New Book Dispells Gender Myths;
Listening Crowned as Top Communication Skill.
"LouderThan Thunder : A Contemporary Business Parable" takes less than an hour to read but provides significant insight on how to become a better communicator. The parable is about a CEO who calls in her three vice presidents to tell them she is about to step down and that one of them will succeed her. She has a riddle for them, "What is louder than thunder, as highly charged as lightning, and more powerful than the fierce North Wind?" Whoever comes back with the best answer will be the next CEO.
"Louder Than Thunder" shares important communication lessons through a series of vignettes. These vignettes deal with the insights of a young person while coming of age and subsequently achieving lifelong aspirations. The reader is taken on a journey with the book's protagonist as she learns to deal with the world around her by carefully listening and observing. In the process, the reader comes to understand how to communicate more effectively in every day interactions in and out of the workplace.
Former Mayor of Detroit Dennis Archer says, "' Louder Than Thunder' shatters the glass ceiling while dispelling gender myths that have plagued corporate America for generations. This book is a 'heads up' for every businessman, an inspiration for every businesswoman, and a thoughtful reminder about how we can all aspire to be better communicators."
Carol Dunitz, Ph.D. is the author of "Louder Than Thunder: A Contemporary Business Parable." Dunitz is a speaker, writer, producer and consultant who is the principal of The Last Word, a communication and creative services business in Ann Arbor , Michigan . The book is illustrated by award-winning artist Helen Gotlib.