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Your Brand – Advance Your Career by Building a Personal Brand

Your Brand Advance Your Career by Building a Personal Brand

Author: Veronica Canning

Summary: Everyone has a personal brand. Your personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room. Do you want to take control of your personal brand? Do you want to have a proactive, purposeful personal brand, not merely an accidental one?

The Essential Manager: 30 Core Elements of Leadership

Larkin: The Essential Manager cover

Author: Enda Larkin

Summary: The Essential Manager is a collection of 30 essential building blocks for management success, organised into three interlinking parts: About You, About People, and About Business.

Managing Professionals and Other Smart People

Duff Managing Professionals and Other Smart PeopleAuthor: Dermot Duff

Summary: Managing Professionals and Other Smart People takes the best, most up-to-date theories and research about leadership, motivation, organisational strategy, etc., and applies them to real situations in professional firms and companies.

The book addresses:

  • How to manage clever people
  • How to motivate people who do creative, abstract and knowledge-based work
  • How to increase the effectiveness of professionals at work.

Meaningful Performance Reviews

Meaningful Performance Reviews

Author: Seán McLoughney

Summary: The performance management of people is a key issue for management. The purpose of this book is to help managers get the best out of the performance review process, particularly review meetings. Despite many organisations having structured performance management processes, there is still a lack of understanding about how to prepare and deliver effective performance review meetings.  

Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better Decisions

Front cover of Capital Investment: A Guide to Making Better DecisionsAuthor: Gene Boyd
SummaryWritten by a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in business and industry, this guide presents a comprehensive and applied approach to assessing capital investment proposals, and the methods that can be used to help businesses develop and appraise proposals and achieve the optimal outcome. It is written for managers and senior management involved in the approval of capital investment proposals as well as financial controllers looking for a system to help ensure better investment decisions.


Strategic Cost Reduction 2nd Edition

Author: Tim McCormick and Dermot Duff
SummaryStrategic Cost Reduction takes a holistic approach to cost reduction, placing it in a wider strategic framework. Based on the experience of leading practitioners, it outlines the key tools available for, and potential pitfalls in, implementing sustainable change. It is aimed at managers, and their advisors, embarking on major cost reduction programmes.

The Natural Presenter

The Natural PresenterAuthor: Barry Brophy
Summary: The Natural Presenter tells you how to harness conversational energy and fluidity when making a presentation.

Slave to the Clock, Master of Time

Slave to the ClockAuthor: Sean McLoughney
Summary: Slave to the Clock, Master of Time will transform the way you use your time. It takes you on a step-by step journey to develop a personal time management strategy that will give you the time for personal and professional success.

Going Paperless: Document Management Made Real

/Global/bkimgs/paperless_office.jpgAuthor: Kevin Salter
Summary: Going Paperless is not only about saving paper and space. The real goal of storing and retrieving documents electronically is a dramatic improvement in efficiency and productivity.

This book asks these questions: What are we doing now? Why are we doing it in this way? Can it be done better?

Slave to a Job, Master of your Career

Slave to a Job, Master of Your Career - book imageAuthor: Sean McLoughney
Summary: To be employable in today's job market requires a new adaptable way of thinking and behaving. Slave to a Job, Master of your Career is a new book by Sean McLoughney that challenges people to change their mindset from being an employee to being an entrepreneur in the workplace.

Client Science: The Five Cs Marketing Plan for Professionals

Client Science imageAuthor: Rachel Killeen
Summary: In five simple steps, Client Science gives you practical marketing techniques to help you attract more clients to your practice. It combines the author's broad experience in professional services marketing, with insights she has gathered from numerous professionals, including accountants, architects, bankers, medical and legal practitioners.

Enterprise Risk Management

Image Enterprise Risk ManagementAuthor: Bevan Lloyd
Summary: The Combined Code on Corporate Governance (2008) requires that a board of directors maintain a sound system of internal control. This principle includes an, at least, annual review of all material controls and risk management systems. The purpose of this book is to create a detailed and practical guide to the actual mechanics of implementing such a risk management

Corporate Fraud

Corporate Fraud front coverAuthor: Andrew Brown
Summary: Using real-life examples, the book provides practical advice to anyone responsible for dealing with fraud on how they can reduce the risk of being a victim of fraud.

The Seven Cs of Business Recovery

Front cover image of The Seven Cs of Business RecoveryAuthor: Neil Hughes
Summary: This eBook for Kindle was previously published in paperback as Beating the Recession. It provides a framework to help businesses successfully trade through challenging economic conditions.

The Business Compass

front cover of The Business CompassSummaryThe Business Compass brings together seven practical perspectives on business ethics from accountants with experience of working in various sectors of the economy including practice, industry, the public sector, academe, banking and international non-governmental organisations.

Beating the Recession: The Seven Cs of Business Recovery

Beating the Recession - book imageAuthor: Neil Hughes
Summary: After more than a year of the hardest hitting recession in living memory, Irish business has been left shell-shocked. A generation of business owners and managers, who had been conditioned to only consider solutions that involved throwing (borrowed) money at a problem, are now compromised by the bust and ill-equipped to deal with the challenges they face.

This Business of Writing

Image: This Business of WritingAuthors: Terry Prone and Kieran Lyons
Summary: This Business of Writing demystifies the written word for the time-pressed professional. It shows how to use English with confidence. More than a style guide, this uniquely Irish text is a reference and guide on how to write articles, academic papers, speeches, presentations, reports and summaries. It will appeal to accountants, business executives, journalists and students at all levels.

Family Business book coverRecommended Reading
Family Business - A Survival Guide
By Kieran McCarthy

Family businesses can be found in every sector of the economy, in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of size, however, running a successful family business brings unique challenges which can affect its chances of survival and the transition to the next generation.

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