. The Observer and other media have named him ‘the Oprah of audio’ due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads.

Fundamentals Of Project Management - Tools And Techniques (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Rory Burke Fundamentals Of Project Management - Tools And Techniques (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Rory Burke 2
R425 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R94 (22%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

Fundamentals of Project Management 2nd edition has been written as a comprehensive explanation on how to use the special project management tools and techniques, processes, plans and methodologies. The text is supported with plenty of worked examples, exercises and multi choice questions (MCQs).

The content of this book has been updated to include the new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) sixth edition (2018) and the latest edition of the Association of Project Management's Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) sixth edition (2012).

Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd): S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G.... Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd)
S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G. Roodt 2
R686 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R121 (18%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

The third revised edition of Organisational Behaviour: Global and Southern African Perspectives is based on the best-selling 15th global edition by Stephen Robbins and Timothy Judge. This edition has been updated to reflect current research findings from a global and a local perspective, and looks at the individual, group and organisational levels.

Key features in this edition include:

  • A unique four-tier model explains the contextual issues and the challenges that South African organisations are facing.
  • Important terminology is explained in side notes and is included in a glossary.
  • Case incidents that look at the South African context are paired with questions to stimulate critical thinking and the application of theory.
  • Perennial issues in South African organisations, such as ethics and diversity, are integrated with other themes throughout the book.

There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:

  • Updated local and international research data reflect current trends in organisational behaviour.
  • New relevant cases look at South African companies and the issues that today's organisations face.
  • Industry-specific examples are highlighted and dealt with in 'OB in the news', 'Myth or science', 'OB in a global context', 'From concepts to skills' and 'Point-counterpoint' discussions.
  • Summaries and sections on implications for managers emphasise the practical application of concepts in the workplace.
  • Questions for review, experiential exercises and ethical dilemmas stimulate student engagement.
Management Principles - A Contemporary Edition For Africa (Paperback, 6th Edition): P.J. Smit, M.J. Vrba, T. Botha Management Principles - A Contemporary Edition For Africa (Paperback, 6th Edition)
P.J. Smit, M.J. Vrba, T. Botha 2
R689 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R112 (16%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

The business environment changes constantly, and so too must the approaches to managing a business organisation successfully. Among the plethora of management theories, each proposing that it provides the best solution to optimising an organisation, a few have stood the test of time and are considered principles that all modern managers should know and be able to apply.

Management Principles: A Contemporary Edition For Africa focuses on these core management principles. It provides learners with a sound knowledge of the business environment, how to manage scarce resources, and the functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling.

The book also highlights the importance of sound decision-making, information management, optimising a diverse workforce, managing different organisational cultures, managing people (individuals, groups and teams) and business ethics.

Human resource management (Paperback, 4th ed): Trevor Amos, Noel Pearse, Liezel Ristow, Adrian Ristow Human resource management (Paperback, 4th ed)
Trevor Amos, Noel Pearse, Liezel Ristow, Adrian Ristow
R539 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R82 (15%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

People and their effective management are key to sustainable organisations. The authors of Human resource management, now in its fourth edition, combine their respective experience from both academia and the workplace to provide a balanced and useful book that covers the key principles for the effective management of people. The book has a sound theoretical base, which includes a wide range of topics from areas such as the human resource management function, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, leadership, labour legislation and labour relations. Furthermore, there are self-awareness exercises to assist readers in applying theory to their own insight. For those wanting to test their knowledge, each chapter contains multiple-choice questions. The five case studies at the end of the book create a further opportunity for readers to develop their ability to practically manage people. As with previous editions, the book has been written and designed in a user-friendly style and format and it available with a slideshow for each chapter.

We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback): Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback)
Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding 1
R280 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R51 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

GOOGLE Search: my job makes me...

- my job makes me miserable
- my job makes me depressed and anxious
- my job makes me cry
- my job makes me sick to my stomach
- my job makes me suicidal
- my job makes me feel worthless
- my job makes me angry
- my job makes me drink

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING?!!! This was the authors' immediate reaction when they saw these prompts from Google (so many people had previously searched all of these that Google assumed they were going to as well). Consider how many millions of people need to have typed in these particular statements relating to their jobs for this to occur?

Are you feeling uncomfortable as you read them? Either because you feel the same way, or because you lead, own or work in a business full of people and if you’re brutally honest with yourself you may realise that this is quite possibly exactly how they feel. Do you have any tangible or quantifiable measure for how much this may be enhancing or diminishing your business bottom line? Most importantly, do you know what to do to meaningfully impact this? To create that work doesn’t suck! (step 1) And even better, is AWESOME! (step 2).

Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding are the co-founders of Still Human. They help businesses around the world remain relevant by creating exceptional employee experiences and being innovation-ready always, ultimately becoming Companies Behaving Awesomely.

Project Management in Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Theuns Oosthuizen, Rob Venter Project Management in Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Theuns Oosthuizen, Rob Venter
R525 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R59 (11%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

Project Management in Perspective (second edition) introduces the fundamentals of project management.

The approach is interdisciplinary and ensures that the essential processes are thoroughly covered and relevant to various business contexts. The title is written for undergraduate courses offered by departments of Business Management and Logistics Management at universities and universities of technology.

Features:

  • Keywords and concepts are cleary defined.
  • 'Food for thought' boxes illustrate the theory and engage the reader.
  • Exercises in each chapter provide opportunities to gain practical experience.
  • Case studies have been updated.
  • Includes new perspectives and ideas regarding Project Management.
  • Reflection boxes provide opportunity for students to assess the knowledge they've gained.
Project Management for Engineering, Business, and Technology (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn Project Management for Engineering, Business, and Technology (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn
R1,980 Discovery Miles 19 800 In stock

There is an ever-growing need for better project management within the disciplines of engineering, business and technology and this new edition is a direct response to that need. By emphasizing practical applications, this book targets the ultimate purpose of project management; to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders to accomplish the overall project goal.

The book encompasses the essential background material required, from philosophy to methodology, before presenting concepts and techniques for practical application on topics including:

  • project initiation and proposals
  • scope and task definition
  • scheduling
  • budgeting
  • risk analysis.

The new edition has been updated to provide closer alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for more ease of use alongside PMI qualifications and covers the latest developments in project management methodologies.

Supplemented by brand new case studies from engineering and technology projects, as well as improved instructor support materials, this text is an ideal resource and reference for anyone studying or practicing project management within engineering or business environments.

Successful Project Management - (South African Edition) (Paperback): Nishani Harinarain, Jack Gido, Jim Clements Successful Project Management - (South African Edition) (Paperback)
Nishani Harinarain, Jack Gido, Jim Clements
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Successful Project Management is intended for students as well as for working professionals and volunteers. The book is designed to present the essential skills readers need to make effective contributions and to have an immediate impact on the accomplishment of projects in which they are involved. It prepares students with marketable and transferrable skills and sends them into the workforce ready to apply project management knowledge and skills. Students using this text learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, and the real-world vignettes, including local ones from South Africa and Africa, give students first-hand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice activities reinforce concepts critical to project management success.

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