Author John Covington relates dog training to managing people in the workplace in the thoughtful and inspiring new book, What I Learned about Leadership from My Dog.
While training the newest addition to his family, a German Shepherd named Maggie, Covington realized the correlation between dogs and people. He discovered the leadership and relationship building required to work with dogs is exactly the same as with people. So he began using dog training as a “laboratory” for learning leadership skills, since canines provide instant and honest feedback.
Covington breaks his book up between true — and sometimes knee-slapping — stories of his experience as a chief executive officer and the training of Maggie and other dogs. The stories quickly show the hidden connection between the two types of leadership.
Covington is a trainer and handler of working dogs and CEO of Chesapeake Consulting. He was educated at the US Naval Academy and the University of Alabama, earning a BS in Chemical Engineering. He is active in community affairs and has written four previous books.
What I Learned about Leadership from My Dog is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-110-6), hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-129-8) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-111-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s website, covingtonbooks.com.
As the 2012 presidential campaign gears up, many pundits and strategists are studying the success Barack Obama had with social media and the blogosphere. A case study could be "The Outsider's Campaign Diary," a collection of blog posts written during the 2008 campaign by Obama supporter George Martin, a.k.a. “The Bard of Wilmette.” The book chronicles the posts and comments from Martin’s blog, which begin shortly after Obama announces his candidacy and follows the first two years of his presidency. George Martin graduated from Coe College and earned an MBA from the University of WisconsinMadison. Martin is the house accountant of a textile distribution business, which has been in his family for over seventy years. He claims to have no expertise with the presidential campaign, but decided to support Obama by blogging using “The Bard of Wilmette” moniker. An Outsider’s Campaign Diary (ISBN: 978-1-60264-662-9) is available in hardcover from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and numerous other online sites. The book can also be purchased in eBook format. More information can be found at the book’s official website, www.bardofwilmette.com . Martin may also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An elegantly written memoir recounting the loss of a spouse, It’s All Right, I’m Only Crying by Kathleen Christison describes the author’s process of dealing with grief.
Kathleen and her late husband, Bill, exemplified the institution of marriage, living happily together for over thirty years. After a series of falls and sudden illness, Kathleen became a widow. Christison describes the changes in her life through the years in terms of the immediate loss of her husband, the following depression, and the realization grief will always be a part of her.
At what point do love stories begin and end? Christison shows through her writing that being in love with someone doesn’t end with death, as they are still a part of you. With her pen and her memories, Kathleen Christison wrote this cathartic memoir honoring the lasting love between a husband and wife.
Kathleen Christison was a CIA political analyst for 15 years, serving in Vietnam and working on the Arab-Israeli issue. She has written numerous articles for Middle Eastern scholarly journals and frequently writes for the online newsletter Counterpunch. In addition to this memoir, she has previously published three books centered on Palestine and the Middle East: Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy, The Wound of Dispossession: Telling the Palestinian Story, and, co-authored with her late husband, Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation.
It’s All Right, I’m Only Crying is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-091-8) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-096-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s website, www.christisonbooks.com.
A man who is paid to take lives must face the murder of his daughter in Danny Yarger’s new thriller, Memories, Pain, and Gin.
John Wilson’s daughter, Anna, is exceptionally beautiful and intelligent with a full scholarship to study at Harvard in the fall. While wanting to spend precious time with his daughter, John has to leave immediately for an assignment to assassinate a man unknowingly threatening the government.
Anna, unfortunately, decides to follow her father’s lead and is murdered while trying to unravel her father’s world. This is John’s story of balancing respect for life with orders to kill — truth with lies, pain and suffering with hope and relief.
Danny Yarger, MD received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky. He has a very diverse upbringing, experiencing different stages of his life in Spain, Texas, the ghettos of Detroit and Kentucky. When finding relief from work, Yarger can be found at the lake with his wife, children, dogs, cats, and other sundry animals.
Memories, Pain, and Gin is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-093-2) hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-092-5) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-094-9) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s website, www.dannyyarger.com.