Mae Keary

The Power of Difference: Where the Complexities of Diversity and Inclusion Meet Practical Solutions

Author: Simon Fanshawe Book discussed: 16 May 2023 Review by: Mae Keary What Simon’s book has achieved is to raise the debate about diversity and inclusivity and make it more understandable.  His aim, to widen prospects by eliminating discrimination so that people can be judged on their talent and contribution rather than sex, race, or…

Read More

Culture shift: a practical guide to managing organizational culture

Author – Kirsty Bashforth Book discussed – 14 July 2020 Review by – Mae Keary In this practical guide, Kirsty Bashforth defines culture as being the amassed behaviour of people around a similar core set of values and beliefs.  From this base she applies it to organizations in the form of a culture shift or doing…

Read More

Building Digital Culture: A Practical Guide to Successful Digital Transformation

Author – Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown Book discussed – 22 January 2019 Review by – Mae Keary This book serves as a wakeup call for organizations who use digital tools and are finding it difficult to manage their integration into the business culture.  It is readable and the language easy to understand, which makes it…

Read More

Keys to success: 50 secrets from a business maverick

Author – John Timpson Book discussed – 27 November 2018 Review by – Mae Keary A very practical book, which describes the way that Timpson’s run their business.  It is based on 50 management secrets that form the management style of this organisation. John claims that in writing up the detail for each of these 50…

Read More

The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century

Author – Chris Lewis and Pippa MalmgrenBook discussed – 23 July 2019Review by – Mae Keary and Lisa Preuveneers This book sets out to revalue modern leadership, by offering insights into the new skills required to replace an analytical and economic approach with a more balanced one.  Their investigation identifies hidden inefficiencies and growing disillusionment with leadership….

Read More

The Little Black Book of Decision Making: making complex decisions with confidence in a fast-moving world

Author – Michael NicholasBook discussed – 1 May 2018Review by – Mae Keary A very impressive book about transforming your decision-making; the story that unfolds is definitely thought provoking. It is a stimulating read, which provides the reader with new insights into thinking differently in order to solve new problems. The book is in 3 distinct…

Read More

Managing Uncertainty: strategies for surviving and thriving in turbulent times

Author – Michael Syrett and Marion DevineBook discussed – 3 October 2017Review by – Mae Keary In 2012, this book was written out of intellectual curiosity, but 5 years later, we are facing uncertainty of a magnitude not seen before. Thus, the strategies for surviving and thriving outlined are still relevant for learning how to manage…

Read More