by Deborah R. Prichard, MA Ed, NBCT
Share in the wisdom of the world's top leaders. The Classroom CEO introduces seven principles of leadership you can use to power up your professional and personal growth, leading to renewed purpose and joy in teaching. Through stories, tips, and Power Up exercises, you will discover the seven skills that form the foundation of success experienced by leaders in every field of endeavor, including business, government, athletics, and the arts.
"The Classroom CEO offers energy and stimulation to a much needed dialogue. I would have loved this book 40 years ago when I started teaching!"
-Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., co-author of Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World.
"The format is well suited as a book study or as a group professional development. It’s a practical how-to power up guide for teacher professionalism."
-Susan K. Cook, Ed.D., Director, Center for Educator Excellence, Northern Kentucky University
“Boy, do I wish I had owned this book as a first year teacher! This book conveys the importance of having a positive outlook and appropriate communication and people skills that boost success in all areas of life.”
-Melissa Ferrell, Education Consultant
by Alan Spector and Keith Lawrence
Your Retirement Quest brings all of the essential elements that are critical to living a fulfilling retirement together in one place. The book enables both prospective and current retirees to envision their future, to develop a personal plan that is unique to their life circumstances, to implement that plan, and to keep it fresh throughout their retirement years. Your Retirement Quest does this by identifying and explaining each of the essential elements, by relating the real-life stories of retirees who have lived the elements, by recognizing the importance of financial security but only in the context of the many other factors that make up a meaningful future, by providing a practical approach to retirement planning, and by revealing the 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement.
“The ideas in Your Retirement Quest are simple, but magical; the cases are compelling and personal; the exercises are insightful and useful.” - Dave Ulrich: Professor-Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group
“The authors strike an unusual Golden Mean: they help readers engage in deep self-reflection on the core questions of life and also provide the practical tools for fulfillment.” - Laura Nash, PhD: Former Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
“Your Retirement Quest provides a rich roadmap to making your retirement healthy, happy, intellectually stimulating, and meaningful." - Tony Schwartz: Founder and President of The Energy Project
“This book promises new beginnings; don't leave home without it!” - Doug Matthews: President and Chief Operating Officer, Right Management
Thomas A. Tomsick, M.D.
He Chose Medicine Over Baseball. One Of Cincinnati’s and America’s Top Doctors Analyzes The Game And His Experiences With The Cleveland Indians. Strike Three! My Years in the 'Pen is a fascinating account of the author’s stint as an Indians’ bullpen catcher for the years 1964-1966.
Dr. Thomas Tomsick went from being a bullpen catcher to one of the top doctors in the country. The author provides unique insight on the game. Tomsick writes about the affects that performance enhancing drugs had on pitching records. He makes comparisons of the Indian's outstanding1964-1966 pitching staff to modern day pitchers.
Thomas A. Tomsick, M.D. is a faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Neuroradiology. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America 2001-2010. His research has included participation in multiple studies of methods and devices for treatment of aneurysms vascular malformations, tumors, and stroke.
by Sue Ann Painter
Beverly Erschell is a nationally known painter whose work is in galleries and collections throughout the United States. The Northern Kentucky resident is one of the most highly regarded painters in Greater Cincinnati, where she was trained and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati.
This handsome book by Cincinnati Book Publishers brings together representative examples of the artist’s paintings and works on paper over four decades.
Sue Ann Painter, an art and architectural historian, is the author. She analyzes draws upon interviews with Aaron Betsky and Phillip Long wrote the preface. Cincinnati painter and graphic artist Mark Eberhard designed the book, which was printed in full color on acid-free paper by Wendling Printing Co., Newport Kentucky.
The book is organized thematically, with chapters highlighting her portraits, travels in Europe and the United States, and energetic cityscapes of Greater Cincinnati. Erschell is well known for colorful compositions depicting domestic interiors opening onto lyrical landscapes, and brimming with still life, portraits, and people.
The book is bound in hardcover (ISBN978-0-9817269-4-6 ) for $55 and softcover (ISBN978-0-9817269-5-3) for $32. It is available at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Closson’s Fine Art Gallery, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and fine art galleries and bookstores in the United States.
by Judge Mark P. Painter.
The book is available at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati and Cleveland, The Book Loft in Columbus, at various Barnes & Noble outlets, The Ohio Book Store in downtown Cincinnati, and from library and independent bookstore suppliers.
1 - 9 books $ 28.95 each (plus $1.75 tax and $4 shipping and handling).
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Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press
2449 Fairview Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45219
Get more of Judge Painter's tips at the Legal Writing Teleconference Series from the National Business Institute.
Discounts are available on quantity orders. Contact: t.Brunsman@cincybooks.com.
by Alan Spector
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by Joyce Karnes
Author Joyce Karnes promises to teach her readers how to be effective and confident managers. It is a promise that she keeps. In this lively discussion of personality types and how they influence individual work behavior, Karnes relies upon her years of success as a trainer. She is the founder of a consulting firm, Positive Options for Productivity, which conducts supervisory development workshops for Fortune 500 companies in the United States.
The Guide is organized into eight "classes" that lead the reader through fascinating real-life case studies from Karnes's practice. Key principles are highlighted, and the author includes exercises and questions for discussion. Supervisor's Training Guide is that rare how-to manual that succeeds in being a fun read while sharing insights and practical advice. The author's keen understanding of human nature and her belief in positive options shines through.
Karnes's book is highly recommended for supervisors and managers in the industrial and services sectors, and business owners and CEOs who want to improve management down the line. The useful Appendix contains forms that may be copied and distributed to employees.
Author Joyce Karnes, founder of Positive Options for Productivity, Inc. raises the bar with this appealing, easy, and effective program for improving how people are supervised. She has devoted 18 years to supervisory development, using her skills in human resources, training, and consulting.
"I feel that your book, Supervisor's Training Guide, will be enormously effective for supervisors and managers who are striving to get 'back to the basics' in the labor-management relationship." Mildred Ramsey, author of The Super Supervisor.
"Joyce Karnes has been successfully working with our supervisors for 12 years. Individuals who were not going to make it as supervisors were turned around and have become successful. I highly recommend Supervisor's Training Guide." Robert E. Kersey, president, The Great States Corporation, American Lawn Mower Company, Rochester Metal Products Corp.
Photographs by Alice Weston/text by Walter E. Langsam. Forward by Michael Graves.
$25 soft cover
$50 case bound
Alice Weston depicts in vivid colors 75 classic and innovative house designs. Walter E. Langsam analyzes these examples of period style in this first comprehensive history of Cincinnati's residential architecture.
by Sue Ann Painter with photographs by Alice Weston. Additional text by Beth Sullebarger and Jayne Merkel. Produced by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Published by Ohio University Press.
$20 soft cover
$40 case bound
Architecture in Cincinnati is available in Cincinnati at area booksellers, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art, and the Mercantile Library or online.
by Mark P. Painter
Judge Painter’s new book reveals how to make business writing plainer, more persuasive and effective, and easier to understand. It uses some of the same principles advocated in his legal writing books and articles—short clutter-free sentences, active voice, and plain language.
The book is concise and easy to use. As Paul Heldman, executive vice-president of Kroger, says in a quote featured on the book cover, “With an investment of only a couple hours, Write Well will greatly improve your writing.”
Jim Johnson, chief legal officer of Procter & Gamble calls Write Well, “A short course to give your writing punch.”
Biography, American History. Age 12 and up.
Size: 6 x 9, 112 p., illustrated with period art and photographs.
Contains places to visit, source documents, web resources, index.
Both titles available at these booksellers:
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Rookwood Commons, Cincinnati
Lexington, Cleveland, Pittsburgh
Ohio Book Store
Barnes & Noble
all Ohio stores
Museum Center Shop
Cincinnati Union Terminal
Taft Museum (William Howard Taft only)
William Howard Taft Birthplace (William Howard Taft only)
Harrison Home - Grouseland Foundation (William Henry Harrison only)
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Paperback: ISBN 0-9721916-1-5
Library binding: ISBN 0-9721916-3-1
Paperback: ISBN 0-972-1916-2-3
Library binding: ISBN 0-972-1916-4-x
Paperback: $14.95 ea. $1.05 OH tax, + $4 S&H.
Library (hardcover): $23.95 ea., $1.68 OH tax, $4 S&H.
Send check for total with mailing information to:
Cincinnati Books, 127 W. Ninth Street Suite 1, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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by Judy Van Ginkel and Betsy Kyte Newman
“This lovingly written book is a resource for every gal who seeks to have a great girlfriendship—and for men who want to better understand the women in their lives.”
- Nina Clooney,
author and community leader
order books online ($19.95 ea. plus $1.30 Ohio tax, $5 S&H, total $26.25)
by Gary F. Franke
Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press
Cinci Freedom - A Cow's Story is based on real life events that occurred in Cincinnati, Ohio, in February 2001. The author, Gary F. Franke, spent several days and nights in around Mount Storm Park pursuing Cinci with SPCA Cincinnati's Harold Dates, Specialist Todd Mnser and professional cowboy Dennis Dowers. The book was written to raise and foster animal welfare awareness with children in the community at large and emphasize SPCA Cincinnati's dedication to its mission. A percentage of the book's proceeds are donated to SPCA Cincinnati.
Cinci made her escape from Ken Meyer Meats in Camp Washington over a six-foot-high fence. She evaded capture for 11 days, ultimately earning her a Key to the City. The City of Cincinnati, the nation and various countries around the world followed Cinci's extraordinary quest for freedom. Multiple media outlets covered the events.
Through the gracious efforts of Ken Meyer and acclaimed artist Peter Max, Cinci resides peacefully at the bucolic Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. Gary F. Franke continues to practice law and write children's stories. Harold Dates remains steadfast in his position as President and CEO of SPCA Cincinnati and Dennis Dowers is back to the rigors of his life as a professional cowboy.
by Lenann McGookey Gardner
Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press
Got Sales? shows how anyone can become a successful salesperson with research-driven strategies, tools, and techniques that are most powerful in sales today.
A Harvard MBA, Lenann has spent years perfecting the step-by-step guide to selling services. These theories and tangible best practices can be implemented instantly to provide immediate benefits to anyone who wants to generate more business, increase their client base, and improve their rainmaking abilities.
"Before we learned Lenann Gardner's approach to closing, our associates were averaging less than 30% out of a possible 100% on the 'closing' part of shop calls," said Tina Sampson, vice president of sales and marketing for Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. "Since learning Lenann's closing skills, every single sales manager got 100%. They nailed the closing!"
by Al Spector
Cincinnati Book Publishers
Al Spector is one of hundreds of thousands of senior
baseball payers in the United States. He and his counterparts travel the nation and the world to play the game they love. But Al stands out as an exceptionally talented player and great storyteller, as he demonstrates here. His story is about relationships and the game of life as well as about baseball. Al's book is a delightful read about a fascinating and little-known sports phenomenon.
"This is a book about a love affair between Al and baseball, a fond recollection, and an entertaining description of his life-long connection with the game. A perfect companion to the summer game we all love." Greg Rhodes, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Author of six books about the Reds.
A cookbook for you and your family, featuring Italian, Latin-American and American recipes.
Some people cook just because they need something to eat. Some people cook because it is a way of making a living. Joanne cooks because she loves to cook. She loves to create new dishes or add a new touch to an old dish.
Joanne’s cooking has spanned three continents. She was born and learned to cook in Venezuela where, as a teenager, she prepared the evening meal for her working parents. She learned to love Italian foods when she spent two years in Italy with her grandparents, and, since marrying, she has lived in Cincinnati where she cooked for her husband Mike, and three sons, Anthony, Sean and Alex. Now that her sons are grown, Joanne cooks for anyone who needs her services. She caters for crowds at receptions and benefits and for private parties.