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Book name: The God Child
Author: Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus Pages- 256

‘My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived’. The author Nana Ayim opens the book with this catchy quote by Nayyirah Waheed. As one progresses through the book one realizes the profundity of this quote in terms of its relatability with the experiences of the chief protagonist Maya.

Book name: A Sense of Urgency
Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Pages- 196

Every organisation needs to change with the time, failing which it may stand at the risk of being pushed into oblivion and labeled obsolete by the more enterprising competitors in the market. To have a strategy of change management, an organisation requires a culture that acts as a source for the regular improvement of its employees. 

Developing Top Talent in Business By: James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub Sage publications India Pvt Ltd.2nd Edition 2010, pp302, Price: Rs.395.
ISBN-971-81-321-0569-5

The future will challenge corporations to surpass both current and predictable levels of performance and productivity. Organizations in the midst of today’s changes need coaching at the executive and the managerial level to effectively communicate and facilitate where the organization is and where it is headed.

Compensation: Theory Evidence and Strategic Implications By Barry Gerhart and Sara L Rynes Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 2008; pp. 310; Price: Rs. 295
ISBN: 978-81-7829-920-4

Organizations are becoming more concerned with positioning employee compensation as a strategic human resource management function in order to gain competitive advantage. The increasing competitive- ness of the labor market and turnover of employees has resulted in a nightmare in compensation planning.

Creative Response to Shunya poems: My experiments with Corporate Rhymes By Dr. Subhash Sharma-
IBA Publications (2010)

“From the Shunya we emerge, in the Shunya we merge
Evolution and involution are this world’s final urge”

Prof Subhash Sharma-Creation from Shunya (1993), p. 20

Shunya -the Sanskrit word denotes a metaphysical reality. It is on account of Shunya that everything becomes possible. Sometimes represented as the dot the centre of the energy vortex, it also incorporates the idea of zero.

The New Art of the Leader by; William A. Cohen (Major General, USAFR, Ret). Viva books Pvt. Ltd. First edition: 2003.Reprinted 2008. Pages: 303;
Price: Rs 395

Leadership is a winning combination of personal traits and the ability to think and act as a leader, a person who directs the activities of others for the good of all. While there are people who seem to be naturally endowed with more leadership abilities than others, I always like to believe that people can learn to become leaders by concentrating on improving particular leadership skills.

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