Book Launching at Fully Booked


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:

“Dear all:

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!!

Best regards,








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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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