The book “Lead, Don’t Manage Your People” by Jim Black was formally launched on a late afternoon of October not so long ago, at the Top Shelf floor in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street in Manila.
The book offers 15 fundamental principles for effective people management, coming from Jim’s over 40 years of broad experience and leadership roles. Apart from being an author, Jim is also the founder and owner of Applied Leadership Services (LLC), the company behind a number of seminars and trainings aimed at improving leadership effectiveness and employee productivity.
The author also happens to be a former boss of my former colleague and friend, Yolly. It was also the first time for Yolly and me to meet again after the many years she left the company where I also work.
Yolly introduced me to Jim and I was one of the blessed few who were able to personally had a tête-à-tête with him prior and after the book launch.
Hopefully he’ll hit the town again.
Sharing below Yolly’s email message right after the book launch:
Thank you so much for participating to Jim’s book launch yesterday.
I would like to recognize the hard work of Rhea, Nimfa and Team – for making the 2-day book launch happen — and coffee was excellent !!
Of course to Lia – gee…your cream puffs were delicious…..expect an order from me…(I’m sure the rest will place their order too) and the full support you’ve also given to Jim.
Denice and Regin (and to your brother) – thanks for being there!!!
I have attached some pix for souvenir.
See you again sometime and I had a great time with you all!!