This is the companion volume to Brain of the Firm and addresses the nature of viable systems, those capable of surviving. It does not use the neurophysiological basis elucidated in brain, but develops the same theory from first principles. This book declares that every enterprise is a system, and in particular must be a viable system. Viability is not just a matter of economic solvency; we need laws that govern the capacity of any enterprise to maintain independent existence.
Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country’s wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
The CMI has also developed a new Management 2020 Benchmarking Tool to shine a spotlight on the areas identified by the Commission. Completely free to use, managers can assess their organisation and see how they compare to the national average.
It provides a tailored read-out for any organisation, allowing them to identify specific areas for improvement and participants will be invited to review and track their progress after a year.
Leadership, conflict management and understanding group behaviour are among the many subjects covered in this ‘hands-on’ guide. Wrote Business Executive magazine: ‘While much has been written about building teams in an attempt to get people to start working together, less has been said about what happens next during the performing or teamworking stage. Fleming helps redress the imbalance’.
The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education - A More than Sound Podcast
In the upcoming release, The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education,Peter Senge and Daniel Goleman provide educators with a solid rationale for incorporating focus-related skill sets in the classroom. The two conducted a webinar recently to discuss the three types of focus they describe in the book: self awareness, empathy, and an understanding of our relationship with the world around us. In this episode of the podcast we’ll share an excerpt featuring Daniel Goleman.
The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today′s changing corporate culture This is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it′s important, how to evaluate your organization′s culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real–world case studies.