Books
22 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Ruth Ferguson from Leadership
Scoop.it!

Learning To Forgive As A Leader

Learning To Forgive As A Leader | Books | Scoop.it
Our lives are ripe with opportunities to take offense to the actions of others. Even more so, I believe, when you take on the mantle of leadership. Opportunities For Offense As Leaders Leading gives us many chances to become bitter. It’s true, especially when you begin to examine leadership and the intricacies involved with leading. …

Via Anne Leong
more...
george_reed's curator insight, April 10, 2015 11:10 PM

Perhaps it would be a good thing if followers worked on forgiveness as well. 

Rescooped by Ruth Ferguson from Leadership
Scoop.it!

Ken Blanchard - We Need to Talk: A 5-Step Process for Leaders

Ken Blanchard - We Need to Talk: A 5-Step Process for Leaders | Books | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard the words, “we need to talk” and not felt a little uncomfortable? In a fast-paced work environment, communication challenges come up every day.  It’s natural for conflict to ari...

Via Anne Leong
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart - NPR

'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart - NPR | Books | Scoop.it
Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | Books | Scoop.it
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy (Those "who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them" http://t.co/lk6zRAolyx...
more...
Ruth Ferguson's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:22 AM

Another reason why making reading a priority in 2014 is a good idea!

Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

All Reading is Good for You, But Reading Fiction Could Make You a Better Thinker | Books on GOOD

All Reading is Good for You, But Reading Fiction Could Make You a Better Thinker | Books on GOOD | Books | Scoop.it
While it's no surprise that reading is good for us, escaping into the pages of a novel could help us become better thinkers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

Attention young readers: A selection of book reviews just for you - Journal and Courier

Attention young readers: A selection of book reviews just for you - Journal and Courier | Books | Scoop.it
Attention young readers: A selection of book reviews just for you
Journal and Courier
This hilarious book by Hoosier native Richard Peck brings old-time, rural Indiana to middle grade readers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

TheReadingRoom.com Talks with Kate Atkinson about 'Starting Late' as a Writer ... - PR Web (press release)

TheReadingRoom.com Talks with Kate Atkinson about 'Starting Late' as a Writer ...
PR Web (press release)
The bestselling novelist of Life After Life also reveals which literary character she'd like to be in another life.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ruth Ferguson from Leadership
Scoop.it!

12 Signs Of Un-Leadership

12 Signs Of Un-Leadership | Books | Scoop.it
In this post, the author looks at twelve demotivators. These 12 concepts are a what not to do for leadership. Readers are invited to add observations.

Via Anne Leong
more...
SENAME Interactive's comment, April 7, 2015 5:58 AM
I agree with most of the points. One more sign on unleadership is "Always be at office or online but never do any work". :)
Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, April 7, 2015 10:10 AM

Por esto, los líderes latinoamericanos (específicamente políticos), no concretan proyectos ni visiones, si observamos detenidamente sus estilos y ejecutorias, realizan por lo menos, el 60% de estas actitudes desmotivadoras

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:32 PM

This is a great twist on most leadership articles.  I, too, have been guilty of most of these at various times in my career.  I think that as leaders, we are always reflecting and learning.  So, I would add:

 

Does not continue to learn and grow - does not attend staff development with teachers, does not read, is not open to others' ideas.

 

Is unavailable emotionally, intellectually, and physically - in the office with the door closed or off campus.  Meetings are closed to all but a select few.  These meeting are often just a dissemination of the leader's ideas and attendees do not disagree out of fear of reprisal.

 

These are not just demotivators - they can undermine the entire school culture.

Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times

Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times | Books | Scoop.it
Find book reviews & news from the Sunday Book Review on new books, best-seller lists, fiction, non-fiction, literature, children’s books, hardcover & paperbacks.
Ruth Ferguson's insight:

If only we had endless days to read...about reading!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ruth Ferguson from Ebook and Publishing
Scoop.it!

Publishers bypass literary agents to discover bestseller talent

Publishers bypass literary agents to discover bestseller talent | Books | Scoop.it
Cutting out the middlemen of the literary world can lead to the discovery of acclaimed authors such as Andrea Bennett

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

Feast For The Eyes: 3 Cookbooks Just For Looking - NPR

Feast For The Eyes: 3 Cookbooks Just For Looking - NPR | Books | Scoop.it
Feast For The Eyes: 3 Cookbooks Just For Looking
NPR
But privately, there are some cookbooks I never cook from at all: frivolous books full of whimsical sugar art, devoid of nutritional value, and really, best eaten with your eyes.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ruth Ferguson from Mediocre Me
Scoop.it!

A Leadership Book Author On Why You're Better Off Reading Fiction For Lasting Lessons

A Leadership Book Author On Why You're Better Off Reading Fiction For Lasting Lessons | Books | Scoop.it
Craig Chappelow has written about how leaders can be more successful. But he'd crack One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest before the latest business book...

Via John Michel
more...
John Michel's curator insight, June 18, 2013 12:08 AM

Good advice about how we really learn...and how little learning comes from leadership books. 

Scooped by Ruth Ferguson
Scoop.it!

A different kind of chick lit - News-Press Now

A different kind of chick lit
News-Press Now
The Los Angeles Review of Books, for one, reported that a new Amish romance novel hit the market every four days in 2012, with 60 more published in 2012 than in 2009, and 83 more than in 2002.
Ruth Ferguson's insight:

Amish chick lit?

more...
No comment yet.