Over 120 guests, some of them visiting from the UK, turned out at the Claremont hotel on Tuesday night for the launch of Who’s Driving the Bus? Leadership and Management in a Few Easy Steps. The new book by local author Sue Gee has generated a lot of excitement, which was evident from the long queue for signatures at the event.
Sue, who is the Managing Director of Manx professional coaching company TLC Business Solutions, was rightly flattered by speeches from a series of guest speakers. Bill Lawrence, Sue’s business partner at TLC, welcomed guests and introduced the other speakers, David Killip from the Department of Health and Peter Reid from Lloyds Bank. All three spoke of the great talent and passion Sue has for leadership training and how well it is expressed in the paperback, before Sue herself stood to say a few words. For her part, the author thanked the many individuals involved in helping her over the course of the three year project, and singled out two individuals for particular praise: Terry van Rhyn and Leigh Windell, both of Ashgrove Marketing, for their “inspiration and support” and “superb graphic design” respectively.
Of the many guests, a large number of them bought books on the evening, with some even walking away with more than one, and almost all of them stopping to get their copy signed. One company even placed a bulk order, with the intention of giving copies to all of their management staff. A portion of the proceeds from all of the book sales on the night went to Hospice Isle of Man.
Further information and copies of the book can be obtained from www.whosdrivingthebus.net.