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The Business Skills Handbook

The Business Skills Handbook

Roy Horn

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Develop the interpersonal, study and transferrable professional skills required to thrive in study and work with this complete handbook.

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About the book

How do you develop leadership skills or give a successful presentation? What difference can effective thinking and critical reading make to your performance? How can you get and stay organized to meet deadlines? The first book of its kind to cover all the business skills that students need at university and at work, The Business Skills Handbook covers all the practical, cognitive, technical and development skills that students need to succeed, from organising life and work to developing good writing and teamwork skills.

Mapped to the learning outcomes of the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Developing Skills for Business Leadership module, and with a focus on experiential learning to get students assessing and developing their skills, The Business Skills Handbook is designed to help students manage themselves more effectively, make justifiable decisions and problem solve more effectively, lead and influence others, interpret financial information, manage financial resources, demonstrate IT proficiency and demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and figures and tables from the book.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Organising Life and Work
    • Chapter - 02: How to Study;
    • Chapter - 03: Learning and Skills;
    • Chapter - 04: What are the Key Skills of University Life and the Workplace?;
    • Chapter - 05: Working in Teams;
    • Chapter - 06: Effective Reading Skills;
    • Chapter - 07: Developing Good Writing Skills;
    • Chapter - 08: Presentation Communication;
    • Chapter - 09: Business Calculations;
    • Chapter - 10: Critical Reading and Writing Skills;
    • Chapter - 11: Analysis and Evaluation Skills;
    • Chapter - 12: Examinations and Assignments;
    • Chapter - 13: Thinking and Memory Skills;
    • Chapter - 14: Word Processor Skills;
    • Chapter - 15: Being Effective with Spreadsheets;
    • Chapter - 16: Project Management Skills;
    • Chapter - 17: Social Skills;
    • Chapter - 18: Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring Skills;
    • Chapter - 19: Careers and 'Futuring' Skills


This comprehensive text is ideal for my undergraduate business skills module. It is packed with cases, questions and activities that bring the text to life. The writing style is appealing and easy to follow and the material has been helpfully divided into practical, cognitive and technology skills.
Barbara Maiden, Senior Lecturer in HR, Wolverhampton University, UK

An excellent text covering a very broad range of transferable skills. The chapters are the right length for students to dip in and find what they need. I am looking forward to recommending it to my students.
Hilary M. Jones, Skills Development Co-ordinator, University of York, UK

This handbook is written in a style that is accessible and supportive. The author offers sound manageable advice that addresses the key issues and problems faced by students and does so in a way that is helpful and developmental. The activities and web links provide valuable additional support.
Anni Hollings, Principal Lecturer, Staffordshire University Business School, UK


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982180
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 28th November 2009
  • Paperback
  • Format: 245x190
  • 536 pages

About the Author

Roy Horn is an academic and researcher in the School of Business and Management at Buckinghamshire New University, UK.

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