Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject. Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving. An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students A useful reference for managers A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.

Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies

Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies

Learn how to apply NLP to fine-tune life skills, build rapport, enhance communication, and become more persuasive One of the most exciting psychological techniques in use today, neuro-linguistic programming helps you model yourself on those-or, more accurately, the thought processes of those-who are stellar in their fields. Rooted in behavioral psychology of the 1970s, the concepts of NLP are now common to such diverse areas as business, education, sports, health, music and the performing arts-and have been instrumental in helping people change and improve their professional and personal lives. In this handy, informative guide, you will acquire a basic toolkit of NLP techniques, with advice on the NLP approach to goal-setting, as well as insights on how you think, form mental strategies, manage emotional states, and, finally, understand the world. With new content on new code NLP, symbolic modeling, clean language in the workplace and energetic NLP-techniques developed after the first edition Includes updated information throughout and two new chapters: Dipping into Modeling and Making Change Easier Not simply a guide to reprogramming your negative or habitual thoughts, this practical, down-to-earth introduction to NLP is the first step to fulfilling personal and professional ambitions and achieving excellence in every sphere of your life.

Business Plans For Dummies

Business Plans For Dummies

Your one-stop guide to creating a winning business plan from scratch Whether you're starting a new business or growing an established one, you'll need a solid business plan to get you where you want to go. Revised for today's rocky economic climate, this edition of the UK's bestselling business plan guide gives you what you need to map out your business strategy and stay on course – including a complete sample plan that you can easily adapt for your business! Chart your course – assess the current state of your business and where you'd like to take it, and establish clear, achievable objectives Get to know your customers – learn the latest techniques for getting a better idea of who your customers are and what they want Scope out the competition – find out who your competitors are and what it'll take to get your share of the market pie (and theirs) Sort out your finances – construct a value chain, examine your cash flow and calculate a sensible budget Enter the Dragons' Den – convince bankers, investors, venture capitalists and other funding sources your business is a good investment Read the tea leaves – learn to decipher changing cultural, political and technological trends and to alter your strategies as needed Open the book and find: Tips on developing a sure-fire business strategy How to set realistic objectives Forecasting and budgeting strategies Keys to writing a motivational mission statement How to decipher the latest consumer trends Advice on building your brand and brand loyalty Tips for seeing and seizing opportunities before the competition Ways to adapt your plan to economic change Learn to: Prepare a watertight business strategy Assess the marketplace Devise a sensible forecast and budget

Business NLP For Dummies

Business NLP For Dummies

Achieve business success with Neuro-linguistic Programming People around the globe use NLP to improve their communication skills, build rapport, make positive changes, and accomplish their goals. When used in a business context, NLP techniques can transform both your own and your team’s performances. This practical guide to NLP at work will help you increase your flexibility, become more influential, and achieve professional success, whatever your career. • Use NLP techniques in the workplace – overcome barriers to success and develop a winning mindset • Build effective working relationships – improve your communication skills and create rapport with your colleagues • Lead people to perform – enhance your ability to inspire peak performance • Make changes that drive success – set and achieve ambitious goals

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities

Managing For Dummies

Managing For Dummies

If you're having trouble motivating your employees, need to resolve a conflict, or want to learn how to better monitor your employees’ performance, this straight-forward guide will take you step by step through every aspect of managing. Packed with expert advice on team-building, communication skills, identifying talented employees, and letting go of staff, Managing for Dummies takes the stress out of what can be an intimidating and high-pressured job. The book will be adapted from the current US edition of Managing for Dummies. Existing content will be revised to reflect essential UK information including: UK-specific case studies, including references to recognisable UK businesses UK business practice, including ethics, employee and employers rights and responsibilities, hiring and firing - with reference to UK law UK websites UK financial information

Management For Dummies, UK Edition

Management For Dummies, UK Edition

Make your mark in the world of management Good management is vital to the success of every business but being a good manager isn't always easy. This book offers you expert advice on hiring the right staff, building effective teams, resolving office politics and maintaining your own work/life balance. Inside you'll find examples and guidance to help you identify the styles of management you need to succeed and to deal with the challenges of being a manager today. Be the best – learn great techniques for coaching, mentoring and inspiring your employees to perform at their best Get to the point – set goals and targets, and discover how to manage people and projects Connect with others – use effective communication skills and discover the best ways to convey your messages Get political – assess a wide range of management risks and learn key techniques for dealing with office politics Become a 21st-century manager – harness the power of technology and use it to help with budgeting and accounting Open the book and find: How to take the first steps into management Advice on being a truly great interviewer Techniques on developing and mentoring employees Guidance on juggling priorities Why understanding your stakeholders is vital A guide to 21st-century functions of management Learn to: Use the latest management techniques, tools and technology Develop leadership skills and integrate them into your management style Manage a business and team through difficult times Become a great global manager

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies

Use Lean Six Sigma to transform your business. Lean Six Sigma is a powerful method for improving both theefficiency and quality of projects and operations. In this newbook, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummiesshows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and managecontinual change in your organization. You'll learn to design aroadmap for transformation that's tailored to your businessobjectives; develop and implement processes that eliminate wasteand variation across the company; synchronize your supply chain;and successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma over time. Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies showsyou how to: Define your transformation objectives and create a bespoke'Transformation Charter' for your organization. Assess your company's readiness for transformation. Establish a 'Transformation Governance System' to help youmanage the transformation programme effectively. Bring your people with you! Plan and achieve the culturalchange needed to make the transformation process successful. Join up the dots between planning and effective execution withStrategy Deployment. Deploy a 'Continuous Improvement' toolkit to achieve everydayoperational excellence. Sustain the transformation programme and widen the scope acrossthe organization (including deploying to the supply chain). Adopt a 'Capability Maturity Approach' to drive businessimprovement – recognizing that change is a continuoustransformational journey, just as pioneers like Toyota havedone. Use a range of Lean Six Sigma Tools – using the righttools, at the right time (and in the right order!) enablescontinuous improvement by eliminating waste and processvariation.