Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paul Glover - An Author Interview in the HBS Author's Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Author Paul Glover. He is writer, a Provacateur and a Coach & Change Agent dedicated to assisting individuals & organization navigate the mind fields of the WorkQuake™.

Author Genre: Self-Help, Non-Fiction

Website: Work Quake
Author's Blog: The Glover Group - Training Everyday Leaders
Blog: YouTube Presentation
Twitter: @glovergroup
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Paul Glover founded the consulting firm Glover & Associates in 1992. He’s spent the past 30 years as a labor and employment lawyer, business consultant and leadership coach after graduating with degrees from DePaul University, Chicago Kent Law School and DePaul University College of Law. The blogger for coined the term WorkQuake of the Knowledge Economy to capture his unique insights and tools to implement organizational change in the knowledge economy. Paul’s writing has been featured in The Business Edge, Vistage, and Food Manufacturing. He is based in Chicago.

Engage Paul as your Business or Executive Coach and he guarantees you will get the results you need. Whether for individual or organizational strategy and improvements, Paul works with you and your management team to create an Action Plan that delivers specific outcomes and increases to the bottom line. For more information about the opportunities that are available, contact Paul at 630-913-6555 or (use email above).

SPOTLIGHT Questions and Answers with the Author

First things first. Do you have another book on the horizon? Can you tell us the timeline for its release and give us a little tease?

My next book should be ready for release by July 2014. In this book I explore the concepts of resilience and grit, how these two items are a skill set necessary to thrive in today’s unstable home and work environments and how to develop them as skill sets. My personal story of failure and recovery is the motivating factor for this book.

How important have your social media relationships been? Do you see a carry over to your success?

While I continue to swim in the social media stream, it has contributed very little – if anything- to my success.

You do a lot of workshops and personal appearances. Is your book on display at these events? When and where is the next place we can see you? Where can we keep up with your workshops and personal appearances online?

Lol – my book travels with me wherever I go! The best way to track my speaking engagements is on my website: or to follow me on Twitter.

You have created a great YouTube video. (See link above.) Do you know how much impact it has had on your book’s success? Tell us about the process that you used to create your videos? They look very professional.

The videos have had little impact on book sales but are great for maintaining current clients and influencing potential clients to use my services. The videos are all based on Paul’s Points of the Day – original bits of accumulated wisdom based on my experience – sent out to my clients and posted on my website and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter each morning after my first cup of Starbucks. Since I am technically inept and realize the need to have everything I present to the public to reflect my brand in the most positive way possible, I use a professional videographer. We shoot 20 Points of the Day – all between 2 and 3 minutes – in a single shoot.

Between your book writing, blogging, marketing, your business, family and all the other things that can get in your way, how do you manage your time? Do you have a set schedule or do your sort of play it by ear?

am a geek when it comes to time management – I have a very detailed daily “to do list” and a “not to do list” that keeps me from saying yes to projects that I should not engage in. And thanks to Tony Schwartz and his work on energy management, I have become even more productive as I tie reenergizing activities – how I exercise, eat, drink, nap and interact with people throughout the day – to time management. High level performance requires both time and energy management and I constantly am working to be better at both.

Has the advent of ebooks changed anything in your writing, your marketing and the relationship with your readers?

So far ebooks have not impacted me or my writing. I often think about using that method to get my messages out but have not acted to do so. Another item to put on my to-do list!

You have a great blog. You do a great job providing useful information to business leaders. What is your blog’s primary goal?

The purpose of any of my writing or speaking, including the blog, and my coaching is to share my thoughts and ideas about how to be better individually and organizational. What good is accumulating decades of information, knowledge and experience if I can’t share it with others to their benefit?

Have you considered using Audio Books to broaden your audience?

Another item for my “to-do list”! Yes I have, but again I have taken no action on what is an excellent idea.

How important are your Podcasts to your overall marketing scheme? Should authors at least take a look at this promotion opportunity?

I have used podcasts very little to market my services. And, yes, authors – including me- should use audiobooks as a marketing tools. My “to-do list” just keeps getting longer!

Author's Book List
WorkQuake - Making the Seismic Shift to a "Knowledge Economy"
With his distinctive, direct and oft-humorous approach, “recovering attorney” and long-time business and executive coach Paul Glover bares his knuckles to present 76 strategies and tips to thrive in the Knowledge Economy. This no-nonsense advice, gleaned from 25 years of helping businesses nationwide prosper, and his popular Bottom Line and Morning Mantra newsletters, carries you through the impact of the recent WorkQuake – the Industrial Economy's final meltdown. Review “Like an earthquake shaking the foundations of homes built along its fault line, Glover’s new book WorkQuake agitates the business status quo."—Marshall Goldsmith, Million-Selling Author of the New York Times Bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

Order the Book From: Amazon
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