Fast Track to Business Success (Collection) [NOOK Book]

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Master Powerful New Ways to Manage Innovation, Projects, People, and Performance!

Three great books present breakthrough techniques for managing innovation, projects, people, and business performance! Innovation: Fast Track to Success presents a practical framework for identifying new commercial opportunities and developing new and better ways of doing things. This integrated framework helps you get all six key elements of innovation right: ...
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Fast Track to Business Success (Collection)

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Overview

Master Powerful New Ways to Manage Innovation, Projects, People, and Performance!

Three great books present breakthrough techniques for managing innovation, projects, people, and business performance! Innovation: Fast Track to Success presents a practical framework for identifying new commercial opportunities and developing new and better ways of doing things. This integrated framework helps you get all six key elements of innovation right: planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance. Project Management: Fast Track to Success shows how to adapt and simplify project management tools and techniques to make them maximally relevant to modern business operational activities. Finally, in Managing People & Performance: Fast Track to Success, David Ross shows how to get the best possible performance out of every member of your team, whatever their personality or skillset. Ross shows how to build a high-performance team by gaining deep insight into each individual team member and motivating them to work together to deliver the results you need. Together, these three books will teach you the key skills you need to excel as a manager--and accelerate your career development!

From world-renowned leaders in optimizing business performance, including Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Patrick Harper-Smith, Simon Derry, and David Ross
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133087390
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 712
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Andy Bruce is Chief Executive of SofTools Limited, which developed a leading-edge web-based software platform sold through strategic partners to Nokia, Centrica, and Bayer. Previously a management consultant, he led corporate change projects for multinationals, small entrepreneurial firms, and public service organizations. His books include the bestselling Strategic Thinking and Project Management. David Birchall is coleader of the Future Work Forum at Henley Management College, a center of excellence for businesses concerned with the challenges of work in the future. Professor Birchall led the team that established Henley's virtual business school, which connects more than 6,000 learners and tutors worldwide. Patrick Harper-Smith is one of the founding directors of Project Leaders International Ltd. Simon Derry, also a director of Project Leaders International Ltd., is a professional consultant with more than 15 years experience working with leading organizations including Dell, Sun Microsystems, and the U.K.’s National Health Service. David Ross, one of the world’s leading authorities on executive coaching, established Performance Unlimited in 1991. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, holds an NLP Trainer Certificate, is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, and is a Master Time-Line Therapy Trainer.
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Table of Contents

Innovation

The Fast Track way ix

About the authors xii

A word of thanks from the authors xiv

Innovation Fast Track xvi

How to use this book xx

Fast-Track-Me.com xxi

A AWARENESS 1

1 Innovation in a nutshell 5

2 Innovation audit 17

B BUSINESS FAST TRACK 29

3 Fast Track top ten 33

4 Technologies 61

5 Implementing change 79

C CAREER FAST TRACK 93

6 The first ten weeks 97

7 Leading the team 115

8 Getting to the top 139

D DIRECTOR’S TOOLKIT 155

T1 Team innovation audit 159

T2 Integrated innovation framework 165

T3 Market and competitor scanning 169

T4 Creativity techniques 177

T5 Innovation project checklist 181

The Fast Track way 187

Glossary 189

Index 199

Project Management

The Fast Track Way vii

About the Authors x

A Word of Thanks from the Authors xii

Project Management Fast Track xiv

How To Use This Book xviii

Fast-Track-Me.com xix

A AWARENESS 1

1 Project Management in a Nutshell 5

2 Project Management Audit 19

B BUSINESS FAST TRACK 29

3 Fast Track Top Ten 33

4 Technologies 71

5 Implementing Change 89

C CAREER FAST TRACK 103

6 The First Ten Weeks 107

7 Leading the Team 131

8 Getting to the Top 153

D DIRECTOR’S TOOLKIT 169

T1 Team Project Management Audit 173

T2 Planning Techniques 179

T3 Critical Path Analysis 191

T4 Risk Management 197

The Fast Track Way 201

Glossary 203

Index 209

Managing People & Performance

The Fast Track Way vii

About the Author x

A Word of Thanks from the Author xii

Managing People & Performance Fast Track xiv

How to Use this Book xviii

Fast-Track-Me.com xix

A Awareness 1

1 Performance Management in a Nutshell 5

2 Performance Management Audit 17

B Business Fast Track 27

3 Fast Track Top Ten 31

4 Technologies 73

5 Implementing Change 91

C Career Fast Track 107

6 The First Ten Weeks 111

7 Leading the Team 129

8 Getting to the Top 151

D Director’s Toolkit 169

T1 Performance Audit 173

T2 Team Audit 179

T3 Talent Passport 185

The Fast Track Way 197

Glossary 200

Index 206

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