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Project Psychology by Sharon De Mascia
Project Psychology by Sharon De Mascia
Every year organisations throw trillions of dollars at projects - the majority of them IT based - only to have somewhere between 40 and 70 per cent of them fail due to human factors. A Google search for Human Resources in project management turns up over two million hits, but in the first hundred, less than a handful actually relate to the impact of human behaviour on projects. And much of this small selection merely applies a few management theories to project teams. So it would seem this book is urgently needed and long overdue.

The book covers the essential psychological theory needed to manage the human aspects of project work successfully and considers a wide range of issues… Read more
Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadersh&hellip by Sarah Lewis
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sarah Lewis brings a depth of knowledge to her new work. A qualified psychologist and experienced consultant, she presents complex information fluently and succinctly and succeeds in her intention of persuading the reader that positive psychology can lead to a new era or organisational understanding and practice.

OD practitioners will be particularly interested in the chapter describing how positive psychology can support authentic leadership and successful change. And HR specialists will find plenty to learn from chapters 3, 4 & 7 which collectively focus on positive communications, decision making and enhancing relationships at work.

Organisational leaders cannot… Read more
How to pay less for more: The consumer's guide to &hellip by Marc Lockley
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The techniques in this book are well worth the cover price, which the savvy negotiator is likely to more than recover with his first successful negotiation. Marc is an experienced salesman turned negotiation coach well equipped to liberate your "inner negotiator". In his book he shares a wealth of expertise, including tools and tips, at a fraction of the price his clients pay for coaching. Whatever your lifestyle, and whatever you're buying, Marc will help you raise your game.

I like the practical, no-nonsense style. It's easy to read and crammed full of ideas. As Marc points out, negotiation is the rule rather than the exception in business. He's sharing those same skills with… Read more