RECENT REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

  • DISCover the Power of You
    Robert Adams
    Understand thyself first, before attempting to lead and influence others. It's tough to review this title in a way that is meaningful to all because each person reading it will have their own ah-ha's, insights and awakenings based on their unique profile and life experience.

    At any rate, I highly recommend giving it a read and then apply the conclusions you draw ~ R. Price, NetGalley

  • DISCover the Power of You
    Robert Adams
    According to the blurb on the back this book is for individuals who have a desire to better understand their own personality, people who may aspire to be come leaders in whatever field of their choice.

    Full disclosure: I was asked to review this book by the publisher (Business , John Hunt Publishing ). In truth it is not a book I would have gravitated to all by myself. Having said that, there can be great benefits in being pushed a bit out of your “natural reading habitat”!

    I found this book very interesting. For me it cast light on the issues of innate personality and leadership styles. Like most people I have always had a vague awareness that there are different leadership styles (and that those have both benefits and shadow or negative aspects) but I have never spent time really reflecting on what those might be and how it all hangs together when people work together in teams or office settings.

    One quote the author features early on is:

    There is no truth, only personality

    (- Gareth Morgan)

    This book helps you identify your own professional and leadership style. The DISC in “discover” – capitalized in the title – refers to Dominant – Influencer – Steady and Conscientious. (Read the book and follow the exercises if you are keen to figure out what type you are!)

    I had an interesting time reflecting on my own leadership style and priorities (including the weak aspects of those) as well as on people I have experienced in leadership roles in various settings. There were some “aha!” moments!

    I was telling my husband about this and he said: ” A lot of this is on the curriculum when you study economics and business administration” (his own degree and professional background). Fair enough but most creative/artistic/spiritual types like myself will never attend business school – so this book offers you some of those key insights as a DIY program.

    The book then goes on to describe different company cultures and what characterizes them. This will help people identify what culture their personality is most suited to (assuming you have the luxury of choice when applying for jobs!) and is also helpful if you run (or intend to run) your own business as it casts light on hiring people with different personality types and strengths from yourself so you can complement each other.

    All in all I found this a well-researched and fascinating book and I appreciated stepping outside my comfort zone when it comes to reading and absorbing new ideas! ~ Imelda Almqvist, Pagan Pages

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Being a Supervisor 1.01 is an enjoyable read with time-tested ideas to inspire new supervisors and recharge existing supervisors. In this user-friendly guide, Joe Duffy highlights key management principles by offering practical advice that reinforces best practices. Readers will delight in this informative and concise presentation of supervisory lessons and the value of life-long learning. ~ Deborah A. Fredericks, PhD., Associate Dean of Continuing Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Being a Supervisor 1.0 is not only an invaluable primer for any employee or first-time supervisor aspiring to be an outstanding manager of people, but it is an excellent reference for seasoned and experienced supervisors and managers as a refresher course as well. It is a compact, comprehensive, grassroots manual on the correct way to manage people, projects, and progress, and I highly recommend it to all in pursuit of supervisory excellence. ~ Bettina A. Deynes, MBA, MIM, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP , VP of Human Resources and Diversity; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); co-author of Alejandra's Quest; international presenter and published author on leadership, management and HR topics

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Supervision is both an art and a science. It can be learned but must be practiced to be fully mastered. Good supervision skills are especially important for the civil society/nonprofit sector which relies greatly on influence and collaboration. They are essential too for the government and business sectors. In “Being a Supervisor 1.0” Joe Duffy sets out easy to understand foundational management knowledge that every supervisor needs. These practical lessons, learned from a long career and leadership, are timely for the 21st century manager in any and all sectors. ~ M.D. Kinoti, PhD, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, Regis University, Colorado, International NGO Consultant

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Strong organizations all have one thing in common: skilled, effective supervisors, passionate about mission. Joe Duffy has delivered a terrific toolbox for new or aspiring supervisors, as well as more seasoned leaders keen to learn from another’s experience. Joe's half a century of education and experience percolate throughout this excellent and informative handbook. ~ Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House and former Commissioner, New jersey department of Children and Families

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Joe Duffy draws on a long, varied executive career to provide an intelligent, interesting road map for new and experienced supervisors. The writing is vivid, direct and practical; the wisdom of his advice pervades this useful contribution from a successful, seasoned leader. ~ J. Bryan Hehir, Secretary for Social Service, Archdiocese of Boston; Past President CCUSA

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Well articulated and very informative book "Becoming a Supervisor 1.0" written by Joe Duffy provides the essential tools for a new supervisor as well as a handbook for the seasoned supervisor. ~ Mukunda Panuganti, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Director

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    “Being a Supervisor 1.0” is an excellent must-read resource for considering foundational management issues. Utilizing a quick-read format, Joe Duffy shares his lessons learned over a 45 year career, providing not only practical advice, but also many “tools” for managing. But, perhaps of most value, are the numerous questions that the reader is presented with, as these should help the reader to translate Mr. Duffy’s experiences and suggestions into the reader's own supervisory approach. ~ Terrence Cahill, EdD, FACHE, Department Chair and Associate Professor Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration Seton Hall University, Consultant, Leadership Coach

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    I highly recommend reading Being a Supervisor 1.0! The book has structure, purpose and practical concepts for leaders and managers. New and seasoned supervisors will benefit from it. Get your copy. ~ James D Raphael, LNHA,CALA,MBA, President and CEO, James Raphael Enterprises and Author of

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    "Being a Supervisor 1.0" is a very practical reference guide for both seasoned managers and new supervisors, or for anyone with leadership responsibilities. The book contains excellent suggestions on ways leaders can embrace change. Joe Duffy provides first-rate recommendations that enable managers to work within different personalities and management styles. This book is a must read for anyone interested in management training ~ Kevin Lynch, Senior Consultant, IC Consulting

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Joe Duffy's "Being a Supervisor 1.0" is an essential handbook for supervisors of the future who will need this wisdom, to be effective supervisors today and tomorrow. ~ Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    Being a Supervisor 1.0 is a must read for everyone involved in staff training and organizational development. Whether you are a newly promoted supervisor, manager or an experienced human resource trainer, you will greatly benefit from this book. Joe Duffy has provided a comprehensive review of all aspects of the important role that supervisors play in our work settings. I highly recommend reading this book to everyone involved in leadership and supervision. ~ Dennis C. Miller, Executive Search, Author, Speaker, Leadership Coach

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    "Being a Supervisor 1.0" is a must read for the first time or aspiring supervisor and as a useful tool for the experienced supervisor. Author Joe Duffy has compiled lessons learned from a 45 year career in management into one easy to read handbook. It will be your "go to" resource for help in dealing with the daily demands of being a supervisor. ~ Thomas J. Healey, Partner Healey Development, Board Member Leadership Roundtable, Senior Fellow Harvard University JFK School of Government, Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Domestic Finance

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F. Duffy
    The rate of change in leadership at not-for-profit agencies is occurring at a pace never before seen. Joe Duffy has presented a highly readable and personable road-map for new CEOs to front line supervisors as they seek to avoid running around on the organizational shoals. ~ Richahrd Klarberg, JD, President & CEO, Council on Accreditation

  • 15 Ways to Own Your Future
    Michael Khouri
    Great information. Will be useful to pass on to young students entering the workforce.
    ~ Arva Demps, Secondary School Teacher

  • Small Change, Big Deal
    Jennifer Kavanagh
    5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book if you care about world and UK poverty and want to be inspired!

    I loved this book. It is for anyone who cares about poverty and believes there must be ways out of it - with the right approach(es). It's about microcredit, giving in Western terms very small loans to women who have enrol in projects where they are given support and peer support to make income from existing or new skills. Most of the poor in the world - and this really shocked me! - have no access to funds from banks. Often a tiny amount of money and appropriate encouragement and discipline becomes the way out of poverty and into better prospects for the whole family in every aspect of life.
    This book is honest. Included are the projects Jennifer Kavanagh has been involved in which didn't get off the ground or ultimately foundered. So the lessons can be learned. There are also frequent case studies of women in different parts of the world whose creativity and determination brought undreamt-of gains. It includes projects in Europe (including the UK) as well as in developing countries. ~ Katharine L, Amazon

  • DISCover the Power of You
    Robert Adams
    Dr Travis Bradberry
    Author of The Personality Code, Coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart
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  • DISCover the Power of You
    Robert Adams
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  • DISCover the Power of You
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