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For immediate release: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

PENSIERO PRESS PUBLISHES LANDMARK BOOK ON INTEGRATING THE BLOG INTO ADULT EDUCATION


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.

Follow Dr. Cheryl on the web:

Website: http://www.TechnologyThatTutors.com

Video: https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=W6vPAT29ASU

Pensiero Press is an award winning imprint of The Lentz Leadership Institute with the purpose of advancing topics important to post-secondary education. The organization’s books are available in hard cover, paperback, as well as Kindle, Sony e-Reader, Nook, and in various e-Reader formats. Follow Pensiero Press at http://www.lentzleadership.com to stay on the cutting edge of ground breaking discoveries in the field of education.

To place orders contact:

Pensiero Press
Las Vegas, NV 89143
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.lentzleadership.com

Last edited: Wednesday, December 5, 2012


For immediate release: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Press Release

NEWEST EDITION OF THE REFRACTIVE THINKER® WINS AWARD

November 17, 2012 Las Vegas, NV—

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
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards/2012usabestbookawards.html

Retailing for $18.95, U.S., and found under the category of Business & Economics/Leadership.

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 commentary regarding the state of social responsibility 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 arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702)421-6294 or email: [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]
[23]Http://www.refractivethinker.com

**For our entire catalog of award winning titles from The Lentz Leadership Institute, please download our catalog:
http://www.lentzleadership.com/media/announcements/42.pdf

The Refractive Thinker® Press - www.refractivethinker.com - Copyright 2012.
Local: (702) 421-6294 -9065 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143

Last edited: Saturday, November 17, 2012


For immediate release: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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.

Download our 2012-2013 Catalog

Last edited: Wednesday, July 25, 2012


For immediate release: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT:
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, Managing Editor
The Lentz Leadership Institute
(702) 421-6294
[email protected]

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 series [six awards and counting!] 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 http://www.refractivethinker.com
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]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com
Blog: http://www.dissertationpublishing.com


Last edited: Tuesday, July 24, 2012


For immediate release: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Press Release

PENSIERO PRESS WINS FINALIST AWARD

May 12, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—The Consumer Learner has been named a Finalist in the Education/Academic category of the

2012 Next Generational Indie Book Awards!

Please see details: http://www.IndieBookAwards.com

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

Additionally, this book will be listed as a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards catalog which will be distributed at Book Expo America (“BEA”) in New York later this month.

Once again congratulations from all of us at Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Catherine Goulet Shelley Anderson
Awards Chair Awards Co-ordinator
www.IndieBookAwards.com www.IBPPG.com

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC
WINNER:
Many Genres One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller (Headline Books, Inc.)

FINALISTS:
Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child's Play, by Lorna Blumen (Camberley Press Ltd.)
Highlighting Homeschooling: Empowering Parents and Inspiring Children, by Bethany M. Gardiner, MD (Sticky Tape Press)
TeenCoder: Windows Programming, by Homeschool Programming, Inc. (Homeschool Programming, Inc.)
The Consumer Learner: Emerging Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education, by Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz (The Pensiero Press)

Join authors at their Book Signing Event at Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas, July 14th, 2012, 1 pm

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3390473

This award-winning book provides a distinctive approach to the transformation of higher education culture within the U.S. Are professors teachers or customer service agents? Join the national dialogue.

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

Pensiero Press.

Retail: $24.95 ISBN 978-0982874042

Follow the authors on the web:

Website: http://www.consumerlearner.com

Blog: http:www.consumerlearner.com/wordpress/

Download our Award Medal Picture

Last edited: Monday, July 2, 2012


For immediate release: Sunday, January 8, 2012

PENSIERO PRESS TO PUBLISH LANDMARK BOOK
ON CHANGING ADULT EDUCATION ARENA

January 6, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—Anyone who has entered a college classroom in the last five years has recognized a clear transformation in the context of higher education. A dynamic revolution in practice and delivery is underway, and the implications of multi-faceted change are ripe for analysis.

Administrators are increasingly charged with revenue production and institutional leadership. Faculty are experimenting with new andragogical models and advances in interactive technology. Students are embracing new modalities, as they strive to make curriculum immediately transferable into industry. The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education examines the new reality and emerging patterns shaping the experiences of these three diverse, yet interconnected, constituencies.
This book provides a distinctive approach to the transformation of the higher education culture within the United States. Authors Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz, noted content experts, professors and curriculum/program developers, explain the contents will initiate an intensive dialogue about the implications and impacts on administrative structure, faculty practice, and learner outcomes.


Three population segments within the educational spectrum—each with their own compelling vantage point—are considered:
• Administrators who strive to create a cost recovery model for private and public education systems that are undergoing a complex transition in product creation, delivery and experience
• Full and part-time faculty who are struggling to bring pertinent content to learners displaced by the economy who are eager for self-development, and often times, impatient with the perceived complexities of the educational system
• Students who want immediately transferable content that enhances employment opportunity and stability, and the self-confidence benefits of tackling an ambitious goal of degree completion.

“Drawing on the common mission of preparing adults for success, the content acknowledges there is a level of bias and incongruency present in all three frames. Essentially, no one element of the educational triad can independently address the opportunities without consideration of the other partners’ perspectives,” says Dr. Silver. Dr. Lentz continues, explaining “This is a frank, encompassing work which has the capacity to ignite a national dialogue. We think the review will give voice to the significance of this evolving environment. The voices of experience leading this change will emerge.”

The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education will be issued by Pensiero Press, a division of the The Lentz Leadership Institute. Retail: $24.95

Follow the authors on the web:
Website: http://www.consumerlearner.com
Blog: http:www.consumerlearner.com/wordpress/

Pensiero Press is an imprint of The Lentz Leadership Institute with the purpose of advancing topics important to post secondary education. The organization’s books are available in hard cover, paperback, as well as Kindle, Sony e-Reader, Nook, and in various e-Reader formats. Follow Pensiero Press at http://www.lentzleadership.com to stay on the cutting edge of ground breaking discoveries in the field of education.

Last edited: Sunday, January 8, 2012


For immediate release: Friday, January 6, 2012


For Release January 6, 2012


Digital Book World Announces First-Ever QED Approved Ebooks

NEW YORK – January 6, 2012 – Digital Book World today announced that 85 ebooks have been approved as QED-worthy. The QED, which stands for Quality, Excellence, Design, is a quality assurance program that was conducted on all ebooks entered into the Publishing Innovation Awards (PIAs), an awards program sponsored by Constellation honoring the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in several categories.

Ebooks submitted for consideration of the QED seal underwent a thorough, professional 13-point design review with an eye towards readability across multiple devices and in multiple formats. The QED was judged on criteria established on the recommendation of the Publishing Innovation Awards advisory council, who are respected leaders in the digital production and design space. To view a list of the titles that have received the QED seal so far and the methodology for their review visit: http://bit.ly/qedseal

"We consider the QED the 'Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval™' for ebooks – a mark of quality that publishers, authors, and content creators can proudly bear to assure readers can buy with confidence," said David Blansfield, President, F+W Media, parent company to Digital Book World. “Ebook sales are growing dramatically and readers need to know what they’re buying will render well regardless of device – tablet, e-reader, smartphone or PC – before they buy. It’s really gratifying to see that so many publishers across a range of genres are producing ebooks of the highest quality now.”

QED recipients will be celebrated in New York on Monday evening, January 23rd, during the opening ceremonies for Digital Book World, during which the winners of the second annual Publishing Innovation Awards will be publicly announced. It is the mission of the PIAs to highlight excellent publishers/authors, encourage new thinking, and improve the reading experience in the digital age. To attend the Publishing Innovation Awards visit: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=24240&

Digital Book World is the only conference providing trade publishers with actionable, proven strategies for taking immediate advantage of opportunities as they develop in today’s publishing industry. It provides learning and networking opportunities to facilitate process change in all areas – production, marketing, editorial, design, sales, pricing, rights management, and international partnerships – so publishers can capitalize on the new opportunities technology facilitates. To participate in Digital Book World visit: www.digitalbookworldconference.com

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Matt Mullin, Community Relations Manager
[email protected]

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Last edited: Friday, January 6, 2012


For immediate release: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT:
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, Managing Editor
The Lentz Leadership Institute
(702) 421-6294
[email protected]

November 30, 2011, Las Vegas, NV—The Refractive Thinker®: Volume VI: Post-Secondary Education
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership U.S. $18.95

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 post-secondary education.

Dr. Elena Murphy presents the case for educators to use learning styles in the classroom for adult student success.

Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando and Dr. Denise Land offer expertise about regarding the use of passion, differentiated learning, and management behavior to encourage the engaged learner.

Dr. Rene H. Contreras demonstrates how the teacher-mentor develops the mentoring relationship and takes full responsibility for the student learning.

Dr. Robert D. Hobbs reveals the latest research in neuro-, socio-, and psycholinguistics that indicates new curriculum and perspectives on education are required.

Dr. Emad Rahim and Dr. Darrell Burrell offer expertise about perspectives on social, organizational, and cultural change in community service helping organizations.

Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz explore the role of the student as a consumer learner as the model for post-secondary education further evolves.

Dr. Richard Wolodkowicz examines the predictive value of seven leadership attributes in supervisors of employee-students seeking post-secondary educations.

Dr. Kerry Lynn Levett explores what students learn beyond the classroom in post-secondary education.

Dr. Tom Woodruff appraises the entries of this anthology with a refractive lens of sustainable academic leadership and lifelong learning.

Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker® offers commentary regarding the state of post-secondary education from the perspective of multiple authors—each offering a chapter based on their specific expertise.

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For immediate release: Thursday, November 3, 2011

Press Release

NEWEST EDITION OF THE REFRACTIVE THINKER® WINS 4th AWARD: USA "BEST BOOKS 2011" AWARDS

November 2, 2011, Las Vegas, NV—The latest volume of the peer-reviewed academic chronology,The Refractive Thinker® Volume II: Research Methodology Second Edition, published this summer of 2011 i s the third book in the series to be honored with an award. The book is part of the multiple award-winning series published by The Refractive Thinker® Press.

The Refractive Thinker® Volume II: Research Methodology Second Edition wins Finalist in the Education/Academic Category for USA Best Books 2011 Awards.

USA BOOK NEWS ANNOUNCES
WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF
THE USA BEST BOOKS 2011 AWARDS

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the
8th Annual USA Best Books Awards

LOS ANGELES – USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.

Keen says of the awards, now in their ninth year, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the USA ‘Best Books’ Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

USABookNews.com is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. JPX Media Group, in Los Angeles, California, is the parent company of USABookNews.com.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The USA Best Books 2011 Awards are available online at http://www.USABookNews.com.

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

Drs. Denise Land and Judy Fisher-Blando explore the benefits of case study methodology.

Dr. Armando Salas-Amaro expands upon the qualitative multiple-case study method.

Dr. Ramon L. Benedetto offers expertise about character-based culture through ethnographic research.

Dr. Gillian Silver examines the benefits of Siedman’s (1998) exploratory multiple interview methodology.

Dr. Susan Kristiniak explores phenomenology that offers the researcher the ability to become part of the data collection.

Dr. Nathan Boyer offers perspective on the phenomenology approach regarding entrepreneurs and innovation.

Dr. Leigh Riley examines a mixed method approach combining content analysis, quantitative design, and comparative analysis.

Dr. Patricia Dues uses a quantitative correlational analysis with a mix of technology media using mixed methods.

Dr. Gail Ferreira offers an array of digital methods to expand the results of mixed methods studies.

Dr. Rachel Gonzales explores team effectiveness through a quantitative correlational method.

Dr. Steven P. Woods demonstrates how refractive "out-of-the-box" thinking found new independent variables that were hiding in plain sight.

Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz concludes with the future of innovative thought 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 research methodology," 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 http://www.refractivethinker.com

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or email: [email protected]

To place orders for the book, contact:

The Refractive Thinker® Press
9965 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com

Last edited: Thursday, November 3, 2011


For immediate release: Thursday, September 15, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT:

Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Pensiero Press

(702) 421-6294
Email

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS AVAILABLE

September 17, 2011, Las Vegas, NV—Welcome to the inaugural publication of Pensiero Press. Effective Study Skills in 5 Simple Steps is available to students just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2011/2012 School year.

Retailing for $4.99, U.S., and found under the category of Education publications, this writing features valuable information compiled by Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz from her blog regarding how to develop effective study skills in one easy to use handbook. The study tips are designed to help any student improve learning and understanding, and ultimately earn higher grades. The information is written in a manner to help a learner ‘see’ and ‘practice’ proven study techniques with links to its corresponding videos.

This book is available in electronic format only and may be ordered from http://www.lentzleadership.com as well as Amazon.com for the Kindle, and via Smashwords, Bookie Jar, and others.

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or [email protected]

Last edited: Thursday, September 15, 2011


For immediate release: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEWEST EDITION OF THE REFRACTIVE THINKER® AVAILABLE THIS JUNE VOLUME EXPLORES RESEARCH METHODS
June 1, 2011, Las Vegas, NV — The latest volume of the peer-reviewed academic chronology, The Refractive Thinker® Volume II: Research Methodology Second Edition, is available to scholars and researchers this summer. The book is part of the multiple award-winning 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:
Dr. Denise Land and Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando explore the benefits of case study methodology.
Dr. Armando Salas-Amaro expands upon the qualitative multiple-case study method.
Dr. Ramon L. Benedetto offers expertise about character-based culture through ethnographic research.
Dr. Gillian Silver examines the benefits of Siedman’s (1998) exploratory multiple interview methodology.
Dr. Susan Kristiniak explores phenomenology that offers the researcher the ability to become part of the data collection.
Dr. Nathan Boyer offers perspective on the phenomenology approach regarding entrepreneurs and innovation.
Dr. Leigh Riley examines a mixed method approach combining content analysis, quantitative design, and comparative analysis.
Dr. Patricia Dues uses a quantitative correlational analysis with a mix of technology media using mixed methods.
Dr. Gail Ferreira offers an array of digital methods to expand the results of mixed methods studies.
Dr. Rachel Gonzales explores team effectiveness through a quantitative correlational method.
Dr. Steven P. Woods demonstrates how refractive "out-of-the-box" thinking found new independent variables that were hiding in plain sight.
Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz concludes with the future of innovative thought 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 research methodology," 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 http://www.refractivethinker.com
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
9965 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com

Last edited: Monday, May 30, 2011


For immediate release: Saturday, May 14, 2011

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT:
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, Managing Editor
The Lentz Leadership Institute
(702) 421-6294
[email protected]

LENTZ LEADERSHIP PUBLICATION NAMED FINALIST
FOR INDIE BOOKS AWARD
May 16, 2011, Las Vegas, NV—The Refractive Thinker®, Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership and Globalization has been named a finalist in the Anthology category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. This recognition marks the second honor for the peer-reviewed publication series from this organization. Previously the book garnered the Axiom Business Book Awards 2011 Bronze Medal winner.
“The goal of the Refractive Thinker® is to search those who stretch their thinking beyond the proverbial box, beyond boundaries, and beyond limits of conventional wisdom” explains Dr. Cheryl Lentz, managing editor, The Lentz Leadership Institute. “Our purpose is to ask and ponder the right questions, to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.”
The Refractive Thinker ®, Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership and Globalization “highlights the accomplishments of these doctoral scholars affiliated with many phenomenal institutions of higher learning” says Lentz. “This work shares yet another glimpse into the scholarly works of accomplished educator/ authors. Specifically, Volume IV examines the topics of ethics, leadership, and concerns within the global landscape of business.”
For more information on the publishing competition, go to www.IndieBookAwards.com.

This Indie Book honor follows the announcement of other Refractive Thinker® publications as the 2011 Axiom Bronze Award winner. Additionally, in 2010 The Refractive Thinker®: Volume III: Change Management was acknowledged with as a finalist for the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

THE REFRACTIVE LEARNING

The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well read and informed segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire and inform them, and help them improve their careers and businesses.
The Axiom Awards are presented by the Jenkins Group, a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company.
To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 719-9214 or [email protected]

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Refractive Thinker® Press
9965 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Phone & Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com





Last edited: Friday, May 27, 2011


For immediate release: Saturday, November 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Dr. Cheryl Lentz
The Refractive Thinker® Press
(702) 421-6294
The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to present: The Refractive Thinker®: Volume V: Strategy in Innovation

Las Vegas, NV, November 22, 2010 - The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their fifth volume: Strategy in Innovation (208 pages, $34.99 paper book, $16.95 e-book, $3.95 individual e-chapters). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

The title of this series, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to describe a new way of thinking. As a society, we often find ourselves between the dichotomies of either thinking within the box (thinking) or outside of the box (critical thinking). The Refractive Thinker® introduces the concept of refractive thinking – thinking beyond the box, perhaps even building a new box entirely. As a result, this series highlights the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

The goal of this series is to provide additional guidance one might need as a citizen of the world. For Volume V, these scholars and authors provide readers with new lenses with which to explore ambiguity and to navigate turbulent waters offering new paths to success. Topics will include scenario planning, leadership strategies and tools for innovation, disruption of innovation, gender, change management, and educational concerns currently affecting the business landscape. Discover additional answers to consider and the many pearls of wisdom offered within these pages.

The Refractive Thinker® Press presents this collection of the works of ten scholarly authors affiliated with various institutions of higher learning to include topics such as: Innovation Out of Turbelence: Scenario and Survival Plans that Utilizes Groups and the Wisdom of Crowds (Dr. Elmer Hall); Tools to Forecast Technological Innovations and Strategies (Dr. Lois d. Wiley Anderson); The Next Disruptive Innovation: Can You Imagine a World Without Intel? (Dr. Edgar Jordan); Leadership Strategies for Embedding Innovation in Organizational Culture(Dr. Olivia Herriford); The Three Ps of Leadership: Pulling, Pushing, and Patting (Dr. Sheila Embry); Innovation and Gender Equality Through the Lens of Competition (Dr. Jane Dennehy); Assessing an Innovation: Student Outcomes from Master’s Degree Programs in Organizational Leadership (Dr. Joseph W. T. Pugh); Change Models and 21st Century organizations: An Epistemic Journey to Creative Innovation (Dr. Beverly Carter); (Dr. Beverly Hernandez); Innovative Recommendations for Assisting Homeless Students (Dr. Denise Thomas). The Foreword is written by Brian Jud. with the Epilogue: The Refractive Thinker®: The Concept—Where Do We Go from Here? written by Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz.

• The Refractive Thinker® series is featured in the EBSCOhost database.

For Book Reviews, please visit: http://www.amazon.com as well as http://www.refractivethinker.com

ISBN: 978-0-9828740-0-4
E-book: 978-0-9828740-1-1
*Individual e-chapters for each author are available for purchase on the website. Also available on Amazon.com in Kindle format; and Barnes and Noble.

With the purchase of The Refractive Thinker®: Volume V from http:www.refractivethinker.com, please accept a free sample e-chapter from Volume I: Chapter 10: Fail Faster to Succeed Sooner, as well as the free e-book: Journey Outside The Golden Palace by 10-time Refractive Thinker® author Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz as our gift to you!
Simply insert code GPTM in the purchase field.

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Refractive Thinker® Press
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Phone & Fax: (877-298-5172)
Managing Editor: Dr. Cheryl Lentz
E-mail: The Refractive Thinker
Http://www.refractivethinker.com

Please contact The Refractive Thinker® Press for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Possibly your organization is looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker (s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants.

If your university or organization would like to publish their own volume of The Refractive Thinker®, customized to your needs, please contact us to discuss details.
If you are interested in being included as an author for a future volume, please contact us as well.

We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this be our beginning to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future publications.

The Refractive Thinker®: where discriminating scholars publish.
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For immediate release: Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to present: The Refractive Thinker: Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization.

Las Vegas, NV, April 15, 2010 - The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their award winning Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization (256 pages, $34.99 paper book, $16.95 e-book, $3.95 individual e-chapters). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

The title of this series, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to describe a new way of thinking. As a society, we often find ourselves between the dichotomies of either thinking within the box (thinking) or outside of the box (critical thinking). The Refractive Thinker® introduces the concept of refractive thinking – thinking beyond the box, perhaps even building a new box entirely. As a result, this series highlights the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

The goal of this series is to provide additional guidance one might need as a citizen of the world. For Volume IV, these scholars and authors provide readers with new lenses with which to explore ambiguity and to navigate turbulent waters offering new paths to success. Topics will include ethics, leadership, and various global concerns currently affecting the business landscape. Discover additional answers to consider and the many pearls of wisdom offered within these pages.

The Refractive Thinker® Press presents this collection of the works of thirteen scholarly authors affiliated with various institutions of higher learning to include topics such as: Ethics in Educational Leadership (Dr. Neysa T. Sensenig); Have We Tipped: Are We Ready to Demand Ethical Behavior From Our Leaders? (Dr. Sheila Embry); Physician Cultural Attitudes Towards Hospice Services (Dr. Karleen Yapp); Behavioral Integrity: The Precursor to Ethical Leadership (Dr. Cynthia Ann Roundy); How Understanding Impacts Ethics and Privacy (Dr. Tim Brueggemann); The Power of the River of Character in Organizations (Dr. Ramon Benedetto); The Impact That Ethics and Values Have on Leader-Follower Relationships (Dr. Susan K. Fan); Exploring the Transactional and Transformational Leadership Characteristics of Social Networking Communications ((Dr. Gail Ferreira); Globalization of Body Language (Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando) (Dr. T.G. Robinson) (Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz); Maximizing Debt Collection Performance Through Organizational Design Changes (Dr. Kaja Kroll); and Systems Theory: Changing the Hegemonic Impact on Leadership Advancement for Women (Dr. Beverley Carter). The Foreword is written by Cam Caldwell PhD with the conclusion written by Dr. Thomas M. Woodruff.

The Refractive Thinker® series will be featured in the EBSCOhost database beginning the summer of 2010.
• Dr. Tim Brueggemann will be presenting his paper based on Chapter 5 at SOURCE Boston 2010, a semi-annual Global Security, Business and Technology. Conference, 21-23 of April, 2010.
• Dr. Kaja Kroll will be presenting her Chapter 10 at the Credit and Collections Conference (CONAMIC) in Mexico-City on April 20, 2010.
• The University of Phoenix Minneapolis St. Paul Campus will be presenting a Faculty Author’s Event on Thursday, May 6th featuring authors, Dr. Lisa Kangas (Vols. I & III) and Dr. Linda Wing (Vol. II).

For Book Reviews, please visit: http://www.amazon.com as well as http://www.refractivethinker.com

ISBN: 978-0-9823036-8-9
E-book: 978-0-9823036-9-6
*Individual e-chapters for each author are available for purchase on the website. Also available on Amazon.com in Kindle format; and Barnes and Noble.

With the purchase of The Refractive Thinker® Volume IV, please accept a free sample e-chapter from Volume I: Chapter 10: Fail Faster to Succeed Sooner, as well as the free e-book: Journey Outside The Golden Palace by 10-time internationally published Refractive Thinker® author Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz as our gift to you! Simply insert code ‘GPTM’ in the purchase field.


To place orders for the book, contact:
The Refractive Thinker® Press
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Phone & Fax: (877-298-5172)
Managing Editor: Dr. Cheryl Lentz
[email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com

Please contact The Refractive Thinker® Press for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Possibly your organization is looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker(s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants.

If your university or organization would like to publish their own volume of The Refractive Thinker®, customized to your needs, please contact us to discuss details.
If you are interested in being included as an author for a future volume, please contact us as well.

We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this be our beginning to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future publications.

The Refractive Thinker®: where discriminating authors publish.
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For immediate release: Friday, January 22, 2010

The Lentz Leadership Institute is proud to present: Journey Outside The Golden Palace.

Las Vegas, NV, Friday, January 22, 2010Journey Outside The Golden Palace is a revised second edition highlighting the theory: The Golden Palace Theory of Management by Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz. This exciting work includes the original allegorical business tale with a companion workbook (108 pages, $14.95 spiral book, $7.95 e-book).

Come take a mythical journey with Henry from The Village of Yore and the many colorful characters of The Golden Palace on their quest to unlock the palatial gates of corporate Ivory Towers. Dr. Cheryl Lentz has cleverly offered an allegorical tale that demonstrates the lessons learned when leaders in organizations fail to listen and serve the needs of their stakeholders. These lessons emerge through the eyes of such characters as Nada from The Village of Not Likely, Earl from The Village of That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It, and Merlin from The Village of Calm and Clarity. Join them as well as King William III and The Royal Academy of Bean Counters as they journey toward understanding the elegant simplicity of effective leadership, unlocking the secrets to The Golden Palace Theory of Management along the way.

This revised second edition offers a companion workbook for discussion, reflection, and refractive thinking. The purpose of this workbook is to examine each character within this allegorical tale and their leadership qualities more closely.

Take a leap of faith and follow us in our journey. Perhaps you may recognize some old friends along the way.

Southern Nevadan Publisher, managing editor, and author Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz is the owner and Chief Refractive Thinker of The Lentz Leadership Institute that offers educational support services to include publishing of scholarly works, as well as offering doctoral and graduate dissertation editing and coaching. Dr. Cheryl is a 10-time award winning and internationally published author herself. She is also on faculty with the University of Phoenix, Embry-Riddle University, University of the Rockies, Walden University, and Colorado State University--Global.

ISBN 978-0-9823036-2-7
E-book 978-0-9823036-3-4
**Also available on Amazon.com in Kindle format.

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Lentz Leadership Institute
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
Http://www.refractivethinker.com

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or [email protected]

Please contact The Lentz Leadership Institute for further information regarding this author and the works contained within these pages. Possibly your organization is looking for her expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker (s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants. Brochure available for download or by email.
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For immediate release: Monday, October 26, 2009

The Lentz Leadership Institute is proud to present: The Refractive Thinker®: An Anthology of Higher Learning. Volume III: Change Management.

Las Vegas, NV, Monday, October 26, 2009 - The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the award winning accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their Volume III: Change Management (240 pages, $18.95 paper book, $12.95 e-book, $3.95 individual chapters). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

The title of this series, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to describe a new way of thinking. As a society, we often find ourselves between the dichotomies of either thinking within the box (thinking) or outside of the box (critical thinking). The Refractive Thinker® introduces the concept of refractive thinking – thinking beyond the box, perhaps even building a new box entirely.

As a result, this series highlights the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

The Lentz Leadership Institute presents this award winning collection of the works of ten scholarly authors affiliated with various institutions of higher learning to include topics such as: Change Management: The Role of Leaders to Prevent Workplace Bullying (Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando),; Change Agents: Building Bridges over Resistance (Dr. Thomas M. Woodruff), Change Agent Attributes: Pillars of Leadership Effectiveness (Dr. Lisa M. Kangas); The Relationship Between Values and Leadership Styles (Dr. Nicholas D. Sarantopoulos); Becoming an Agent of Transformation (Dr. Armando Salas-Amaro Jr.); Defining a New Model for the Transformational Retirement (Dr. Maria Malayter); Educational Organizations: Managing Change to Improve Student Learning (Dr. Neysa T. Sensenig); Successful Change Management Begins with Effective Leader-Follower Relationships (Dr. Susan K. Fan); Executive Coaching: Leaders with Self Awareness Manage Change More Effectively (Dr. Dionne Kress); and Strategic Change Management: The Importance of Inclusiveness (Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz). The Foreword is written by Mary Beth Hartleb with the conclusion written by Dr. Thomas Woodruff.

Southern Nevadan Publisher, managing editor, and author Dr. Cheryl Lentz is the owner and Chief Refractive Thinker® of The Lentz Leadership Institute that offers educational support services to include publishing of scholarly works, as well as doctoral and graduate dissertation editing and coaching. Dr. Cheryl is a 10-time award winning internationally published author herself to include The Golden Palace Theory of Management (2008)and Journey Outside the Golden Palace (2010) . She is also on faculty with the University of Phoenix, University of Thee Rockies, Walden University, Embry-Riddle University, and Colorado State University--Global.

ISBN 978-0-9823036-6-5
E-book 978-0-9823036-7-2
*Individual e-chapters for each author are available for purchase on the website. Also available on Amazon.com in Kindle format.

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Lentz Leadership Institute
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Phone & Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.refractivethinker.com

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 719-9214 or [email protected].

Please contact The Refractive Thinker® Press for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Possibly your organization is looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker(s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants.

If your university or organization would like to publish their own volume of The Refractive Thinker®, customized to your needs, please contact us to discuss details.

If you are interested in being included as an author for a future volume, please contact us as well.

We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this be our beginning to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future publications.

The Refractive Thinker®: where discriminating authors publish.

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Calling all Authors: Doctoral Graduate Publishing Opportunity: Spring 2010

Join The Lentz Leadership Institute in their publication of The Refractive Thinker®: An Anthology of Higher Learning: Vol. IV Leadership Ethics; and Vol. V Graduate Edition: TBD. Each volume of this anthology will showcase approximately 10 authors to promote their scholarly accomplishments within these specific topic areas. Each author will be featured with a short personal biography with picture, as well as approximately 15 pages in which to highlight perhaps their dissertation results or other scholarly materials. The Refractive Thinker® also includes a companion website.

Volume I was released for publication March 2009, (ISBN: 978-0-9823036-0-3, e-book: 978-0-9823036-1-0).

Volume II: Research Methodology was released for publication October 12, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-9823036-4-1, e-book: 978-0-9823036-5-8)

Volume III: Change Management due to ship: October 31, 2009. (ISBN: 978-0-9823036-6-5, e-book: 978-0-9823036-7-2)

* Individual e-chapters are available for purchase at http:www.refractive thinker.com.

Please contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz, both University of Phoenix faculty and graduate of the School of Advanced Studies Doctorate of Management (DM) Program, at [email protected] for further information. This is a great opportunity to be part of an aggregate publishing solution that shares both the cost and the promotion. See yourself published with your colleagues! Contact Dr. Lentz today as the deadline for commitment is February 1st, 2010 with deadline for written materials for Volume IV: February 15th, 2010, and Volume V March 15th 2010.

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For immediate release: Monday, September 14, 2009

The Lentz Leadership Institute is proud to present: The Refractive Thinker®: An Anthology of Higher Learning. Volume II: Research Methodology.

Las Vegas, NV, Monday, September 14, 2009 - The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their second volume: Research Methodology (264 pages, $18.95 paper book, $12.95 e-book, $3.95 individual chapters, $9.95 for e-Delphi Primer and e-Qualitative sections). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

The title of this book, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to highlight the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

The Refractive Thinker® Press presents this collection of the works of nine scholarly authors affiliated with University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies to include topics such as: Part I: The Delphi Primer (Dr. Elmer Hall), The Delphi Epiphany (Dr. Edward Knab), and The Delphi Conundrum (Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz); Mixed Methods: Stages of Internet Adoption in Preventive Health (Dr. Diane Cortner); Part III: Qualitative: The Phenomenological Research Method as a Valid Human Sciences Research Tool into the Investigation of Human Behavior (Dr. Barbara Turner), A Qualitative, Ethnographic Review of Teachers’ and Administrators’’ Perceptions of a Prescribed Writing Program (Dr. Neysa Sensenig), and Exploring Consumer Perceptions of Global Branding and Iconization (Dr. Gail Ferreira); Part IV: Quantitative: Use of Spearman’s Rank Correlation to Determine Pilot Survey Validity for Doctoral Dissertation on Workplace Bullying (Dr. Judy Blando), and Part V: Research as Art: The Elements of the Gaze: Building Internal Coherence in Research Design (Dr. Linda Wing). The Foreword is written by Dr. Jody L. Sandwisch and Stuart Bailey with the conclusion written by Dr. Thomas Woodruff.

Southern Nevadan Publisher, managing editor, and author Dr. Cheryl Lentz is the owner and Chief Refractive Thinker® of The Refractive Thinker® Press that offers educational support services to include publishing of scholarly works, as well as doctoral and graduate dissertation editing and coaching. Dr. Cheryl is a 10- time award winning and internationally published author herself to include The Golden Palace Theory of Management (2008), and Journey Outside the Golden Palace (2010). She is also on faculty with the University of Phoenix, The University of The Rockies, Walden University, Embry-Riddle University, and Colorado State University--Global.

ISBN 978-0-9823036-4-1
E-book 978-0-9823036-5-8
*Individual e-chapters for each author as well as the The Delphi Primer and Part III: Qualitative multi chapter options are available for purchase on the website. Also available on Amazon.com in Kindle format.

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Refractive Thinker® Press
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.refractivethinker.com

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or [email protected]

Please contact The Refractive Thinker® Press for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Perhaps your organization may be looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker (s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants.

If your university or organization would like to publish their own volume of The Refractive Thinker®, customized to your needs, please contact us to discuss details.

If you are interested in being included as an author for a future volume, please contact us as well.

We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this be our beginning to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future publications.
The Refractive Thinker® Press: where discriminating authors publish.

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For immediate release: Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Lentz Leadership Institute is Proud to Present: The Refractive Thinker®: An Anthology of Higher Learning.

Las Vegas, NV, Thursday, March 19, 2009 - The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their first volume (184 pages, $18.95 paper book, $12.95 e-book, $3.95 individual chapters). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board

The title of this book, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to highlight the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

Southern Nevadan Publisher and author, Dr. Cheryl Lentz, DM presents this collection of the works of 10 scholarly authors affiliated with UOP School of Advanced Studies to include topics such as normative leadership (Dr. Tom Woodruff), value stream mapping (Dr. Judy Blando), workplace bullying (Dr. Cynthia Roundy), strategic planning (Dr. Elmer Hall), student financial aid (Dr. Armando Amaro-Salas Jr.), globalization of business (Dr. Ed Knab), organizational culture (Dr. Lisa Kangas), corporate compensation (Dr. Lucy Newman), small private higher education (Dr. Laura Grandgenett), and the concept of failure as an educational tool (Dr. Cheryl Lentz).

Editor Dr. Cheryl Lentz is the owner and Chief Refractive Thinker® of The Lentz Leadership Institute that offers educational support services to include publishing of scholarly works, and doctoral and graduate dissertation editing. Dr. Cheryl is a published author herself to include The Golden Palace Theory of Management. She is also on faculty with the University of Phoenix, Embry-Riddle University, Colorado State University--Global, and Regis University.

ISBN 978-0-9823036-0-3
E-book 978-0-9823036-1-0

*Individual e-chapters for each author are available for purchase on the website.

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Lentz Leadership Institute
9965 Big Plantation Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Toll-free Phone & Fax: (877-298-5172)
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.lentzleadership.com

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 719-9214 or [email protected].

Please contact Dr .Cheryl Lentz for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Perhaps your organization may be looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a keynote or guest speaker(s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars, or require their expertise as consultants. If your university or organization would like to publish their own volume of The Refractive Thinker®, customized to your needs, please contact us to discuss details.

If you are interested in being included as an author for a future volume, please contact us as well.

We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this be our beginning to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future publications.

Last edited: Friday, May 27, 2011



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