Downton Abbey is an iconic British television series that captivated the world with its portrayal of the transition of family, society and institutional life during the years immediately before and after WWI. Not only did it sweep away its viewers with dramatic characters, eye catching costumes and cinematography, it presented lessons that can be applied to our world today. This book reaches into the past to explore key leadership principles and management strategies that can solve problems in the present.Whether you are a Downton Abbey fan or not, this insightful book provides practical advice to increase your effectiveness as a leader and manager.Chapters are clustered under four major leadership areas: Leading Yourself, Leading Employees, Leading Culture, and Leading With Others. Each chapter begins with an illustration from the television series and explores the leadership lesson found in that scene.
A collection of four erotic stories with mixed and varied themes. 'French Connection' by Cathy King: Escaping to France in the wake of a failed marriage, Mandy attempts to put the past behind her and indulge in a change of scenery. Bad memories fade as the delights of her holiday destination reveal themselves. With British men off of the menu, she is determined to sample the local fare. 'Eat Me' by Elizabeth Cage: Tired after a hard day at work, all Joanne wants is to go home, relax, and indulge her sweet tooth. A chance encounter at the bus station results in a journey home by quite a different route. Her unforeseen diversion is not without its delights.... 'Vichysoisse' by Astrid L.: Gathering ingredients to make a soup at the local supermarket, Sophia encounters the highly charged and seductive Samantha, and is immediately enchanted. Intoxicated by her presence she invites Samantha for a culinary lesson in the preparation of Vichysoisse. As the cooking begins, intimacy, passion and anticipation quickly swirl into a heady infusion that consumes the both of them. 'Pretty Young Things' by Cathryn Cooper: It's the Roaring Twenties, a decade of decadence, prosperity, and wild abandon. In need of fresh excitement, Carew accepts the challenge of a car race to the nearby abbey ruins. With the brazen Suzanne at his side, he leads the rowdy crowd out into the dark night. Once at the ruins, Suzanne embarks upon a ribald display that soon drives those in attendance into a wanton frenzy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000317/bk_summ_000317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.