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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).
Having recently been involved in the due diligence phase of an acquisition process Phil Jones discusses his experiences with communication during this uncertain time. Read about it in his April 9th blog post
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.
The Relationship Awareness Conference 2011 is an opportunity for SDI practitioners to interact and share ways they are using Relationship Awareness Theory to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Conference topics allow attendees to learn how to be more effective in their delivery of Relationship Awareness concepts
On Friday September 30, Gower Author Donnie MacNicol, Team Animation Ltd (Bio) will be speaking along with Steve Hastie, Vice President of Professional Services, NDS Americas (Bio) on Development of Global Soft Skills for Project Managers Using the SDI at the 8am breakout session. Outline of session:
This interactive session will describe the design and delivery of a global soft skills development programme for project management professionals for NDS, a market leader for digital pay-TV solutions. The second part of the session will focus on this work and its broader application in the emerging discipline of Organisational Project Management which is being done in collaboration with a leading Business School in London. This presentation will be appropriate for any level facilitators.
I throughly recommend Anita Mountain and Chris Davidson’s blog on Transactional Analysis. I am something of a fan of TA and have found it the single most influential technique for helping me improve my communication and collaborative working skills. The benefit of some blogs (such as this one) is that they offer links to material of value; Chris and Anita’s, on the other hand, is one of those blogs where the posts themselves offer worthwhile and immediately usable insights. If you are new to TA, I can’t think of a more user-friendly and helpful way into the subject. Anita Mountain and Chris Davidson are authors of Working Together.
Anthony Landale (Editor of Gower Handbook of Training and Development and co-author of The Fast Facilitator) has a way of making the difficult challenges of leadership so much more understandable. In his piece ‘Why Big Conversations Matter’ he offers a perspective on how and why leaders need to converse (rather than communicate) with their employees.
Project management may be about control, consistency and structure but it is very important not to forget empathy and reflection in the process. Stakeholder management may be one of the newer mantras to emerge in relation to projects but if we paid it more than unthinking lipservice, you’d think that more projects would be more successful? In their article on PM World Today, Pernille Eskerod and Anna-Lund Jepsen ask the question: what does the project stakeholder value? And in response, they offer four useful perspectives for considering stakeholder needs. Pernille and Anna are authors of the forthcoming Project Stakeholder Management in the Advances in Project Management Series.
Wally Olins (author of Gower’s New Guide to Identity) is speaking at the Designer Breakfast on 26th May on “How do designers become more influential and make more money?” Having just attended Shan Preddy’s (How to Run a Successful Design Business) Designer Breakfast yesterday, I recommend these events unreservedly. They are a wonderful opportunity to hear and interact with some of the most influential people in design and the networking is good too … must be something about designers; they do know how to communicate and they are sympathetic and supportive networkers.