LouderThan Thunder : A Contemporary Business Parable" is about a wise female CEO, an excellent communicator who is well spoken and understands the psychology of communication. She has used her ability throughout her career to actively listen and observe to achieve professional goals for herself and the company she oversees.
As CEO, she calls in her three vice presidents to tell them she is about to retire and that one of them will succeed her. She poses a riddle and tells them that whoever comes back with the best answer will be the next CEO. The riddle is: "What is louder than thunder, as highly charged as lightning, and more powerful than the fierce North Wind?"
In the United States today only a handful of women like Carleton 'Carly' Fiona (CEO & President, Hewlett Packard), Meg Whitman (CEO & President, eBay Technologies, Shelly Lazarous (Chairman & CEO, Ogilvy & Mather), Andrea Jung (CEO & President, Avon Products), and Cathleen Black (President, Hearst Magazine Division) lead major corporations. Barely more than 11% of board seats are held by women. There are only nine female governors, two female Supreme Court Justices, 14 (out of 100) female senators and 60 (out of 435) female Representatives. "Louder ThanThunder" and the "Louder Than Thunder Learning Guide" demonstrate how the CEO manages to join the ranks of these leaders.
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."
Louder Than Thunder shares invaluable lessons on becoming a better communicator 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.
Carol Dunitz, Ph.D. is the author of "Louder Than Thunder." 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.
Canterbury & Parkside has published the book. It can be purchased at www.louderthanthunder.com between now and the September 1 st publication date with no shipping and handling fees. Books will also be available through bookstores and Amazon.com.