Books

My favourite books are indicated with a ”*****” underneath the title

Abolishing Performance Appraisals
Why they backfire and What to do instead
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“The bottomline, the authors argue, is that the process of performance appraisal frustrates most employees and managers who use it. While many books prescribe cures for appraisal, this is the first to focus exclusively on eliminating appraisal altogether and creating alternative, non-appraisal approaches based upon healthier assumptions about people”

A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell

Contents

Introduction – Letting Go of Hopeless Ritual
Part 1 – Why Appraisals Backfire:The Fatal Flaws
Part 2 – What to do instead: Five functions of Appraisal
Part 3 – How to get there: The Transition to Alternatives
Conclusion – Free at Last
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Beyond the apartheid workplace: Studies in Transition

An important area especially in light of the high profile racist incidents this year.

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Brilliant CV

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Bullshit Bingo

“Low hanging fruit…Touch base…Go for it…Bottom Line…Fast Track…Best Practice…” “To help you get to grips with your company culture we examine what those job adverts really mean, how to recognise the company bullshitter and investigate different office characters and management styles”

This book is funny yet serious examination of corporate bull.

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CV’s for Dummies

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Career Anchors

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Career Excellence

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Career Intensity Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs

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Careers – An Organisational Perspective
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Contents

Preface
1 – The Meaning of Work
2 – Changes in Organisations Implications for Careers
3 – Career concepts and Career Management Models
4 – Career Choice and Counselling
5 – Life and Career Stages
6 – Organisational Choice
7 – Career Issues
8 – Career Experiences
9 – Organisational support
Glossary
References
Index

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Career Quest

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Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand and Fighting to Keep It

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Dealing with the Boss from Hell: A Guide to life in the Trenches

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Don’t Send a CV
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“If you are looking for a new job don’t just send a CV and sit back and wait for the job to come to you!”
“Jeffrey J Fox has devised the winning strategy for the getting the job you’ve always dreamt of”

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Executive Pay – Who Gets What and Why
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First, Break All The Rules
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Getting Things Done – the art of Stress Free Productivity

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Get Hired Now: A 28 Day Program for landing the job you want

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Gray Matters: The Workplace Survival Guide

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Hardcore Management – Revealing the Unwritten Rules

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Hello Laziness

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Hot Button Marketing

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How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees

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“Winning Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees”

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How to get that Higher Paying Job

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How to upsize your career

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Kiss Guides: Career

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Laugh out Loud

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Lateral Leadership – Getting things done when you are not the boss

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Managing your Career

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Management Malpractice: How to Cure Unhealthy Management Practices That Disable Your Organization

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Management stripped bare

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Now, Discover Your Strengths

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Mapping your Career

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Positive Performance Improvement: A New Paradigm for Optimizing Your Workforce

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Radical Careering

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Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job
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Screw It, Let’s do it: Lessons in Life
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South Africa at work

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The One Thing You Need to Know: About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

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The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction

“Like weather systems and financial markets, careers contain patterns.”
“…people with extraordinary careers are guided by five straight forward patterns that can be harnessed and used by everyone”

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The 80/20 Revolution
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The Age of Unreason
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The Career Game

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The Company of the Future

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The Dilbert Principle
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The Dip: The Extraordinary Benefits of knowing when to quit (and when to stick)
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The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future

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The Future of Success: Working and Living in the New Economy

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The Future of Work

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The Living Dead

“The Living Dead unmasks the myth of the workplace for the first time. The Living Dead reveals the shocking truth about office life.”

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The New Workforce: Five Sweeping Trends That Will Shape Your Company’s Future

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The Performance Appraisal Question and Answer Book: A Survival Guide for Managers

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The Right Career Moves Handbook

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Thinking for a Living: How to get better performance and results from Knowledge Workers

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The Tipping Point
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The Truth about Managing your Career and Nothing but the Truth

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Thriving on Vague Objectives: A Dilbert Book

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The Vault MBA Career Bible

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The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Work We Were Born to Do: Find the Work You Love, Love the Work You Do

“Would you like a more fulfilling work life? Do you want a job that’s creative, exciting and rewarding? That allows you to be who you truly are? You need to ddiscover the work you were born to do”

The Working Life – The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work
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“Tracing the evolution of the meaning of work from Aesop to Dilbert, and critically examining the past 100 years of management practices”
“Provocative and entertaining, The Working Life challenges us to think about the meaning of work and its impact on our lives”

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Turbo-Charge your Job Search

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What Color is your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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Was Your Boss Raised by Wolves?: Surviving the Organizational Food Chain

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Willing Slaves

“Why do we work so hard?
Why do we put up with it?
What is the cost to our health, relationships and children?”

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Women for Hire: The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job

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Work 2.0: Building the Future, One Employee at a Time

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Working with Idiots: A Humourous look at life in the Workplace

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Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for reinventing your career

“This book is a study of how people from all walks of professional life, change careers. Looking close-up at what they really did”nbsp;

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Your Dream Career for Dummies

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