The book, Fables for Leaders, is Published.

Posted by jlubans on September 22, 2017

Caption: Author JOHN LUBANS and Editor SHERYL ANSPAUGH with pre-print copy of Fables for Leaders in Riga, Latvia, July 2017 (Photo by Baiba Holma).

My new book, Fables for Leaders, with original illustrations by Béatrice Coron and designed by ALISE ŠNĒBAHA, is now available on pre-order ($26.99).
Ezis Press
ISBN: 978-0-692-90955-3
LCCN: 2017908783

Or, pre-order at Amazon
Why Fables?

Stories are part of our human-ness. So, why not take the essential story – a fable – and apply it to the workplace and draw from it what wisdom we can. My un-textbook covers a variety of topics relevant to leadership, teams, followership and is based on my many years in higher ed administration, not to mention my interest in using literature in teaching concepts about the democratic workplace.
What others say:

Arthur P. Young:
Observer as well as participant, Lubans’ insights and sense of humor are on every page of this creatively illustrated and entertaining volume. An exceptional librarian and protean teacher, he incorporates examples from his experience to contextualize the lessons. It’s about every place where people work together!
Jerry D. Campbell:
Fables are designed to deliver a timeless truth or life-lesson in a compact, pithy, and brief way—tailor made for busy people. For those in a hurry a page in this book delivers a discrete and powerful message. Lubans’ commentary is equally concise and insightful. Space is provided for your own reflections. Highly recommended.
Kate Wittenberg:
A fresh and welcome approach to improving business leadership. Lubans’ fables and commentary are immediately useful takeaways: clearheaded with perspective. Lovely design, convenient space for personal notes.
LaVerne Thornton:
John Lubans’ book provokes us to think of the many moral issues we face. Keep it as a reference. It’s a useful guide for considering the morality involved in so many aspects of life.
Alvin L. Crumbliss:
Original and innovative fables, both ancient and new, replace the traditional management case studies. On multiple levels, fables are effective and applicable to numerous situations. Combined with delightful illustrations, these fables are, in contrast to case studies, often amusing and pithy.

© Copyright John Lubans 2017
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Posted by Beth Huber on September 22, 2017  •  22:43:33

Congratulations! It looks like being empty nesters has given you both some huge opportunities!

Posted by jlubans on September 23, 2017  •  17:39:19

Thanks, Beth. We are heading out to be with Mara and Markus in Oregon. We already own an apartment in Salem, so much change coming our way.
We like to travel but being tri-coastal (Pacific, Atlantic and Baltic) gets a bit much!
All the best.

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