Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments and Bad Behavior; Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, McGraw Hill, Rs.495.

Behind the problems that routinely plague families, teams, and organisations are individuals who either can’t or won’t deal with failed promises. Others have broken rules, missed deadlines, or just behaved badly. If anybody steps up to the issue, they often do a lousy job and create a whole new set of problems. New research demonstrates that these disappointments aren’t just irritating. They’re also costly — sapping organisational performance by 20 to 50 per cent and accounting for up to 90 per cent of divorces. Drawn from over 10,000 hours of real-life observations, Crucial Confrontations, which was the first edition, taught the reader skills to increase confidence in facing tough issues. With the inclusion of additional cases and research studies, this book will teach you to deal with failed promises and missed deadlines, transform broken rules and bad behaviours into productive accountability and strengthen relationships while solving problems.

Lady, You're Not a Man!: The Adventures of a Woman at Work; Apurva Purohit, Rupa, Rs. 195.

Today’s woman wants to make a success of both family and career and is unwilling to compromise on either. But the burden of coping with deadlines, recalcitrant children, difficult bosses and in-laws can be daunting.

In this book, Apurva Purohit, CEO of Radio City 91.1 FM, shows how women can accept, adapt and achieve in every arena. Through real-life stories and funny anecdotes, she provides pithy tips on a multitude of topics: training husbands and interns, the right attitude to getting it right with kids, dealing with household crises and office emergencies...

Warm, witty and empathetic, Lady, Youre Not a Man! is a must-read for every woman searching for work-home balance and determined to succeed in her career and life.


Wellness readsAugust 17, 2013