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THE ONE PERCENT EDGE Now Available on NetGalley

One-PercentEdgeRemember Polaroid? Firestone? Montgomery Ward? RadioShack? Like hundreds of once-booming businesses, these fallen giants failed to anticipate and adapt to change. Driven by technology and globalization, change has become the constant state of the business climate. Long-term strategic planning is obsolete. Playing catch-up is for losers. Business leaders need to be visionary and agile—that’s all a given. The challenge is how to make foresight and innovation doable on a day-to-day basis.

Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in small business are invited to request Susan Solovic’s The One Percent Edge: Small Changes That Guarantee Relevance and Build Stable Success.

It presents a six-step process for making incremental adjustments in seven core areas: leadership, customer relations, products and services, people, marketing, operations, and finance. With diligent application, step by step and tweak by tweak, any business will continually improve, be proactive rather than reactive, and stay competitive.

SUSAN SOLOVIC is an Internet pioneer and attorney, as well as a trusted authority on small business issues. A former small business contributor on ABC News, she regularly appears on Fox Business, Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break,” and Newsmax. She is also a featured blogger on Constant Contact, Entrepreneur, and FoxBusiness.com, among other sites, and author of The New York Times bestselling It’s Your Biz (AMACOM, 2011). She lives in Jupiter, Florida. Her coauthor, RAY MANLEY is a freelance writer and content marketing expert based in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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THE INTROVERT’S EDGE Now Available on NetGalley

IntrovertsEdgeMany highly skilled and talented people start businesses with dreams of earning a comfortable income doing what they love. Sadly, promising service-based businesses often fail because many highly skilled and talented people are introverts. How can small-business owners and solopreneurs who dread talking to people excel at selling to strangers?

Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in sales and business are invited to request Matthew Pollard’s The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone (AMACOM January 2017) for review.

The Introvert’s Edge doesn’t focus on the sale itself, but on a sales system that helps introverts feel sincere instead of sales-y. Powerful and practical, the book reveals how to:

Find natural confidence. Prepare for every situation. Present your value so that customers want to buy. Sidestep objections. Judge when the customer’s ready to buy. Ask for the sale – without asking. Continually adapt and improve. Profit from a process that doesn’t rely on personality. Enjoy sales.

With stories of introverted entrepreneurs, salespeople, and business owners who went from stagnant to success, The Introvert’s Edge shows you how to succeed in sales – without changing who you are.

MATTHEW POLLARD (Austin, TX), known as “The Rapid Growth Guy,” works with businesses around the world, from startups and service professionals to Microsoft and Capital One. Responsible for five zero-to-million-dollar businesses, he also founded Austin’s Small Business Festival, now nationwide. A native of Australia, he now lives in the United States. DEREK LEWIS (Baton Rouge, LA) is a business ghostwriter who works with leaders from the IMF, SAP and the Red Cross, among others.

 

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CRAZY-STRESSED Now Available on NetGalley

PrintThe teen years have been rife with struggles since time immemorial–but for adults who didn’t grow up with cyberbullying, today’s academic demands, and all of the crazy contemporary issues that fall on the shoulders of those who are just learning how to handle life, today’s teens’ stresses are almost unimaginable. How can parents truly help? CRAZY-STRESSED: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience (AMACOM April 2017) offers parents a wealth of the resiliency-boosting strategies teens need. The book combines adolescent neurology with a practical action plan for parents to improve communication, cope with conflict, and strength all of the key components of resilience. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in parenting are invited to request Crazy-Stressed for review.

A little resilience goes a long way….

Peel back the cheerful façade that parents present, and you’ll find that many are worried about their teens.

Mood swings, impulsiveness, poor judgment, and other problems peak in these years. Add stressors such as screen addiction, cyberbullying, increasing academic demands, and time-consuming athletic commitments . . . and it’s no surprise that today’s teenagers rank as the most anxious in 50 years.

Parents long to help, but how? Based on a career counseling kids and their parents, psychologist Michael Bradley locates the most powerful protective trait: resilience. Teens with this crucial quality know how to handle difficulty, overcome obstacles, and bounce back from setbacks.

Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, Crazy-Stressed sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies. In it, Dr. Bradley reveals:

What kids these days are really going through • Ways to strengthen the seven skills every teen needs to survive and thrive • What-to-do-when suggestions for common behavior, school, and social issues • Tactics for coping with conflict, teaching consequences, improving communication, staying connected, and more

It’s not easy being a teen—and it’s certainly not easy parenting one. Always frank and often funny, Crazy-Stressed will become your go-to guide . . . and your kids may even thank you for it.

MICHAEL J. BRADLEY, Ph.D., is a psychologist, a leading expert on adolescent behavior, and is certified by the American College of Professional Psychology in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. The author of the bestselling Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy, he has been featured in the national media, including CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, and Rolling Stone.

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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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