The Art of Captaincy

Author: Mike Brearley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447294343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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'The best book on captaincy, written by an expert' - Mike Atherton Mike Brearley is one of the most successful cricket captains of all time, and, in 1981, he captained the England team to the momentous Ashes series victory against Australia. In The Art of Captaincy, his study on leadership and motivation, he draws directly on his experience of man-managing a team, which included a pugnacious Ian Botham and Geoffrey Boycott, to explain what it takes to be a leader on and off the field. Giving an insight into both his tactical understanding of the game, as well as how to get a group of individuals playing as a team in order to get the best out of them, The Art of Captaincy is a classic handbook on how to generate, nurture and inspire success. With a foreword by former England player and BBC commentator Ed Smith, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its first publication, and an afterword by director Sam Mendes, The Art of Captaincy remains urgently relevant for cricket fans and business leaders alike. Covering the ability to use intuition, resourcefulness, clear-headedness and the importance of empathy as a means of achieving shared goals, Brearley's seminal account of captaincy is both the ultimate blueprint for creating a winning mind set, but also shows how the lessons in the sporting arena can be applied to any walk of personal and professional life.

The Art of Hurling:

Author: Daire Whelan

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 1781174822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5260

How are some hurling managers able to transform losing teams to All-Ireland champions in a short time? What is it about their philosophies and beliefs that makes them unique and successful? What are their thoughts on the future of hurling in this period of unprecedented focus on the game and its development? Daire Whelan uncovers the ideas and methods of some of the game’s most successful managers. Tracing the evolution of hurling managers from the 1970s up to the present day, he has spoken to some of the game’s most enlightened thinkers from that period, including Eamon O’Shea, Anthony Daly, Justin McCarthy, Eamonn Cregan, Babs Keating, John Allen, Cyril Farrell, Liam Griffin, Ger Loughnane, Diarmuid Healy and Terence 'Sambo' McNaughton.Managers who not only won All-Irelands or provincial titles in unique circumstances, often ending decades-long losing streaks and usually bringing success within a season or two. They provide an insight into the traits and techniques of the greatest hurling managers.

The Sardar of Spin: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Bishan Singh Bedi

Author: Neha Bedi

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 8195256627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 8388

VENKAT SUNDARAM was a key member of the Indian cricket team between 1970–80. During his illustrious career, he has worn numerous hats – he has been its manager for the 1998 tour to Sri Lanka; Chairman for BCCI’s Ground and Wickets Committee for two terms; Chairman Ranji Trophy and U-22 selection committee for UPCA. He has also been a selector, coach, umpire, cricket commentator, sports anchor, author, and director/ producer. He is the force behind this special edition celebrating Bishan Singh Bedi’s life and times. SACHIN BAJAJ is a sports administrator and business professional. He has over two decades of experience with sports bodies like Kings XI Punjab, Cricket Club of India, England & Wales Cricket Board. He is also the proprietor of Global Cricket School and Co-founder of Niche Sports. Sachin has published eleven books and co-authored another three.

The Art of Taking Best From People

Author: VK Sharma

Publisher: Clever Fox Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 4547

In the different function of management, people management is of paramount important. However, it is given least importance in many companies. An effective people management not only reduce attrition of employees but also insure best output from them. Another important benefit of people management is that happy employees always win the customer, while unhappy employees unknowingly ensure customers to move away from companies. People management is often seen as skill or art form of management, however there are certain principles of people management which makes him a science. Anyone who understand and practice these principles can be very effective in people management. In this book we will be discussing different principles of effective people management. We have kept this book free from traditional management jargons and it is full of practical wisdom and solutions.

Pagan Virtue

Author: John Casey,John Peter Anthony Casey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198240037

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

View: 8689

This treatise argues that the classical virtues of courage temperance, practical wisdom and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, define the good of man. The author suggests that the values of success, pride and worldliness remain an important aspect of moral thinking.

The Art of Centuries

Author: Steve James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170907

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1340

A century has always had a special resonance, in all walks of life, and none more so than in cricket. Scoring one hundred runs is the ultimate for a batsman. As former England captain Andrew Strauss admits, it's incredibly hard to do; for Ricky Ponting, it's a transformational moment in the career of a cricketer. Or in the words of Geoffrey Boycott, 'a century has its own magic'. In The Art of Centuries, Steve James applies his award-winning forensic insight to the very heart of batting. Through interviews with the leading run-scorers in cricket history and his own experiences, Steve discovers what mental and physical efforts are required to reach those magical three figures. Despite his own haul of 47 first-class tons, he himself felt at times that he was poorly equipped for the task. So working out how to score centuries is an art. And bowlers might not agree, but there really is no better feeling in cricket.

The Art of Better Retail Banking

Author: Hugh Croxford,Frank Abramson,Alex Jablonowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470014814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 7629

"This new book on retail banking is both readable and innovative. Its analysis is unusually accessible in its style, and the book's conclusions and predictions will be rightly thought provoking. The customer is gaining real power and this new book's insights on the importance of leadership, the need to unleash creativity and to make a bank's IT and people resource work together more effectively for customer satisfaction are important pointers to the shape of future competitive differentiation." --Sir Mervyn Pedelty, Recently retired Chief Executive, The Co-operative Bank plc, smile, CIS and Co-operative Financial Services "A stimulating read. A readable and lively book that is always informative, sometimes controversial and invariably challenging. The authors don't expect readers to agree with it all, but the readers will undoubtedly gain some fresh insights and perspectives on the multiple issues facing management in a rapidly changing industry." --Chris Lendrum CBE, Recently retired Vice Chairman, Barclays Bank "This book is clear enough for the layman and thorough enough for any banker to obtain an excellent sense of the options for successful strategies for their retail businesses. The challenges of technology introduction, cost of production and scope of service are driving banks into responses increasingly similar to other industry sectors. These forces have been apparent for some years but are so evident now they can no longer be ignored. This book provides an excellent guide to mapping that future." --Joseph DeFeo, CEO, CLS Bank. "This is a useful guide to retail banking that provides a thought-provoking view on the state of The Art (of Better Retail Banking). Clearly retail banking can get better, and must! To steal an analogy from the conclusion, there is a sea change going on - consumers are looking more and more for greater simplicity and value, and so many banks are still making such heavy weather of it. This book does a good job of charting the current developments." -- Lindsay Sinclair, CEO, ING Direct UK. "A whistle-stop tour of all aspects of retail banking. This is a very readable and insightful real world mix of theory, strategy, tactics and practice. They have even managed to make banking sound exciting. But mostly they have been able to cut through the complexity to remind us all that success in retail banking is not just about finance and efficiency - it is about customers and staff, who are all too often forgotten about." --Craig Shannon, Executive Director - Marketing, Co-operative Financial Services. "The authors live up to their promise of providing managers and students with a clear exposition of the retail banking sector and how banks can confront the challenging future they face. This book is a practical manual with lots of useful advice. I was looking for new insights in this book - and I found them!" --Professor Adrian Payne, Professor of Services Marketing, Director, Centre for Services Management, Cranfield School of Management. "A key determinant of any organisation's success will be an enhanced understanding of 'value' as defined by customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Value can mean different things to these different groups, and this book has set itself the objective of identifying the approaches that will improve the value proposition for all of these interested parties. It achieves this objective." --Professor Steve Worthington, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. "An enjoyable and useful read. It provides a good perspective on the role of IT and how IT suppliers and professionals need to contribute to future developments in retail banking strategy and implementation. It helps provide guidance for the significant challenges ahead for both suppl

A History of Leadership

Author: Morgen Witzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351666495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The evolution of leadership into a widely accepted concept occurred without any shared understanding and acceptance of its meaning and relevance in contemporary society. Why do some people become leaders? What is the source and legitimacy of leadership power? This book journeys into the heart of the relationship between leaders and followers, the social space and the arena where both contest and collaboration take place and leadership itself is played out. In the book, Morgen Witzel moves beyond traditional traits and skills framing, offering a fresh, historical analysis that involves many different actors with different motives and needs. By analysing the evolution of power relationships, the book analyses the interactions around how power is used and control is bargained for to illuminate the centrepiece of leadership. A wide-ranging history of a slippery subject, this book provides students, scholars and reflective practitioners with an empirical, historical base on which to test their own ideas and experiences.

Critical Practice

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780931018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 7182

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on What is the relationship between theory and practice in the creative arts today? In Critical Practice, Martin McQuillan offers a critical interrogation of the idea of practice-led research. He goes beyond the recent vocabulary of research management to consider the more interesting question of the emergence of a cultural space in which philosophy, theory, history and practice are becoming indistinguishable. McQuillan considers the work of a number of writers and thinkers who cross the divide between theoretical and creative practice, including Alain Badiou and Terry Eagleton, and the longer tradition of 'theory-writing' that runs through the work of Hélène Cixous, Roland Barthes and Louis Althusser. His aim is to elucidate the contemporary ramifications of a relationship that has been contested throughout the long history of philosophy, from Plato's dialogues to Derrida's 'Envois'.