Friday, March 5, 2010

Book of the Month: Chess in a Nutshell

A complete guide to Chess....
By Fred Reinfeld
Publisher: Pocket Books, NYC
Year: 1958

Friday, January 22, 2010

Your Back, Your Bones and Things That Ache

On the Bookshed Shelve this Week:
A thorough survey of what causes back and related pain and what to do to allay it as well as prevent it.
Kim Davies has contributed to Your Back, Your Bones and Things That Ache as an author. Kim Davies is an established writer in the fields of health, lifestyle and natural therapies and is the author of books on a whole range of well-being subjects, including t'ai chi, yoga, having a healthy back, and building successful relationships. Having started out as a newspaper and magazine journalist, she has run a yoga-based holiday centre on the island of Crete and worked as publications officer for a major cancer charity. Kim as also traveled widely in india.

Publisher: Book Sales
Author: Kim Davies, Anthony Campbell
Language: English
ISBN: 0785819037
EAN: 9780785819035
No. of Pages: 208
Publish Date: 2004-08-31
Binding: Hardcover
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Bahrain, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Book on our Shelves: The Leadership Challenge

 Book overview

The main part of the book discusses the five actions that Kouzes and Posner identify as being key for successful leadership:

Model the way

Modeling means going first, living the behaviors you want others to adopt. This is leading from the front. People will believe not what they hear leaders say but what they see leader consistently do.

Inspire a shared vision

People are motivated most not by fear or reward, but by ideas that capture their imagination.
Note that this is not so much about having a vision, but communicating it so effectively that others take it as their own.

Challenge the process

Leaders thrive on and learn from adversity and difficult situations. They are early adopters of innovation.

Enable others to act

Encouragement and exhortation is not enough. People must feel able to act and then must have the ability to put their ideas into action.

Encourage the heart

People act best of all when they are passionate about what they are doing. Leaders unleash the enthusiasm of their followers this with stories and passions of their own.