BOOK REVIEW: Six steps to successful strategy implementation

2017-02-16 05:01

Strategic leadership is being clear what your strategy is so you can decide how to prioritise goals and ensure you have the human capabilities to achieve them, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to turn adversity into advantage

2017-02-02 05:01

If you focus on what you need to do to succeed rather than your business crisis, you can turn obstacles into launching pads, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Make time a blank slate

2017-01-10 05:01

We work less than we think we do, and have more time than we think we have. We can allocate all that time as we choose - but not without effort, says Ian Mann.

The 5 (+ 1) best business books of 2016

2016-12-22 06:36

Fin24 ace reviewer Ian Mann takes us through some of 2016's best business reads.

BOOK REVIEW: Dreaming and living fearlessly

2016-12-06 06:25

Too many people believe that having a dream that you want badly enough is sufficient to attract it into reality. That is simply delusional, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The power of small stuff

2016-11-22 05:00

Applying life-enhancing principles in a 'Mindful' way can produce a salubrious corporate culture, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How digital technologies influence everyday ideas

2016-11-08 05:00

Open systems encourage the crosscutting meeting of ideas and might even promote more robust, public debate, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Could your business be a multisided platform?

2016-10-25 05:00

Matchmaker business models are much more complicated than they appear and have been misunderstood by business people and economists alike, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: 7 principles of work success

2016-09-20 09:57

Success is not the cause of happiness but its result, and finding anything at work that makes you feel happier will make you more productive, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Tips to work with virtual teams

2016-09-06 05:00

Direct, no-frills, straight-talk directions will go a long way to improve the effectiveness of your virtual teams, says Ian Mann.


BOOK REVIEW: Simplification can benefit every business

2017-02-09 05:01

What has made IKEA, McDonald's and Uber wildly successful? Ian Mann looks at two types of growth that flow from the exercise of simplification.

BOOK REVIEW: Technology of the future

2017-01-26 05:01

Most of the important technologies that will dominate our lives 30 years from now have not even been invented, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Get your business to do its job

2017-01-04 05:01

Customers don’t buy products or services: they pull them into their lives to resolve highly important, unsatisfied jobs that arise, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The rise of the gig work culture

2016-12-13 05:01

Having a diverse portfolio of work will be the new normal and being a full-time employee for a single employer the exception, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Happy workers mean healthier revenues

2016-11-29 05:00

Focusing on workplace happiness doesn’t cost the company money in the long run and ensures revenues will grow, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The psychology of successful persuasion

2016-11-15 07:08

You can harness proven psychological principles in an ethical way to get your message across and make it carry even greater weight, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How leaders benefit from humility

2016-11-01 05:00

Knowing how to talk so that staff listen, and how to listen so that staff talk, is a necessary leadership skill, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why ego is the enemy within

2016-09-27 05:00

To be a success we need to be humble in our aspirations, gracious in our success and resilient in our failures, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The demand for value

2016-09-13 05:00

Value as a service is no quick, organisational-restructuring exercise but a culture change that needs to be embedded over time, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to build a dream team

2016-08-30 07:11

Every first-time manager needs advice on how to develop his people, manage their performance and evaluate his own performance, says Ian Mann.

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