Books by Clive

Release: Integrating Personal and Professional Performance in a Life Unleashed

by Clive Smallman

For most people in the Western World life is relatively good but work less so. People fall into one of four work-life styles: surviving, cruising, existing or thriving. Many of those living in the first three aspire to live in the last. They want to thrive and get more out of life. Making the move to a Life Unleashed is what this book, the second in a series of three, is about. 

Building on Breakthrough: Foundations of a Life Unleashed, Clive takes a look at people’s physiological performance, psychological performance, relationships and physical environment. He then turns to look at people’s professional positioning, competences and the returns they get on their investment in their positioning and competences. The book finishes with a consideration of how to resolve friction and tension between different spheres of our lives, looking to promote integration between work and wider life.

Release draws on Clive’s profound personal experiences in work and life. He combines these with cutting edge thinking in leadership, management, business strategy and operations, wellness and psychology, coupled to large doses of common sense and a highly developed sense of the improtance of accountability. The work is shot through with examples and poses questions to enable readers to continue their journey.

Breakthrough: Foundations of a Life Unleashed

by Clive Smallman

For most people in the Western World, life is relatively good but work less so. People fall into one of four work-life styles: surviving, cruising, existing or thriving. Many of those living in the first three aspire to live in the last. They want to thrive and get more out of work and life, living a Life Unleashed. Making the move to a Life Unleashed is what this book, the first of a series of three is about.

The foundations of a Life Unleashed start with establishing clarity. Your goals should be wildly important, credible and simply stated. You need to understand your focus around self, family and work. Understanding this will influence your understanding of reward that matter to you.Strengthening the foundations call for action, starting with planning across various timescales. Once you have a plan you need to implement it ruthlessly and consistently, with good habits as the base of your actions. This is all about easing the frictions that constrain work-life enabling acceleration.

Breakthrough draws on the author’s deep, personal experiences in work and life. Prof. Smallman combines these with cutting edge thinking in leadership, management, business strategy and operations, wellness and psychology, coupled to large doses of common sense and a highly developed sense of the importance of accountability. The work is shot through with examples and poses questions to enable readers to start their journey.

Decision-making for New Product Development in Small Businesses (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies)

by Mary Haropoulou and Clive Smallman

What goes on in a small firm that lives or dies by its capacity to innovate? How are decisions made on new product development, and how does that feed into the ecological, social and financial sustainability of the firm? This book answers the questions through an in-depth look at a small business that manufactures high-end carpet yarn.

Using advanced analytical techniques to interrogate rich qualitative data, the book draws together established theories of decision-making and new product development, coupled with thinking about business sustainability to improve our understanding of this important area of business practice. The book further reinforces the importance and role of organizational learning in organizational decision-making, based on novel analysis of empirically developed qualitative data.

Corporate and Workplace Investigations:
Crime Investigative and Interviewing Techniques, Methodology and Applications

by Mario Bekes and Clive Smallman

For as long as there have been people, there has been crime. And where there is crime, there must be investigation: to establish facts and provide evidence.

In 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) nd the American Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimated financial losses from white-collar crime in the USA to be between US$300 and $600 billion per year. The Insurance Fraud Bureau of Australia (IFBA) estimates fraudulent claims to cost insurance companies Au$2.2 billion annually.

It increasingly falls to companies and other civil organisations to better manage the considerable risk associated with fraud, through its early detection (as it is first actioned) or once the crime is completed.

Corporate and Workplace Investigations is intended as an introduction to commonly used methods and core principles of investigative technique. The authors begin by placing corporate investigations in the context of competitive intelligence. It outlines the conventional investigative process, before turning to detail each of its phases in more detail, looking at process and practice.

Corporate and Workplace Investigations is for corporate executives, HR professionals, claims managers, case managers and indeed anyone charged with investigating workplace crime or fraud.