The following books are examples of self-publishing projects from a small selection of our authors.
Most of our books are available through the major bookselling channels including Amazon and Book Depository.
Book Description: Confronting an unpredictable business climate and ever-changing marketplace presents a monumental challenge for businesses to maintain their competitive edge. The rate of technology change further impacts the timely development and modification of business strategy. Methods based on historical data to predict the future have been rendered insufficient for establishing the company’s strategy, especially for start-up, small and medium sized business, not-for-profit and public sector organizations which may have limited access to hands-on business experience.
One of One, Becoming the Company of Choice, introduces the most powerful way to differentiate your company by using its structured approach for establishing the best way to improve your success. Employing a series of implementation modules, you tailor-make a strong business foundation using proven concepts based on what is already working, aligning the organization’s strengths to achieve a value driven competitive and agile advantage. Additionally, you will discover hidden insights on how to best offer differentiated solutions to assure your customers achieve their goals. Benefits achieved by implementing the techniques presented in One of One are; - realization of your core business purpose, areas of business focus and its vision for success (Future Perfect); - awareness of your value discipline and how to best offer value-driven solutions to achieve your customer’s expectations; - appreciation of your company’s strengths and improved assessment of the competitors’ offerings; - understanding of how to optimize the delivery value chain; - transitioning the organization towards a differentiation mindset; - implementation of action plans to achieve strategic goals; - applying the Business Success Rating Scale to assess your market differentiation and to maintain the organization’s continuous improvement culture. So begin the Differentiation Journey by aligning your organization using the systematic approach to achieve One of One, thus avoiding being seen as “one of many”.
Publisher: The Choir Press
Height (mm): 254
Width (mm): 178
Author(s): Bruce Woodings
Book Description: Inside this book are some cracking questions designed to help you crack open and liberate the creative and ingenious power within yourself and your organisation. These questions will stimulate your thinking about how to do business in entirely different ways.
And this could well be the first book on business transformation and leadership that you will not only want to, but will indeed read, from cover to cover. Does that interest you? Have you have been searching for a book that will help you gain the performance edge that you have been seeking? Could this be that book? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that there must be better ways to get more results: ways of really achieving more with less? But you don't quite know how or where to start? This book offers you a straight forward and practical approach to improving productivity. Critically this book is about doing it yourself, with your colleagues: rather than hiring small armies of transformation consultants to fill forests of flip chart paper with process maps.
Publisher: Restricted Growth Association
Height (mm): 203
Width (mm): 133
Author(s): Jon Harvey
Book Description: Endorsed by Lord Sugar star of The Apprentice, this book gives winning edge top sales tips on how to sell, close deals and win orders from buyers. With powerful tips on selling strategies to understand the buyer, win pitches and win sales. This selling techniques and sales guide will help you pitch anything, win tenders, control meetings, give better presentations and negotiating tactics to win big deals with business and corporate buyers and procurement teams. This award winning buyer, negotiator and procurement professional gives an insight into what buyers want, the procurement process and how to impress buyers to win sales orders. Winning sales tips are complemented with fun colour business cartoons making this an easy read for suppliers' sales and business development executives.
Tim Ussher has been a buyer for 35 years, he won the inaugural Purchasing Professional top individual award from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, and has run thousands of supplier meetings and tenders awarding billions in contracts. He has led procurement teams for BSkyB, Williams, Virgin Media, Regus and Hilton, and as a consultant with Diageo, British American Tobacco, EMI and London 2012 Olympics.
Publisher: The Cloister House Press
Height (mm): 216
Width (mm): 140
Author(s): Tim Ussher
Book Description: Scenario Planning is a classic work of business strategy. Its clear, inclusive approach to learning from the future distinguishes it from the competition, while its unmatched breadth of case studies make it an essential aid for managers seeking to implement scenario techniques. Key features of the Second Edition include a review of available methods and how to access them, detailed coverage of 'early indicators', and a wealth of new cases including Shell, Morgan Stanley Japan, and Finland's use of climate change scenarios. 'What happened next' sections for case studies from the first edition are also included. Packed with clear lessons and straightforward advice, Scenario Planning tells you what works, when it works and why. The book's overall message is that scenarios are not predictions or forecasts, but effective weapons in managing the uncertainties of the future. Since the first appearance of the second edition, global events have emphasised the effectiveness of scenario thinking in managing these uncertainties.
Publisher: Toby Pereira
Height (mm): 229
Width (mm): 152
Author(s): Gill Ringland
Book Description: The first Solutions Focus field book. This collection of articles from the AMED journal "Organisations & People" describes international experience of applying the positive power of Solutions Focus and Appreciative Inquiry to Coaching, Team Remotivation, Supervision, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Feedback, Organisation Development, Staff Appraisal, Competence Management, and Community Development. Contributors include Louis Cauffman, Sheila McNamee, Paul Z Jackson, Peter Szabo, Gunter Lueger, Harry Norman and others from the UK, across Europe and the USA. This collection gives you new applications and ideas about staying pragmatically positive and incisively simple in many organisational contexts. Includes a new and expanded introduction by Mark McKergow comparing positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Solutions Focus.
Publisher: Solutions Books
Height (mm): 234
Width (mm): 156
Author(s): Mark McKergow and Jenny Clarke
"Searching the net for a publisher for my poems, I came across the Choir Press. That was five years ago and since then I have written five poetry books and cherish every one of them."
Richard Maitland. Author; Runaways, Adventures with Words, What Larks, Anchors Aweigh and Northern Lights