Jacksonville, FL, October 04, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Just in time for national Stop Bullying Day (October 9), employees struggling with an intimidating or abusive manager, the kind of bully who impedes the success of those around them, will find invaluable insights to transform the status quo in an enlightening new book to be released this fall, “The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture.”
Deb Boelkes of Amelia Island – who founded the leadership development firm Business World Rising a decade ago after spending 25 years leading sales and professional services organizations within Fortune 100 technology companies – collaborated with renowned psychiatrist and international best-selling author of “Talking to Crazy,” Mark Goulston, M.D., in the writing of this book. Both Boelkes and Goulston have seen their share of crazies and bullies in the workplace over the years.
In “The WOW Factor Workplace,” Boelkes weaves her own career lessons-learned into an illuminating and confidence building narrative that also features insightful soundbites from Dr. Mark along with shockingly candid interviews with a dozen notable leaders of award winning “Best Places to Work” – organizations with camaraderie so amazing that the best, brightest and most talented people love working there and everyone else lines up to get in.
This sharp-witted new book offers an abundance of helpful advice and action steps for aspiring as well as tenured leaders at any step on the career ladder. “I started out writing this book as the philosophical foundation for Business World Rising’s leadership peer mentoring program,” Boelkes said. “The objective was to ignite a transformation in the thinking of our high potential and high achieving clients.
“When we initially rolled out our Leadership Vistas symposiums – exciting, topical, full-day events where we brought together all the members of our peer mentoring forums, from emerging leaders to CEOs, along with their hand-selected associates, peers and protégés – I realized the entire business world needed the extraordinary insights offered in this book.”
With the US economy at near full employment and with a talented workers’ market upon us, no organization can afford to turn a blind eye to bullying. Toxic behavior can no longer be tolerated in any form. Organizations that want to inspire, attract and retain the very best talent available, the kind of people everyone wants to work with, should encourage all employees to read “The WOW Factor Workplace.” It just may be the most effective way to get everyone on the team engaged in creating a Best Place to Work.
“As I learned in combat, success depends on unleashing available talent and resources. Current leadership models are failing miserably to meet this goal. 'The WOW Factor Workplace' is a powerful springboard to replace outdated thinking and find a better way that lasts.”
- Colonel Debra M. Lewis (US Army, Retired)
Deb Boelkes responds quickly to interview requests. She can provide background, commentary and story ideas relating to workplace bullying, leadership and Best Places to Work. Pre-order autographed copies of “The WOW Factor Workplace" at DebBoelkes.com/books. For interviews, requests for speaking engagements, or to sponsor a Leadership Vistas “Best Place to Work” symposium call Deb at 904-310-9602 (eastern time) or email Deb.Boelkes@BWRising.com. Visit BusinessWorldRising.com for more details.