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September 20, 2013

Featured Author: Jen Shirkani with EGO Vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence

Jen Shirkani, founder and CEO of the Penumbra Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a learning and development specialist and executive coach. As a sought-after speaker, she provides insight into human dynamics in a humorous and engaging way. Jen has worked with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities specializing in the application of Emotional Intelligence. Her corporate career includes learning and development roles at specialty retailer Nordstrom, Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed), and […]
September 19, 2013

Featured Author: Judah Pollack with The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success

Judah Pollack is a regular speaker at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, as well TEDx conferences around the country. An expert in the field of leadership, Pollack has worked with Google, SAP, and Oracle, as well as with the Special Forces and the Army’s senior leadership. Most recently he developed a program to help returning soldiers reintegrate into non-combat military life from the experience of war. About The Chaos Imperative:  How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success The book reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits […]
September 14, 2013

Featured Author: Turney Duff with The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess

Turney Duff has worked on Wall Street since 1994, including at Morgan Stanley, the Galleon Group, Argus Partners, and J.L. Berkowitz. A graduate of Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, he has written and executive-produced two short movies and under his rap name “Cleveland D,” was partly responsible for the infamous Galleon song, “On the Good Ship Galleon.” He currently lives in Long Island City. About The Buy Side:  A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess The Buy […]
September 12, 2013

Featured Author: Peter Block with Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest

Peter Block is a citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Block to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Empowered Manager, and The Answer to How Is Yes. He is the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development Award for Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance and the Association for Quality and Participation President’s Award. […]
September 5, 2013

Featured Author: Juan Zarate with Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

Juan Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security analyst for CBS News, and a visiting lecturer of law at Harvard Law School. Prior to that, he served as the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism, and the first ever assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes. He appears frequently on CBS News programs, PBS’s NewsHour, NPR, and CNN, and […]
September 4, 2013

Featured Author: Bob Rosen with Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

Bob Rosen–trusted CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author–has long been on a mission to transform the world of business, one leader at a time. He founded Healthy Companies International over 20 years ago with the singular goal of helping top executives achieve their leadership potential. Shortly before launching the company, he was awarded a multi-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation for an in-depth study of leadership. Since then, Bob has personally interviewed over 350 CEOs—in 45 countries—in organizations as diverse […]
August 28, 2013

Featured Author: Winston Groom with The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

Click here to register! Winston Groom is the author of 14 previous books of nonfiction and fiction, including Shiloh 1862, Vicksburg 1863, Patriotic Fire, Shrouds of Glory, Forrest Gump, and Conversations with the Enemy (with Duncan Spencer), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He lives with his wife and daughter in Point Clear, Alabama. About The Aviators:  Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom, The Aviators tells the saga of […]
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