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The Wisdom of Bees - What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth (Paperback): Michael... The Wisdom of Bees - What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth (Paperback)
Michael O'Malley
R229 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R74 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'It seemed to me that the bees were working on the very same kinds of problems we are trying to solve. How can large, diverse groups work together harmoniously and productively? Perhaps we could take what the bees do so well and apply it to our institutions.' When Michael O'Malley first took up beekeeping he thought it would be a nice hobby to share with his son. But he noticed that bees not only work together to achieve a common goal but, in the process, create a remarkably productive organization, like a miniature but incredibly successful business. O'Malley also realized that bees can teach managers a lot, identifying 25 powerful insights such as: * Distribute authority: the queen bee delegates relentlessly and worker bees make daily decisions * Keep it simple: bees exchange only relevant information * Protect the future: when a lucrative vein of nectar is discovered, the entire colony doesn't rush off to mine it Blending practical advice with interesting facts about the hive, The Wisdom of Bees is a useful and entertaining guide for any manager looking to get the most out of his or her organization.

Organizations for People - Caring Cultures, Basic Needs, and Better Lives (Hardcover): Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker Organizations for People - Caring Cultures, Basic Needs, and Better Lives (Hardcover)
Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker
R654 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R150 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For many years, there has been quite a bit of talk about employee engagement as a means to lift corporate profits and reduce absenteeism and turnover. However, this talk has not produced better companies. In fact, the evidence shows that incivility and instances of employee abuse are getting worse. Additionally, with profit as the primary goal of organizations, most employees view any benign treatment they receive as a secondary convenience that will dissipate once corporate fortunes decline. That is, many employees still believe they are expendable in the eyes of their employers. This book turns that equation around by examining the practices of twenty-one companies that put the interests and needs of employees first. Profits are necessary but insufficient for corporate health. The companies featured in this book see it as their mission to offer people a better, more fulfilling life for themselves, and assist with that holistic journey by providing the organizational elements people need to reach their potential. They do this first by creating respectful and kind cultures that treat every person as an equal, sentient partner in the success of the company. Second, they diligently work to satisfy people's basic needs: for financial security, belonging, meaning, autonomy, self-acceptance, self-confidence, and growth. The result is a web of fellow-feeling: earnest affection among people who feverishly work to live up to both the high standards of the institution and their obligations to one another. By providing a place where people can do their best work and thrive as individuals and as members of a cohesive community, everyone profits.

Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Paperback): Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond... Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Paperback)
Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond Potter; Contributions by William Hogeland, Joanne B. Freeman, Lyra D. Monteiro, …
R561 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R104 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? Historians on "Hamilton" brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America's history. The contributors examine what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. Does Hamilton's hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation's past, or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation's future? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim? Perfect for students, teachers, theatre fans, hip-hop heads, and history buffs alike, these short and lively essays examine why Hamilton became an Obama-era sensation and consider its continued relevance in the age of Trump. Whether you are a fan or a skeptic, you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of the Hamilton phenomenon.

Face Value - The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America (Hardcover, New): Michael O'Malley Face Value - The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America (Hardcover, New)
Michael O'Malley
R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and the character of money. They have painted it and sung songs about it, organized political parties around it, and imprinted it with the name of God - all the while wondering: is money a symbol of the value of human work and creativity, or a symbol of some natural, intrinsic value? In "Face Value", Michael O'Malley provides a deep history and a penetrating analysis of American thinking about money and the ways that this ambivalence unexpectedly intertwines with race. Like race, money is bound up in questions of identity and worth, each a kind of shorthand for the different values of two similar things. O'Malley illuminates how these two socially constructed hierarchies are deeply rooted in American anxieties about authenticity and difference. In this compelling work of cultural history, O'Malley interprets a stunning array of historical sources to evaluate the comingling of ideas about monetary value and social distinctions. More than just a history, "Face Value" offers us a new way of thinking about the present culture of coded racism, gold fetishism, and economic uncertainty.

Every Leader Is an Artist: How the World's Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader (Hardcover, Ed): Michael... Every Leader Is an Artist: How the World's Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader (Hardcover, Ed)
Michael O'Malley, William H. Baker
R549 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R120 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Make Every Business Day a Masterpiece

"This fascinating book is a must-read for every leader or individual that aspires to become one. It eloquently offers tips, examples, and analogies that help the reader focus effort and attention in that noble attempt to become a better leader."
--Eric Weber, Associate Dean IESE, Business School

"Unlike explorations of leadership that too often provide 'more heat than light, ' O'Malley and Baker offer a refreshing and engaging lens that not only illuminates but inspires the reader."
--Mary C. Gentile, Creator and Director of Giving Voice to Values, and Senior Research Scholar, Babson College

"This is not another book on leadership. Its essence is that all great leaders show an intense artistry. O'Malley and Baker give leadership criteria that weave business language with a strong dose of artistic principles. A great read."
--Chuck Royce, Chairman, Royce Funds

"Impressive O'Malley and Baker have written a book that is at once entertaining, intellectually engaging, and practical--a tough combination, rarely achieved."
--Ed Greenberg, University of Colorado, coauthor of "Turbulence"

"O'Malley and Baker thoughtfully illustrate the intersections between leadership and art, explaining the requisite attributes for leadership excellence, such as focus, intellectual challenge, imagination, and authenticity."
--Josh Weston, Honorary Chairman, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

"O'Malley and Baker have written a wonderful book that illustrates the complexities and necessities of what should be understood as the ultimate qualities of leadership."
--David Finn, Chairman, Ruder Finn, Inc.

About the Book:

Artists put their work on display for everyone to judge, accepting a position of vulnerability for want of something important to say and in the service of contributing to the common good. Artists bring people closer together by providing a forum for shared experiences. Artists challenge, excite, comfort, and motivate people, and they don't learn their craft by reading about it in a book; they practice, push themselves and their means of expression, and execute, execute, execute.

"These are exactly the same things effective business leaders do day in and day out."

In "Every Leader Is an Artist," leadership experts O'Malley and Baker employ the "leadership as an art" metaphor to its conceptual limits: leadership is an art. Literally. And leaders are artists; they just happen to work in a different medium.

This groundbreaking look at leadership offers a completely new perspective on the age-old question: What separates the effective leader from the ineffective leader? O'Malley and Baker reveal 12 key characteristics shared by great artists and leaders, including: Intention: Makes an express commitment to achieve certain exceptional ends Authenticity: Expresses individuality and personal beliefs with honesty and transparency Engagement: Challenges the intellectual capacities of employees and tests their abilities to develop creative solutions to problems Imagination: Makes surprising and unconventional departures from the ordinary that create a new sense of awareness or understanding Form: Diligently combines various communications, structures, and policies into a unified, coherent whole

"Collectively, these attributes make great leadership possible, or, in their absence, difficult," write the authors. "Their presence does not assure leadership excellence, but it does set the range of potential."

Providing the tools and techniques for developing these qualities, the authors provide vignettes that draw parallels between the personal qualities of famous artists and effective leaders.

"Every Leader Is an Artist "will make you see your own leadership characteristics with newfound clarity and help you build upon them to be the best leader you can be. After reading this book, you will never think about leadership and your responsibilities as a leader in quite the same way again.

The Cultural Turn in U.S. History - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback, 2nd ed.): James W. Cook, Lawrence B. Glickman,... The Cultural Turn in U.S. History - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
James W. Cook, Lawrence B. Glickman, Michael O'Malley
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A definitive account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, "The Cultural Turn in U.S. History" takes stock of the field at the same time as it showcases exemplars of its practice. The first of this volume's three distinct sections offers a comprehensive genealogy of American cultural history, tracing its multifaceted origins, defining debates, and intersections with adjacent fields. The second section comprises previously unpublished essays by a distinguished roster of contributors who illuminate the discipline's rich potential by plumbing topics that range from nineteenth-century anxieties about greenback dollars to confidence games in 1920s Harlem, from Shirley Temple's career to the story of a Chicano community in San Diego that created a public park under a local freeway. Featuring an equally wide ranging selection of pieces that meditate on the future of the field, the final section explores such subjects as the different strains of cultural history, its relationships with arenas from mass entertainment to public policy, and the ways it has been shaped by catastrophe. Taken together, these essays represent a watershed moment in the life of a discipline, harnessing its vitality to offer a glimpse of the shape it will take in years to come.

Painting under Pressure - Fame, Reputation, and Demand in Renaissance Florence (Hardcover, New): Michelle O'Malley Painting under Pressure - Fame, Reputation, and Demand in Renaissance Florence (Hardcover, New)
Michelle O'Malley
R1,151 R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Save R106 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In late 15th-century Italy, there was a growing demand for goods of all types, including art. Painting under Pressure shows how the increased desire for art objects exerted significant pressure on highly sought-after painters. Michelle O'Malley analyzes the lives and works of four artists: Alessandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi, and Pietro Perugino. She considers network systems, production practices, economic concepts, and workshop input to demonstrate the consequences of high demand on some of the most respected artists of the time. In this fascinating and incisive book, O'Malley asks how painters approached the manufacture of large bodies of commissioned work, how they made day-to-day decisions about design and the application of pigments, and how serial production related to creating work for commissions, in addition to questions of economics. Using documentary evidence about price, scientific evidence about production, and formal analysis about appearance, the book demonstrates Renaissance business practices and shows the individual approaches artists took to producing excellence and meeting high demand.

Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners (Paperback): J.Michael O'Malley, Lorraine Valdez Pierce Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners (Paperback)
J.Michael O'Malley, Lorraine Valdez Pierce
R1,011 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R129 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This practical resource book will familiarize teachers, staff developers, and administrators with the latest thinking on alternatives to traditional assessment. It will prepare them to implement authentic assessment in the ESL/Bilingual classroom and to incorporate it into instructional planning.

Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Hardcover): Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond... Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Hardcover)
Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond Potter; Contributions by William Hogeland, Joanne B. Freeman, Lyra D. Monteiro, …
R2,505 Discovery Miles 25 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? Historians on "Hamilton" brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America's history. The contributors examine what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. Does Hamilton's hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation's past, or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation's future? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim? Perfect for students, teachers, theatre fans, hip-hop heads, and history buffs alike, these short and lively essays examine why Hamilton became an Obama-era sensation and consider its continued relevance in the age of Trump. Whether you are a fan or a skeptic, you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of the Hamilton phenomenon.

Face Value - The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America (Paperback): Michael O'Malley Face Value - The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America (Paperback)
Michael O'Malley
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and the character of money. They have painted it and sung songs about it, organized political parties around it, and imprinted it with the name of God - all the while wondering: is money a symbol of the value of human work and creativity, or a symbol of some natural, intrinsic value? In "Face Value", Michael O'Malley provides a deep history and a penetrating analysis of American thinking about money and the ways that this ambivalence unexpectedly intertwines with race. Like race, money is bound up in questions of identity and worth, each a kind of shorthand for the different values of two similar things. O'Malley illuminates how these two socially constructed hierarchies are deeply rooted in American anxieties about authenticity and difference. In this compelling work of cultural history, O'Malley interprets a stunning array of historical sources to evaluate the comingling of ideas about monetary value and social distinctions. More than just a history, "Face Value" offers us a new way of thinking about the present culture of coded racism, gold fetishism, and economic uncertainty.

Leading With Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (Paperback, Special Ed.): William Baker, Michael... Leading With Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (Paperback, Special Ed.)
William Baker, Michael O'Malley
R367 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R54 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Authors William Baker and Michael O'Malley teach readers that--far from popular media portrayals of corporate callousness--kindness has a very distinct and essential place in the office. Without presenting a naive idea of kindness, this eye-opening book identifies the surprising attributes successful and resoundingly kind leaders share--revealing how traits like sincerity, honesty, and respect can benefit organizations and help them to thrive. In Leading With Kindness, readers will learn how to apply these lessons in their own workplace, gaining tips for how to: motivate employees, committee members, and others; recognize unique talents while nurturing all employees; establish a supportive environment; spur continuous organizational growth; adapt to change; and prepare the next generation of leaders. Subtly and very effectively, a gentler, more human conception of leadership has become the gold standard for excellence. This insightful and refreshing book shows leaders how they can leverage the deceptively complex notion of kindness as guiding principle to lead more effectively.

Cambridge Applied Linguistics - Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition (Paperback, New): J.Michael O'Malley,... Cambridge Applied Linguistics - Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition (Paperback, New)
J.Michael O'Malley, Anna Uhl Chamot
R787 R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Save R45 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

O'Malley and Chamot review the literature on learning strategies and present instructional models for learning strategy training that teachers can apply to their own classes. The material is based on current research in second language acquisition and cognitive theory. This book will be of interest to applied linguists, educational researchers, teacher trainers, course designers, and language teachers who wish to apply research findings to their classroom situations and help students become more effective and independent learners.

The Material Renaissance (Paperback): Michelle O'Malley, Evelyn Welch The Material Renaissance (Paperback)
Michelle O'Malley, Evelyn Welch
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Despite the recent interests of economic and art historians in the workings of the market, we still know remarkably little about the everyday context for the exchange of objects and the meaning of demand in the lives of individuals in the Renaissance. Nor do we have much sense of the relationship between the creation and purchase of works of art and the production, buying and selling of other types of objects in Italy in the period. The material Renaissance addresses these issues of economic and social life. It develops the analysis of demand, supply and exchange first proposed by Richard Goldthwaite in his ground-breaking Wealth and the demand for art in Renaissance Italy, and expands our understanding of the particularities of exchange in this consumer-led period. Considering food, clothing and every-day furnishings, as well as books, goldsmiths' work, altarpieces and other luxury goods, the book draws on contemporary archival material to explore pricing, to investigate production from the point of view of demand, and to look at networks of exchange that relied not only on money but also on credit, payment in kind and gift giving. The material Renaissance establishes the dynamic social character of exchange. It demonstrates that the cost of goods, including the price of the most basic items, was largely contingent upon on the relationship between buyer and seller, shows that communities actively sought new goods and novel means of production long before Colbert encouraged such industrial enterprise in France and reveals the wide ownership of objects, even among the economically disadvantaged. -- .

The Adventures of the Mill Hill Billies - The Magic Coin (Paperback): Michael O'Malley The Adventures of the Mill Hill Billies - The Magic Coin (Paperback)
Michael O'Malley
R171 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R29 (17%) Special order

The Mill Hill Billies were a bunch of junior school friends, full of normal pranks but totally committed to each other. Their lives were just like those of any other kids of their ages until they discovered a strange coin down on Pop's allotment. The coin began to glow and what happened next was to give them the most amazing experience of their young lives.

Leading with Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): William F. Baker,... Leading with Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
William F. Baker, Michael O'Malley; Read by Jim Bond
R1,488 R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Save R210 (14%) Special order

In the world of business, kindness is regarded as weaknessa "so the development of it as a leadership trait is sorely overlooked. It turns out however, that being kind is a crucial attribute of some of the worlda (TM)s most successful business leadersa "leaders whose success is anchored in their integrity, credibility, vision, insight, inclusion, and fairness. And kindness is not some intangible quality that one either a oehasa or doesna (TM)t, it is a combination of quantifiable, learnable, and refinable traits and skills.
Leading with Kindness identifies six ingredients of kindness a " compassion, integrity, gratitude, authenticity, humility, and humor that are absolutely essential to powerful leadership. This audiobook also points out obstacles to each of the six qualities, and offers real-world, everyday management and leadership approaches that build and demonstrate each one.
You are not a respected leader simply because you are nice, fun, and non-threatening. But if you are truly kind, genuinely committed to the welfare of your company and your people through thick and thina "you will reap the benefits of trust, honesty, commitment, and loyalty from the seeds of kindness you have sown.

Building Bridges L1 - Content and Learning Strategies for ESL (Paperback): Anna Uhl Chamot, J.Michael O'Malley, Lisa Kupper Building Bridges L1 - Content and Learning Strategies for ESL (Paperback)
Anna Uhl Chamot, J.Michael O'Malley, Lisa Kupper
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Special order

Students learn the language of content areas and are taught to combine context and learning strategies to successfully transition to academic subjects.

The Cultural Turn in U.S. History - Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover): James W. Cook, Lawrence B. Glickman, Michael... The Cultural Turn in U.S. History - Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover)
James W. Cook, Lawrence B. Glickman, Michael O'Malley
R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Special order

This is a definitive account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing. "The Cultural Turn in U.S. History" takes stock of the field at the same time as it showcases exemplars of its practice.The first of this volume's three distinct sections offers a comprehensive genealogy of American cultural history, tracing its multifaceted origins, defining debates, and intersections with adjacent fields. The second section comprises previously unpublished essays by a distinguished roster of contributors who illuminate the discipline's rich potential by plumbing topics that range from nineteenth-century anxieties about greenback dollars to confidence games in 1920s Harlem, from Shirley Temple's career to the story of a Chicano community in San Diego that created a public park under a local freeway.Featuring an equally wide-ranging selection of pieces that meditate on the future of the field, the final section explores such subjects as the different strains of cultural history, its relationships with arenas from mass entertainment to public policy, and the ways it has been shaped by catastrophe. Taken together, these essays represent a watershed moment in the life of a discipline, harnessing its vitality to offer a glimpse of the shape it will take in years to come.

Leading with Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (MP3 format, CD): William F. Baker, Michael... Leading with Kindness - How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results (MP3 format, CD)
William F. Baker, Michael O'Malley; Read by Jim Bond
R194 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R48 (25%) Special order
Building Bridges L2 - Content and Learning Strategies for ESL (Paperback): Anna Uhl Chamot, J.Michael O'Malley, Lisa Kupper Building Bridges L2 - Content and Learning Strategies for ESL (Paperback)
Anna Uhl Chamot, J.Michael O'Malley, Lisa Kupper
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Special order

Helps students to learn the language of content areas. This title teaches them to combine context and learning strategies to successfully transition to academic subjects.

ABC of Spinal Disorders (Paperback): Andrew Clarke, Alwyn Jones, Michael O'Malley, Robert McLaren ABC of Spinal Disorders (Paperback)
Andrew Clarke, Alwyn Jones, Michael O'Malley, Robert McLaren
R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Special order

Spinal problems are one of the most common presentations confronting general practitioners. GPs see over 5 million patients per year in relation to back pain alone. It is one of the most common causes of absence from work and has an estimated treatment cost of 12 billion.

Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, including doctors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths, the "ABC of Spinal Disorders" is uniquely placed to address the causes and management of the different spinal conditions presenting in general practice. Providing practical guidance and advice on diagnosis, treatment, and when to refer the patient for further help, it is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, Foundation doctors, and all allied health professionals.

Re-thinking Renaissance Objects - Design, Function and Meaning (Paperback): Peta Motture, Michelle O'Malley Re-thinking Renaissance Objects - Design, Function and Meaning (Paperback)
Peta Motture, Michelle O'Malley
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Special order

Inspired by research undertaken for the new Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, "Re-thinking Renaissance Objects" explores and often challenges some of the key issues and current debates relating to Renaissance art and culture.Puts forward original research, including evidence provided by an in-depth study arising from the Medieval & Renaissance Gallery projectContributions are unusual in their combination of a variety of approaches, but with each paper starting with an examination of the objects themselvesNew theories emerge from several papers, some of which challenge current thinking

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