Tag: Maryann Kerr

I blended my bedside reading—and discovered it’s all about work!

By Maryann Kerr (January 4, 2020) Believership, The Superpower Beyond Leadership Volume 1: The Experience, Mike Vacanti, Dog Ear Publishing, September 10, 2019, 150 pp., $26.41 The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work, Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo, Rotman-UTP Publishing April 9, 2019, 248 pp., $29.39 Fear of Falling, The Inner Life of The Middle Class, Barbara Ehrenreich, Twelve; Reprint edition January 7, 2020, 416…

Feminists fighting stereotypes that women are somehow hardwired to backstab

By Maryann Kerr (November 12, 2019) Sabotage to Support: A new Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace, Joy L Wiggins & Kami J. Anderson, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May 14, 2019, 208 pp., $22.12 Have you ever heard people talking about you when you were out of earshot or somewhere unseen? Maybe in a washroom stall?  And you realize the people who’ve just come into the…

Need to manage your manager?

Have you experienced poor management at some point in your career? By Mo Waja (October 25, 2019) Bedtime Stories for Managers, Henry Mintzberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 5, 2019, 200 pp. $21.78 Bedtime Stories for Managers is enjoyable collection of insights and anecdotes from Henry Mintzberg, a clear thought leader from the get-go. With a refreshingly conversational tone, Mintzberg tackles the idea of management with a…

How we know what we know

Happy September!  Class is now in session. This week, we’ve picked three books that were written to give us the analysis we need to make sense out of the crazy talk that seems to have enveloped our world. In her look at Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, Maryann Kerr takes us…