The Mirror Method: How to build productive teams by ending workplace dysfunction

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The Mirror Method: How to build productive teams by ending workplace dysfunction, by Marli Rusen describes her straightforward and practical six-step framework to help leaders gain an accurate reflection of their current workplace dynamics and address any dysfunction uncovered by their review.

Marli Rusen brings years of extensive experience as a labour, employment and human rights lawyer to her current work as a third-party educator and problem-solver.  Marli has effectively transformed her legal knowledge and understanding of workplace dynamics into proactive, practical and timely “tools” to assist parties with the informal and formal resolution of their complex workplace challenges and issues.

12-Week National Bestseller: The Idea of Canada

Portrait of HEGG David Johnston

Seventh Avenue is proud to represent Canada’s Governor General, The Right Honourable David Johnston. His first book, The Idea of Canada, is published by McClelland & Stewart.

Letters to a Nation, by David JohnstonFrom our present Governor General, a series of 50 (of several thousand) carefully chosen letters he has written to people he has admired and befriended over his seventy-plus years, that sets out Mr. Johnston’s frank, informed, and novel thoughts about Canada.

Touching on a wide range of topics ranging from learning, the law, kindness and courage, to the monarchy, Aboriginal education, justice, bilingualism, mental health and hockey, David Johnston has always used the letter writing form to tackle the passions, challenges, and goals of his incredibly accomplished and varied life. From his earliest years at Harvard, he has written several letters each day, starting with those to his large family, and broadening out to an ever-widening circle of friends that includes ministers and monarchs, educators and entrepreneurs, and many extraordinary Canadians who have deepened his perspective and touched his heart. The letters included in this beautiful volume are all about Canada — a project to help him understand and share his views on this great country, past, present and future.

Presented in three parts — What Shapes Me, What Consumes Me, and What Comforts Me — His Excellency reaches out to everyone from his grandchildren, Kevin Vickers, Clara Hughes, Chris Hadfield, the Aga Khan, Tina Fontaine, Mike Lazaridis, the teachers of our country, a grade five class in Winnipeg, an unknown Inuit boy he met at Rideau Hall, and many others. The perfect gift for graduates, this unique and lovely book should find its home in every Canadian’s library.

About the Author

Sworn in on October 1, 2010, His Excellency the Right Honourable DAVID JOHNSTON is the 28th governor general since Confederation. He holds an LL.B. from Queen’s University (1966); an LL.B. from the University of Cambridge (1965); and an AB from Harvard University (1963). While at Harvard, he was twice selected for the All-American hockey team and was named to Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was the first non-American to chair Harvard’s Board of Overseers. He became dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario in 1974. In 1979, he was named principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, and in July 1994, he returned to teaching as a full-time professor in the McGill Faculty of Law. In June 1999, he became the fifth president of the University of Waterloo. David Johnston is the author or co-author of 24 books including new editions, holds honorary doctorates from over 20 universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. He is married to Sharon Johnston, and they have five daughters and 12 grandchildren. The author lives in Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

 

Thrive Fitness: The Program for Peak Mental and Physical Strength

Brendan Brazier 10th Anniversary

Head of nutrition for the Cannondale-Garmin Cycling Team, nutrition consultant to the pros, and former professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier is one of the world’s leading experts on nutrition for professional athletes.

In Thrive Fitness, he presents his own easy system for total health and fitness, complete with new photos and step-by-step exercises, for maximum results in minimal time. Whether you’re a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitnesswill help you sculpt strong, lean muscles, reduce body fat, prevent disease and injuries, increase energy, cut sugar cravings, and sharpen mental clarity.

January 2017 10th Anniversary Edition

Thrive  Fitness: The Program for Peak Mental & Physical Strength Fueled by Clean, Plant-Based, Whole Food Recipes
By Brendan Brazier
Penguin Canada

Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark: An Odyssey to Mt. Ararat and Beyond

Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark: An Odyssey to Mt. Ararat and Beyond

Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics.

Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia.

Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain’s nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds’ ambitions for their own nation’s borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat.

What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark is one man’s odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5500 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world.

Rick Antonson is the former president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver and past chair of the board for the Destination Marketing Association International, based in Washington, D.C. Antonson is the author of several books, including the travel memoirs Route 66 Still Kicks and To Timbuktu for a Haircut. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, and Cairns, Australia.

Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark: An Odyssey to Mt. Ararat and Beyond
Skyhorse Publishers $24.99 hardcover (Can. $35.99)
6″ x 9″ • 384 pages
50 b&w photographs and illustrations, 5 maps
Memoir/Travel
APRIL 2016 release