FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Los Angeles, August 7, 2011 – “Washington policy makers and pundits use blame to distract themselves and others from their own inability to understand different viewpoints, empathize, negotiate constructively, and achieve optimum solutions. It’s time to stop this destructive political blame game. We need politicians to rise above defensive, counterproductive behaviors and lead America with their best selves in charge” according to Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D., international best-selling author of Optimal Thinking (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Wiley 7th printing and in 16 languages).
Glickman is concerned about the impact of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the AAA U.S. rating generated by the recent accusatory, ineffective, torturous wrangling among Washington politicians. In a recent interview, Glickman said “Times are tough. With millions of talented people out of work and a one in three chance of a further downgrade by S & P within the next six to 12 months, it’s critical that an optimal conflict resolution roadmap is implemented. Politicians must refrain from making inflammatory, demeaning statements, find common ground, and offer evidence-based solutions that serve the best interests of the American people. Being ineffective, good, or even great is no longer enough. It’s time to be our best.”
Glickman is presenting a series of teleconferences to launch the “Stop the Political Blame Game!” campaign. She is President of The World Academy of Personal Development Inc., a Century City, California optimization training and consulting firm. Since 1980, she has provided optimization consultation and training for individuals and organizations including the U.S. Army, U.S. Treasury, Young Presidents’ Organization, Warner Bros., UCLA, Smithsonian Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Mensa, California State University (Department of Management), BP, and Air New Zealand.
Dr. Glickman, who has appeared on hundreds of shows worldwide, will reveal:
* How to overcome win-lose conflict resolution, including one-upmanship, distracting, ordering, judging, and more.
* The 7-Step Optimal Thinking Conflict Resolution Roadmap to establish common ground and achieve the best solutions, regardless of the circumstances.
* How to examine the fairness and practicality of every option.
* How we can best communicate different needs, values and options, minimize resistance, maximize our leverage, and best obtain consensus.
* Three optimal questions politicians and pundits can ask to evoke the most constructive, unified response.
Attention Producers: Dr. Glickman will also explain how Optimal Thinking empowers us to best resolve conflict in our personal and professional lives.
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Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D. is the creator and author of Optimal Thinking, hailed by academia and the media as “the successor to positive thinking” and “the basis of best practices for personal and professional optimization.”
Dr. Glickman is President of The World Academy of Personal Development Inc., a Century City, California optimization training and consulting firm. Since 1980, she has provided optimization consultation and training for individuals and organizations including the U.S. Army, U.S. Treasury, Young Presidents’ Organization, Warner Bros., UCLA, Smithsonian Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Mensa, California State University, Fullerton (Department of Management), BP, and Air New Zealand.
Dr. Glickman was the recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award for National Business Women’s Week in Hollywood. This Optimal Thinking woman is a seasoned print and electronic media interviewee. Born in Australia, Dr. Glickman lives in Marina del Rey, California. She has earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Teaching diploma and a degree in Business Administration.
AVAILABILITY: Los Angeles, nationwide by arrangement and globally via telephone.