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I really enjoyed Douglas Board’s interview with Bob Garlick on the recent Business Book Talk. It’s extraordinarily demoralising, when we are all struggling to create a new future in an uncertain business world, to see those selected and paid to lead us so often seem to have feet of clay. Douglas’ insights into executive selection offer some pragmatic ways of changing by understanding and embracing the uncertainty and complexity it involves. If we adopt the kind of approaches he is advocating in the place of the old, self-perpetuating ones, I wonder to what extent this would change both the quality of our leaders and the culture of leadership which they enable? Douglas Board is author of Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead: Science, Politics and Intuition in Executive Selection.
In December 2012 Dr Daphne Halkias was appointed to take charge of the International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies.
Daphne is the author or co-author of several Gower books Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs, (recently included in Evan Carmichael’s Top 40 books for women entrepreneurs), Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, e-Negotiations plus another due at the very end of 2013: Governance in Immigrant Family Businesses
We were very pleased to see four Gower and one Ashgate book in Evan Carmichael’s Top 40 books for women entrepreneurs. Carmichael runs EvanCarmichael.com, one of the world’s most popular websites for entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22 he was a venture capitalist helping raise between $500,000 and $15 million. His goal is to help 1 billion entrepreneurs. He is regularly interviewed and quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters etc. He included the following Gower books on his recommended list: Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects (Davidson/Burke), Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business (Halkias et al) and Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Halkias et al) and Diversity Quotas, Diverse Perspectives (Groschl/Takagi) as well as Ashgate title Gender and Communications at Work (Barrett/Davidson).
Bob Garlick (Business Book Talk) chats with Gloria Moss about this fascinating subject and delves into the root causes of the differences between men and women.
“We find out some amazing stuff, including the fact that men don’t see as many colours as women. The research in this book is topnotch and I see this book becoming a standard for anyone who needs to understand the importance of designing for specific demographics. A must-read for marketers, advertisers, HR managers, and even game developers. “