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Tomorrow, Gower is sponsoring and attending PMI Synergy 2012 at Indig02, London. You will find Jonathan Norman (Publishing Director) and Anton Clark (Marketing) on stand S-9, who will be displaying a bumper crop of project management books from industry experts, along with a special prize giveaway. Please do come by the stand and say hello.
Synergy is a celebration of project management. Held on International Project Management Day in London, the event will inform, educate, entertain and provide great networking opportunities. Proudly, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
We are proud to be part of such an important and influential event and very much hope to see you tomorrow.
Jean Binder, author of Global Project Management (Awarded ‘best of the best’ Project Management Book by the Project Management Institute 2008), will participate in the Congres de Management de Projet in Switzerland, and present the topic “Human Resource Management in Global Projects”.
Jean Binder, PMP, has more than 20 years of experience working in project environments, most of them living abroad and communicating in multi-cultural and multi-language environments. He has particular experience of managing global projects, having implemented collaborative tools and techniques in a number of global organisations.
The Presentation will be on Thursday 28th April 2011, 10:30 to 12:10 at The University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
We hope you have found the 2010 blog entries informative and our author insights useful. All our books have full chapters included on our website and we will continue to highlight items we hope will be of interest next year. To give you a taste of our range of books these are the titles we published in December. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.
Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce: From the GI Generation to the Millennials – For the first time in history, four distinct and very different generations are working together. Generational conflict is one of the last bastions of acceptable discrimination in today’s workplace.
Developing HR Talent – In this book the authors describe best practice in talent management for the HR function. They share, and guide you thorough, their model for successful HR development, and point you to potential solutions and good practice which has worked for other companies.
Project Sponsorship – David West explains the roles and skills that lie at the heart of effective sponsorship. His book includes exercises, examples and case histories from the real world of projects.
The Project Risk Maturity Model – Martin Hopkinson has developed The Project Risk Maturity Model into a robust framework, and this book allows you to access and apply his insights and experience.
Project Politics: A Systematic Approach to Managing Complex Relationships – For all management professionals who recognize the importance of politics in the workplace and wish to be armed with the tools to make a difference, Project Politics will provide the foundation.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Mobile Telecommunications in a High-Speed World – Why pay thousands of dollars to consultancies to separate the wheat from the chaff with respect to 3G when you can read this book.
Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs – Written by a team of researchers based in prestigious business schools and universities on almost every continent, this important book begins the process of discovering why and how female driven business start-ups often seem to spontaneously emerge in adverse environments.
Risk and Security
Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Why it occurs and what to do about it – Although increasing attention has been paid to it, there are no signs that crime and corruption in organizations is decreasing, so if you’re a manager or government policy maker, and your mandate is to reduce crime and corruption, where do you start?
Exploiting Future Uncertainty: Creating value from risk – Whatever the future holds, one thing is sure: nothing is certain except uncertainty. Prediction is always hard, especially about the future, but the biggest risk is not taking any risk at all.
Sustainable Growth in a Post-Scarcity World – Sadler describes how many goods and services have moved from relative scarcity to relative abundance, and asks how this trend can be reconciled with the global issues of population growth and climate change.
Governance and Leadership
MisLeadership: Prevalence, Causes and Consequences – From this passionately argued, but well reasoned perspective, leaders, the led and those responsible for leadership development will gain an insight into the prevalence and causes of misleadership and into ways in which it can be identified and overcome.
Proactive Law for Managers: A hidden source of competitive advantage – Savvy managers no longer look at contracts and the law reactively but use them proactively to reduce their costs, minimize their risks, secure key talent, collaborate to innovate, protect intellectual property, and create value for their customers that is superior to that offered by competitors.
Talent Management in the Developing World - explores how the policies, systems and procedures that have been successful within national boundaries are inadequate to meet the value propositions of completely different and diverse people working in different countries, cultures, legal and socio-economic environments. In fact they may be dysfunctional to talent management.
Publishing from Your PhD - precisely focuses on providing early career researchers with emotional and collegial support that is often not available in academe.
Understanding Work-Based Learning – an important book for anyone who wants to make the most of work-based learning: employees, employers, educationalists, policy makers and researchers. It sheds light on ways of giving full-time employees the chance to take up learning opportunities which are of the same level and rigour as those on offer to the full time student.
We’re delighted to annouce that another award has been presented to David Hillson (the Risk Doctor, to those who know his consultancy) and a prolific Gower author (Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude, Managing Group Risk Attitude, Managing Risk in Projects and Exploiting Future Uncertainty). David has won the ’Risk Personality of the Year’ award from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Risk Management Professional magazine.
The winner is someone whose experience and expertise enables them to effectively promote the message of strong risk management, and who provides inspiration to their peers.
We have never produced a round up of our books on this blog and so I am listing the latest batch to show how wide and diverse our expert authors range – so do keep following this blog because there will be a link/article or extract of interest to you.
New Demographics New Workspace - how we plan design and equip offices says a great deal about an organisation.
Making Ecopreneurs - what distinguishes green entrepreneurs from others?
The Business of Europe is Politics - it is essential that leaders of industry and finance within the EU know what is going on.
The Guide to Learning and Study Skills - guidance for students on learning within a blended environment.
Project Oriented Leadership – projects need leaders who can give them vision and identity, and keep stakeholders on board.
Complex Adaptive Leadership - a broader approach to leadership is needed in increasing uncertain times.
Disruptive Business - creating innovation outcomes of value to others.
A Short Guide to Customs Risk – is exactly what it says on the tin!