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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605097276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605097275
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #807,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Provides the toolkit and the foundation for people to define their purpose and generate value with realistic and practical solutions.”
—Tony DeBlauwe, Senior HR Partner for a global technology organization; founder, HR4Change; and author of Tangling with Tyrants

“As the marketplace’s creative destruction grows ever more creative and destructive, it’s essential to keep your wits about you and direct your personal and professional energies where they are most effective. Goodrich gives you the tools and guidance to do just that.”
—Don Tapscott, coauthor of Wikinomics and Macrowikinomics; Chairman, nGenera Insight; and Adjunct Professor of Management, University of Toronto

“Utilizing Goodrich’s approach will set you on a road you may never have dreamed possible. Ready, go!
—Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, coauthors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and creators of the Results-Only Work Environment
 

About the Author

 

Laura Goodrich specializes in the field of workplace dynamics and relationships. She has twenty-five years of professional experience, fifteen of which she has spent as a corporate trainer, coach, consultant, and speaker. She has a degree in Training and Organizational Development from The University of Minnesota and has received coach training from both the Corporate Coach University and the Coaches Training Institute. Laura is co-owner of an integrated content company that specializes in authoring and producing videos, documentaries, television series, speaking and coaching. She is also an active member of the National Speakers Association and ASTD.

 


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Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator, has over twenty-five years
professional experience. For the last eighteen years she has served as
an innovator, keynote speaker, coach, and advisor to leaders worldwide on change and the future of work.

Goodrich is also the award winning author and producer of the book and film
"Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a
Positive Future." Described as 'transformational, relevant and timely,' Seeing
Red Cars was chosen by the Wall Street Journal and LiveMint as a "Top Five
Leadership Book" In 2007 Goodrich was named as one of the top ten international
executive coaches by Blanchard and Company, one of the world's largest training and coaching organizations.

Goodrich is co-owner of On Impact Productions, a pioneer in designing and authoring interactive online experience that leverages film making sensibilities, stories, coaching and learning spaced over time that create real change. She is also a co-owner of Next Generation, an organization bringing interactive online transformation to leaders, associations and organizations worldwide. She leads Global Workforce Transformation, a community of innovative, forward thinking professionals who recognize we're not leaving on the road we came on. We are at a place of transformation and few industries will be exempt. We don't have all the answers, but are committed to figuring them out together. We recognize that it is a time of great opportunity!

Goodrich is a member of the World Future Society (WFS), and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), and is a practice leader in Global Workforce Change and Innovation with the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP.)

OnImpactProductions.com
NextGenerationAssociation.com
GlobalWorkforceTransformation.com
SeeingRedCarsBook.com
ShiftingYears.com
http://www.starthrower.com/embracechange/index.htm


Global Workforce Innovator l Keynote Speaker l Video Producer l Author


Internationally recognized expert in Change and the Future of Work.
Email: laura@onimpactproductions.com
Website: www.onimpactproductions.com
Business: 952-856-6071
SKYPE: laura.goodrich
OOVOO: Laura Goodrich

Author: Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future is available now. Amazon http://amzn.to/aj0IUm or Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/c5F1j7
Seeing Red Cars -- Mindset to Win - Forbes Magazine
http://blogs.forbes.com/mindmakeover/2011/02/03/seeing-red-cars-mindset-to-win/


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Film: www.seeingredcars.com
Book: www.seeingredcarsbook.com
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Program Host and Author: Shifting Years: Leverage the Power of Generations
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FB Shifting Years: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shifting-Years-Leverage-The-Power-of-Generations/129830580411162

Radio Host:FutureWork http://www.blogtalkradio.com/laura-goodrich
TV Host and Producer: Life to the Max
http://www.lifetothemax.tv/about.html

Laura Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LauraGoodrichOnImpact
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lauragoodrich
Blog: http://lgoodrich.posterous.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/lauragoodrich
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Shifting Years FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shifting-Years-Leverage-The-Power-of-Generations/129830580411162?v=wall
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/LauraGoodrich
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It's so great to read a book that really makes a difference in your life.
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Laura Goodrich's Seeing Red Cars provides a practical toolkit and roadmap for bridging the gulf between wishing and doing.
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She also generously gives away the tools to implement what you learn immediately.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dan on February 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Laura Goodrich has written a small book with a big message (150 pages).

I'm not a fan of simplistic, "positive thinking," the approach that if you dream it you'll do it. The world is filled with dreamers that don't achieve. However, I believe, "Seeing Red Cars," provides rubber-hits-the-road strategies for creating AND achieving a vision driven life, team, and organization.

How to drive into a positive future?

Focus on what you want. It's likely you spend most of your life reacting rather than acting. Additionally, research shows that 70% of your thoughts are about what you don't want and what you'd like to avoid.

Can you, in this moment, name what you want? You can't get there if you can't name it. "Clarity is the most important motivator and predictor of future success. You get more of what you focus on."

Focus on what you can control. Life's frustrations center on things you can't control. Trying to control them drains you. You'll go farther by playing to your strengths and controlling what you can control.

Here's a brief sampling of principles that Laura offers.

Six strategies that help you get there:

1. Jump into social media. Twitter is the most powerful tool available for establishing new connections.
2. Follow your intuition. When was the last time you did some soul-searching?
3. Engage in many conversations. One significant conversation can change your life.
4. Utilize supporters. Let others help.
5, Utilize doubters. Prove the: can't, don't, and won't people wrong.
6. Deal effectively with weaknesses by linking with the strengths of others.

If you can't state what you want, describe your plan, and define a time-line for getting there, "Seeing Red Cars," is for you.

Highly Recommended

Dan Rockwell
Leadership Freak
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scave31 on May 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Seeing Red Cars is all about seeing what you want in life, not what you don't want. Unfortunately, most of us have been trained to be overly cautious and wary of what might go wrong or not work out for us. As a consequence, we spend most of our time thinking about what we don't want, what we want to avoid, and what we don't like about the situations we find ourselves in. In Seeing Red Cars, author Laura Goodrich explains the importance of focusing, instead, on what we do want, using our "wants" to keep us motivated toward our goals.

With a heavy focus on using this Seeing Red Cars mindset (the idea that if you start thinking about red cars, you will automatically see more red cars...your mind being drawn toward what you think about) in the business world, Goodrich still offers plenty of anecdotal examples of how this can be used in real life.

There are many worksheets included in the book to develop your own bucket list of "wants" as well as trackable sheets to help you decide what to do to reach those goals and keep you on target. The is emphasis is on balance in all areas of life, because dissatisfaction in any area of life will affect other areas. Goodrich offers ways to find the imbalances and how to focus more on what brings joy and happiness. Be prepared to do some soul-searching about what is important in your life and how to get it. This is a fabulous book for any organization, team, or workplace looking to change focus and work toward more employee satisfaction, creativity, and cooperation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shlomo Vaknin on April 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
We all want positive outcomes, but we typically have negative thoughts. As natural as this might be, it often results in negative outcomes. Laura Goodrich has provided us with a book of tools we can use to eliminate these negative thoughts.

While this requires a reorganization of our thinking, the steps outlined in the book are helpful because they are based on our brain chemistry, which means we also learn the steps we should avoid. This is important because we often want to make a change, but we try it once and we end up failing because the change is so large. Goodrich takes us step by step so we can achieve the positive outcomes we all desire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gregory A. Ketchum, Ph.D. on March 31, 2011
Format: Paperback
This new book rom Laura Goodrich is a very good addition to your library if you're interested in maximizing your potential and bringing abundance into your life and those of your loved ones. Laura is one of those rare individuals who has a big spirit along with a clarity of vision, and great writing skills to put across life-changing ideas in very simple ways. Congratulations Laura!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on March 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
By default, most people's brains dwell on the negative - what they do not want to have happen - as opposed to the good things that could happen. Psychologists claim that people make their own reality. Those who think negatively will experience negative outcomes. Conversely, if you think positively, good things will happen. That's the hopeful theory that trainer and consultant Laura Goodrich presents. She details how you can reorganize your thinking to be more positive and benefit greatly from the results. If you can follow her advice - somewhat dimmed by the book's awkward phrasing and lack of organization - and utilize her numerous exercises and tools, you are almost certain to improve your mental state and to think more optimistically in the future. getAbstract recommends the author's sensible intent to help you and your team become more positive.
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