Read, Lead, Succeed

Get-ready-to-leadGet ready to lead — a book that brims with positivity and motivation, it talks about aspects such as goal setting, skill development, time management, teamwork and social intelligence. Peppered with case studies and laced with humour, it makes an interesting read.

Talking about accountability, the author narrates his personal experience, when he had to delay informing his father’s demise to his printing unit staff so that the work committed to be delivered the following morning to a client was on schedule.

On teamwork and leadership, there is an anecdote of the 1983 World Cup finals when India crumbled with a miserable 183 runs for the West Indies to chase. Before going out to field for the second session, in the dressing room Kapil Dev, as captain, inspired his dejected team saying, “Team, if this is not a winning total, it’s definitely a fighting total.” When the Windies were short by 43 runs, India emerged World Champions for the first time.

The author G Olivannan is a past governor of D 3232. The book can be got from Emerald ­Publishers, ­Chennai. Phone: 91 44 2819 3206/4214 6994. Email:


Rotary Quiz Book

Do you know that the Shelter Box is the world’s largest Rotary project; it is affiliated in eight countries involving 5,000 clubs. In 1979, when the then RIPE James Bomar challenged Rotary clubs to make a ­non-Rotarian a PHF, by making a donation in his/her name, do you know that RC Pikesville, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa.

Quiz-bookFind such interesting information in this concise quiz book compiled by past presidents Narayana ­Shagrithaya (RC Mumbai Bhandup, D 3141) and Kanti Solanki (RC Thane Metro, D 3142). Rotarians can use it to enhance their Rotary knowledge or gift it to inspire a new member. The book also includes list of RI Presidents from Paul Harris to RIPE Barry Rassin, along with their themes, and other important abbrevations.

Priced at ₹ 100, the book is available with Narayana Shagrithaya – Mobile: 98212 67367/98209 67367 or Kanti Solanki – 98670 26464.

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