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Our goal is provide educational support services for those in higher learning as well as the publication of individual and aggregate books.

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Calling all Authors!
Doctoral Graduate Publishing Opportunity

for The Refractive Thinker® series

For details, see the Spring_2013_Authors_Call.pdf

Latest Announcements

Posted: Dec 6, 2012 @ 12:39am

December 5, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—As university professors, we seem to find ourselves having the same conversation with different students time and time again. What if we could leverage our time and clone ourselves? What if we could be available to our students whenever and wherever they wanted us, virtually?

Technology offers such a solution with the creation of the blog. Think of the blog as technology that tutors 24/7. Welcome to the world of the blog where some of our efforts as a professor are now scalable. Learn how you can create a video (with transcript), embed on your blog, and simply provide the link to your students as the need or topic may arise in class discussions.

Please join Dr. Cheryl Lentz on this journey as she offers a path to shorten your learning curve with increased efficiency in teaching methods as we look to the blog with 7 ways to save time by using the blog as a teaching tool. As a bonus, Dr. Lentz offers her recommendations for useful plugins to enhance the look and functionality of your blog!
***This book is currently available in e-Book format only.

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Pensiero Press is an award winning imprint of The Lentz Leadership Institute with the purpose of advancing topics important to post-secondary education.

Pensiero Press: Award Winner: The Consumer Learner
Posted: Nov 18, 2012 @ 1:23am

November 17 2012, Las Vegas, NV—Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 9th Annual USA Best Book Awards

The Consumer Learner: Award-Winner in the 'Education/Academic: Teaching' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News"

Congratulations co-authors: Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz!

Additional details may be found here

The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education

The Pensiero Press

Retail: $24.95, ISBN 978-0982874042

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Posted: Nov 17, 2012 @ 4:42pm

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 9th Annual USA Best Book Awards The Refractive Thinker®: Vol VII: Social Responsibility: Award-Winner in the 'Education/Academic: General' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards,sponsored by USA Book News Additional details may be found here

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Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press: 2012-2013 Updated Catalog
Posted: Jul 26, 2012 @ 2:07am

Download our Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press 2012-13 Catalog to see all 8 volumes in the 6-time award winning Refractive Thinker® series as well as the award winning books from Pensiero Press.

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The Refractive Thinker® Press Presents its Next Volume in the Award Winning Series
Posted: Jul 24, 2012 @ 7:42pm


August 1, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—The latest volume of the peer-reviewed academic chronology, The Refractive Thinker® Volume VII: Social Responsibility, is available to scholars and researchers this summer. The book is part of the multiple award-winning [six awards and counting!]series published by The Refractive Thinker® Press.

Retailing for $18.95, U.S., and found under the category of Business & Economics/Leadership publications, the volume features the following authors: The Benefits of Collaborative Doctoral Research

Celebrate the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through the writings of these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications and understandings of social responsibility.

• Dr. Tom Woodruff and Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz examine the nature of the doctoral scholar.

• Dr. Beverly D. Carter reviews the worldwide impact of corporate social responsibility to address sustainable developmental issues.

• Dr. Gayle Grant and Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando offer insight into the CSR that women in leadership positions give to the community.

• Dr. Barbara Welcher expands on the impact of four generations working together in the current workforce.

• Dr. Emad Rahim, Dr. Vishakha Maskey, and Dr. Darrell Norman Burrell offer expertise regarding innovative and emerging leadership approaches and organizational strategies that foster corporate social responsibility.

• Dr. Christi Sanders and Dr. Michael Millstone discover implications for the impending Baby Boomer mass exodus.

• Dr. Julie M. Ducharme and Dr. Sheila Embry examine social responsibility in federal employees and public instructors.

• Dr. Dustin Pawlak explores the social responsibilities of elite athletes in relation to PES use.

• Dr. Magdy Hussein and Dr. Gamal Elmarsafi review critiques of the Stakeholders Theory and offer an alternative balanced model.

• Dr. Sue Lebeau and Dr. Claudia Santin explore approaches to teaching faculty and graduate students about their role as digital citizens.

• Dr. Elmer B. Hall and Dr. Edward F. Knab examine social irresponsibility and the need for sustainable leadership.

• Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz concludes with lessons learned and the benefits of research and refractive thinking.

Dr. Cheryl Lentz, managing editor of The Lentz Leadership Institute, explains the unique benefits of the document for readers. “It celebrates the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through the writings of these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications and understandings of social responsibility," she says. “Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker® offers unique applications of research methodologies from the perspective of multiple authors—each offering a chapter based on their specific expertise.”

The Refractive Thinker® series meets the publishing needs of doctoral scholars while collaboratively sharing the expense and promotion. The goal is to help scholars with the lack of affordable publishing avenues to meet university peer reviewed standards while supporting the great need for dynamic dialogue and innovation.

To learn more about publishing opportunities, please visit us at To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or [email protected]

To place orders for the book, contact:

The Refractive Thinker® Press

9065 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143

E-mail: [email protected]



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The Refractive Thinker wins 2011 Gold eLit Award
Posted: Jul 3, 2012 @ 2:58am

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The Refractive Thinker Press Wins 2011 eLit Award for Digital Publishing Excellence

July 2, 2012, Las Vegas, NVThe Refractive Thinker: Vol. V: Strategy in Innovation has been named the winner of the Gold in the Anthology category of the 2011 eLit Awards!

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Congratulations Refractive Thinker authors!


Gold: The Refractive Thinker: Volume V: Strategy in Innovation, Dr. Cheryl Lentz, The Lentz Leadership Institute

Silver: Memoir, Vol.1, Multi-Author, eChook Digital Publishing

Bronze: Ready, Aim, Impact!, Multi-Author, Expert Insight Publishers

The Refractive Thinker Press

Retail: $18.95 ISBN 978-0-9828740-0-4

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The Refractive Thinker®: Vol III Change Management
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol II Research Methodology
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol I An Anthology of Higher Learning
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol V: Strategy in Innovation
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization
Journey Outside The Golden Palace
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol VI: Post-Secondary Education
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol II: Research Methodology, Second Edition
Effective Study Skills in 5 Simple Steps
The Refractive Thinker®: Vol: VII: Social Responsibility
The Consumer Learner: Emerging Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Second
Technology That Tutors: 7 Ways to Save Time by Using the Blog as a Teaching Tool

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