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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 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).
For all managers out there…
Jane Sparrow, author of the forthcoming Gower book The Culture Builders has set up a survey to help gather information relevant to the book and the themes/topic within it.
The survey is specifically for those of you who manage 1 or more person/s. If you have a spare few minutes to complete the survey, it would be very much appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
On 23rd March, Nicola Johnson will be presenting at the LNM Inaugural Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Nicola’s presentation will be on the subject of ‘The place of theory in learning and new media research’.
Although the conference is invitational there is a public lecture by Neil Selwyn on Thursday 22 March, 6-7pm on Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age – thoughts from a UK perspective. More details can be found here.
Nicola’s book, Publishing from Your PhD is now available from Gower.
Peter Taylor (Leading Successful PMOs) is talking to the APM East of England Branch on Tuesday 24th January on the topic of ‘PMOs: a Burden or a Benefit’ which looks to go to the heart of the question of how to extract as much value from your PMO as possible. Gower are co-sponsoring an Award this year ‘PMO Leader of the Year’ which allows project teams to recognise the contribution of their PMO leader and which is open to all entrants.
Phil Jones’s website is surely one of the richest sources of practical information on strategy and the balanced scorecard. I have chosen to highlight the detailed case study article he developed around the use of the balanced scorecard by the Diana, Princess of Wales Fund. It’s a wonderful example of how to measure and demonstrate value and should be a required read for anyone involved in the not- for-profit sectors. Do take time to browse the materials that Phil makes available through his site; it is a veritable treasure trove. Phil Jones is author of two Gower booksCommunicating Strategy and, out later this month, Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations.
One of the most rewarding things for a publisher is to see the connection between the ideas and guidance in our books and application of good management in practice. Uly Ma’s book, No Waste, has drawn heavily on his experiences working with the ‘No Waste’ programme on the 2012 Olympic construction projects. There is a very interesting write up for the programme as part of the ‘Learning Legacy’ for the games on the 2012 website