Making a Difference

The pragmatic approach of an interim manager

In business, one is continually faced with challenges and problems of every sort. Some businesses adopt a formal methodology to tackle them, while others merely improvise. Either way, the results of their efforts are often disappointing. Without a lasting solution, managers find the same problems resurfacing time and again.

In this very personal and inspiring book, Harley Lovegrove, an interim manager with over 25 years of commercial and industrial experience, takes a broad view on effective problem solving and project management. He shares with us his proven nine-step approach to identifying and tackling the fundamental issues that are key to achieving genuine and lasting results – even for problems that seem to be impossible to solve or too risky to tackle.

Illustrated throughout with Harley’s own personal anecdotes and stories, Making a Difference is an insightful and entertaining compilation of practical tools and techniques aimed at helping managers to understand and overcome the challenges that confront them.

This book is available in English and Dutch.

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About the author

Harley Lovegrove has been managing change in both giant multinationals and tiny family businesses for the last three decades. Together with his colleagues at The Bayard Partnership, there is very little that he has not seen or witnessed on the subject of project and change management.

Working for big brands such as Levis and Bayer he won international recognition for his ‘Organisational Readiness’ methodology and his pragmatic, down to earth approach to managing change.

Author of four books: 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership' and 'Making a Difference'.  Harley was one of the founding partners of The Bayard Partnership and is recognised as a thought leader in the field of change, program and project management. Originally from the UK, today he lives in Tienen, Belgium focusing mainly on writing, preparing keynote speeches, producing podcasts and designing visionary workshops.

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Linchpin Books was set up in 2010 to offer authors of high quality management books a professional platform to share their valuable work with as many interested people as possible. Linchpin Books’ aim is to give voice to creative people that have stories to share and experience to offer the next generation of managers and leaders.

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