Tag Archives: Jossey-Bass

Pfeiffer & Jossey-Bass to Host Leadership Challenge Forum 2009

July 9, 2009 – Pfeiffer and Jossey-Bass, Imprints of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will host the second-annual Leadership Challenge Forum, August 6-7th at The Renaissance Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL. As we hear in the news everyday about another company folding, there is a call for strong leaders during tough economic times. Authors James […]

Danger! Toxic Workplace Ahead!

Control freaks, narcissists, manipulators, and bullies. It takes all kinds, they say, but can your organization afford to employ such toxic personalities? Like a disease, these employees spread negativity throughout the workplace, decreasing productivity and increasing turnover. Getting rid of them isn’t as easy as declaring “you’re fired”—in the office or the boardroom. Often clever chameleons, who often “kiss up” and “kick down”, they know how and when to disguise their infectiously bad natures. TOXIC WORKPLACE! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power (Jossey-Bass; April 2009; $27.95) by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Halloway teaches you how to identify these parasites in your organization and cure them once and for all.

Stop Playing Games at Work! How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics

Corporate game playing has proliferated as never before, a response to highly stressful work environments and job uncertainty in a downward economy. Games offer people escape, excuses for sub-standard performance, and short cuts to deal with demanding bosses and volatile environments. Organizations must confront and neutralize these games rather than allow them to spiral out of control.

GAMES AT WORK: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics (Jossey-Bass; $24.95; April 2009) by Mauricio Goldstein and Phillip Read gives managers the tools to “diagnose” the games that people play in their company, and then to free people’s energy for more productive purposes, thus minimizing the damage to both the bottom line and the company dynamics.

Tools for Teaching, 2nd Edition By Barbara Gross Davis

Jossey Bass’s second best selling Higher Education title releases new edition January 26 , 2009 – San Francisco, CA – Elected on a platform of change, President Obama has pledged investment in higher education and many educators are hopeful. Yet with an anticipated 50% professor turnover within the next 10 years, it is clear that […]

WORKING ACROSS GENERATIONS Explores Generational Leadership Changes in Nonprofit Sector

WORKING ACROSS GENERATIONS: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint; ISBN: 978-0-470-19548-2; October 2008) by Frances Kunreuther, Helen S. Kim and Robby Rodriguez offers a comprehensive look at the leadership transition and generational shift in the nonprofit sector, while giving readers practical advice on how they can prepare for this inevitable shift in healthy ways. The authors present methods on how to approach generational shifts in leadership so that the contributions of long-time leaders are valued, new and younger leaders’ talents are recognized, and groups are better prepared to work across generational divides.

Podcast: Patrick Lencioni, author of 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY, advises parents on managing everyday family life

Podcast from Patrick Lencioni, author of THE THREE BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY (Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0-7879-9532-4).

THE BRAND BUBBLE: The Looming Crisis and How to Avoid It

If you thought the subprime mortgage bubble was bad, get ready for another one that is twice as big—a $4 trillion “brand bubble”, which if not corrected, could drive down the stock prices of today’s best-known companies.

The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition – New in Paperback

For twenty years, THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner has been the most trusted source for anyone wishing to become a better leader. Kouzes’ and Posner’s evidence-based approach is built on their analysis of thousands of leaders. Despite their diversity, all of these leaders share what the authors call the “Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.”

THE TROPHY KIDS Tells How Millenial Generation Will Transform the Workplace & the World

Ron Alsop, a longtime Wall Street Journal columnist and editor, has written THE TROPHY KIDS GROW UP: HOW THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION IS SHAKING UP THE WORKPLACE, an indispensable guide to understanding and managing this talented but challenging new generation.

A FRIENDLY LETTER TO SKEPTICS AND ATHEISTS: Musings on Why God Is Good and Faith Isn’t Evil

September 2, 2008 – The recent spate of atheist manifestos has garnered media attention. Books like LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION, GOD IS NOT GREAT, and THE GOD DELUSION are responses to the ascendance of the role of religion in public and political life, especially in the United States. A few conservative Christians have tried […]

THE ORAL LAW OF SINAI: An Illustrated History of the Mishnah

September 2, 2008 – THE ORAL LAW OF SINAI is a handsome, beautifully designed gift book that is also a major religious and historical book of ethical principles and moral values. It is a detailed, painstaking commentary to the Written Law of the Torah, based on rigorous logic, scrupulous scrutiny of the biblical texts, and […]

Video: Patrick Lencioni Discusses His New Book, 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY

August 21, 2008 – Patrick Lencioni, author of The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, discusses the correlation between managing a business and managing a family. View the video here: http://www.tablegroup.com/books/frantic/media/reel.

THIS TRAGIC GOSPEL Explores How the Gospel of John Fundamentally Distorted the Central Chrisitan Quality: Compassion

August 13, 2008 – The religious doctrines encompassing present day Christianity vary to a certain degree and produce multiple interpretations. These numerous understandings have manifested themselves into an array of sects, all producing different accounts of the bible, Jesus, and the structure of the Church. Questioning which interpretation is correct has become a prevailing theme […]

Podcast: Chip Conley, CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of PEAK, talks with Total Picture Radio

August 11, 2008 – Chip Conley, CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, talks with Peter Clayton of Total Picture Radio.

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING Helps Parents Determine Whether Their Children Need Tutoring and How to Find the Right Tutor

July 21, 2008 – In 2005, parents in the United States spent $3.75 billion on tutoring for their children. Most of them did so out of anxiety about competitive position in the quest for admission and financial support from elite schools. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING: How to Support the Unique Needs of […]