Virtual BK Author Days

    David Marshall Posted by David Marshall, Vice President of Editorial and Digital , Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

    David Marshall heads the editorial department, which is responsible for 35-45 new titles per year and 5-10 digital products or initiatives. 

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    Virtual BK Author Days

    (Employee retention and recognition bestselling coauthors Beverly Kaye and Sharon-Jordon Evans at BK Author Day for Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss)


    9/21/16 Update - In order to keep this list current, we've creates a Virtual BK Author Days page on our website with updates.  This link also includes archived video of past author presentations.


    Do you want to hear directly from the authors about BK’s business, personal development, and current affairs books six months before they hit the market? Do you have a Facebook account?  If you answered yes to both questions, then we can help.

    Publishers Weekly recently reported on our signature BK Author Day event at Berrett-Koehler Publishers.  Six months before every new book is published, the authors fly to our headquarters in Oakland, California to spend a whole day with our editorial, design/production, marketing, and business development teams. The highlight of the day is a lunch presentation by the authors.

    Until recently, we only had room for the BK staff, the author, and several guests to attend the lunch presentations. Now we are offering Virtual BK Author Days, making them available to the world via live Facetime video streaming.  Here is a list of our upcoming events.  This list is always being updated, so check back often.  Please join us!

    The authors start presenting their books at noon and speak for 30 to 40 minutes, followed by Q&A until 1:00 pm.  Please check into our BK Facebook page at 11:45 am Pacific on these days to watch these author presentations.


    Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work, by Edward E. Lawler III, September 14, 2016

    While much of the corporate world has started to embrace flatter hierarchies and positive leadership practices, talent management has lagged behind.  Leading management scholar Ed Lawler offers here a clear way forward to upending old systems and implementing new, agile systems for the new world of business.


    Capitalists, Arise!: End Income Inequality, Rescue the Economy, Heal the Nation, by Peter Georgescu, September 19, 2016

    Georgescu came to the US as a refugee from a child-labor camp and rose to become chairman and CEO of a global corporation, Young and Rubicam. He wrote Capitalists, Arise (based on his New York Times op-ed) because he knows that the opportunities afforded him are no longer available to younger generations.


    From Diatribes to Dialogue: Changing Conversations to Change Our World, by Jason J. Jay and Gabriel Grant, September 26, 2016

    By transforming conversations about issues that matter,  social movements can become a source of flourishing for ourselves and others involved, instead of frustration and divisiveness.


    Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust, by Adam Kahane, October 5, 2016

    How can you effectively work with people you don’t agree with or like or trust? The answer requires turning your assumptions upside down, and fighting ingrained habits to engage in new and powerful behaviors.


    Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Jennifer R. Farmer, October 17, 2016

    Most small organizations and businesses think that traditional PR is too expensive, but media is critical to making impact. Jennifer Farmer outlines strategies for executing a winning public relations program on a cash-strapped budget.


    Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity, by Margaret J. Wheatley, November 16, 2016

    Bestselling author Margaret Wheatley draws insight from the latest discoveries in the new sciences as well as from wisdom traditions to reveal how leaders can positively change themselves, their organizations, their communities, and the world even in a time of great turmoil and denial of reality.


    The Body Is Not an Apology: A Guide to Radical Self-Love, by Sonya Renee Taylor, January 9, 2017

    The flagship book from media sensation and body-positive movement leader Sonya Renee Taylor explains how radical self-love dismantles not only self-loathing and fosters self-esteem, but also argues how making peace with our bodies gives us the capacity to make peace with the bodies of others— and is the first step towards accepting other’s bodies, minds, and beliefs.


    The Courage Way: TBD, by The Center for Courage and Renewal and Shelly Francis, June 6, 2017

    Based on the work of best-selling author Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, this exploration of the inner life of leadership equips and inspires leaders in all kinds of settings so that they can orient themselves, their lives, and their work toward greater courage, wholeness, and integrity.


    Appreciative Resilience: Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness in Leadership, by Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell, June 13, 2017

    Appreciative Inquiry is celebrated for changing organizations, but it has been overlooked as a method for leaders to increase resilience in organizations and themselves.


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