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Ebook Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration, by Bob Nelson, Stephen Lundin. After reading Ubuntu! by Stephen. Lundin and Bob Nelson, I was inspired to share this philosophy with my students and discovered it relates especially well to. Title:, Author: BKWSU UK, Name: The guide is appropriately dedicated to Nelson Mandela who provides the central theme: "Ubuntu it is a universal truth; Lundin, Stephen & Nelson, Bob.

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A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers. A few days back I read the book, “Ubuntu” by Stephen Lundin & Bob Nelson. The key message of the book – for me, resonated with some. Back to Business & Finance. Ubuntu! - An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration ebook by by Bob Nelson, Stephen Lundin.

I had to read the book to find out more on that later. I received Ubuntu as a review copy, but my MBA has an emphasis in teamwork and collaboration, so this book is something I would have bought on my own. What Is Ubuntu? John had always been a terrific worker at BullsEye, but when he was promoted to management, he found out that he faced more challenges than he had bargained for. Not only that, but his personal life was falling apart as well. When it rains, it pours. Then along comes Simon, a young student from South Africa.

I am going to try to apply these principles in my homelife and in my classroom. I also liked the characters in this book. Especially John and Simon.

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My problem with the book comes in the way that some of it was written in such a trite, cliche ridden way. I realize that in such a short book, vast drama and character depth can not be developed, but change came just a little too easily to be quite believable.

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Also, much of the dialogue between the characters sounded more like a training film than actuall conversations people would have. All in all, however, it was a worthwile read about a concept I hope catches fire worldwide.

Some colleagues and I were discussing how we could make a positive contribution to the debate. One of them was from Soweto, near Johannesburg, and knew, from first-hand experience of having lived under the apartheid regime, the misery and the horrors that racism can bring. Ubuntu is not limited to Africa, he added — it is part of our common humanity.

The workshop was a huge success. The speakers spoke from their hearts about a way of life that is fast disappearing and that needs to be reawakened. At the end of the event, a colourful Native American gentleman got up from the audience and proudly told us about the values of his ancestors.

He spoke of the same — Ubuntu — values. Words, however, can only touch the surface of something that is so deep. Ubuntu is not just a philosophy. Its meaning and significance can only really be understood by actually experiencing Ubuntu and sharing that experience with others.

This workshop has been developed to do just that.

Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story about an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration

I hope that anyone who participates will experience, as I have been fortunate enough to experience, the joy and beauty of Ubuntu, and will join hands with me and many others to re-ignite the spirit of humanity! Helen Sayers … Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained how the concept represents the opposite of being selfish and self-centred. Ubuntu empowers everyone to be valued, to reach their full potential while remaining in accord with everything and everyone around them.

This workshop will bring out the emotional and spiritual intelligence underlying Ubuntu, and create a space for participants to experience their own Ubuntu, both during the workshop and afterwards in their daily life.

T I am because we are oday we hear of Ubuntu education funds, Ubuntu forums, Ubuntu villages, Ubuntu tents at development conferences, an Ubuntu university, an Ubuntu open-source operating system, and there is even an Ubuntu Day September 1st. So what exactly is Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu is an ancient way of living which embodies the generosity, warmth, inclusiveness and solidarity that is still typical of many African communities today. Though the word Ubuntu has its origin in the local languages of Southern Africa, the values it encompasses are found across the entire continent and are at the origin of every culture and religious and spiritual tradition in the world.

The challenge with the book is that the story is contrived and at times, a groan to read. If you can look beyond this- and uncover the importance of Ubuntu- it is a worthwhile read.

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Garrison By J Garrison This book appeals to many different audiences. It is a quick read with suitable content to be applicable to workplace management, team building, developing learning communities and personal reflection.

It is a fictional work which takes the reader through the individual and professional transformation of John Peterson from an authoritarian manager and distant spouse and father to a reflective and caring person who understands the value and necessity of recognizing the humanity in all people.

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Peterson hits rock bottom in both his work and personal life. He encounters Ubuntu when one of his staff sacrifices personal time to help Peterson out of a professional jam. Thus begins the transformative power of Ubuntu; the power found within a collaborative community striving together by discovering a unity of purpose and humanity.

This book is both uplifting and reflective. An added bonus is the insight into the South Africa of today; the power of reconciliation to begin the healing process from the years under apartheid, the poverty that still grips the country; the beauty of the veldt; and the magic that is Africa. See all 25 customer reviews