THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE: FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES

Book News: April 7th, 2009

By Stephen R. Covey

The book encapsulates complex, challenging behavioral principles designed to dramatically improve effectiveness in both personal and professional arenas. These are principles that inevitably begin with a paradigmatic shift on the part of the subject.

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NOW DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS

Book News: April 2nd, 2009

By Marcus Buckingham and Donald O Clifton.

Most people have little sense of their talents and strengths, much less the ability to build their lives around them. But people become experts in their weaknesses and spend their lives trying to repair these flaws.

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BUSINESS PERCEPTIONS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY REGULATORY SERVICES

Book News: March 31st, 2009

This report sets out the findings from a survey of the business community on their views of the way regulations are enforced by local councils and fire and rescue services.

The majority of businesses agree that they have been treated fairly, especially in relation to fire safety, animal health, licensing and food safety. There were mixed reactions on health and safety and environmental protection. But the majority found the contact helpful.

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SKILLS FOR LIFE: CHANGING LIVES

Book News: March 26th, 2009

This document sets out the strategy of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills for ensuring that 95 per cent of the working-age population possess at least functional levels of literacy at level 1 by 2020. It envisages substantial progress toward the ambition by 2011 with a Public Service Agreement target of 597,000 people of working age to achieve a first level 1 or above.

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LEADERS AS TEACHERS

Book News: March 24th, 2009

By Edward Betof

This book is about unlocking the potential of your organisation’s best and brightest. The author offers a compelling implementation roadmap and includes detailed plans, worksheets, exercises and other useful tools that speed the transition to leaders as teachers.

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MENTAL HEALTH, RESILIENCE AND INEQUALITIES GAP

Book News: March 19th, 2009

By Dr Lynne Friedli

Evidence released by the Mental Health Foundation shows the central importance of the poverty gap to both individual and collective mental health. At a time of public concern over excessive earnings and city bonuses, this report reveals how the gap between rich and poor affects the mental health of individuals by causing psychological and physiological changes. It also argues that mental health is key to understanding wider health and social issues and that poor mental health can lead to a ‘social recession’.

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TURNING TO ONE ANOTHER

Book News: March 17th, 2009

By Margaret J. Wheatley

The author shows how the simple but long neglected act of conversation, of thoughtfully talking and listening to one another, has the power to change lives. She offers insightful advice on how to conduct conversations that will help us to genuinely connect with each other and restore hope to our individual lives.

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MANAGEMENT F-LAWS – THE COMMON SINS OF MANAGEMENT

Book News: March 12th, 2009

By Russell L. Ackoff, Herbert J. Addison and Sally Bibb.

The authors describe more than 80 f-Laws, or flaws. They are truths about organizations that we might wish to deny or ignore. It is a simple and more reliable guide to managers’ everyday behaviour than the complex truths proposed by scientists, economists, sociologists or politicians.

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REVIEW OF OLDER PEOPLE’S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT

Book News: March 10th, 2009

This review published by the Department for Work and Pensions found that a large number of older people are already involved in consultation, but that most local authorities do not give priority to listening to their views. Only around one third of local authorities had meaningful engagement with the older community. This patchy coverage of older people’s engagement at a local level is exacerbated by the absence of any systematic means of capturing views at either a regional or a national level. This is a lost opportunity.

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SOCIAL INVESTMENT BANK

Book News: March 5th, 2009

A third sector task force has called for the setting up of a Social Investment Bank with start up capital of 250m pounds supplemented by matching funding from the Exchequer. The Taskforce, a joint venture between the third sector and the Department for Work and Pensions, claims that the creation of the bank would have the biggest impact on the sector’s ability to deliver public services.

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