Skip Navigation 
Associations Now

Bookmark: Mommy Guilt; Profit With Principles; Leverage: How to Get It and How to Keep It in Any Negotiation

ASSOCIATIONS NOW, October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 February 2012 March 2012 April/May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September/October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April/May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September/October 2013 November/December 2013 January/February 2014 March/April 2014 May/June 2014 Intelligence

Summary: Book reviews

Mommy Guilt (AMACOM, 2005) by Julie Bort, Aviva Pflock, and Devra Renner. This helpful, research-based book is good reading for working parents in general, not just mothers. Organized into four sections that allow for quick problem-specific advice, the authors describe seven principles of the "mommy guilt-free philosophy" and provide reality-based suggestions for revamping a respectable litany of the usual high-guilt parenting behaviors (yelling, job stress, lack of "me time," transition times between work and home life, exhaustion, spouse time, life-maintenance issues, need we go on?). The best part? The "Emergency Guilt-Relief Guide" chart in the back. Keep this book bedside or in the car for Metro reading--and take a deep breath before turning to page one.

Profit with Principles: Seven Strategies for Delivering Value with Values (Currency/Doubleday, 2004) by Ira Jackson and Jane Nelson. Endorsed by guru Tom Peters no less, who calls it a "survival guide for business," the book requires an investment of time since it is definitely not designed for skimming. That said, it is well worth loitering over the authors' thoughtful arguments and extensive evidence that future successful organizations will be those that "combine a commitment to long-term profitability with an explicit commitment to advancing the public interest." More than 60 companies worldwide provide creative case studies, many of them--such as the chemical industry's Responsible Care program and the story of the Dow Chemical Company--involving trade and professional associations' standards and partnerships. A valuable addition to any CEO's personal library.

Leverage: How to Get It and How to Keep It in Any Negotiation (AMACOM, 2006) by Roger Volkema. Leverage is one of the most powerful tools in a deal maker's toolbox maximizing its power will pay off for anyone--if they consciously consider it. American University management professor and consultant Roger Volkema does an excellent job of breaking down the skill in this interactive workbook. Among the most association-relevant topics he covers are identifying and managing the sources, indicators, and states of leverage; negotiating by e-mail or internationally; managing emotions; and reducing the leverage of another party. Loaded with examples, self-assessments, and anecdotes (some from nonprofit organizations), this book is a winner.

--Reviewed by Kristin Clarke, CAE

Rate this item: Comments:
Rate this item:
  • one star
  • two stars
  • three stars
  • four stars
  • five stars

Please Sign in to rate this.


Community Education Resources Career Advocacy About Us Join Shop
Volunteer Groups
ASAE U Online
Associations Now
Models & Samples
Find a Job
Post a Job

Board of Directors
Standards of Conduct
Get Started
Get Connected
Get Involved
Buyers' Guide
Endorsed Business Solutions


American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE), 1575 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
P. 888.950.2723, F. 202.371.8315 or P. 202.371.0940 (in Washington, DC)
© Copyright 2011 ASAE. All rights reserved.

Social Media | Advertise | ASAE Foundation | Site Map | Contact Us | Privacy Notice
Supplier Partner Corner
Find:  Resources  |  Events  |  Jobs  |  ASAE Staff  |  Endorsed Business Solutions  |  Buyer's Guide  |  Members  |  Give Back   |  Help  |  Home
linked in Twitter Feed Facebook Group Flickr Group YouTube Channel Collaborate