The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working

The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working

Author: Barbara Allan

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783303960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 519

This book provides a straight forward and pragmatic guide to leadership, management and team working in contemporary library and information services. Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context; dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise and resources. This book translates theories in team work, management and leadership into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from current library and information workers globally. There is a focus on attitudes, values and practices that make for good leadership and management. The book covers: -analysing your environment, understanding culture and developing strategies -working in the senior team and making an impact -confident leadership and management, decision making, problem solving and managing crises -leading, managing and supervising your team, establishing working practices and conflict management -delegation, dealing with overload and evaluating outcomes -managing large and small projects and the people side of projects -innovation and management of the change process -communications, managing e-mails and text messages and effective use of social media -recruitment and selection and performance management -managing and leading complex teams including collaborative, multi-professional, partnership and virtual teams -budgeting, managing finances, tendering, crowdfunding and taking part in audits -managing work/life balance, coaching and mentoring, emotional intelligence, resilience and mindfulness. The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork is a book that a new or aspiring manager or team leader will use to guide them through the first few years in their new role. It will also provide guidance and support to new or aspiring directors of library services and help them to navigate their way through decision making and problem solving at senior levels. In addition, individual practitioners who are struggling to understand the management and leadership practices that they are experiencing may find that it helps them to make sense of their current environment.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Project Management

The No-Nonsense Guide to Project Management

Author: Barbara Allan

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783302031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 805

This book provides a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to project management which will enable library and information professionals to lead or take part in a wide range of projects from large-scale multi-organization complex projects through to relatively simple local ones. Barbara Allan has fully revised and updated her classic 2004 title, Project Management, to incorporate considerable developments during the past decade, including: the development and wide-scale acceptance of formal project management methodologies; the use of social media to communicate and disseminate information about projects and the large shift in the types of project library and information workers may be involved in. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Content covered includes: an introduction to project management, project workers and the library and information professiondifferent approaches to project management, the project cycle, the people side of projects and management of changediscussion of project methodologies, project management software, open source software, collaborative working software and use of social mediaproject initiation, communication, analysis and project briefsdeveloping project infra-structure, scheduling, working out the finances and carrying out a detailed risk analysisworking in partnerships, in diverse and virtual teams, and managing change. If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.

The No-nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries

The No-nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries

Author: Barbara Allan

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856048286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 807

This book is aimed at helping experienced trainers, as well as those who are still developing their skills, and provides guidance on the design and delivery of effective training courses with topics including: the people side of training; use of technologies to support training practices; different approaches to learning and teaching; planning and designing training; delivering training: face-to-face and blended learning; evaluation of training events and continuous improvement; and learning and development in the workplace. This guide uses case studies and examples of best practice from public, school, academic, special, and government libraries.

8 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Potential: A No Nonsense Guide for New and Experienced Leaders

8 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Potential: A No Nonsense Guide for New and Experienced Leaders

Author: P. J. Vanauken

Publisher:

ISBN: 1999246403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 882

Great leaders all have something in common. They never stop developing their leadership skills. Just like top athletes never stop practicing their sport, world renowned musicians continue to practice their instruments, great leaders are always looking for a way to be better. Whether you are just starting your leadership journey or are a leadership veteran, everyone has potential that is ready to be unlocked. Are you ready to have a high performing team? Are you ready for a team that can solve problems on their own and outperform everyone around them? They can not do it without excellent leadership. Be the leader they need and deserve.8 Keys is immediately practical with no fluff and no filler. What you read today will make you better tomorrow ... if you are ready to put the skills into practice!8 Keys is approachable and within reach of a new leader, but the material is not basic. The first principles can probably be applied within days. At the same time, this book can be used to guide leadership choices for years and years to come.The 8 Keys: *10 Principles of Leadership: Build a Solid Foundation *Communication Styles: Enhance your communication by speaking the same language *Emotional Intelligence: Deal better with stress and build better relationships *Politics and Decision Making: How to win at politics and feel good about it *Strategic Communication: Achieve your vision *Management Excellence: Turning management traps into tools *Translate the Big Picture: Get your team working on the right things the right way *Advocate for Your Team: Get the best for your team and your company

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building

Author: Arthur Pell

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241885765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

View: 173

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team-Building shows first-time managers and employees how to work together as a smooth, well-oiled machine. The book shows how to: -- Avoid and manage conflict. Inspire creativity. -- Coax employees to help team members who aren't performing. -- Get everyone to pitch in. -- Gain unprecedented results and make the team enjoy going to work.

The Real-Life MBA

The Real-Life MBA

Author: Jack Welch

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 0008313679

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 288

View: 895

The founders of the Jack Welch Management Institute, a fully accredited online MBA program, present a guide to overcoming modern business challenges, with recommendations for creating effective strategies, leading others, and building a thriving career.

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2017

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2017

Author: AECOM

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351780827

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 612

View: 378

A general upgrade, with good external works site cost models, strong on composite items and more measured works. Now in its 36th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2017 offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and landscape costs. It covers all the items to be found in hard and soft landscape contracts, and forms an indispensable reference book for quantity surveyors, landscape architects, contractors and local authority managers – essential for compiling estimates, specifications, bills of quantities and works schedules – no matter what the size of the project being undertaken. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2017 edition until the end of December 2017. We now provide a VitalSource® ebook, giving a versatile and powerful online data viewing package. This NRM edition includes the following new and significantly developed items: Acoustic fencing Architectural metalwork Block and beam systems Culverts Deep Concrete manholes to 3 m Headwalls Pre-cast steps New retaining walls And green roofs and sportsfields have now been broken down into details, rather than presented as a lump sum. All the standard features that you expect from SPON'S EXTERNAL WORKS AND LANDSCAPE PRICE BOOK remain: material and measured work prices covering contract items from preliminaries and site clearance and encompassing the core external works activities with full breakdowns into labour, materials and other components detailed guidance on wage rates, landscape consultants’ fee scales an extensive Approximate Estimates section for rapid spot estimating updated, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk.

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2018

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2018

Author: AECOM

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351607780

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 636

View: 686

This year the rates in the book include contractor’s overheads and profit, making the book easier for design and planning professionals. Now in its 37th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2018 offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and landscape costs. It covers all the items to be found in hard and soft landscape contracts, and forms an indispensable reference book for quantity surveyors, landscape architects, contractors and local authority managers – essential for compiling estimates, specifications, bills of quantities and works schedules – no matter what the size of the project being undertaken. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with a VitalSource® ebook of this 2018 edition. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2018. This NRM edition includes the following new items: BEGA external lighting Build-ups for Wienerberger Dutch paving bricks SUDS paving Alternative french drainage systems Pop-up power Porcelain paving Portland stone paving Portland stone walls and cladding And new Cost Models for commercial housing and civic environments. All the standard features that you expect from SPON'S EXTERNAL WORKS AND LANDSCAPE PRICE BOOK remain: material and measured work prices covering contract items from preliminaries and site clearance and encompassing the core external works activities with full breakdowns into labour, materials and other components detailed guidance on wage rates, landscape consultants’ fee scales an extensive Approximate Estimates section for rapid spot estimating updates, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

Leadership For Dummies

Leadership For Dummies

Author: John Marrin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470973005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 529

Do you find yourself being asked to lead others but have no idea where to start? Do you lead a team spread across different offices or even continents? In this no-nonsense guide to leadership you will find answers to crucial questions like: what is leadership? And what style of leadership should I be using? You'll discover how to lead your friends whilst remaining their friend; how to lead change in a way that people accept and understand; when and where to draw the line; and how to reflect on your experiences to become a better and more effective leader. Only a lucky few of us are natural born leaders. It takes time and effort to develop a range of leadership styles which work for you and those around you as well as discovering how to become comfortable leading others. Leadership can be a lonely occupation; Leadership For Dummies is your ideal companion. John Marrin explores the fine line between managing and leading and the book is full of tips for making the most of your leadership experiences and how to cope with the dilemmas and discomfort all leaders at some point experience.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317533597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 346

Construction project management requires a broad range of knowledge, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This practical no-nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

It's Our Ship

It's Our Ship

Author: Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446199664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 717

The story of Captain Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the Benfold into a model of naval efficiency, with amazing cost savings, the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, and a highly motivated and top performing crew. In IT'S YOUR SHIP, he first demonstrated how to bring his successful management techniques from the ship to the boardroom. Now, in his newest book IT'S OUR SHIP, in the same rugged, can-do voice, Abrashoff will focus on the leadership, motivational, and management insights and tips that he has learned from his last six years of addressing business and corporate audiences. Abrashoff's timely advice will be eminently prescriptive, and will feature anecdotes and insights from leaders of businesses large and small and from public and non-profit sectors.

Spon's Architect's and Builders' Price Book 2016

Spon's Architect's and Builders' Price Book 2016

Author: AECOM

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498749411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 826

View: 490

Strong output demand over the last year has stretched the industry. The issues are being felt by all firms across the delivery chain – from clients to subcontractors. Capacity constraints almost always manifest themselves in prices. Increased tender prices have become the primary symptom of these supply-side issues. The main driver of new work output growth over the last 18 months is slowing. Both the public and private housing sectors are quickly reversing all of their recent upward trends when looked at on a yearly growth basis. The counterpoint to this is that the yearly growth figures are still positive, meaning that new work continues to flow. SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2016, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2016 edition until the end of December 2016. We now provide SPON’S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package -- online or offline on your PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet. You can browse and search the content across all the price books you own, make notes and highlights and share these notes with other users. Major changes have been made to this 141st edition: For the first time, plant prices have been separated out in the measured works section. As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including: Two new cost models for a stand-alone private patient ward within a larger hospital complex, and an extra care home An expanded range of ACO drainage channels Precast concrete ‘Perfect Manholes’ by CPM Shower-wall laminated panelling walling An expanded range of architectural pre-finished blockwork ... along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK: 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups. Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items. Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses. Updated, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk Other titles in the Spon’s Price Book Series: SPON’S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK 2016 SPON’S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2016 SPON’S EXTERNAL WORKS AND LANDSCAPE PRICE BOOK 2016