MANCHESTER - Local Authors of New Leadership Book Present Seminar at Northshire Bookstore, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive, Friday, Nov. 8, 5 - 7 p.m., seminar with reception to follow.

Leaders can inspire and engage, or they can disappoint and disillusion their followers. Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive was written to renew a sense of urgency in the need to develop key leadership traits within companies in order to survive. Investment in leaders and their development dropped dramatically after the recession as businesses and companies cut budgets.

Join Deborah Mackin and Matt Harrington, mother-son authors of Survival of the Hive, as they provide examples on ways to build accountability, communicate more effectively, engage and motivate the workforce, and sustain loyalty and commitment. The event will start at 5pm with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. After the presentation both authors and illustrator will take part in a book-signing reception with light hors d'oeuvres served. The event will end at 7p.m.

Reservations required, admission $5 per attendee, admission receipt good as voucher towards the purchase of Survival of the Hive. Please stop by the store or call (802-362-2200or 800-437-3700) to purchase your ticket and reserve your spot. Deborah Mackin is the author of three best-selling teaming books, including The Team-Building Tool Kit. Mackin is an international business consultant, leadership coach and workforce development trainer with over 28 years of experience. She has worked alongside executives, leaders and managers in some of the world's most prestigious companies, including Coca-Cola, Alcoa, Delta Faucet, the US Navy and Sanofi Pasteur. Mackin is a veteran when it comes to what works in the business world today.

Matthew Harrington is the son and business partner of Mackin. Harrington is viewed as an expert on social media, social learning, the Millennial generation and new forms of workplace leadership. Harrington has quickly become a leading strategist working with organizations to help usher in a new era of leadership excellence.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com