Monthly Archives: December 2016

TIME TO TALK Now Available on NetGalley

timetotalk Parents want to be there for their children–and when you know how your children communicate, you can help them talk more, listen better, interact with friends and teachers, move on to the written word, and know when challenges are on the horizon. TIME TO TALK: What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Speech and Language Development (AMACOM March 2017) is a parent’s complete and trustworthy guide to speech and language development. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in parenting and speech-language development are invited to request Time to Talk for review.

Is your child on track?

Wondering when to expect baby’s first word? Want to get your toddler talking? Worried your child is not speaking as clearly as his peers?

When it comes to language acquisition, all parents have questions…and Time to Talk has the answers. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help you:

Understand the building blocks of speech and language • Monitor progress against expected milestones • Enhance your child’s communication skills • Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development • Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more • Get the best results from speech and language therapy • Foster literacy • Raise bilingual children successfully • And more

From baby’s first babbling to reading readiness, this speech-language booster and troubleshooter covers it all.

MICHELLE MACROY-HIGGINS, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has worked as a speech-language pathologist for more than 15 years, focusing on the treatment of infants, toddlers, and young children. An associate professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program at Hunter College, Michelle has a M.S. in Communication Disorders and a Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She is the mother of two girls. CARLYN KOLKER is a freelance writer, former reporter for Bloomberg News and Reuters, and the mother of two boys.

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TRUST FACTOR Now Available on NetGalley

Cover art for Trust Factor by Paul J. ZakA trailblazing brain scientist, Paul J. Zak was the first to discover the connection between being trusted and the release of the feel-good neurochemical oxytocin, which then triggers the brain to reciprocate trust by being trustworthy. In TRUST FACTOR: The Science of Creating High-Performing Companies (AMACOM January 2017), Zak makes a clear, concrete, and compelling business case for building a culture of trust. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in business are invited to request Trust Factor for review.

For decades, alarms have sounded about declining engagement. Yet companies continue to struggle with toxic cultures, and the low productivity and unhappiness that go with them.

Why is “culture” so difficult to improve? What makes so many good employees check out? Neuroscientist Paul Zak shows that innate brain functions hold the answers. It all boils down to trust.

When someone shows you trust, a feel-good jolt of oxytocin surges through your brain and triggers you to reciprocate. This simple mechanism creates a perpetual trust-building cycle—the key to changing stubborn workplace patterns. Drawing on his original research, Zak teases out science-backed insights for building high-trust organizations. Trust Factor opens a window on how brain chemicals affect behavior, why trust gets squashed, and ways to consciously stimulate it by celebrating effort, sharing information, promoting ownership, and more. The Ofactor™ survey, data, and examples support the action plans.

Engagement programs and monetary rewards are Band-Aids on broken bones. To get to the root of the problem, you’ve got to go deeper. Packed with examples from The Container Store, Zappos, and Herman Miller, Trust Factor harnesses our neurochemistry to effectively cultivate work places where trust, joy, and commitment compound naturally.

PAUL J. ZAK, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He was part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust—and his TED talk on the topic has received over a million views. He has appeared on CNN, Fox Business, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, and is the author of The Moral Molecule.

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Webcast: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change with Frank Sesno

Photo of Frank Sesno, author of Ask MoreNext month, the American Management Association New Media team will host a webcast with Frank Sesno, author of Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. Peterson will discuss how vital trust is in the creation of successful businesses, and how leaders can build trust in their own organizations.

 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern
Fee: Complimentary
Meeting Number: 17930-00001
Register Here for The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change with Frank Sesno

What to ask and when — to reach the outcome you seek. This webcast reveals a new way to think about how you can use questions to be more productive, creative and effective at most everything you do. Author Frank Sesno draws on his decades of experience as an interviewer on CNN, NPR and in front of live audiences to explain how different types of questions work, lead to distinct outcomes and employ different listening skills.

Drawing on stories from his career and from the extraordinary people he interviewed for his new book, he offers questioning tactics you can put to use to more effectively solve problems, set strategy, inspire creativity, spark innovation, prompt curiosity and connect with people at the office or in your living room.

This webcast will change the way you think about the questions you ask, and offer practical ideas for better listening. It will help you realize there’s a world of discovery and success – if you know how to ask for it.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

Register for Frank Sesno’s AMA Webcast.

Jacket cover of Ask More by Frank Sesno

Frank Sesno is a former CNN anchor, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief. He is currently the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He has interviewed dozens of world leaders, including five U.S. presidents, and is the creator of Planet Forward, an innovative forum seeking solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. He is author of the forthcoming book Ask More.

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FEARLESS AND FREE Now Available on NetGalley

Cover art for Fearless and Free by Wendy SachsSo many women feel–no, know–that they need to make a change in their careers, but, for better or for worse, prioritize safety.  Wendy Sachs, author of FEARLESS AND FREE: How Smart Women Pivot–and Relaunch Their Careers (AMACOM February 2017), is a master of the career pivot (she’s been an Emmy-award-winning TV news producer, a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, media and content strategist, CNN contributor, and editor-in-chief of Care.com) and has interviewed a wide range of women who reinvented themselves. Now she shares the tactics that make the big moves manageable. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in careers are invited to request Fearless and Free for review.

We are in the midst of a wild job market. Technology has disrupted nearly every industry, blowing up many careers, but creating millions more. Many women feel forced to pivot to stay relevant, while others choose to pivot to keep engaged. Or we may be struggling to get back into the workforce after taking time off to raise kids.

We hear words like hustle and grit and are told we need to think strategically, cultivate our own brands, and sell ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we pivot or radically relaunch our careers? How do we become unapologetically bold and badass—the boss of our own future?

Getting ahead today requires the action-first, fake-it-’til-you-make-it ethos celebrated in the tech world. It’s the tech industry that’s redefined our culture, and perhaps not surprisingly, it’s those Silicon Valley lessons that can help all women in all stages of their careers succeed.

This mindset is not typically a female one. Women tend to be cautious. We overthink our next moves. We might be safer . . . but we’re also stuck. What if women embraced the startup spirit? What if we had the confidence to take chances, even if we knew we may fail first? What if instead of agonizing over which step to take, we leapt forward quickly? Fearless and Free empowers women, showing us how to lean into our strengths, increase our confidence, and follow successful lessons from Silicon Valley that can help us pivot in any career—and unlock a world of possibilities.

Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves. The book weaves their insights and experiences together with current research and actionable advice. You’ll learn how to:

Capitalize on your skills and expand them • Grow comfortable with being uncomfortable • Boost your confidence • Sell your story • Engineer serendipity • Nurture your network • Shake off setbacks • Brand yourself—without bragging • Build momentum • Compete with digital natives • Reposition yourself if you’re reentering the workforce • And more

Whether you want out of a shrinking industry or into a business of your own creation, Fearless and Free helps you dream big—and act now.

WENDY SACHS is a master of the career pivot. An Emmy-award winning TV news producer, Wendy has worked at Dateline, NBC, Fox, and CNN. She was also a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, media and content strategist, CNN contributor, and editor-in-chief of Care.com. A frequent speaker, she has also written about work/life and women’s issues for multiple publications, and appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows, including Good Morning America, Today, and CNN’s Headline News. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in South Orange, New Jersey.

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Spotlight on…Smart Mom, Rich Mom

Jacket image, Smart Mom Rich Mom by Kimberly PalmerWe’re shining our spotlight on SMART MOM, RICH MOM: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family, by Kimberly Palmer, which has received media attention and acclaim for its focus on personal finance for women and families–and for Palmer’s true media savvy! We’re happy to share a few of the many great reviews and media appearances that have spread the word about this valuable book.

The book’s journey to media success began with a starred review from Publishers Weekly:

Excellent book…This invaluable resource does much more than fill a niche; it bridges a huge gap.

Palmer and her book appeared twice in The New York Times. In an initial review, her overall points and tone won praise:

Her general points — for example, that the spending and saving habits we develop in our 20s have a significant impact on our financial future — are solid. And she is occasionally very witty.

…and in a “Your Money” column by Ron Lieber, the focus shifted to one of Palmer’s best-loved ideas: the money letter.

Kimberly Palmer still has the money letter her mother wrote her and her two younger sisters 13 years ago, and in her new book, “Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family,” she offers a template that parents or grandparents can use to pass on similar wisdom.

Plus, Smart Mom, Rich Mom sparked conversation on the New York Times Well blog when Ron Lieber asked: Should Moms Manage the Money?

“Daddy has to work! You have to come pick us up!”

When Kimberly Palmer heard those words come out of the mouth of her 5-year-old daughter, she was dumbfounded. Both she and her husband have full-time jobs, so where had the little girl gotten the idea that Daddy’s work mattered more?

Nationally syndicated columnist Terri Schlichenmeyer gave Smart Mom, Rich Mom a valuable positive review in her Back to School Books column:

No doubt about it: there’s a lot to take away from reading Smart Mom, Rich Mom…packed with useable, reliable information and good advice.

Meanwhile, Palmer broadened her reach on respected radio shows and podcasts like The Motley Fool, on which she spoke more about the great Money Letter. They liked her so much, they had her back to speak about The Economy of You!

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Palmer spoke about Smart Mom, Rich Mom on CNBC’s On the Moneygo, Kimberly!

A story of Palmer’s and a mention of the book led a Cosmopolitan article on women and investing:

When Kimberly Palmer started investing a small amount of money in her 20s, she went to her parents’ financial adviser, an older man at a big bank. Then the dot-com bubble burst, and Palmer called him in a panic, saying she wanted to sell off all her tech stocks. “I didn’t realize the concept of don’t sell low. I didn’t understand much about investing,” recalls Palmer, now 36 and the author of the forthcoming book Smart Mom, Rich Mom.

Palmer wrote for The Washington Post about being a money role model for children, for USA Today about how having children early in life can benefit women’s careers, and Business Insider about that evergreen Money Letter. A widely syndicated review of the book from the Chicago Tribune spread her message further (“New book aims to reduce financial costs of motherhood“), as did an equally widely syndicated Q&A from USA Today (“Advice from ‘smart moms’ on family finances“). Further coverage online from CNBC, The Economist, and Forbes hit home Palmer’s important economic message.

We can’t possibly cover all the coverage here–Palmer’s message is so important and well-delivered, there are many more corners of the media world who clamored for her insights. Congratulations, SMART MOM, RICH MOM and Kimberly Palmer!

Kimberly Palmer, author of Smart Mom Rich Mom

KIMBERLY PALMER author of THE ECONOMY OF YOU: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life, was the senior money editor at US News & World Report for nine years. She is an adjunct professor at American University, where she teaches a course on mastering social media. She lives with her family, including two children, in the Washington, D.C., area..

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