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Dr. Linda Gravett and Dr. Sheri Caldwell's article, "3 Ways to Foster a Learning Agile Culture" has been published on Training Industry's website.  Click here to read the article.

Dr. Gravett will present "Bridging the Generation Gap," followed by a 5-Generation Panel Discussion at the PharmaLink Annual Conference.  Click here for details.

Dr. Gravett participated in Careers in Government GovTalk blog. 

Click here to see her published article, "Leaders Can Foster a Learning Agile Workplace."

Dr. Gravett's new article in The CEO Magazine about Learning Agility:

"A culture of learning agility, or flexible learning, can be a true asset to any organization.  Learning agile employees provide creative, customer-focused approaches to help foster an energetic and ever-evolving workplace.  This is a company’s competitive advantage.

There are four types of learning agility: mental; people; change; and results."
(Read more. . .)

Linda Gravett & Sheri Caldwell's Latest Book has been Released!

Dr. Linda Gravett and Dr. Sheri Caldwell are happy to announce the release of their second work together, Learning Agility:  The Impact on Recruitment and Retention.  The book is available right now at Palgrave MacMillan using this link: Palgrave MacMillan.

Dr. Gravett will be featured at the 5th Annual Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series entitled "Building a Bridge Across Generations." Click here for further information.

Just a Couple Women Talkin' Book Review

“The authors’ honest, open approach will be helpful and encouraging to women who run their own businesses or are thinking about starting a business. The progression of topics from basic to complex is well organized. The resources in the appendices are very practical and valuable; the organization of the book list is very wise. The book does a good job balancing general principles with specific examples and industries. It also balances the personal and professional aspects of life. The book has a friendly, helpful tone without being chatty or overly conversational. Some elements of the interior page layout (tables, testimonials) feel a bit small. The chapter opener layouts are crisp and visually appealing. Having small photo icons next to people’s words is a nice personal touch that helps readers remember whose voice is whose. “

Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
Writer’s Digest, November, 2014

For more information about Just a Couple of Women Talkin’ – The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur, click here.

Dr. Gravett's article in Goering Center Newsletter

Dr. Gravett's article, "Minimizing Conflict within the Business Family," has been published in the Goering Center July 2014 Newletter.  In this article Dr. Gravett discusses the FUSION Model©Click here to see the Newsletter and the article.

Dr. Linda Gravett and Dr. John Kucia have released a joint effort, Leadership in Balance: New Habits of the Mind, published by Palgrave MacMillan.  To learn more about the book and how to order, click here: http://leadershipinbalance.com/.

JTB earns award.

Just The Basics, Inc. was selected as a 2013 Award Winner for Business Planning Consultant's category by the Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky Award Program.

Dr. Gravett on faculty of Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program

Dr. Gravett is on the faculty of the newly-created Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program at Xavier University in Cincinnati.  This new program launched on September 4, 2013.  Linda's workshop topic is Labor Relations and Legal Issues.  For more information or to register, contact Sue Bensman at bensman@xavier.edu.

Dr. Gravett was selected as the Pinnacle Award winner for Who's Who of Women Executives.

Dr. Gravett & Terri Bonar-Stewart's book: Just a Couple Women Taklin'

If you’re on the brink of jumping into entrepreneurship yet aren’t certain whether it’s the right move for you Just a Couple Women Talkin' - The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur can provide you with the real story of what it takes to be a woman entrepreneur.  The authors, Dr. Linda Gravett and Terri Bonar-Stewart, speak from 20+ years each of experience in starting and sustaining a business.  They’ll share the behind-the-scenes stories about running a business from a woman’s perspective, and they also provide a self-assessment that can help you decide whether entrepreneurship is truly for you.

Could you be an entrepreneur?  Click here to take our brief self-assessment.

Click here to see testimonials.

Just a Couple of Women Talkin' - The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur is now available at Joseph Beth Booksellers Crestview and Rockwood Pavilion locations.  Click here to visit Joseph Beth Booksellers web site.  You can also click this link to Amazon.com to review and purchase this book. 

E-Learning Course

A roll of the eyes from a coworker is just the beginning.  Some of us will ignore it, while others might challenge a coworker who does it.  Whatever our approach towards disagreement, all too often the end result is arguing, avoidance of coworkers, morale issues, lower productivity,Worker at PC turnover. . . the list goes on and on.  All this over generational differences?  Absolutely.  Wouldn't it be great if we could all just get along?  We can if we understand each other better.  We can if we recognize that each generation responds to conflict differently.  This e-Learning course provides an overview of who the five generations in the workplace are and provides concrete steps on ways to build communication and reduce conflict. 

Click here to visit our commercial about our new e-learning course, "Workforce Generations".  Turn on your speakers!  After the commercial ends, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the commercial page to return to this web site.

Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others

The book Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others, co-authored by Dr. Linda GravettOpen book and Dr. Sheri Caldwell, was released by Palgrave MacMillan in October 2009.  If you are a leader, trainer or educator, this will be a must-read!  Research has demonstrated that EQ accounts for 30% of a person's success in life, while IQ accounts for only 6%.  This book provides proven, concrete steps you can take to develop your team's EQ in order to produce positive, bottom-line results for your organization.

To buy this book, click here to go to Amazon or click here to buy directly from the publisher.

"Whippersnappers in the Workplace"

Colleagues Dr. Linda Gravett and Robin Throckmorton were quoted for a story by Sarah Boesveld appearing in the January 12, 2009, edition of the online magazine Globe and Mail(gloveandmail.com): "Whippersnappers in the Workplace"

When the new president takes office, he'll face a huge generation gap at work. And he isn't alone. As the work force grows increasingly diverse, workers - old and young - better prepare to ditch the stereotypes.  Older people don't Twitter, they don't like a good challenge and they definitely don't warm to change.  If president-elect Barack Obama - set to become one of the youngest presidents in U.S. history - makes any of these assumptions when he takes office next week, he'll have sorely underestimated the graying Congress, experts say."

For the full article, click here.  Be sure to click the Comments icon near the top of the article body to read the significant number of reader comments about the article.

Gravett and Associates Receives 2009 Best of Cincinnati Award for the second year in a row. U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement.

WASHINGTON D.C., March 20, 2009 -- For the second consecutive year, Gravett & Associates was selected for the 2009 Best of Cincinnati Award in the Business Management Consultants category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2008 Award recipients qualified as 2009 Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Bridging the Generation Gap:  How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers to Work Together and Get Results by Dr. Gravett and Robin Throckmorton, MA, SPHR.

Dr. Gravett has co-authored with Robin Throckmorton, MA,SPHR, a book on recruiting, developing, retaining, and reducing conflict across the four workplace generations.  The book is written from the perspectives of a Baby Boomer and a Gen Xer and provides a practical, no-nonsense approach towards reducing conflict across generations and maximizing productivity in the workplace.  Visit our web site: www.bridgingthegenerationgap.com.

You can order the book from Amazon by clicking here  or directly from the publisher at www.careerpress.com.

Stay tuned for information about Dr. Gravett's next book, How to Use Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others, which will be released this summer by Palgrave MacMillan.

Bridging the Generation Gap:  How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers to Work Together and Achieve More 

Besides being the title of Dr. Gravett and Robin Throckmorton's book which was released by Career Press in January 2007, this is the subject of presentations which she has giving since 2006 for organizations such as: 

  • Meridian Bioscience 

  • Baker Concrete

  • Xavier University

  • ADP

  • Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

  • Burke, Inc.

  • National Business Institute

  • ASTD

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