Archive for the Book reviews Category

Appreciative Inquiry for change management by Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

My review of Appreciative Inquiry for change management by Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

Managing and leading people through organisational change – Julie Hodges

My review of Julie Hodges’ book – ‘Managing and leading people through organisational change’

Will it make the boat go faster?

“Will it make the boat go faster?” proved to be a powerful guiding question that guided the men’s coxed eight rowing team to an Olympic Gold Medal. This post looks at just how powerful that question can be to help us focus.

Freewriting – Accidental Genius

Accidental Genius

The art of creating something new can be difficult. Mark Levy’s ‘Accidental Genius’ looks at the process of freewriting for overcoming this blockage and then looks at how freewriting can be a useful tool for many other applications.

The power of introverts

On Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Business Model Innovation

A summary of an excellent workshop on Business Model Innovation – run by Corridor Connections at the Manchester Digital Development Agency on 12th July 2011

The Lean Startup

Eric Ries gave an excellent Authors@Google presentation on his forthcoming book, The Lean Startup.

Leading Change (Kotter) – Part 2

Change Programme Success

The ability to lead change is crucial, and this post looks at how to drive successful change according to Kotter’s ‘Leading Change’

Leading Change (Kotter) – Part 1

Change Programme Failure

The ability to lead change is crucial, and this post looks at why projects fail according to Kotter’s ‘Leading Change’

A Portfolio of ideas?

In the light of Seth Godin’s advice to “Poke the Box’ and implement our ideas, here are some musings about how we can treat our multitude of ideas like an investment portfolio.

Poke the Box

You can’t optimise your way to surprising growth and many industries face extinction as a consequence of stifling innovation; Poke the Box is a manifesto from Seth Godin which examines what we need to do.

Getting Things Done

The multitude of simple decisions each day (what to do with that email, what do do next, what to say yes to and what to say no to) are what makes our visions and goals happen. This article looks at some of the basics of David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) approach.

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