Title: The Psychology of Business Excellence
Author: Dr Richard Oxtoby
Size: 210mm x 148mm, 110 pages
ISBN: 978-0-986-70810-4 (print)
Dr Richard Oxtoby spent over 30 years lecturing and doing research in the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychology. He took early retirement from academia at the end of 1999 to devote himself more extensively to corporate consulting, writing books, and his work as Director of the Cape Town Musica Antiqua, and SPEM, the Society for the Promotion of Early Music.
He has written this book as a distillation of what he has come to believe, through his work as an academic and a consultant clinical and industrial psychologist to be some of the most important psychological principles the implementation of which leads to the achievement of maximum happiness, and outstanding success in every aspect of our lives.
‘An important belief which has underlain all my business activities, is the belief that, as one of my great mentors Bernardo Trujillo used to say, “Doing good is good business”. In growing Pick ‘n Pay from a little three-shop business in Cape Town in 1967 to what is now one of South Africa’s largest and most successful retail chains, concern for the welfare of the consumer, our staff, and the communities from which they come has been one of the particularly important values which have guided all my business activities.
In my last few years as Chairman of the Pick ‘n Pay group I worked closely with psychologist Dr Richard Oxtoby on a number of issues. I was impressed by his integrity and the degree of his insight into what makes for good human relations, and what can be done to restore them when they have broken down. I am confident that this his latest book (his fourteenth) will make a significant difference to the success of all individuals who seek to achieve outstanding excellence in their business and personal lives.’ - Raymond Ackerman – Founder and Former Chairman of the Pick ‘n Pay Group.
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