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good business advisors - a guide for organisations of all sizes By Tom Taylor
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Currently, the roles of advisors to organisations are under scrutiny. Recessions, austerity and difficulties always bring out a critical review of the roles of advisors. Do the advisors accurately... More > predict the downturn and how to tackle the issues arising? Do the advisors offer truly useful and independent advice or can some aspects be self-serving? Do large companies use their advisors wisely? Good advisors could be really useful – for organisations of all sizes – mega, large, medium, small and micro. This volume takes the side of all of these organisations of all sizes in helping them recognise what they may need or they may already have (or not need at all!) – to get good advisors, good advice and good value in setting up and running their organisations – in the good times and the not so good.< Less
An introduction to the ever expanding design team By Tom Taylor
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Good, integrated, affordable, sustainable, customer-satisfying design is essential for the U.K. built environment, society and civilisation. Good, capable, Design Teams are needed to provide the... More > designs. These modern, ever expanding Design Teams need leadership to be efficient, effective, appreciated, satisfying and rise to the challenges. This book contains analysis, explanations, lists and prompts based on front-line experience on diverse projects, working for, with and against designers, and the many other parties with interests in design, on many building types. Application and research continues. It’s exciting! It’s dynamic!< Less
Leadership in Action By Tom Taylor
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An occasional series of booklets brought together in one volume to provide pragmatic guidance on “Leadership in Action” topics by dashdot and Buro Four for substantial, multi-faceted... More > projects frequently with construction elements. There are examples, case studies, checklists and pages for notes. The author of this approach is Tom Taylor. Tom is a principal of dashdot; a joint founder of Buro Four and a retained advisor; and a vice-President of the Association for Project Management. Further information on all three of these organisations may be found on their websites. A profile on Tom is available at www.tomtaylor.info< Less
Sustainability Interventions – for managers of projects and programmes By Tom Taylor
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This book is aimed at practitioners to aid them in bringing their management expertise to bare on the sustainability themes – and provide leadership to the other respected team members and... More > stakeholders who have their own interests, obligations, responsibilities and contributions on such matters. This book is distributed under the creative commons license. Free copies are available to download from www.cebe.heacademy.ac.uk< Less