Using Conflict in Organizations Carsten DeDreu  
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Challenging the common belief that conflict in groups and organizations should be prevented or resolved to maintain or enhance performance, Using Conflict in Organizations offers an alternative perspective by presenting the increasing knowledge on how conflict can enhance individual achievement, the quality of group decision-making and productivity in organizations.

Part One provides a general framework which links conflict management to performance and shows how this relationship can be understood. The second and third parts develop and illustrate this framework in a series of thematic chapters. Part Two focuses on performance following intragroup conflict, covering topical areas such as dissent, groupthink a

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Spielräume. Projektmanagement jenseits von Burn-out, Stress und Effizienzwahn. Tom DeMarco  
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Jeder kennt diese Situation Ein Berg von Arbeit wartet jeden Morgen darauf,erledigt zu werden. Jeden Tag arbeiten wir diesen Berg ab und haben keineZeit für etwas anderes keine Zeit zum Planen, keine Zeit für Analysen,für Erfindungen, für Training, für die Entwicklung von Strategien, zumNachdenken - oder schlicht zum Mittagessen. Wie aber sollen vor allem Managerjetzt auch noch flexibel auf die Anforderungen des Marktes reagieren? Wiesollen sie die Ausrichtung ihres Unternehmens den Veränderungen im Marktanpassen? Die Antwort darf nicht sein "Keine Zeit!" Tom DeMarco zeigtin seinem neuen Buch, wie Manager ihre Organisationen sehr viel flexiblermachen können. Er vermittelt ihnen Strategien, wie sie Spielräume in denArbeitsalltag des Unternehmens einführen, damit es überlebensfähig bleibtund schnell auf Veränderungen reagieren kann. Tom DeMarco empfiehlt, bewußtmit Spielräumen umzugehen, statt wie besessen - vermeintlich im Interesseder Effizienz - auch noch die letzte Kreativität zu streichen.

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The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative Stephen Denning  
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In his best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., former World Bank executive and master storyteller Stephen Denning used a tale to show why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders. Now, in this hands-on guide, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Whoever you are in the organization CEO, middle management, or someone on the front lines you can lead by using stories to effect change. Filled with myriad examples, A Leader’s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. The right kind of story at the right time, can make an organization “stunningly vulnerable” to a new idea.

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Gras unter meinen Füßen: Eine ungewöhnliche Einführung in die Gestalttherapie Bruno-Paul deRoeck  
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Gras unter meinen Füßen Eine ungewöhnliche Einführung in die Gestalttherapie. Tb

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The Philosophy Book. Dk  
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This is an innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought. To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - "The Philosophy Book" changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. "The Philosophy Book" untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics. It covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion.

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The Psychology Book. DK  
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All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature "The Psychology Book" clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area. If you're fascinated by the human mind then "The Psychology Book" will get you thinking.

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Negotiating for Dummies Michael C. Donaldson, Mimi Donaldson  
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Unless you live alone in a cave, you spend a good part of each day negotiating – with your boss, your staff, your vendors, or clients, with your spouse, your kids, and even your neighbor with the rambunctious rottweiler. Negotiating is all about getting what you want in life. And whether it’s closing a multimillion-dollar deal, buying a home, or debating body-piercings with your teenager, the basic negotiating skills required are always the same.  You’d be surprised how quickly you can master those skills, with the right coach to guide you, and you’d be amazed at how you’re life can be transformed once you do.

Get ready to be transformed. Negotiating For Dummies offers a new approach to getting what you want in life, based on personal integrity and persuasion, not tricks and coercion. In plain English, master negotiators Michael and Mimi Donaldson explain the six steps to successful negotiations and arm you with tested-in-the-trenches techniques that help you: Get people to do what you want without threats or deceitAlways negotiate from a position of strengthAchieve win-win results in every negotiationBuild trust, goodwill, and mutual respectCommunicate more clearly and effectivelyAdvance your careerReduce stress in your everyday life

Stop spinning your wheels in endless debate and miscommunication. Discover how much easier and more rewarding life can be once you’ve mastered the simple, easy-to-master methods for: Identifying your values and creating a mission statementDeveloping a plan based on thorough research and putting it into actionSetting limits and sticking to themMaintaining your emotional distanceFine-tuning your listening skillsCommunicating clearly and handling hot -button issues with graceReading signs of resistance and receptivityDressing for successMonitoring and controlling your body languageClosing the deal

How well you do, how happy you are , and whether you get what you want, or get passed over, have a lot to do with how good a negotiator you are. Let Negotiating For Dummies show you how to become a master negotiator.

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The Lost Art Of The Great Speech: How To Write One - How To Deliver It Dowis  
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"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches—eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

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Effective Coaching: Lessons from the Coach's Coach Myles Downey  
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'Effective Coaching' shows both managers and professional coaches how to 'get the best out of their team' using practices that have made the author Myles Downey one of Europe's foremost business coaches.

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The Effective Executive P F Drucker  
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The measure of the executive, Peter Drucker reminds us, is the ability to 'get the right things done'. Usually this involves doing what other people have overlooked, as well as avoiding what is unproductive.

He identifies five talents as essential to effectiveness, and these can be learned; in fact, they must be learned just as scales must be mastered by every piano student regardless of his natural gifts. Intelligence, imagination and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that convert these into results.

One of the talents is the management of time. Another is choosing what to contribute to the particular organization. A third is knowing where and how to apply your strength to best effect. Fourth is setting up the right priorities. And all of them must be knitted together by effective decision-making.

How these can be developed forms the main body of the book. The author ranges widely through the annals of business and government to demonstrate the distinctive skill of the executive. He turns familiar experience upside down to see it in new perspective. The book is full of surprises, with its fresh insights into old and seemingly trite situations.

* A timeless classic from Peter F. Drucker, one of the world's leading management thinkers.
* Identifies five talents essential to effectiveness
* A bestseller in the Drucker Classic Collection

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slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte  
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No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.

Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to:
Connect with specific audiencesTurn ideas into informative graphicsUse sketching and diagramming techniques effectivelyCreate graphics that enable audiences to process information easilyDevelop truly influential presentationsUtilize presentation technology to your advantage

Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced — and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.

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