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The Progress Principle – Harvard Business Review Press

The Progress Principle – Harvard Business Review Press

What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives — consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle, seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees’ inner work lives. But it’s forward momentum in meaningful work — progress — that...

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Allah, Liberty, And Love – Irshad Manji

Allah, Liberty, And Love – Irshad Manji

  When Irshad Manji wrote The Trouble With Islam (later on renamed The Trouble With Islam Today) she was hailed by the media as a powerful voice seeking to reform Islam from within. But the Muslims were not convinced. Her pro-Zionist stance completely switched them off to some of the important issues she was trying to raise. Manji had written that Jews had a historical bond with Palestine and hence, they were entitled to establish a Jewish State in that country. And the Arabs were committing a big mistake by opposing Israel. The Muslims...

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THE GRAND DESIGN By Stephen Hawking and Leonard

THE GRAND DESIGN By Stephen Hawking and Leonard

THE GRAND DESIGN By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow 208 pp. Bantam Many reviewers know about a little book dubbed Rotten Reviews, edited by Bill Henderson. Inside are vitriolic reviews of literary masterpieces. Thus we have George Bernard Shaw describing Shakespeare’s Othello as “pure melodrama…There is not a touch of characterization that goes below the skin,” Athenaeum magazine labeling Moby-Dick as “an Ill-compounded mixture of romance and matter of fact,” and Whitney Balliett in The New Yorker telling us that Joseph Heller “wallows...

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THE THORNBIRDS – Colleen McCullough

THE THORNBIRDS – Colleen McCullough

In The Thorn Birds, a perfectly crafted romantic story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of the Cleary family’s challenges as they battle through life .The author takes us on a journey through their unpretentious roots in New Zealand, where they worked as sheep-shearers, to the huge Australian sheep farm, Drogheda owned by Paddy’s elderly aunt Mary Carson. Colleen McCullough begins her novel with the legend of the thorn bird – a bird that spends all its life searching for a thorn bush, and selecting the longest...

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