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Martin the Magnificent The Future of Irish Football

Martin the Magnificent The Future of Irish Football

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

In November 2013, Martin O'Neill was appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland's national football team, with Roy Keane as his assistant manager. For Ireland, and for football itself, the coming together of these two legends is a dream combination. Martin O'Neill is one of the most brilliant, successful and intriguing of the new managers to emerge from British football. This new and revised edition of Simon Moss's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date, offering a rare insight into the beliefs, lifestyle and ambitions of this private and complex football man. A talented midfielder who played for Nottingham Forest and then Manchester City in between spells at Norwich, O'Neill captained Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup - the first Roman Catholic to do so - when his side reached the quarter-finals, famously beating the hosts, Spain, on the way. Ending his playing career in 1985, his managerial stock grew with the years; under his tutelage, Leicester City went from under-achieving first-division outfit to League Cup winners. However, it was at Celtic that O'Neill was to enjoy his most trophy-laden years, winning an unprecedented treble in his first season before narrowly missing out on UEFA Cup glory a year later. Having left Celtic, his 'spiritual home', to care for his wife as she battled cancer, he returned to football in 2006, first with Aston Villa and then, less happily, with Sunderland. Then came the call from Ireland - For any football fan, this is the definitive biography of the man known during his Celtic days as 'Martin the Magnificent'.

Other books by Simon Moss

Emotional Intelligence Know Thyself

Emotional Intelligence Know Thyself

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Every day, in every organization, every one of us wrestles with the complexities and complications that permeate our lives. But, too often the problems in our lives prevail. The wellbeing we covet often flees into the distance.We might implement a variety of activities to improve our lives. For example, to overcome unpleasant emotions-like anxiety, despair, resentment, and frustration-we might strive to shift our attention from upsetting memories to inspiring possibilities. To address conflicts, we might decide to shun the people we do not trust. To achieve our goals, we might strive to outperform our colleagues.And yet, as research shows, these activities actually damage our mood, relationships, or performance. Indeed, many of the practices that people assume improve wellbeing actually impair wellbeing.Emotional Intelligence: Know Thyself presents a suite of exercises and interventions that you can apply to improve your wellbeing. All these activities have been validated scientifically. And most are surprising rather than obvious.Additionally, these recommendations are embedded within a fascinating tale of mystery and intrigue. Some readers may prefer to read both the key recommendations and the story in which they have been embedded. Others, in contrast, may prefer to read only the sections that appear in grey-the sections that outline the key recommendations.We wish you the best on your journey to the source of emotional intelligence.

Writing at Work Effective Business Documents

Writing at Work Effective Business Documents

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Many of us come across as stupid. We are not all actually stupid, of course, but because many of us cannot write well, or because we cannot write good resumes, sales letters, business reports, etc., we can easily appear to be unintelligent.Specifically: We often don't know how to apply techniques scientifically proven to persuade others;We often cannot write fluently, and therefore waste time; We may regularly break many of the subtle writing rules; Our letters are often ambiguous; andOur correspondence may be dismissed by others because we cannot write concisely. Business writing and communication, although one of the key skills in the workforce, is often the most tedious to learn.Writing at Work: Effective Business Documents, fortunately, applies a novel and unusual approach. It recounts an exciting adventure in which the reader is the main protagonist, striving to solve a murky but intriguing case. During this adventure, the reader is exposed to many insights on business writing, and learns how to construct a variety of letters persuasively, swiftly, precisely, succinctly and engagingly.

Research Skills Analyzing, Researching and Presenting

Research Skills Analyzing, Researching and Presenting

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Research Skills: Analysing, Researching and Presenting is not simply a series of formal principles about research. Instead, each chapter begins with some flawed research, and then presents a set of procedures need to be applied, with reference to a hypothetical study on income inequality and wellbeing. Scattered throughout each chapter are additional scientific discoveries that demonstrate important principles, enhance critical thinking, clarify the research process, and inspire the reader.After reading this book, you should be able to: clarify the questions and hypotheses you would like to explorereview the literature on this research topicconduct interviews, focus groups, etc. to collect dataanalyze both quantitative and qualitative datarecognize and refute alternative explanations report the research andwrite more persuasively, concisely, precisely, and engaginglyResearch Skills: Analysing, Researching and Presenting will imparts some skills that are vital to many jobs and careers. These include: the ability to uncover flaws in the arguments of other peoplethe capability to persuade and to influence peoplethe capacity to extract information from other peoplethe ability to derive recommendations from research the capability to write and to communicate effectively and fluently.

Martin the Magnificent The Future of Irish Football

Martin the Magnificent The Future of Irish Football

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

In November 2013, Martin O'Neill was appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland's national football team, with Roy Keane as his assistant manager. For Ireland, and for football itself, the coming together of these two legends is a dream combination. Martin O'Neill is one of the most brilliant, successful and intriguing of the new managers to emerge from British football. This new and revised edition of Simon Moss's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date, offering a rare insight into the beliefs, lifestyle and ambitions of this private and complex football man. A talented midfielder who played for Nottingham Forest and then Manchester City in between spells at Norwich, O'Neill captained Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup - the first Roman Catholic to do so - when his side reached the quarter-finals, famously beating the hosts, Spain, on the way. Ending his playing career in 1985, his managerial stock grew with the years; under his tutelage, Leicester City went from under-achieving first-division outfit to League Cup winners. However, it was at Celtic that O'Neill was to enjoy his most trophy-laden years, winning an unprecedented treble in his first season before narrowly missing out on UEFA Cup glory a year later. Having left Celtic, his 'spiritual home', to care for his wife as she battled cancer, he returned to football in 2006, first with Aston Villa and then, less happily, with Sunderland. Then came the call from Ireland - For any football fan, this is the definitive biography of the man known during his Celtic days as 'Martin the Magnificent'.

Where Should I Work? Choosing the Best Place to Work

Where Should I Work? Choosing the Best Place to Work

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2012

Most people have acquired extensive knowledge about many topics. Some individuals, for example, know that actually two moons orbit the Earth, the second of which is only a few miles wide and invisible to the naked eye. Other individuals know that bubbles in Guinness beer seem to sink to the bottom rather than float to the top like every other beer. In addition, some people know that French fries originated in Belgium, Michael J. Fox's middle name is Andrew, the pupils in goats are rectangular, the first US cheerleaders were actually men, and Fidel Castro once worked as a Hollywood extra.Despite this wealth of information, fewer people are informed about a topic that affects every facet of their lives: how to choose the best workplace. Where Should I Work? Choosing the Best Place to Work helps the reader do just that. This is important because hundreds of characteristics and features of organizations will affect not only an employee s job satisfaction, but they will also influence their wellbeing. Thus, in the right organization people cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose in life, and, consequently, they become more likely to fulfil their goals, extend their skills, enhance their reputation, and improve their friendships.

The Moonlight Effect Debunking Business Myths to Improve Wellbeing

The Moonlight Effect Debunking Business Myths to Improve Wellbeing

Author: Simon Moss, John Callanan, Samuel Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2012

The `moonlight effect' is the inclination of people to overrate the wisdom, insight and utility of leaders and other senior figures. Like the moon, we tend to assume that executives, authorities and experts illuminate society. The moon, however, is not the actual source of light. Similarly, leaders are not the main source of most contributions. Because of this `moonlight effect', organisations and governments implement many policies and practices that increase expenses but damage either progress or wellbeing.The Moonlight Effect: Debunking Business Myths to Improve Wellbeing explains the proliferation of many ineffective policies and problems that pervade our society: exorbitant levels of executive pay, the unappreciated complications of retrenchments, inadequate social welfare, unfair appraisals of performance at school and at work, unsubstantiated fads in leadership development, destructive advertising practices, the treacherous pursuit of the perfect appearance, and many other issues. The moonlight effect does not only explain many futile practices, but also increases each of the expenses on a profit and loss statement. Each chapter focuses on one expense: bonuses, wages, health expenses, office supplies, energy expenses, borrowing expenses, consulting fees, legal fees, recruitment fees, marketing costs, and rental expenses. Furthermore, each chapter presents solutions that could be implemented to reduce these expenses and to improve performance simultaneously.

Success at University What They Haven't Told You

Success at University What They Haven't Told You

Author: Simon Moss, Ashleigh Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2010

Success at University: What They Haven't Told You takes tertiary study skills and success at university books to a completely different level. This book is applicable to all university students. While some students will assume they have already developed the requisite skills to succeed at university, these students may be in for a surprise. Some students might read all the chapters in sequence, to help refine their performance, satisfaction, well-being and skills. Others might like to read only a subset of chapters, e.g. the chapters on how to improve motivation or mood. The academic skills addressed include: learning, memory, motivation, performance, and writing. In addition, the following life skills are addressed in this book: relationships, well-being, creativity, decision-making, and career progress.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill

Author: Simon Moss Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2010

Martin O'Neill is one of British football's true greats. Plucked from Irish club Distillery by Nottingham Forest in 1971, the young Irishman went on an incredible football journey that saw him clash against some of the game's biggest characters. He twice won the European Cup with Forest under the enigmatic Brian Clough - though the two never saw eye-to-eye. A talented midfielder, O'Neill played for Manchester City in between spells at Norwich before ending his playing career in 1985. As the first Roman Catholic captain of his country, O'Neill marshalled Northern Ireland's golden generation, who battled through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1982, picking up a famous win against hosts Spain on the way. But football was by no means the only path O'Neill could have taken. His had been a life of choice. Opting for football over Gaelic football as a youth, O'Neill was then forced to curtail a law degree at Queens University Belfast to make the switch to England, although his interest in criminology had not diminished. O'Neill cut his football managememt teeth at Grantham Town and Shepshed Dynamo, and his stock grew as he took Wycombe Wanderers from the GM Vauxhall Conference to the old Second Division in a matter of years. Under his tutelage, Leciester City went from under-achieving first division outfit to League Cup winners. However it was at Celtic that O'Neill would enjoy his most trophy-laden years, winning an unprecedented treble in his first year before narrowly missing out on UEFA Cup glory a year later. O'Neill would leave Celtic, his 'spiritual home', to care for wife Geraldine as she was battling cancer. Returning to football in 2006, O'Neill is charged with taking a hugely talented Aston Villa side into the Premier League's top four.

Martin O'Neill - the Biography

Martin O'Neill - the Biography

Author: Simon Moss Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2009

Martin O'Neill is one of British football's true greats. Plucked from Irish club Distillery by Nottingham Forest in 1971, the young Irishman went on an incredible football journey that saw him clash against some of the game's biggest characters. He twice won the European cup with Forest under the enigmatic Brian Clough - though the two never saw eye-to-eye. A talented midfielder, O'Neill played for Manchester City in between spells at Norwich before ending his playing career in 1985. As the first Roman Catholic captain of his country, O'Neill marshalled Northern Ireland's golden generation, who battled through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1982, picking up a famous win against hosts Spain on the way. But football was by no means the only path O'Neill could have taken. His has been a life of choice. Opting for football over Gaelic football as a youth, O'Neill was then forced to curtail a law degree at Queens University Belfast to make the switch to England, although his interest in criminology hasn't diminished. O'Neill cut his football management teeth at Grantham Town and Shepshed Dynamo, and his stock grew as he took Wycombe Wanderers from the GM Vauxhall Conference to the old Second Division in a matter of years. Under his tutelage, Leicester City went from under-achieving first division outfit to League Cup winners. However it was at Celtic that O'Neill would enjoy his most trophy-laden years, winning an unprecedented treble in his first year before narrowly missing out on UEFA Cup glory a year later. O'Neill would leave Celtic, his 'spiritual home', to care for his wife Geraldine as she was battling cancer. Returning to football in 2006, O'Neill undertook his first Premier League job, guiding Aston Villa to an impressive 6th place finish in only his second season in charge, and scoring a massive 71 goals in the process - a feat only bettered by Aston Villa's title winning side of 1981. His time at the club came to an adrupt end, however, as O'Neill severed ties with Aston Villa at the start of the 2010-11 season, three months after guiding the club to it's first final in over 10 years.

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes

Author: Simon Moss Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Paul Scholes is arguably the best midfielder of his generation. As a graduate of the legendary Class of '92, he has managed to win every major trophy British football has to offer. A key component of the Manchester United youth team that unleashed David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers upon the unsuspecting Premier League, he helped revolutionise Ferguson's Reds and powered them to domestic an European dominance in the 1990s. The international stage also beckoned Scholes, who scored 14 goals in 65 caps for his country. However, ever devoted to his beloved Reds, the midfielder retired from the national side at just 29 to concentrate on events at Old Trafford at a time when Arsenal and Chelsea began flexing their muscles in the Premier League. Scholes' career had been laced with regret though, as suspension forced the Salford-born midfielder to watch from the stands in 1999 as United enjoyed their most memorable European night for 40 years: victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final and the last piece of the historic Treble. But, nine years on, still playing for Alex Ferguson, Scholes banished his Champions League demons in the Moscow rain as he helped to secure Manchester United's third Champions League victory. Regarded by his peers as the consummate professional, Scholes has resisted the trappings of many modern footballers, despite his ferocious talent. He has endured the highs and the lows of Manchester United's second coming, and remains one of the games most respected individuals. This revealing biography lifts the lid on the football player and the man, charting the ups and downs of his incredible career.

The Science of Management Fighting Fads and Fallacies with Evidence-Based Practice

The Science of Management Fighting Fads and Fallacies with Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Simon Moss, Ronald Francis Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

To enhance the performance of their employees, managers need to reach an extraordinary number of decisions every day based on information and training as well as on their experience and instinct for what is right. But are the assumptions and beliefs behind theses decisions always based on real evidence or do many follow instead the latest management fad, personal opinion, anecdotal observation, pseudo-research or just a dogged preference for the status quo? The authors of this book have collated and analysed almost 16,000 scientific research articles in the fields of psychology and management to uncover over 800 surprising findings that contradict many common management practices. Their book presents some of these key discoveries organised around the core management responsibilities of: workplace objectives, team performance, individual performance, addressing undesirable behaviour, promoting employee wellbeing, and recruitment and selection. Highlighting and redressing these fallacies, the authors offer the reader the opportunity to challenge many sources of bias that contaminate our beliefs and opinions and provoke unsuitable decisions at work. A great read for all those involved in management and supervision, from student to experienced practitioner level.

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