Fast Track to Business Success (Collection)

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133087390
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 712
File size: 34 MB
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About 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.

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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