Books and papers by Alasdair White
Managing for Performance: how to get the best out of yourself and your team (ISBN: 0-7499-1446-7, Piatkus Books, 1995)
This best selling book encapsulates Alasdair White’s early foundational thinking on performance management. Written as a practical ‘how to’ book, it contains self-assessment questionnaires and other practical tools and techniques to help managers manage their people for performance. The book is now ‘out of print’ but both hardback and paperback copies are frequently to be found at Amazon and other major booksellers. Managing for Performance is now available as an ebook from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and White & MacLean Publishing
Continuous Quality Improvement: a hands-on guide to setting up & sustaining a cost-effective quality programme (ISBN: 0-7499-1570-6, Piatkus Books, 1996)
Continuous Quality Improvement or CQI continuously improves the way a company operates, in terms of its processes, products and serives, and in the way it manages its most valuable resource – its people. This books helps managers set up a new ‘quality’ programme or sustain one that is already running and, most importantly, it provides practical advice of programme methods and how to obtain the essential commitment from management and staff. This book has formed the basis on a number of quality programmes and accreditation programmes around the globe and new and second hand copies can be found on Amazon and at other major booksellers.
The Essential Guide to Developing Your Staff: how to recruit, train, coach and mentor top-quality people (ISBN: 0-7499-1522-9, Piatkus Books, 1998)
A practical guide on how to create a committed and motivated workforce which has the best interests of your company at heart. Full of practical information, this book is for everyone who wants non-stop excellence from their staff. New and second hand copies of this book are available for Amazon and other major booksellers.
From Comfort Zone to Performance Management (ISBN: 978-2-930583-01-3, White & MacLean Publishing, 2009)
This seminal paper outlines the relationship between behavioural comfort zones, management change, development phases and performance management. In it Alasdair White wrote what is now one of the most quoted definitions in management literature – “The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk”. This paper is essential reading for all those who manage people and it can be purchased as an eDoc/eBook (pdf format) direct from the publishers at www.whiteandmaclean.eu
Managing Academic Performance (ISBN: 978-2-930583-02-0, White & MacLean Publishing, 2010)
This paper is an important contribution to understanding the application of performance management techniques in an academic environment. Based on personal research during more than ten years on the faculty of a business school, this paper forms an important part of the body of research for which Alasdair White was elected a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy in the UK. Managing Academic Performance is available as an eDoc.eBook (pdf) direct from the publishers at www.whiteandmaclean.eu.
Alasdair White is also the author of “A New Reality” which is published on this website.
Alasdair White, writing as Alex Hunter, also writes political action thrillers. Shadows (ISBN: 978-2-930583-00-6) was published by White and MacLean in 2009. It is available as both a paperback original and an eBook from www.whiteandmaclean.eu , Amazon and most major booksellers.
Retribution (ISBN: 978-2-930583-39-6), by Alex Hunter, is the second ‘Luc Hansen’ political action thriller and was published by White and MacLean in 2014. It is available as both a paperback original and an eBook from www.whiteandmaclean.eu , Amazon and most major booksellers.
Published in 2015, The Road to Waterloo is an important contribution to the coverage of the 1815 Belgium campaign. Published by White and MacLean in 2015, it is available as both a paperback original and an eBook from www.whiteandmaclean.eu , Amazon and most major booksellers.
Published in 2015, June 1815: The Belgium Campaign (ISBN: 978-2507-05254-6) a sumptuous coffee-table edition is an important contribution to the coverage of the 1815 Belgium campaign and includes many high-quality colour photographs by Marc Fasol. Published by Renaissance du Livre in late 2014, it is available as hardback from Amazon and most major booksellers.
Published in 2015, Dancing in the time of war (ISBN: 978-2-930583-48-8) is an important contribution to the social history of the 1815 Belgium campaign. Published by White and MacLean in 2015, it is available as a paperback original from www.whiteandmaclean.eu.
Version: January 2016