Bees and leadership

MANCHESTER - A book and discussion on leadership inspired by the behavior of bees - Survival of the Hive: Seven Leadership Lessons from a Beehive - will be presented at the Northshire Bookstore Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 - 7 p.m., with a 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 5 p.m. 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 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Admission is $5 per attendee. The admission receipt is good as voucher towards the purchase of Survival of the Hive.

Stop by the bookstore or call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 to purchase a ticket and reserve a spot. Deborah Mackin is the author of three best-selling teaming books, including "The Team-Building Tool Kit." She 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.

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


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