Ashridge’s Bookshop is located next to Library Reception and is available during the same opening hours.
We stock more than 350 business and management titles, which are mainly recommended by Ashridge faculty members. These include the core texts for our MBA, Masters and Diploma qualification programmes, which are updated regularly to reflect the changing business environment and latest thinking. In addition we hold the most popular titles recommended in our learning guides.
Orders can be placed by completing the online book order form.
Latest Ashridge titles
Collaboration Strategy: How to Get What You Want from Employees, Suppliers and Business Partners Current strategy thinking focuses on what to do, not how to motivate employees, suppliers and business partners to do it. New ways of working with partners that break down traditional company boundaries and establish new roles and relationships have enabled businesses to grow rapidly and achieve superior profits. At the heart of this book, Felix Barber and Michael Goold have combined their considerable expertise to present a complete and original 'collaboration framework' based on their findings over a seven year period in which they interviewed over 200 businesses. The framework explains how to set up to get the results you want for a range of different activities and industries. They present 10 requirements needed for profitable collaboration, and use real-life scenarios to apply their framework and analysis, offering a menu of tactics to address the most common problems in setting up collaboration with partners.
by Felix Barber and Michael Goold
The Leadership Shadow: How to Recognize and Avoid Derailment, Hubris and Overdrive In today's fast paced, interconnected, and mercilessly competitive business world, senior executives have to push themselves and others hard. Paradoxically, to succeed as leaders, they also need to relate to others very well. Under stress and challenge, the qualities executives have relied on to get them to the top and to achieve outstanding results can overshoot into unhelpful drives that lead to business and personal catastrophes.The Leadership Shadow draws on the lived experience of executives to make sense of what actually happens when their drivers overshoot and they act out the dark side of leadership. It shows how executives can find stability in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of gruelling demand, and psychological equilibrium as a leader in the face of turbulence.
by Erik de Haan and Anthony Kasozi
Focus: the Art of Clear Thinking We are born with an instinct to focus on exactly what we want and the determination we need to get it. But as we grow up and life becomes more complicated, that focus is hard to maintain as we are overwhelmed by choice and information. Valerie Pierce shows you how to regain focus and develop will-power, self-discipline and intellectual savvy through the art of clear thinking: 1) FOCUS eliminate information overload 2) TRANSFORM negative thinking into positive action 3) THINK CLEARLY in the moment to achieve your goals in work and in life.
by Valerie Pierce
by Kathleen King and John Higgins
by Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark
Coaching with Colleagues: an Action Guide for One-to-One Learning.
2nd edition This is the second edition of the authors' practical guide to executive coaching, packed with case studies, models, tools and techniques.
Erik de Haan is Director of Ashridge's Centre for Coaching, Program Director of the Ashridge MSc in Executive Coaching and the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching & Organisation-Development Supervision, and Professor of Organisation Development at the VU University Amsterdam.
Yvonne Burger is Professor of Organisational Culture, Communication and Leadership at the VU University Amsterdam, Program Director of the postgraduate program Executive Coaching, and an independent consultant.
by Erik de Haan and Yvonne Burger
The Leader's Guide to Managing People: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results.
Mike Brent is an Ashridge Client and Program Director. Fiona Dent is an independent trainer, coach and Associate Faculty at Ashridge. In this book they provide a toolkit for such 'soft skills' as coaching, motivating, team building and influencing, backed by great anecdotes and much experience.
by Mike Brent and Fiona Elsa Dent
The Top 50 Management Dilemmas: Fast Solutions to Everyday Challenges
Full of practical questions and answers to assess and quickly resolve challenges at individual and team level, as well as those posed by clients, suppliers and partners. Includes the challenges of conflict and change management, as well as personal challenges and self-awareness.
The authors are both directors and teachers of Ashridge programs, with a wealth of background knowledge and experience.
by Sona Sherratt and Roger Delves
Steward Leadership: a Maturational Perspective.
Steward leadership is a form of leadership that focuses on others, the community, and society at large rather than the self; this book creates a framework for stewardship and the requisite behaviour to develop steward leaders at a younger age. Many senior leaders and executives across the globe appear to move into a stewardship mindset at a ripe age or when their careers have matured, whereas executives of around 30 years old, on average, are typically focused on self-interest. The authors conducted research among MBA students, testing nine attributes: personal vision, personal mastery, vulnerability and maturity, risk-taking and experimentation, mentoring, raising awareness, shared vision, valuing diversity, and delivering results. This book explores the outcome of the study.
by Kurt April, Julia Kukard and Kai Peters
The Sustainability Pocketbook.
2nd edition Defines sustainability and puts forward the business case for it. It then progresses to organising your thinking, finding your focus, putting it into practice, and making it stick.
by Patricia Hind
by Erik de Haan et al
The Performance Management Pocketbook.
2nd edition In this second edition, readers will find tips and techniques to enhance their performance in leading, engaging and motivating others; creating high performance teams; setting clear objectives; managing performance difficulties and coaching and delegating effectively. The book contains illustrative case studies and each chapter has a review and actions section.
by Pam Jones
An Introduction to Gestalt Taking a relational perspective, this revised edition of Gestalt Counselling introduces fundamental concepts of Gestalt and demonstrates these in a wide variety of 'helping conversations' from counselling, psychotherapy and coaching to mentoring, managing, consulting and guiding. Each chapter contains case examples from the therapeutic world, and a 'running case study' featuring ongoing coaching work moves throughout the book.
by Charlotte Sills, Phil Lapworth and Billy Desmond
by George Binney, Gerhard Wilke and Colin Williams
by Viki Holton and Fiona Dent
by Ghislaine Caulat
by Piers Myers, Sally Hulks and Liz Wiggins
edited by Erik de Haan and Charlotte Sills
by Erik de Haan
by Harold Chee and Barbara Wang
An Introduction to Transactional Analysis: Helping People Change This revised edition of Transactional Analysis Counselling introduces the theory and practice of TA from a relational perspective, demonstrating benefits across business and management, education and coaching as well as counselling.
by Phil Lapworth and Charlotte Sills