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The role of President is generally associated with the ‘leader as hero’ tradition and not with what Douglas Long describes as Third Generation Leadership: “a leadership approach that elicits engagement, commitment, and enhanced personal, group, and organisational accountability”. But maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama is in this new mould. There certainly seems to be an appetite for it as Douglas’ book was the ‘most in demand’ title at the recent Frankfurt Bookfair where we received reading copy requests from companies publishing in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Tukish and Russian.
The authors of Corporate Art Collections, co-published by our sister imprint Lund Humphries and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, demonstrate that corporate art collecting is alive and well, despite rumors to the contrary. An art collection can form an integral part of the cultural policy of any business, large or small, and can serve as an investment or asset diversification as well. Corporate Art Collections explores the collecting practices of international firms, including JPMorganChase, Monsoon and Progressive Insurance, and also provides tips on starting a collection.
Is it time for your firm to start or expand an art collection?
The 11th – 14th October 2012 sees the 20th year of The World Open Space on Open Space (WOSonOS) coming to Stoke Newington Town Hall, in North East London.
Kerry Napuk, co-author of Gower’s The Large Group Facilitator’s Manual sits on the virtual planning team of WOSonOS which is chaired by Phelim McDermott, a founder of Improbable Theatre Company and convener of the Devoted and Disgruntled Open Space event which was started in 2005 and is travelling to scores of cities in the UK this year.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.wosonos2012.com.
Originated in the late 1960s by Tony Buzan, Mind Maps are now used by millions of people around the world – from the very young to the very old – whenever they wish to use their minds more effectively.
This page on Tony’s website gives 7 steps to using this powerful technique.
Tony has co-published several titles with Gower over time, the latest ‘Grass Roots Leaders’ is also available in ebook formats.
The 25th – 29th June 2012 hosts the Ed-Media Conference in Denver, Colorado. This conference sees author Nicola Johnson giving two presentations:
- Internet addiction – the hype and the evidence
- Publishing from your PhD (doctoral stream)
The focus of her two presentations come from the research and information she put together in writing her books The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction (published by Ashgate, 2009) and Publishing from Your PhD (published by Gower, 2010).
Ian will be presenting at the event in the Business Strategy Theatre at 12pm on Thursday 26th April with the headline of Social Engineering IX – Hacking the Globe – a snappy little title, that sets the theme for an examination of cultural differences that impact on the task of the social engineer. This is the result of his social engineering work across a number of continents.
Do pop in and see Ian on the ECSC stand at any time during the three days - he will be doing regular short presentations each day. ECSC are vendor independent information security specialists offering expert guidance, support and management services.
Ian’s book, Hacking the Human is available from Gower Publishing.
The forthcoming event for the London Constructing Excellence Club will be taking place on 17th April. Uly Ma will be speaking at the event which is focussed on the areas of sustainability and retrofitting. He will be talking about his NoWaste Project which is part of the London Learning Legacy, along with providing information from his book, No Waste.
On Tuesday, May 15th 2012, People in Business are hosting a free seminar which features an overview of their findings, drawn from their project-based experience and a number of two day employer brand knowledge-sharing sessions run with over a 100 hundred local ‘talent managers’ in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen.
During the seminar, led by Richard Mosley, Global SVP of Employer Brand Consulting, People in Business will be covering:
• The trends shaping the Chinese labour market
• Attraction drivers, including the relative appeal of Chinese vs. Foreign enterprises
• Recruitment media channels and usage
• Engagement and retention drivers
• Future challenges and opportunities
Over a series of similar sessions, Richard will also be sharing similar reviews of the talent markets in India, Russia, and Brazil.
This is a unique opportunity to share ideas, and capture best practice in managing your employer brand in emerging markets.
Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your place, please email email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call Nell on 020 3375 4180.
Gower author, Simon Barrow, is Chairman and founder of People in Business. His book, Employee Communication during Mergers and Acquisitions, with Jenny Davenport, is available from Gower Publishing.
Uly Ma has received fantastic recognition for his NoWaste project within the Olympics construction, winning two awards. The project has also been selected as part of the London 2012 Learning Legacy. What a fantastic achievement!
Uly’s two awards are:
- Most Effective Training (2009) from the Safety, Health and Environment Leadership Team (SHELT)
- Special Achievements Award (2011) from National Skills Academy for Construction- London 2012 Construction (NSAfC- London 2012).
Uly’s NoWaste project is currently on-going at the Olympic Park and Village and is based on his book.