Against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, in the early hours of the morning, are two men who walk on the beach sharing their life stories. Roy, a middle manager from a manufacturing plant, is desperate for answers as he struggles to lead an initiative that threatens the jobs of the managers of the factory. Accompanying him is Ed, a retired medical doctor turned corporate leader, who has managed to save a chain of companies from bankruptcy. Using the human body as a leadership model, Ed narrates stories from his own past to elaborate on the different stages involved in the development of human maturity within organizations. Encapsulated in a moving story of ambition, success, family and loss, is a series of anecdotes that talk about the purpose and fulfillment at work and life as a whole.
Based on the experience in her consulting work with organizations and people in leadership roles, From Crisis to Character is a distillation of day to day organizational issues addressed in a form of ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’, that can help one gain mastery over crisis and triumph with greater character at work. The articles are short, easy to read and as many say, presents a quick light read that is fascinating and informative about human behaviour. It contains forty published articles; some of Rozaine’s early publications to Sunday Times between 2010 to 2014. Endorsed by many local and international reviewers, it is a must-read for those interested in personal development and the psychology of the workplace and workspace.
Mariam, a girl of ”mixed blood” is uprooted from Kandy and transplanted to Sydney to escape the escalating ethnic conflict in the late 1990s. Displaced and disoriented, she fights to find her voice in a society that shows little empathy towards the ‘lost in translation’. Her dream is to be an artist but her parents want her to become a doctor. Traumatized by rejection and loneliness, she looks for answers in all the wrong places to find what she has forgotten. Join Mariam in her emotional journey through different cultures numbed by set standards, routine and materialism, as she relates her story of coming home through letters, poetry and sketches to her own daughter Faith.