The Future of Business Books: There’s nothing new under the sun… except perhaps adjusting our mindsets?

I enjoyed the FT Live discussion on ‘Business Books in Times of Uncertainty’ hosted by the FT’s Management Editor Andrew Hill earlier in the week. I was curious to hear about new themes, workplace topics and the future of business writing. As an upcoming first-time author, I felt there might be some secrets revealed, some new topics …

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How to get better at learning: lessons from an Olympian – Trainingzone.co.uk

As an Olympic rower, I didn’t learn to make the boat go faster and become a world-class athlete by going to a lecture theatre and learning about the theory of the rowing stroke. Nor did I go to a poorly carpeted hotel conferencing suite and learn about different ways in which that theory could be …

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Is it like the Lord of the Flies out there? Do we all live in a ‘dog eat dog’​ world? Check what’s fiction and what’s reality…

I was struck by an article by Rutger Brennan last week that I kept seeing commented on and recirculated.  In it, Brennan challenges our assumptions about human nature through the lens of how we believe children would behave stranded on a desert island.  He contrasts the well-known fictional story of Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding …

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The results fallacy: Why focusing on outcomes is counterproductive – Management Today

‘It’s all about results!’ ‘Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!’ ‘Don’t be a loser!’  These phrases resound throughout our lives from the playground to the boardroom. The logic is alluringly simple, reinforced by parents, teachers and then managers, that life essentially revolves around the results we achieve.  But this laser-like focus on results needs …

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Mastering the art of negotiation – Association of MBAs

There is no magic formula to negotiation, says Cath Bishop, it’s a process of experimentation, learning, and developing a sophisticated lens through which you view each negotiating situation Whether it was working out which member of the family was most likely to give you a biscuit or how to persuade that girl on the swings …

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How To Be More Productive – SLOAN! Magazine

Dr. Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster, a performance and leadership consultancy specialising in high performing senior teams. Here she discusses productivity and what it really takes to be more productive. Dr Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster What’s the …

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