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One of my favourite local publishers has an array of tremendous new books on the horizon, so I wanted to dedicate today's post to celebrating what's in store for them over the coming months. To give you a glimmer, there are cookbooks, books that celebrate art and culture, business books, and the cherry on top is the one that I'm most excited about, an ice cream book called Great Scoops. So, let's dig in, shall we?
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In the Present MomentBuddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice
by Haema Sivanesan. In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Tracing a history of the intersection of Buddhist thought and artistic production in North America (United States and Canada) from the mid-20th century to the present, In the Present Moment draws on the extensive collections at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria along with leading research and, for many artists, lifelong investigations into the relationship between art, life, and Buddhist practice to explore how Buddhist ideas and philosophy have played an important and often underappreciated role in the development of contemporary art.
Releasing March 21st. Pre-order here.
Dare to Un-LeadThe Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World
by Celine Schillinger
A transformational book for trying times, Dare to Un-Lead will challenge the way you think and feel about the role of leadership in your life.
What is revered as leadership today is often nothing more than a destructive set of obsolete behaviors and systems evolved from the centuries-old industrial theories popularized by Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford. This mode of leadership harms individuals and societies and must be reinvented to better reflect the way we live, trade, and work in the 21st century.
Dare to Un-Lead explores how contemporary organizations can transform leadership from a top-down hegemony to one that empowers people to lead together through the concepts of liberty, equality, and community.
Kotter affiliate and global engagement leadership specialist Céline Schillinger combines her experience enacting digital-enabled, people-focused collective work practices in global corporate structures with a deep analysis of leadership—studied through multiple lenses and timely sources of knowledge—to provide original insights into why these practices work.
The result is a series of evidence-based approaches for reinventing collective performance across organizations in a post-pandemic world.
From large corporations to small businesses, the lessons learned in this landmark book, implemented individually and collectively over time, will make our workplaces more equal, our jobs more gratifying, and our economies more profitable. And that will make the world a better place.
Releasing May 9th. Pre-order here.
Sephardi VoicesThe Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands
by Henry Green & Richard Stursberg
In the decades following the founding of Israel, close to a million Jews were forced from their ancestral homelands in the Middle East, North Africa, and Iran. This story of state-sanctioned discrimination, violence, and political unrest is told with stunning photography and gripping first-hand accounts from survivors. They tell of violent persecution and daring midnight airlifts—but also of a world left behind, and new lives in new lands. This is a story of Jewish history, of a resilient people finding strength in the face of terrible injustice.
Leading to Greatness
by Jim Reid
Leading to Greatness is a hands-on how-to leadership development program designed to guide leaders to self- and organizational excellence. Through the application of author Jim Reid’s five core principles, leaders will be primed to propel their organizations and teams into the future.
The Modern Table
Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast looks into seventeen of the numerous sites in the Pacific Northwest region with major collections of Northwest Coast Indigenous material culture, bringing attention to a wide range of approaches to caring for and exhibiting such treasures. Each chapter is written by one or more people who work or worked in the organization they write about. Each author takes a different approach to the invitation to reflect upon their institution: some narrate a history of the institution, some focus on particular pieces in the collection, and some consider the significance of the work currently being done for the present and future. They show that these are places and moments in a much longer story, still ongoing, with many characters—communities, individuals, institutions, artworks, treasures.
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