Because Your People Matter: a playbook for management excellence

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Many proclaim the value of leaders. Many revere entrepreneurs, as if that’s all that’s needed. And yet someone – the manager – must embrace leadership and be entrepreneurial while building and running the firm to meet stakeholder expectations.

The manager configures the firm, hires the people, organises the people and the technology, motivates, develops and rewards the people, looks after their wellbeing and drives change, ultimately securing the firm’s sustainability and productivity.

This book details how management of the firm should be done. It builds practical models that managers can follow to get the very best out of their people.

Click to watch a video where John Berry discusses on Amazon the subject of management, and how this book helps managers get good at it.


Practical, considered and focused on an oft-forgotten segment

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Essential reading for managers (in firms of all sizes!)

Must read for new and existing managers alike

A vital manual

About the Authors

John Berry TimelessTime

John Berry

John is an alumnus of Loughborough University of Technology, the Open University Business School and Birkbeck, University of London, in engineering, management and organisational psychology. He has run technology and engineering companies and led R&D activities in SMEs and multi-nationals for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in driving public and corporate policy across technology and engineering for firms and governments. In a global career, John has led teams in 32 countries. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Engineer.

Sue Berry TimelessTime

Sue Berry

Over the past 30 years Sue has led the human resource function in several firms, heading up and driving organisational improvement and change across chemicals, aerospace, education and charities sectors. She has been instrumental in shaping relationships between people and organisations in pursuit of growth and prosperity for all. Sue is an alumna of Newcastle University, De Montfort University and the Open University in education, human resource management and psychology & economics. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.