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REFRACTIVE THINKER VOLUME 7 PRESS RELEASE: My new book is out! ~2012-0728

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Lentz, Managing Editor The Lentz Leadership Institute (702) 421-6294
August 1, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—The latest volume of the peer-reviewed academic chronology, The Refractive Thinker® Volume VII: Social Responsibility, is available to scholars and researchers this summer. The book is part of the multiple award-winning series [six awards and counting!] published by The Refractive Thinker® Press.
Retailing for $18.95, U.S., and found under the category of Business & Economics/Leadership publications, the volume features the following authors:

The Benefits of Collaborative Doctoral Research Celebrate the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through the writings of these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications and understandings of social responsibility.

• Dr. Tom Woodruff and Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz examine the nature of the doctoral scholar.

• Dr. Beverly D. Carter reviews the worldwide impact of corporate social responsibility to address sustainable developmental issues.

• Dr. Gayle Grant and Dr. Judy Fisher-Blando offer insight into the CSR that women in leadership positions give to the community.

• Dr. Barbara Welcher expands on the impact of four generations working together in the current workforce.

• Dr. Emad Rahim, Dr. Vishakha Maskey, and Dr. Darrell Norman Burrell offer expertise regarding innovative and emerging leadership approaches and organizational strategies that foster corporate social responsibility.

• Dr. Christi Sanders and Dr. Michael Millstone discover implications for the impending Baby Boomer mass exodus.

• Dr. Julie M. Ducharme and Dr. Sheila Embry examine social responsibility in federal employees and public instructors.

• Dr. Dustin Pawlak explores the social responsibilities of elite athletes in relation to PES use.

• Dr. Magdy Hussein and Dr. Gamal Elmarsafi review critiques of the Stakeholders Theory and offer an alternative balanced model.

• Dr. Sue Lebeau and Dr. Claudia Santin explore approaches to teaching faculty and graduate students about their role as digital citizens.

• Dr. Elmer B. Hall and Dr. Edward F. Knab examine social irresponsibility and the need for sustainable leadership.

• Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz concludes with lessons learned and the benefits of research and refractive thinking. Dr. Cheryl Lentz, managing editor of The Lentz Leadership Institute, explains the unique benefits of the document for readers. “It celebrates the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through the writings of these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications and understandings of social responsibility,” she says. “Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker® offers unique applications of research methodologies from the perspective of multiple authors—each offering a chapter based on their specific expertise.”

The Refractive Thinker® series meets the publishing needs of doctoral scholars while collaboratively sharing the expense and promotion. The goal is to help scholars with the lack of affordable publishing avenues to meet university peer reviewed standards while supporting the great need for dynamic dialogue and innovation.

To learn more about publishing opportunities, please visit us at To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Dr. Cheryl Lentz at (702) 421-6294 or

To place orders for the book, contact:
The Refractive Thinker® Press 9065 Big Plantation Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89143 E-mail: Blog:


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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