THE POWER GAP

Book News: January 26th, 2010

Power is what enables people to live the life they choose. The Map uses an index of 8 measures of power to rank the ability of people across all 628 British constituencies to control their life and influence society – their ‘everyday’ power’. It uses a ‘composite indicator’, bringing the different indicator of citizens’ power together into one overall index. The power score for each constituency is the sum of the eight indicators, with a maximum power score of 100. It divides the results into 5 ‘power leagues’ from Very High to Very Low.

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO INFLUENCE LOCAL DECISION MAKING

Book News: January 19th, 2010

This document sets out lessons on empowerment based on an analysis of where the process has worked. Its aim is to enable policy makers and practitioners to develop workable activities for empowerment underpinned by a sound evidence base. It covers the areas of asset transfer, citizen governance, electronic participation, participatory budgeting, petitions and redress.

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MANAGERS OF INNOVATION: INSIGHTS INTO MAKING INNOVATION HAPPEN

Book News: January 14th, 2010

By John Storey and Graeme Salaman

Innovation is increasingly identified as the critical factor in ensuring economic competitiveness. Departments of state and quasi-governmental organizations in many countries including, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, have issued reports and calls to action; but implementation will continue to be problematic unless the points made in this book are taken into account.

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GETTING ON: WELL BEING IN LATER LIFE

Book News: January 12th, 2010

By James McCormick with Jonathan Clifton, Alice Sachrajda, Myriam Cherti and Eleanor McDowell.

We have known for some time that the population of the United Kingdom is getting older and that the number of people aged over 75 (sometimes referred to as the ‘older old’) is growing particularly quickly. Encouragingly, healthy life expectancy – the number of years lived without illness or disability – is improving on average.

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THE LOUDEST DUCK: MOVING BEYOND DIVERSITY WHILE EMBRACING DIFFERENCES TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS AT WORK

Book News: December 17th, 2009

By Laura A. Liswood

This is a fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from difference.

In today’s modern workplaces with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges-whether you’re a team-member or a leader. Different cultures teach different values and we carry those values throughout adulthood and into the office environment. Understanding the cultural and gender viewpoints of colleagues is a major key to healthy, conflict-free work environments.

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THE DEATH KNELL TOLLS FOR MODERN MANAGEMENT

Book News: December 15th, 2009

By Jo Owen

Modern management is dying under the weight of its own contradictions. The old order is giving way to a new world disorder. The revolution is happening before our eyes. So what now? Jo Owen has penned a guide to the dazzling and dangerous new world – The Death of Modern Management: How to Lead in the New World Disorder.

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THE ILLUSION OF LEADERSHIP

Book News: December 9th, 2009

By Piers Ibbotson

People need a degree of free choice for creativity and change to happen. But they must also have boundaries. At one level this is what politics and business are all about. Too much of the wrong sort of control and the system becomes bureaucratic or tyrannical, too little and it becomes arbitrary and chaotic.

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DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

Book News: December 7th, 2009

By David Berke, Michael E. Kossler and Michael Wakefield

Based on the popular Developing Leadership Talent program offered by the acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership, this important resource offers a nuts-and-bolts framework for putting in place a leadership development system that will attract and retain the best and brightest talent.

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LEADING THE VIRTUAL WORKFORCE: HOW GREAT LEADERS TRANFORM ORGANIZATIONS

Book News: December 3rd, 2009

By Karen Sobel Lojeski

Karen Lojeski has distilled the essence of the leader’s role in ‘managing’ virtual teams. Her very relevant case stories illustrate that to be successful, the authentic leader must be able to create context and a collaborative lexicon for virtual knowledge sharing and must work diligently to build the social capital that is so vital to the success of virtual work groups.

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DRUCKER ON LEADERSHIP: NEW LESSONS FROM THE FATHER OF MODERN MANAGEMENT

Book News: December 1st, 2009

By William A. Cohen

The late Peter Drucker’s management principles continue to be studied and applied by managers all over the world. Though many seek his lessons on the central element of management-leadership, he in fact wrote relatively little under this actual subject heading.

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