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Welcome to the Book Release Celebration! Please enjoy yourself.
Thank you, Ken Blanchard! “In Flying Without a Helicopter, Joanie Connell details unique challenges faced by young adults and their leaders in the workplace, offering action plans readers can apply to their ‘real work’ situation as they move toward solution. This book was written for you—whether you are a manager, a young adult new to the business world, or a parent of that young adult. Thanks, Joanie, for zooming in on this timely topic!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow
Thank you Dan Bradbury! “The problems Joanie Connell describes are real. Employees are entering—and leaving—the workplace without the levels of resilience and independence they need to succeed. I recommend Flying without a Helicopter to people who want to develop the life skills needed to succeed in the corporate world (and their parents) and to leaders who want their companies to succeed.” — Daniel Bradbury, CEO coach, investor, life science consultant, and former CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals
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Thank you Kathi Lutton! “This work is a must read not only for leaders and managers but also for parents and educators who can work together to create balanced individuals who value understanding, collaboration and depth and aren’t pressured into taking shortcuts to achieve illusory perfection.” — Kathi Lutton, principal and patent litigator at Fish & Richardson, mentor for the Fortune Most Powerful Women Network
Thank you Jim Blackburn! Joanie Connell has provided a convincing analysis and well- reasoned approaches, which address one of education’s most challenging problems. With seemingly honorable intentions, many parents have handicapped rather than advantaged their children. College has become a major “wake-up” for a generation of new freshmen, who have never received an “average” grade and rarely have been told that the results of their efforts are unsatisfactory. --Jim Blackburn, EdD, retired Director of Enrollment Management Services at the California State University Officer of the Chancellor.
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Thank you Marshall Goldsmith! “Managing across generations now is remarkably difficult, as each one approaches timelines, deadlines, conflict, and recognition in different ways. To understand these differences and leverage the creativity within, you could do no better than to read Connell’s Flying without a Helicopter! A wise read for leaders as well as employees, job seekers, and even parents!” —Marshall Goldsmith author of the New York Times and global bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
JMag Photography Jennifer Magallon is a photographer living in the San Diego area for the last 12 years. She studied photography at Southwestern College and San Diego City College. Having grown up in a small village in northern Germany, most of her childhood was spent outdoors, enjoying the freedom and adventure that nature provided. Following an innate desire to travel and explore nature, Jennifer carried her camera with her as she travelled across southern Europe.
Thank you Alexandra Watkins! “This book should be required reading for any parent who wants to ‘help’ their child in the workplace. I will be sending it to the dad who contacted me to set up an interview for his Ivy- league graduate son.” —Alexandra Watkins, author of Hello My Name Is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick and Chief Innovation Officer at Eat My Words Her book is a Raffle prize!
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Thank you Tom Crane! “We all want children who are resilient, happy and successful in their lives, doing what they are fulfilled in doing. And, many parents only really learned how to parent by what was done to them by their parents. Some of that worked—some of it did not. This resource will open eyes and equip parents with skills to ‘change their parenting game’ into a more effective approach with the dear people who mean the most to them—their kids.” — Thomas G. Crane, author of The Heart of Coaching
Thank you Maia Maltas! Maia created the artwork for the book cover and the cartoons inside. Maia’s talent and creativity are widely appreciated!
Thank you Bernardo Ferdman! “In this highly readable, very engaging, and appropriately provocative book, Joanie Connell has captured essential tips for today’s youth and for the parents who want them to succeed, along with vivid examples of what does and does not work. I couldn’t put her book down, and will come back to it again and again for clear and well-founded reminders of the fundamentals that I and my kids need to apply to live and work more authentically, productively, and effectively. Flying without a Helicopter is full of straightforward, practical common sense that is seemingly not too common these days.” —Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology, Alliant International University and editor of Diversity at Work: Practice of Inclusion
Thank you Christina de Vaca! Connell shows us how to be good stewards of our most valuable asset: human capital. Flying without a Helicopter deals with the perennial “us versus them” attitude that has always existed among the generations. She tackles the issue candidly and effectively and provides us with shocking insights regarding expectations versus reality. The solutions provided are compelling and vital to our success as a nation if we are to continue to be trusted leaders in a global economy.” —Christina de Vaca, Director of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego
Thank you Martha Hayes! “Dr. Connell’s descriptions and concerns about an entitled, passive generation reflect those of many in the psychotherapy community. In my own practice, I hear from intelligent, well- educated parents with material means and position about how hard it is for them to see their children in discomfort. Can’t there be as much learned in failing as in succeeding, in losing as in winning? As more and more professionals become enlightened about the issues that Dr. Connell highlights, we all stand to benefi t and to, hopefully, reconsider what ‘help’ looks like.” —Martha A. Hayes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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Thank you Julie O’Mara! “Assumptions and stereotypes about younger workers abound. They become one more hurdle for younger workers to jump as they strive to succeed at work. Joanie Connell’s book—Flying without a Helicopter—helps parents, educators, and managers cut through the myths and labels young people have today and gives practical tips to help them succeed at work.” —Julie O’Mara, author and consultant specializing in Diversity and Inclusion
JMag Photography Jennifer Magallon For the last few years, I’ve made it my life’s mission to capture the beauty of the natural world using photography as my medium. I’ve always had an adventurous spirit, and as a young child in Germany, I vividly remember wandering through the grassy fields that surrounded my village, traversing winding streams, climbing through tress, and just being completely enthralled by the outdoors.
Thank you Flip Brown! “Joanie Connell’s book Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life is a much-needed guide for parents, employers, managers, and young people themselves. Connell delivers a highly functional blend of her academic, experiential, and practical knowledge into a compelling book of deep thought, compassionate engagement, and useful exercises. Highly recommended!” —Flip Brown, author of Balanced Effectiveness at Work: How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor without Driving Yourself Nuts
Thank you Adrienne Moch! Adrienne edited the first draft of the book. Adrienne has been a professional writer and editor since 1981. In addition to talent, one of her differentiators is her background, which includes positions as a newspaper reporter and editor, corporate communicator, newsletter writer, and PR professional. She’s been using her experience to assist corporate clients with their writing and editing needs since 2004.
Thank you Eric, John, and Diane! Together with Weaving Influence, Eric, John, and Diane helped define the brand for Joanie and the book. Diane Boudreau Yanofsky John Thornburgh Eric Roth
From Jim Blackburn’s Foreword “When parents, teachers, or admissions officers collude (even unwittingly) in declaring the inadequate to be good and the mediocre to be excellent, we set our students up for failure, profound disappointment, and possibly permanent immaturity.” --Jim Blackburn, EdD, retired Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at California State University, Los Angeles.
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Thank you Jim Blackburn! Reality may be the best way to prepare students for the real world. To do otherwise seems tantamount to telling someone that they can and will fly without having provided them with the skills and equipment needed to take flight, navigate, and return to the ground successfully. As discussed well in Flying without a Helicopter, our goal and guiding principle should be the development of persons to whom we would want to offer a job as well as have as a colleague. It is hard to see how the current practice will get us to that happy outcome. --Jim Blackburn, EdD, retired Director of Admissions and Records at California State University, Fullerton.