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In addition to the wealth of knowledge found in their books, Gower’s expert authors share their advice. The interviews, articles and tips stay on this page for a short while before appearing on the book title page itself so keep an eye on this page for new items.

 

 

The new Bullies Beware Corporation

In light of the recent fallout between the BBC and the presenter of one of its flagship programmes, Anne-Marie Quigg, author of Bullying in the Arts and The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, explores the issue of tackling bullying in the workplace and why the BBC has taken a step in the right direction..

 

Build Digital workplaces Fit for the Future

In her latest piece for CMS Wire, Elizabeth Marsh, author of The Digital Renaissance of Work, outlines 7 insightful steps for building a digital workplace fit for the future.

 

The Pivotal Role of the Operational Leader

Greg Park, author of Collaborative Wisdom, discusses operational leadership in his article for Developing Leaders

 

Why Europe should embrace design attitude

In his recent article for Design for Europe, Kamil Michlewski author of Design Attitude explains why Europe really needs to be embracing design attitude!

 

New approved persons regime spotlights on Integrated Assurance

In her recent article for Association of Financial Mutuals, Vicky Kubitscheck author of Integrated Assurance discusses the new PRA Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) and FCA new Approved Person Regime (APR).

 

What sparks the idea to create a business? How do you make the business happen?

In her recent article for New Design magazine Claire T. Tomlins, author of What’s Your Business? , explores how to implement your design strategy successfully to express your business’ ethos, goals and image to ensure a successful and smooth running organisation.

 

Banking: Enabling Trade.

Alexander Malaket, author of Financing Trade and International Supply Chains, discusses the financing of trade and cross-border supply chains within the banking industry.

 

Corporate Communications in a Collaborative Economy.

In his latest article for PRNews, Roger Hayes, author of Reframing the Leadership Landscape, explores the requirement for closer collaboration and a more holistic and inclusive mindset on the part of business leaders and their chief communication officers (CCOs).

 

Assessing the Risk Profile of a Project must take Account of its Degree of Complexity.

Robert Chapman, author of The Rules of Project Risk Management explores how complexity in projects is defined and the elements which need to be considered in order to reduce the number of significant project failures.

 

ESEI Stakeholder Management.

Lynda Bourne, author of Stakeholder Relationship Management discusses the Effective Stakeholder Engagement Initiative (ESEI™ - pronounced easy2), its two components and why it is probably the quickest way to create an organisational culture focused on achieving success based on mutually beneficial stakeholder engagement.

 

There are no shortcuts from Projects to Benefits.

Phil Driver, author of Validating Strategies demonstrates how the PRUB-Validate approach enables you, particularly if you are a Project or Programme Manager, to prove that your strategic Programme and Project Management (PPM) investments lead to worthwhile benefits.

 

For whose benefit? Reclaiming the role of users in projects.

Professor Darren Dalcher, series editor for Advances of Project Management and Fundamentals of Project Management series, explores how we can shape the project delivery process to reflect the needs and expectations of the ultimate users?.

 

Seven Questions to Shape the Risk Process.

David Hillson, author of Managing Risk in Projects lists the seven basic questions anyone facing a risky and important decision or project will need to answer.

 

Financial Planning - the traditional sociology of professions has been questioned and we are now in a period of post-professionalism.

Ken Bruce and Abdullahi D Ahmed discuss their book Conceptions of Professionalism in Business & Technical Management the journal of the Faculty of Professional Business and Technical Management.

 

The role of purchasing specialist has become more important, risky and in need of particular skills.

With the move away, particularly in the developed economies, to purchasing items higher up the value chain, the role of purchasing specialist has become more important, risky and in need of particular skills. Richard France, author of Finance for Purchasing Managers outlines the requirements of this specialism in a short article for the journal of The Institute of Management Specialists.

 

Stress to Impress

Drawing on the work of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Tony Bendell considers the role of the statistician in helping build anti-fragile systems and organisations.

 

Tricks of the Trade: Outsourcing Dos & Don’ts

Derek Parlour shares his top tips on Outsourcing in his latest article for Outsourcing Magazine

Is Multisourcing the Answer? That Depends on the Question...

Derek Parlour’s recent article for Outsource Magazine titled Is Multisourcing the Answer? That Depends on the Question... discusses the benefits of multi-sourcing.

 

Improving Corporate Memory as a Patient Safety Strategy

Lorri Zipperer – editor of Patient Safety and Knowledge Management in Healthcare – has written a guest blog for National Health Executive.

 

Design Leadership Authority and Writer

Raymond Turner, author of Design Leadership was recently interviewed by the Design Management Institute where he discusses design leadership and its value, importance and impact within organisations.

Insights from some of Ireland biggest business leaders

Raymond Turner’s recent article for the Irish Director discusses design leadership in light of the release of his new book.

 

Paying the Rent: The Risk Watch Column

Alan Waring’s recent article for Financial Mirror titled Paying the Rent discussing the current issues and risks in Cyprus concerning rent payment.

 

Emerging models for energy efficiency financing

Steven Fawkes has a very active blog with lots of interesting discussions. Here he discusses a flowering of innovation in contract forms and financial structures for energy contracts. Some have the potential to unlock a huge market and transform energy efficiency financing into a mainstream market. Steven takes a look at the emerging contract structures.

 

A direct marketing application

In the European Journal of Operational Research Kristof Coussement discusses how probability-mapping approaches are validated in a direct marketing setting.

 

Achieving Business Sustainability in a Turbulent Global Environment

2degrees article by Ian Chambers on Achieving Business Sustainability in a Turbulent Global Environment

 

How to Create a Best Practice Energy Management Strategy

Author webinar: by Kit Oung Tips on how to create a best practice energy management strategy

 

Paul Tunnah interviews John Ansell for Pharmaphorum

Read the article here

When Gurus Get it Wrong

Despite their high status, management gurus aren't always on point when it comes to pharma writes John Ansell in his article in Pharmaceutical Executive

 

Maneuvering in a Dynamic Global Payer Environment

In his article for pharmaphorum, Ed Schoonveld of ZS Associates offers an overview of recent changes and trends in the global payer environment.

Think Like a Payer

Ed Schoonveld’s article for PMLive, Think Like a Payer explains very succinctly exactly why it is imperative to build a payer perspective into your product development and pricing strategies.

 

 

Where to start with a security strategy

Studies by Perpetuity Research suggests that as few as 15% of organizations have a wholly convincing security strategy in place; rather an alarming statistic when you consider the environment within which business is operating, particularly international business. Perpetuity make available a free security strategy toolkit on their website; covering strategic analysis, strategy development and implementation, and strategic review. Martin Gill, Director at Perpetuity Research, is author of the chapter 'Motives for Fraud' in Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner's Handbook.