Humble Works for Humble People

Humble Works for Humble People

Humble Works for Humble People

This fully illustrated book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of Galway and north Clare. A testament to these structures as feats of engineering, it is also a riveting account of the human aspect that shadowed their construction; a beautiful rendering of the maritime activities that gave life to the Wild Atlantic Way – kelp-making, fishing, turf distribution, and sea-borne trade. Humble Works for Humble People nurtures the retelling of human stories surrounding the piers, giving voice to the unacknowledged legacy of the lives that were their making. The Office of Public Works, the Congested Districts Board, foreign financial support, humanitarian efforts, controversies and conflict – these are all features of the piers and harbours’ development and preservation. Humble Works for Humble People is a vital contribution to the maritime history of Galway, Clare and of Ireland in general; an overlooked but culturally rich facet of Irish history.

Humble Works for Humble People

Humble Works for Humble People

Humble Works for Humble People

This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of Galway and North Clare. A testament to these structures as feats of engineering, it is also a riveting account of the human aspect that shadowed their construction; a beautiful rendering of the maritime activities that gave life to the Wild Atlantic Way - kelp-making, fishing, turf distribution, and sea-borne trade. Humble Works for Humble People nurtures the retelling of human stories surrounding the piers, giving voice to the unacknowledged legacy of the lives that were their making. Foreign financial support, humanitarian efforts, controversies and conflict - these are all features of the piers and harbours' development and preservation. Humble Works for Humble People is a vital contribution to the maritime history of Galway, Clare and of Ireland in general; an overlooked but culturally rich facet of Irish history. [Subject: Irish Studies, History, Maritime History, Irish History]

Humble and Strong

Humble and Strong

Humble and Strong

To be effective, leadership must be humble and strong. But the leadership we often see in churches and not-for-profits, as well as in corporations, is neither humble nor strong. The purpose of this book is to analyze these assertions, then to discuss how those who are preparing to be leaders and those who wish to be more effective leaders can recognize and avoid the pitfalls that lead to weak and arrogant leadership by adopting certain habits of life.

The Humility Imperative Why the Humble Leader Wins In an Age of Ego

The Humility Imperative  Why the Humble Leader Wins In an Age of Ego

The Humility Imperative Why the Humble Leader Wins In an Age of Ego

Leaders continue to fail at an alarming rate at the highest levels of business, politics, sports, and entertainment. Many of these failures are the result of self-inflicted wounds brought on by a lack of character. Against a rising tide of narcissism and ego, humility has quietly re-emerged as the crucial leadership quality for the twenty-first century knowledge economy. Andrew Kerr, a certified expert on change management and leadership, blends powerful storytelling with the latest research to reveal how humility creates a distinct competitive advantage for individual leaders and their organizations. Learn how to: Proactively increase your personal level of humility Avoid the catastrophic humiliations that can occur when egos go unchecked Develop employees and get the most out of teams Build genuine trust with employees, peers, and business partners...

Hard Men Humble

Hard Men Humble

Hard Men Humble

The author of We Wrecked the Place chronicles the moving and startling tale of twenty Vietnam veterans who have remained or returned to Southeast Asia to live amid the battlefields of their youth, seeking redemption and refusing to return to a nation that cannot accept the sacrifices they made. 25,000 first printing.