Library

01
Jun

Economics and the human instinct for storytelling by Robert Shiller

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Twenty-five years ago, Chicago Booth’s Dick Thaler and I set up a series of workshops at the National Bureau of Economic Research on what we called “behavioural economics.” Behavioural economics was economics with an input from the psychology department. Every department has its own tool kit for approaching research; we were very much influenced by […]

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22
Feb

Love in Action – John Lewis

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Love in Action. An interview with John Lewis by Krista Tippet.We take in the extraordinary wisdom of Congressman John Lewis on what happened in Selma, Montgomery USA on Bloody Sunday and beyond — and how it might inform common life today. A rare look inside the civil rights leaders’ spiritual confrontation with themselves — and […]

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20
Jan

Conversations with Myself – Nelson Mandela and Ruth Hobday

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‘Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela’s personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the inner world of an incomparable world leader.’ Title: Conversations with Myself Author: Nelson Mandela, Ruth Hobday (Foreword by Barack Obama) Date: 2010 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Availability: Available to borrow off the shelf from the NSLF library

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16
Jan

Leading with a Limp

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If you are a leader–or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading–find out how to get the most from your weakness. The most effective leaders don’t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness. A limping leader is the kind of person who can be […]

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15
Jan

Elizabeth I CEO

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How did Elizabeth meet the challenges that faced her, managing not only to stay alive and keep her imperilled nation afloat, but also to win the intense loyalty of her people and lead England to greatness? Elizabeth I, CEO takes a fresh view, exploring issues that are relevant to leaders–especially business leaders–of today. Title: Elizabeth […]

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15
Jan

Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate performance

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The Harvard Business Review is designed to bring today’s managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious businesspeople in organisations around the globe. Title: Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate Performance […]

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15
Jan

Becoming a Person of Influence

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One of America’s leadership experts teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell’s simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organisational success go off the charts! Title: Becoming […]

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11
Jan

Birth of the Chaordic Age

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Birth of the Chaordic Age is a novel written by Dee Hook who is convinced we can and must create the kinds of organisation that a liveable world demands. Dee Hook skilfully weaves together the story of VISA with his own remarkable life story and presents practical concepts and ideas that constructively challenge our beliefs […]

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11
Jan

A David Suzuki Collection

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A David Suzuki Collection brings together a lifetime of scientific and philosophical thoughts from one of the world’s leading environmentalists. Drawing from published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the underlying passions and philosophies that have informed his work over a lifetime. Title: A David Suzuki Collection Subtitle: A lifetime of ideas Author: David Suzuki […]

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09
Jan

Six Thinking Hats

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Your success in business depends on how well you think, Six Thinking Hats can help you think better-with its practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas. It is an approach that thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world have already adopted with great success. Title: Six […]

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