Archive - June 23, 2014

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Nominate Your Favorite Book Published by an RPCV in 2013
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Review: The Power of Latino Leadership by Juana Bordas (Chile 1964-66)

Nominate Your Favorite Book Published by an RPCV in 2013

It is time to nominate your favorite Peace Corps book published in 2013 for the Peace Corps Writers annual awards. Make your nomination(s) in the comment section following this announcement so people can see what books have been recognized. You may nominate your own book; books written by friends; books written by total strangers. The books can be about the Peace Corps or on any topic. The books must have been published in 2013. The awards will be announced in August. Thank you for nominating your favorite book written by a PCV, RPCV or Peace Corps Staff. A framed certificate and money are given to the winners. Email your nominations to jpcoyne@optonline.net. Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award First given in 1990, the Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award was named to honor Paul Cowan, a Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Ecuador. Cowan wrote The Making of An Un-American about his experiences as a Volunteer in . . .

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Review: The Power of Latino Leadership by Juana Bordas (Chile 1964-66)

The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution By Juana Bordas (Chile 1964-66) Berrett-Koehler Publisher 258 pages 2013 $19.95 (paperback), $9.18 (Kindle) Reviewed by Jean Seigle (Paraguay 1976-78; PC/W 1991-94; CD Ecuador 1994-97; Regional Manager, Boston 1997-99). Juana Bordas has written a book that is a gift to every student of leadership.  Not just Latino leadership.  This book needs to sit, dog eared, on every book shelf next to Good to Great or whatever one’s favorite leadership book may be.  Yes, I am a huge fan.  A fan of not only this book, but of Latino culture and of the ten principles of Latino  leadership that Bordas identifies.  So fair warning. This is an important book about how Latino leadership has evolved as a reflection of Latino culture forged through centuries of conquest and acculturation which began in 200 BC, when the Romans initiated a 700 year occupation of . . .

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