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Special Announcement

Kerry Patterson's New Book: It's Never Too Late to Be Nice

Looking for a great present this holiday season? Check out Kerry Patterson’s new book about how one person can make the difference in a hostile environment. An excellent gift for kids and adults alike!

Order now at a special pre-release price. Book orders placed by November 15 will be guaranteed for delivery by December 23.

You can also discover Kerry’s inspiration for this book in a video conversation between Kerry and the illustrator, David Habben.

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Unaccountable Coworkers: It's Not You, It's Me

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Special Announcement: Introducing Crucial Accountability Training

In every organization, you’ll find renegades who break rules or fail to live up to their end of the bargain. We call these troublemakers “The UnAccountables.” They create problems that are so stubborn they require extra vigilance. Watch our new video to see a showdown between one manager and his unaccountable direct report.

To prevent showdowns like this from happening in organizations across the world, we’re pleased to announce the release of Crucial Accountability Training, the update of our popular Crucial Confrontations Training course. New features include:

  • New and updated video-based instruction
  • Streamlined content in a new flow that’s easier to learn and train
  • Updated Crucial Accountability model

Learn more about the course, watch more videos, and play our game to see how well you do when it comes to holding others accountable.

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Special Announcement: Influencer Second Edition Winners Announced

Thank you to all those who entered our drawing to win one of twenty-five free copies of the second edition of Influencer by watching Joseph Grenny talk about the power of the Influencer model to change behavior at our local TED event.

If you missed it, click here to watch the powerful transformation story of Jane, a young girl who grew up in poverty in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

We had an overwhelming response, but the twenty-five lucky winners are:

  • Arthur Johnson Jr.
  • Chris Clark
  • Chris Klenk
  • Daniel Hiatt
  • Deborah Carcutt
  • Derek Applegate
  • Elaine Rose
  • Fidelia Herrera Roster
  • Paul Pstivthnkn
  • Kurt Ellis
  • Lynda Sowell
  • Lynette Vetsch
  • Mauricio Soto
  • Mnquaker
  • Nicolas A. Reynolds
  • Pat Hatcher
  • Patty Skerl
  • Randi Schmechel
  • Rick Kotter
  • Sharon Humphreys
  • Sue Burge Dahl
  • TJ Brensen
  • Travis Cunningham
  • Tyler Edmondson
  • Vicky Smith

If you won, please e-mail us at editor@vitalsmarts.com to claim your book.

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Special Announcement: Influencer First Chapter Download

Last week, we announced the release of the second edition of Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. For a sneak peak of the book, download the first chapter now.

This new edition includes:

  • New subtitle
  • Updated statistics, facts, and figures
  • New research and case studies from organizations like KIPP, Menlo Innovations, Fundación Paraguaya, and others
  • Skill applications gleaned from six years of Influencer Training
  • “Act Like An Influencer” stories: twenty-five vignette examples of real influencers
  • New focus on the three keys of influence: 1) Focus and measure, 2) Find vital behaviors, and 3) Engage all Six Sources of Influence
  • Now available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book

WIN A COPY: Enter our drawing to win one of twenty-five copies of Influencer by watching Joseph Grenny discuss the principles of influence at our local TEDX event. To enter, watch the video, leave a comment, and share with others. (One entry per action taken. Winners will be selected and announced June 5.)

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Special Announcement: Introducing the Second Edition of our Bestselling Book, Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

What’s New in the Second Edition of Influencer?

  • New subtitle
  • Updated statistics, facts, and figures
  • New research and case studies from organizations like KIPP, Menlo Innovations, Fundación Paraguaya, and others
  • Skill applications gleaned from six years of Influencer Training
  • “Act Like An Influencer” stories: twenty-five vignette examples of real influencers
  • New focus on the three keys of influence: 1) Focus and measure, 2) Find vital behaviors, and 3) Engage all Six Sources of Influence
  • Now available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book

Win a copy of the new edition. Watch, comment, and share our video of author Joseph Grenny discussing the power of the influence model to change behavior at our local TEDX event.

We’ll select twenty-five people to receive a FREE copy of the brand new second edition. You’ll receive one entry in our drawing for every action you take (watching, commenting, and sharing).

Enjoy!