The Refractive Thinker: Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization

The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their fourth volume: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization (256 pages,). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

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The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to present: The Refractive Thinker: Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization.

The Refractive Thinker® celebrates the accomplishments of the doctoral scholars contained within the pages of their fourth volume: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization (256 pages,). The intent is to provide a forum for these authors to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to our expanse of knowledge in pursuits of the tenets of and philosophies of higher learning. These individual contributions included a Peer Review Board.

The title of this series, The Refractive Thinker® was chosen intentionally to describe a new way of thinking. As a society, we often find ourselves between the dichotomies of either thinking within the box (thinking) or outside of the box (critical thinking). The Refractive Thinker® introduces the concept of refractive thinking – thinking beyond the box, perhaps even building a new box entirely. As a result, this series highlights the ability of these doctoral scholars to bend thought, to converge its very essence on the ability to obliquely pass through the perspective of another. The goal is to ask and ponder the right questions; to dare to think differently, to find new applications within unique and cutting edge dimensions, ultimately to lead where others may follow or to risk forging perhaps a new path entirely.

The goal of this series is to provide additional guidance one might need as a citizen of the world. For Volume IV, these scholars and authors provide readers with new lenses with which to explore ambiguity and to navigate turbulent waters offering new paths to success. Topics will include ethics, leadership, and various global concerns currently affecting the business landscape. Discover additional answers to consider and the many pearls of wisdom offered within these pages.

The Refractive Thinker® Press presents this collection of the works of thirteen scholarly authors affiliated with various institutions of higher learning to include topics such as: Ethics in Educational Leadership (Dr. Neysa T. Sensenig); Have We Tipped: Are We Ready to Demand Ethical Behavior From Our Leaders? (Dr. Sheila Embry); Physician Cultural Attitudes Towards Hospice Services (Dr. Karleen Yapp); Behavioral Integrity: The Precursor to Ethical Leadership (Dr. Cynthia Ann Roundy); How Understanding Impacts Ethics and Privacy (Dr. Tim Brueggemann); The Power of the River of Character in Organizations (Dr. Ramon Benedetto); The Impact That Ethics and Values Have on Leader-Follower Relationships (Dr. Susan K. Fan); Exploring the Transactional and Transformational Leadership Characteristics of Social Networking Communications (Dr. Gail Ferreira); Globalization of Body Language (Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando) (Dr. T.G. Robinson) (Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz); Maximizing Debt Collection Performance Through Organizational Design Changes (Dr. Kaja Kroll); and Systems Theory: Changing the Hegemonic Impact on Leadership Advancement for Women (Dr. Beverley Carter). The Foreword is written by Cam Caldwell PhD with the conclusion written by Dr. Thomas M.Woodruff.

  • The Refractive Thinker® series will be featured in the EBSCOhost database beginning the summer of 2010.
  • Dr. Tim Brueggemann will be presenting his paper based on Chapter 5 at SOURCE Boston 2010, a semi-annual Global Security, Business and Technology. Conference, 21-23 of April, 2010.
  • Dr. Kaja Kroll will be presenting her Chapter 10 at the Credit and Collections Conference (CONAMIC) in Mexico-City on April 20, 2010.
  • The University of Phoenix Minneapolis St. Paul Campus will be presenting a Faculty Author’s Event on Thursday, May 6th featuring authors, Dr. Lisa Kangas (Vols. I & III) and Dr. Linda Wing (Vol. II).