Here are some of the latest press coverage and events.
March 7, 2013
This one-hour, quick start webinar guides you to boost your talent and fulfillment. The webinar lays out easy ways to access the keys, responds to participants’ questions, and identifies issues and solutions for each of us to make 2013 our best year yet.
Click here to enjoy: Take Charge of Your Talent — make 2013 your best year yet
March 5, 2013
Business Book Review has chosen “Take Charge of Your Talent” as one of the best business books for summary and review. It will develop a professionally written, concise synopsis of key concepts in the book for publication.
February 28, 2013
A gathering of 280 business and civic leaders at Good Morning SLO meeting of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce listened attentively to learn about the keys to taking charge of their talent. The room was abuzz as everyone participated in an impromptu table top exercise to spark their talent by asking one another the first question in the Talent Catalyst Conversation–”What are your hopes for your talent?”
Click here for the 10-minute video clip: Take Charge of Your Talent–in Action–a quick start demonstration
February 28, 2013
Gildan Media has acquired the audio rights for “Take Charge of Your Talent” to produce an audio book and audio digital distribution within 10 months. Gildan Media publishes works by Brian Tracy, Richard Branson, and dozens of other authors.
Busy people told us they wanted to access the book’s insights while they are on the go. Get your mp3s ready!
February 26, 2013
M.Books doBrasil Editora Ltda has acquired the Portuguese translation rights for “Take Charge of Your Talent” to do a paperback edition, pocket edition, and ebook. This will be great opportunity for the population of one of the most vibrant countires in the southern hemisphere to learn the three keys. It’s another step forward in the Take Charge 20/20 Vision that “by 2020, twenty million people across twenty countries will have the keys to take charge of their talent, with at least 20 percent of these people being from traditionally underserved populations–like prisions, inner-city schools, and developing countries.”
We look forward to engaging professionals in Brazil who would like to become Certified Talent Champions to help accelerate opportunities in their country.
February 21, 2013
Finance directors and up and coming talent from cities, counties, and special districts in California attended the session featuring “Take Charge of Your Talent.” The Chair of the Career Development Committee who served as moderator for the session noted, “Everyone appplying for a job ought to tap these tools before entering the job interview.” He and other participants not only learned about the keys but also sampled using them in the 75-minute conference session that Don Maruska led.
February 6, 2013
We’re delighted to hear that HarperCollins India will be printing a special edition of the book for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. This is a great opportunity for the people, businesses, government agencies, community organizations, NGOs, and coaching professionals active in this region of 1.45 billion population. We are eager to reach the Asian subcontinent as part of the Take Charge 20/20 Vision: By 2020, 20 million people across twenty countries will have the keys to take charge of their talent, with at least 20 percent of these people being from traditionally underserved populations–like prisons, inner-city schools, and developing countries. Thank you, Berrett-Koehler and HarperCollins for teaming up on this endeavor.
January 29, 2013
Jim Kouzes’ thoughtful Foreword for “Take Charge of Your Talent” has generated such interest among readers that we asked Jim to share his thoughts further with us. In this 40-minute discussion we address the following questions that readers have raised: What are the roles of leaders and employees in talent development? How do leadership and talent development activities evolve as someone moves from entry level to first-time supervisor to senior manager and beyond? What are the three fundamental truths that you see underlying the book and how can readers overcome the obstacles to embracing them?
This interview is one of the special gifts in the Early Bird Offer for people who purchase the book by February 15, 2013: www.TakeChargeofYourTalent.com/early-bird-offer.
January 29, 2013
The Bill Kearney interview focused on the real source of wealth–our talent. While financial markets may rise and fall, your talent knows no ups or downs. Hear how you can boost your returns. Here’s the interview: Bill Kearney interview
January 23, 2013
Michael Dresser shaed his enthusiasm about the book. As he said during the interview, “You guys bring the invisible to the table.” He understood the importance of the carefully-designed questions in the Talent Catalyst Conversation citing a mentor of his who said, “If you ask the wrong questions, you may get correct information, but you’ll get the wrong results.”
Enjoy the 20-minute interview.Don Maruska and Jay Perry-1-23-2013
January 22, 2013
Radio talk show host and award-winning author, Dave Congalton, invited Don to talk about the book and share stories and examples of people enjoying successful results. Callers, including some who have read the book, asked questions about how to implement these practices in the competitive business world. Don even helped the host with keys from the book to assist Dave in pursuing his hopes to deliver speeches based upon his screenwriting successes.
Listen to the interview: Maruska-Congalton interview
January 15-28, 2013
Barnes & Noble has picked “Take Charge of Your Talent” as a key book to feature on its New Releases table in its top stores. In support of this promotion, we have added an extra opportunity for in-store purchases in our “Early Bird Offer.” Anyone who buys the book in a B&N store by February 15, 2013, will be eligible for a drawing to win one of four $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificates. This is in addition to the four special gifts for book purchasers from any source. See www.TakeChargeofYourTalent.com/early-bird-offer for details.
Don appears here with Store Manager, Leigh, in San Luis Obispo, CA.
January 15, 2013
“The Not-So-Hidden Secret to Small-Business Success” article is a 1000-word excerpt from “Take Charge of Your Talent.”
From the eidtors: The authors of ‘Take Charge of Your Talent’ help you identify the valuable resources all around you — from staff to technology to friends — and use them to grow a successful business.
Learn the Resource Power Up, one of many tools in Key #2: Accelerate Through Obstacles, in “Take Charge of Your Talent.”
January 10, 2013
Connie Martinson interviews of authors includes Barack Obama, Al Gore, and Louis L’Amour and many others. She did a 15-minute interview with coauthor Don Maruska in her studio in Los Angeles. Connie focused on the power of people to take charge of their talent and shift their talent stories for good. See the interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ2CkMPJkkU.
Nationally syndicated WorkWise column features “Take Charge of Your Talent” as innovative way to boost careers.
An excerpt from Mildred Culp”s column, which features a photo of coauthor Don Maruska with a client, notes: ” Don Maruska and Jay Perry’s “Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization and Life” explains an intriguing method for identifying direction (forthcoming, Berrett-Koehler, January, 2013). Defining talent as “the joyful demonstration of your unique abilities that benefit both you and the world,” it proposes recruiting a “Talent Catalyst” among people you know at home or work.”
Amy Alexander featured Don and Jay for the story “Talent Builds Google, Microsoft and You.”