Category: Book reviews

Ground Realities: Voices of Humanitarian Aid Workers from the Frontlines

By Jonathan Potter

"In 2013, a humanitarian aid worker was injured, kidnapped, or killed every 26 hours."

I don't go to zones of danger for my work. But People In Aid's daily work is on behalf of organisations and individuals who are exposed to danger. So I really listen and learn when a conference, such as the one organised by DanChurch Aid and CWS-PA in October last year, confronts me with stories of immense courage and commitment directly from those who have been kidnapped or endangered. I reported on that conference in October last year; the research is now complete and the publication, 'Voices of Humanitarian Aidworkers from the Frontlines', is available online.

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Book review: The Sky is Always There

By Em Lacroix

A book review of the above title by Camilla Carr and Jon James. Camilla and Jon will also be speaking at our upcoming Staff Care workshop: Managing Kidnap and Ransom Situations in Antwerp, Belgium on 3 April 2014.

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Harmonizing Work, Family and Personal Life.. from policy to practice

Ruth O'Donohoe, HR Manager for Ire & UK for Concern Worldwide, has kindly summarised the above book, written by Steven A.Y. Poelmans and Paula Caligiuri, pulling out key learning points.

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Book Review: The Big Truck That Went By - How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

By Em Lacroix

A book review of the above title written by Jonathan M. Katz, published by Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-0-230-34187-6, 320 pages.

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Reward staff for their relationship with aid recipients, stresses new book.

By Adam Bentham

On 15 January 2013 I attended the ALNAP book launch of 'Time to listen: hearing people on the receiving end of international aid'. The book was presented at the event by one of the authors, Director of the Listening Project, Dayna Brown.

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Book Review: The Women of Katrina - How Gender, Race and Class Matter in an American Disaster

By Mike Johnson

Vanderbuilt University Press ISBN 978 -0 -8265 - 1799 - 9

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Book review: How to Work in Someone Else's Country by Ruth Stark

By Jennifer Lentfer

Fumble and be Humble. To fumble is an inevitable part of working cross-culturally. To be humble is not, thus the need for this book.

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Book review: Disaster Recovery Project Management - Bringing Order From Chaos

By Mike Johnson

A book review of the above title. Randy R. Rapp, Purdue University Press, ISBN 978-1-55753-588-7, 265 pages.

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The Truth About Managing People

By Mike Johnson

A book review of the above title. Stephen P Robbins : 231 pages, Pearson / Prentice Hall : ISBN 978-0-273-71532-0

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The Mobile MBA

By Mike Johnson

A book review of the above title (The Mobile MBA, Jo Owen : 190 pages

Pearson / Prentice Hall : ISBN 978-0-273-75021-5)

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A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives

By Mike Johnson

A book review of the above title (A Promise in Haiti : Mark Curnutte : 206 pages :

ISBN 978-0-8265-1783-8)

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How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone

By Mike Johnson

A book review of the above title (Rosie Garthwaite : 304 pages

Bloomsbury : ISBN 9781408816820)

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Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today - Insights from Corporate India

By Mike Johnson

A comprehensive book review of the above title (Meena Surie Wilson : 189 pages

Jossey Bass : ISBN 978-0-470-82568-6)

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