April 22, 2014

Featured Author: Kathryn D. Cramer with Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D., is passionate about possibilities and potential. She created and has dedicated her life to asset-based thinking (ABT), a way of looking at the world that helps leaders, influencers, and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce extraordinary impact. As a business consultant, she has worked with clients such as DuPont, Prudential Real Estate, Starbucks, and Microsoft, as well as many educational and nonprofit organizations. Cramer, a psychologist, has written nine books, including the best-selling […]
April 21, 2014

Featured Author: Lawrence Susskind with Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation

Lawrence Susskind is cofounder of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the founder and chief knowledge officer of the Consensus Building Institute. He has served on the faculty at MIT for more than forty years. Dr. Susskind has mediated complex disputes involving land and water rights; advised more than fifty corporations, particularly with regard to regulatory negotiations; provided advanced negotiation training to more […]
April 17, 2014

Featured Author: Howard L. Feinstein with Fire on the Bayou

Howard L. Feinstein has devoted his professional life to working for the protection and enforcement of civil rights for all Americans.  Throughout his distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Justice, he sought justice for victims of the Ku Klux Klan and other racially-motivated terrorist organizations and individuals and also pursued matters involving housing and employment discrimination, school desegregation, and sex discrimination. About Fire on the Bayou This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.  What better way […]
April 14, 2014

Featured Authors: Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes with HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen covers the White House and the 2016 presidential campaign for Bloomberg News. An award-winning reporter, he has also written extensively about Congress and national politics, and he appears frequently as a political analyst on national television news programs. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Asher and Emma.       Amie Parnes is the White House correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington, where she covers the Obama Administration. A ten-year veteran of political journalism, she traveled […]
March 27, 2014

Featured Author: Patrick Tucker with The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

Patrick Tucker is the deputy editor of The Futurist magazine, as well as director of communications for the World Future Society. His writing has appeared in The Sun (U.K.), Slate, MIT Technology Review, BBC Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, John Hopkins Magazine, Encyclopedia Britannica online and The Utne Reader, as well as various other outlets. He’s a frequent contributor to television shows and radio broadcasts and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, BBC World Service, Voice of America, as well […]
March 25, 2014

Featured Author: David Burkus with The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

David Burkus is assistant professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. He is the founder and editor of LDRLB, an online publication that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. His work has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, PsychologyToday, Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review. About The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great […]
March 5, 2014

Featured Author: Aneesh Chopra with Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra was the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. About Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society, from how we shop and pay our bills to how we communicate, have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change […]