MBRF launches new series of ‘Book in Minutes’

August 4, 2015 3:33 pm

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has introduced the new series in its ‘Book in Minutes’ initiative that put the spotlight on leadership styles and the power of positive thinking.

Through ‘Book in Minutes,’ an ambitious initiative that aims to strengthen the culture of reading, MBRF presents Arabic summaries of some of the latest international books that are relevant to the community.

The new series that puts the focus on leadership styles also covers subjects such as enhancing the happiness of people, another key focus of the UAE leadership.

The first book, ‘A Team of Leaders – Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative and Deliver Results’ by Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff shows how to design systems that nurture the leadership potential of every employee, which is the key to creating high-performance teams.

Among the techniques and principles discussed include: creating advantage through the Five Stage Team Development Model, the secrets of a great design, utilising great team processes, establishing a value creation model that connects team members with their contribution, managing knowledge for a competitive advantage and leveraging visual management tools to reinforce the desired team culture and outcomes.

The second book, Raising Happiness – 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter PhD discusses the importance of a happy childhood and its role in building children’s personalities. The book discusses how a happy childhood enables individuals to achieve higher performance rates and greater harmony in inter-personal relationships. It also underlines the how the feeling of happiness expands horizons of thought and enables one to overcome difficulties. The book provides steps that can be followed by parents to promote the happiness in the hearts of their children.

The third book, Rethinking Positive Thinking – Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettingen discusses the motivation tools that lead to the success of individuals in their lives and enable them to achieve their goals. The book highlights the power of optimism in encouraging people to work and think positively. It also explains the bright side of dreams, the types of optimism and practical guidance on how to turn one’s dreams into reality.

In his opening note on the new series of ‘Book in Minutes’, HE Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said: “Human beings are influenced by his environment – both work and family. It is important to nurture these environments and provide the right tenets that will help build the next generation of leaders while promoting a culture of innovation, excellence and creativity. Positive and inspiring work and family environments, in turn, lead to the happiness of the community.”

HE added: “To sustain a motivational environment, it is important to encourage teamwork and unleash creativity among individuals. They must be free to pursue areas that interest them, in turn contributing to innovation and excellence. The new summaries in the Book in Minutes series have been specially chosen to highlight the key factors in fostering leadership, enhancing the happiness off people and reinforcing the power of positive thinking at work and at home.”


AMEinfo Staff
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