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    • How to Get the Best Opportunity of Your Life

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      How to Get the Best Opportunity of Your Life

      Most people seem to believe opportunity is a matter of overcoming incredible odds. They are determined to collect every gold star, so they can beat out the hundreds of other candidates pushing and shoving for the same spot. I think everyone’s got it backwards. I think golden opportuni...

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      May 23, 2016

    • Steve Hargadon

      Steve Hargadon commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hi, Charlotte. Great to meet you. If there's a way to send non-public messages here, I'm missing it (meaning both, can't find it and would like it :) Looking forward to further conversation.

    • Paul Salter

      Paul Salter commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hello Charlotte I have just joined the Community, not sure if I can request help here - I have had an error when trying to activate Dianna Booher - personal presence test.

    • We’re Way More Confident Than You Realize, Gentlemen

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      We’re Way More Confident Than You Realize, Gentlemen

      Telling Women "Be More Confident" is PatronizingEvery week I see a new article: women in business— how can we build their self-confidence? Personally, I can’t sip that bland, watery cocktail of pity and condescension, without wincing in disgust. When we ask ourselves why women’s rank and pay fa...

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      March 9, 2016

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    • New to Twitter? You Know More Than You Think

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      New to Twitter? You Know More Than You Think

      This post was originally published as a guest post on the wonderful blog of Andy Ross, literary agent.Use what you already knowI’ve introduced a lot of beginners to Twitter, and they always have anxiety about how to behave in this new environment. My answer? Use the social skills you have been ...

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      March 9, 2016

    • Will the New Media Landscape Bring Social Justice?

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      Will the New Media Landscape Bring Social Justice?

      We live in a day where any blog can break through and make newsA book I edited on Mastering the New Media Landscape officially comes out today!!! The authors, Rusty Shelton and Barbara Cave Henricks, are book publicists who have an amazing talent for getting their authors on the news. Their book ...

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      March 8, 2016

    • Elizabeth  McKellar

      Elizabeth McKellar commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Thanks for helping me set up my page. Now to fill it with books, interests and Unicorn discussions. ^_^

    • peterson@sacramentowriters.com

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Roger Peterson's blog post BK is not tied to old NY/Boston ways

      Part of the reason I really enjoy being on the West Coast is I feel the East Coast can be so stuck in their ways.

      January 16, 2016

    • betsypolk

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Betsy Polk's blog post Ode to the BK Way

      Thanks for your kind words, Betsy!

      January 16, 2016

    • randy@authoronestop.com

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Randy Peyser's blog post the newsletter creates community

      It's because Jeevan works a crazy number of hours per week.

      January 16, 2016

    • fong.jonathan@gmail.com

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Jonathan Fong's blog post Inclusiveness of all stake-holders and alignment of values

      I always feel grateful for being part of a community where so many people are willing to help me out.

      January 16, 2016

    • The Nonprofit Industrial Complex and Chocolate Milk

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      The Nonprofit Industrial Complex and Chocolate Milk

      "When someone knocks on my door with the intention of wanting to do good to me, I always think the wisest course of action is to attempt to climb out the window and escape." -My Grandma Jinny When I told my grandmother I wanted to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector, her reaction was surprisi...

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      January 15, 2016

    • What skills do you need to reach the top?

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      What skills do you need to reach the top?

      A book bundle to help you out This post is about a promotion that ended on January 11th, 2016. Our New Years Resolution this year is to help more of our readers get the leadership positions they deserve. We hope that one of these books will unlock the door to success for you! Below are ...

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      January 3, 2016

    • Who’s the Boss?

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      Who’s the Boss?

      One of the biggest problems with the world is that there are too many bad people running things, and not enough good people in charge. How would the world be different if our companies and countries were universally led by people you respected? How would things be different if you were in char...

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      January 2, 2016

    • jonathan@reams.com

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Jonathan Reams's blog post Caring Commitment

      Thanks for sharing your story! :-)

      December 23, 2015

    • Most People I Know Are Afraid of Innocent Teenagers

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      Most People I Know Are Afraid of Innocent Teenagers

      When the Black Lives Matter protests happened outside my Oakland office, many of my white friends were annoyed, worried about their commute and their safety. When I said, “We shouldn’t be avoiding the protests. We should be joining them,” my words fell into a little nervous silence.When I blogged...

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      December 15, 2015

    • michaeledesess

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Michael Edesess's blog post BK experience

      Many authors think that you MUST have an agent. We actually have many authors who were not introduced to us by agents.

      December 10, 2015

    • Old Media and New Media Have More in Common Than You Think

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      Old Media and New Media Have More in Common Than You Think

      When it comes to teaching myself web design and online marketing, I’ve tried everything: e-newsletters, podcasts, webinars, online video courses, free ebooks: I gobble those things up like a kid in a candy store. So what has actually made me a better web designer? I got my best web design advi...

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      December 5, 2015

    • Anna Leinberger

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Anna Leinberger's blog post Pictures Don't Actually Sell Business Books

      Great post!

      December 4, 2015

    • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post If I Could Reimagine My Work

      Oh my god Neal. "Who knows, maybe I would be burned to death by now."  What is wrong with you??? 

      December 2, 2015

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Is "The New Leadership Paradigm" Steve wrote about part of the BK Way?

      Thanks for your comment, Katie!

      December 1, 2015

    • The Engagement Crisis on LinkedIn

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      The Engagement Crisis on LinkedIn

      Let’s be real: does anyone know of a LinkedIn group that is not a hellish wasteland of linkspam? Because I’m desperate for a professional forum where people are actually talking and listening to one another. My Bad Experience with LinkedIn Groups Online marketing is very much st...

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      November 24, 2015

    • BKpedia

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      BKpedia

      Berrett-Koehler’s new digital subscription service, BKpedia, gives immediate, multi-device access to our own publications and to resources from our partners including The Center For Creative Leadership and AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association.To learn more about BKped...

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      November 23, 2015

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post How to Get Insane Numbers of Blog Comments

      Thanks, Jesse.  So many people want there to be a magic formula to get people to pay attention to them... when the real formula is more like, "You get what you give!"

      November 23, 2015

    • How to Get Insane Numbers of Blog Comments

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      How to Get Insane Numbers of Blog Comments

      Is your lack of blog comments giving you the blues?A friend of mine recently complained to me that his blog posts weren’t getting enough comments. He was worried having no comments made him look bad. Do you have the same worry?Time to calm down. Working for a publisher, I know a lot of best-se...

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      November 18, 2015

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    • The Foolproof Recipe for Stealing the Power of the People

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      The Foolproof Recipe for Stealing the Power of the People

      It’s a clumsy villain that needs an army of jackbooted thugs to break down doors for him. The villains who control our world, have no need to resort to such crudities.   They don’t need money or guns or threats, when they have something way more powerful going for them: the ...

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      November 4, 2015

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    • Why hating on social media is a heartless thing to do

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      Why hating on social media is a heartless thing to do

      We read a lot of think pieces about how social media and technology is disconnecting us from each other and generally causing society to fall apart.  The typical mockery is a cartoon showing a table of teens texting, with a caption like, "Why are they ignoring one another?"  Here's what...

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      October 31, 2015

    • The Hunger for Powerlessness

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      The Hunger for Powerlessness

      Is it true that humans are power-hungry?There may be a few people in this world who are hungry for power, and will do anything to get it. But most people I’ve met are just the opposite. They angle and maneuver to get LESS power. They say, “It’s not my decision; it’s up to my boss.” They say, ...

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      October 20, 2015

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    • Let's Give This Planet Some Goals

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      Let's Give This Planet Some Goals

      Do you think the world is becoming a better place or a worse one over time? Can our small actions today have repercussions far, far in the future? Can we live our lives in service to a positive future? When I read this headline: It's Unconstitutional to Ban the Homeless from Sleeping Outside,...

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      August 20, 2015

    • Pro-Voice TED Talk

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      Pro-Voice TED Talk

      Aspen Baker, Berrett-Koehler author of Pro-Voice, gave a powerful TED speech which you can watch below. Share in the comments what the most powerful or emotional moments of the talk were for you! Here's what I found most powerful and emotional:  Most powerful:  "The feminis...

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      July 20, 2015

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    • Stop Telling Misfits to Change Themselves

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      Stop Telling Misfits to Change Themselves

      If a person doesn't fit into a community, (for whatever reason) who has the responsibility of changing- the person, or the community? For much of history, it's been on individuals to bend or break. Can't change? Too bad. Blind? Stay home. No legs? Guess that buildings with stairs are ...

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      July 2, 2015

    • What Stops Us From Giving?

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      What Stops Us From Giving?

      Common wisdom is that people feel guilty when they ignore beggars. I think it's just the reverse. I think people feel guilty when they give. There are strong societal messages that we ought to be "tough" enough to ignore the "obnoxious" beggars, so when people give change-- they feel like they've...

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      July 2, 2015

    • The Excitement When Tradition Evolves

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      The Excitement When Tradition Evolves

      I talked to a lesbian once, who said tearfully that legal marriage was what got her family to FINALLY accept her partner. The Supreme Court decision on marriage equality will make a difference to families everywhere. It also makes me feel even happier about my own wedding-- that I'm partic...

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      July 2, 2015

    • The Video: The Danger of a Single Story

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      The Video: The Danger of a Single Story

      Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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      March 3, 2015

    • Top Viral Videos: Stories Narrated by Kids and Acted Out by Adults

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      Top Viral Videos: Stories Narrated by Kids and Acted Out by Adults

      An interesting and hilarious look at what happens when adults act out the stories as narrated by children.

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      March 3, 2015

    • You Deserve a Celebration

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      You Deserve a Celebration

      People are terrible at taking time to celebrate. As my dad says, “Do you know what the reward is for a job well done, Charlotte? Another job.” We rush from task to task without ever taking an extra second to pat ourselves on the back. When you finish important projects at work, do you stop to ...

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      February 13, 2015

    • Press Release: A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

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      Press Release: A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

      A Fable About Creativity and Courage By BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt 20th Anniversary edition released to commemorate Martin Luther King Day and celebrate workplace diversity "Insightful and witty … Gallagher and Schmidt have captured an essential truth about navigating the stormy ...

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      January 17, 2015

    • What Editors Love Most

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      What Editors Love Most

      What do editors love most? Knowing that their books touch lives!  Our editor, Neal Maillet is delighted that his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by John Hope Bryant is touching so many lives.  This book became a bestseller right out of the gate and is still on fire.    ...

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      January 17, 2015

    • Sixty Seconds to Make Them Care

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      Sixty Seconds to Make Them Care

      Did you know decision-makers invest in countless bad ideas every single year? Do you have any idea how many fantastic ideas are ignored by decision-makers? And did you know there’s one simple way to solve that problem? Authors who can’t get publishers-- nonprofits who can’t get donations-- en...

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      December 8, 2014

    •  Do you believe in the triumph of truth, justice, and localism?

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      Do you believe in the triumph of truth, justice, and localism?

      Last week, I attended BALLE’s conference on the growing Localist Movement. Localists shop at Main Street stores and farmer’s markets instead of Wall Street’s big box stores and malls. But the movement is much more than a preference for high-quality, artisan products; localists passionately beli...

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      December 8, 2014

    • Why Leaders Should Celebrate Disobedience

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      Why Leaders Should Celebrate Disobedience

      The darkest side of obedience When Ira Chaleff came to present his book, Intelligent Disobedience, at the BK office, we realized it was more than a book to him: it was a lifelong mission. “You have to know something about my background,” Ira  began, looking around at all of us. ...

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      November 7, 2014

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    • Law Prof Says Lawbreakers Are Heroes

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      Law Prof Says Lawbreakers Are Heroes

      A scientist & a law professor (Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei) are teaming up to write The Ecology of Law, which denounces the law for being too much like a machine. The law really should be like a living system that exists to serve humans & the natural world. Their erudite and exhausti...

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      November 1, 2014

    • Taking on the Influencer Myth

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      Taking on the Influencer Myth

      Originally posted on Weaving Influence as a guest post. The Influencer Myth, Part One: Getting the attention of an influential celebrity is the recipe for instant fame (no hard work necessary!) I keep reading blogs for social media beginners that tell them to “court influencers.” The b...

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      July 18, 2014

    • David Marshall

      David Marshall commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hello, Miss Charlotte!

    • David Marshall

      David Marshall commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hello, Miss Charlotte!

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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    A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

    Do you ever feel like a peacock in a land of penguins? Wonder what to do about standing out?

    Be the Hero

    Would you like to discover the stories about yourself that inspire you to greater heights?



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