REAL TIME LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

HeadlinesBook News: October 20th, 2009

By Paul R. Yost and Mary Mannion Plunkett

The authors provide research and practice-based guidance and tools for leaders to use both in their own development and in building the next generation of leaders in their organization.

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SOCIAL HOUSING LEGISLATION NEEDS RADICAL OVERHAUL

Book News: October 15th, 2009

A radical overhaul of legislation is needed to bring about fundamental changes to local government finance to allow councils to build more houses. The key recommendation in ‘Room to Move’, published by the Local Government Information Unit, is that councils should be given the freedom to create a mixed economy of tenure to widen the housing choices available to social tenants.

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THE ART OF WAKING PEOPLE UP: CULTIVATING AWARENESS AND AUTHENTICITY AT WORK

Book News: October 13th, 2009

By Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith

The authors draw on more than thirty years of practical experience with hundreds of organizations from companies to government agencies and schools. They reveal new ways of giving and receiving feedback that maximize personal and organizational change and foster lifelong learning.

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HOSTAGE AT THE TABLE: HOW LEADERS CAN OVERCOME CONFLICT, INFLUENCE OTHERS AND RAISE PERFORMANCE

Book News: October 8th, 2009

By George Kohlrieser and Joe W. Forehand

The author explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult organisational challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or organisational relationship.

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TRANSPARENCY: HOW LEADERS CREATE A CUTLURE OF CANDOR

Book News: October 6th, 2009

By Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole with Patricia Ward Biederman.

The authors look at what conspires against “a culture of candor” in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. They explore the lightning-rod concept of “transparency” which has fast become the buzzword in government and the social sector as well as in business and corporate settings.

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FINDING YOUR TRUE NORTH: A PERSONAL GUIDE (E-BOOK)

Book News: October 1st, 2009

By Bill George, Andrew McLean and Nick Craig

The book is based on Bill George’s bestselling book True North. This personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive method for identifying their unique “True North.”

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ORGANIZATION CHANGE

Book News: September 29th, 2009

By W. Warner Burke, Dale G. Lake and Jill Waymire Paine (Editors)

This volume contains the must reads for a depth of understanding about organization change. Each of the book’s seventy-five papers included in this volume have launched their own fields of inquiry or practices and are the key readings for any student or practitioner of organization development.

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THE SECRET – WHAT GREAT LEADERS KNOW AND DO

Book News: September 24th, 2009

By Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller

At some time everyone in a position of authority, whether in a multi-national corporation or a local volunteer group, wonders what the key to great leadership is. Ken Blanchard, whose books on leadership have sold over 20 million copies, and Mark Miller, who worked his way up from line worker to vice president of one of the largest fast-food chains in the country give an answer to that question.

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TRAIN TO GAIN – THIRD SECTOR SKILLS

Book News: September 22nd, 2009

This guide outlines the skills help that is available to employers and learners in the third sector to improve skills of the workforce. The guide applies to paid and unpaid staff and it is relevant to volunteers. It recognises that for volunteers it may be a route into a paid job.

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SEVEN LESSONS FOR LEADING IN A CRISIS

Book News: September 17th, 2009

By Bill George

The author draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders who have weathered tough storms.
With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win.

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