The Bold New Normal: Creating The Africa Where Everyone Prospers

Have you ever wondered what it will take to transform each African country into a prosperous nation where each citizen has a real opportunity to thrive? Africa’s narrative has been shaped by a vision of the future that remains bleak. A vision that says a little more is okay for the African. It is time to challenge and change our paradigm of what great outcomes look like for an African country.

It is time for The Bold New Normal of an Africa where citizens of each country genuinely have the opportunity to prosper.

The formula for sustainable prosperity has been tried and tested world over. Why then do we continue to hope that a different method, that has thus far failed the continent, will create sustainable prosperity?

The Bold New Normal is a timely publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the start of slavery: the year of return. 400 years since the unraveling of African began, it is time to piece her back together and focus forward. It is surely the time for The Bold New Normal!

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Corporate Governance: The Boardroom, The Bottom Line & Beyond (Hardcover)

Foreword by Sam Esson Jonah KBE, OSG

“This book…provides key explanations …to enlighten practising directors and corporate lawyers on modern and international trends in their…work. I personally admire how the author skillfully and seamlessly combines three broad subject areas: law, finance and history to make a strong case for modern corporate lawyers to be specialists in finance; for boards of directors to be knowledgeable in finance and law; and for students to be futuristic in their career planning…[T]his publication has all the necessary ingredients to support the central bank’s agenda to strengthen corporate governance structures and practices across all segments of the banking industry in Ghana.” — Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana; in-coming 2020 Chair of the Board of Governors of the Bretton Woods Institutions

“A superb, masterful and much-needed contribution to a critically important subject. Robert Nii Arday Clegg’s meticulously researched and expertly delivered work is groundbreaking in the Ghanaian context. It is a must-read for any professional who is serious about truly understanding the nuances inherent in the concept of corporate governance and the principal elements of a director’s fiduciary duties. Corporate Governance: The Boardroom, The Bottom Line & Beyond could not have been written at a more propitious time. It inspires an enlightened perspective that will produce corporate governance cognoscenti in the classrooms and boardrooms of Ghana for a very long time.” — Kwabena Osei-Boateng, Chairman, IC Asset Managers (Ghana) Limited; Member, Oxford University Alumni Board

“An absolute masterpiece…well-researched and provides deep insights into an area where many who believe they understand barely scratch the surface. Corporate governance is particularly relevant in many facets of developing economies like ours and I daresay this book will educate many beyond the borders of this country. I have read many books on the subject and this ranks right up there with the best of them. Much as I expected a great job, I must say that Clegg managed to exceed that expectation. Well done for providing living water to our thirsty land.” — Antoinette Kwofie, Executive Director, Finance, Barclays Bank Ghana (Part of the Absa Family)

“This book will give its readers a strong intellectual basis to appreciate the concepts currently shaping corporate governance practices. It is a brilliant toolkit on how to become an effective supervisor. A required reading for a person making rules on corporate policy, currently operating in a boardroom or aspiring to operate from one soon.” —  Winston Nelson Jr., Member, Governing Council, Ghana Fixed Income Market; Former Director, Ghana Stock Exchange

“A very powerful and thought-provoking read on one of the biggest topics of our time. Corporate governance shapes our society to a greater extent than many of us might think and Clegg does an excellent job of introducing the topic with its attendant objectives and underpinning philosophies.” — Fridrik Arsælsson, Partner, Rettur-Adalsteinsson & Partners; Alternate Board Member, Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland; Adjunct Professor, The Faculty of Law, University of Iceland

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues to succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counter-intuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.

Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car; negotiating a salary; buying a home; renegotiating rent; deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

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Leadership Stripped Bare

Suitable for academics, practitioners, senior to lower-level leaders, and positional non-leaders.

Provides some good theoretical foundation for leading, and leadership in all contexts and at every level, emphasising the centrality of leadership and the crucial nature of leadership action.

Differentiates management from leadership, provides guidance on how to strengthen one’s leadership power, and also how to lead oneself as a foundation for leading others.

Examines leadership in a corporate context and sheds light on the role of the leader in a team environment, using the framework of functional leadership.

Ideal for personal leadership development, and as a leadership development text for for-profit corporates, public sector and government leaders, politicians as well as religious leaders.

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Aesop & The CEO: Powerful Business Insights From Aesop’s Ancient Fables

The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Mouse – we remember them as short, sweet bedtime tales with talking animals and pithy morals. But Aesop’s ancient fables were originally conceived and compiled to instruct adults – not children – in proper, prudent behaviour.

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of business books flooding the market today. Even more daunting is the task of weeding through them to find the “golden nuggets” inside. Now David Noonan has simplified the process by providing this well-researched primer of the most essential advice from the greatest business books ever written. Further, in a clever melding of modern business sense and ancient wisdom, he uses the animal-based stories of Aesop as springboards to launch these 50 lessons. Both entertaining and informative, Aesop & the CEO includes advice from well-known leaders such as Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Lee Iacocca, and Oprah Winfrey. The short, easy-to-read vignettes cover every aspect of corporate life: negotiations, hiring and firing, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and sales, and day-to-day management.

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How to Lead

This book is your essential guide to the theory and practice of leadership. Whatever your level in an organisation, this is your practical handbook for getting to the top and staying there.

Anyone can learn to be a great leader. And everyone can learn to lead better. This book will show you how.

Its clear focus on practical, straightforward advice and guidance, delivered with refreshing honesty and humour, and with a relentless focus on the practical skills of leadership, will make sure you quickly understand and master all the core skills you’ll need to succeed.

With How to Lead you’ll learn to:
  • Be a leader people want to follow, not have to follow
  • Keep control even when you lack power
  • Turn conflict and crisis to your advantage
  • Think and act like the best leaders do
Based on original research into some of the world’s best organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, How to Lead cuts right through all the myths and mysteries to get straight to the heart of what you need to do and how you need to do it in order to succeed.

How to Lead is a tour de force, ambitious and resolutely practical – the very essence of leadership.’
Sharath Jeevan, CEO of STIR Education

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Digital Disruption: Personal Brands that will Crush it after the Pandemic

We are not in ordinary times and systems have been shaken!

Truth be told, things are going to take on a different turn and the question is… are you ready for it?

This book outlines simple practical steps you can begin using today to make gains in these troubling times.

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Management Projects: Design, Research, And Presentation

The purpose of this book is to help undergraduate and postgraduate students of business management and business-related professional qualifications with their research projects. Information is given on: the nature and purpose of projects – what a project is, and how to do it; research methodology – how to discover new knowledge and how to test it for reliability; classic examples of management research; and reporting the research – how to present the findings to clients so as to prompt them to take the desired actions.

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Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers

When people think about the world’s growth markets, they often envision countries like China and India. Yet they miss the largest one right here at home, no matter where you call home: women. With women driving 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending, it would seem an obvious strategy to learn how best to appeal to this continually expanding market. Common sense? Yes. Common practice? No.

In Winning Her Business, Bridget Brennan, advisor to some of the world’s biggest brands and businesses, provides a roadmap for selling in a world dominated by the rise of women’s economic power. Brennan introduces The Four Motivators® Framework, which shows how every company can help customers feel:

connected to them, their brand, and their business, inspired to buy from them specifically, confident in their buying decisions, and appreciated for their business.

 

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Six Billion Shoppers: The Companies Winning the Global E-Commerce Boom

In THE POWER OF ZERO, McKnight provides a concise, step-by-step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket by the time you retire, effectively eliminating tax rate risk from your retirement picture. Now, in this expanded edition, McKnight has updated the book with a new chapter on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, showing readers how to navigate the new tax law in its first year of being in effect, and how they can extend the life of their retirement savings by taking advantage of it now.

The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Are you ready to do what it takes to experience the power of zero?

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