SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistling Rabbit Press announced today the publication of Jennifer K. Crittenden's second book, You, Not I: Exceptional Presence through the Eyes of Others, a career advice book targeted at individuals who are seeking a promotion, a job change, or who would like to make a bigger impact at work. The book launch will be held at the California Women's Conference in Long Beach.
You, Not I contains savvy advice, specific examples, and tactical exercises about how to create a powerful presence through behavior modification. Crittenden gathered the material for the book from her research on executive presence, her clients at The Discreet GuideTM, a professional development training company, and her twenty-five years of working in corporate America.
The principles of the You, Not I method assert that 1) presence is the ability to manage others' perceptions of us through our behavior, 2) our capacity for change increases when we learn to see through someone else's eyes by developing empathy, and 3) exceptional presence may require some unconventionality as we become other-focused and cast off the me-orientation that is encouraged today.
The tactical application of those principles advises how to:
- discover your differentiators and use them to your advantage
- develop situational sensitivity to fit in or stand out
- create your unique persona to become more of who you already are
- practice using training techniques designed for actors and athletes
Specific chapters are devoted to self-analysis, sensitivity, interpersonal, verbal, style, situational and performance skills.
You, Not I also reports on a study of more than 400 professionals conducted by The Discreet GuideTM. Those results were released on May 15, 2014 and indicate that confidence about executive presence is correlated with greater seniority and education, and to a lesser extent, with age, but not with gender. The study questionnaire can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExceptionalPresence
You, Not I is intended to be used either independently or as part of the Creating Exceptional Presence program offered by The Discreet GuideTM. The program is comprised of ten ninety-minute, one-on-one in-person sessions. Individual sessions are combined with customized developmental exercises, video analysis, and additional activities drawn from the program handbook. See: http://www.discreetguide.com/exceptionalpresence/
About the author:
Jennifer K. Crittenden is the author of The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Men (and Other Difficulties), winner of the 2012 National Indie Excellence Award in the Business-Motivational category. She earned a BA in Linguistics and French from Indiana University, a Baccalaureate certificate in Film Studies, an MBA in Finance and MIS from the Kelley School of Business, and a CELTA Certificate from the University of Cambridge. For more than twenty years, she worked in corporate finance in the US and abroad, rising from financial analyst to CFO. She serves on the boards of Women Evolution, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women, and CoralBridge Partners, a leadership development and conflict mediation company. She lives in San Diego, California with her family.
About You, Not I: Exceptional Presence through the Eyes of Others
Non Fiction (Business) by Jennifer K. Crittenden
Publisher: Whistling Rabbit Press, 2014
Trade Paperback: ISBN 978-0984736041
Kindle and ePub versions forthcoming
About The Discreet GuideTM:
This professional development training company offers programs on Creating Exceptional Presence, Your American Voice, Success Strategies for a Male-Dominated Environment, and Speaking Up for Girls,among others. Training techniques include those used by actors and athletes, tactical exercises, and video analysis. See: http://www.discreetguide.com/
Jennifer K. Crittenden
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