Press Release: Integrity Education Book Wins Rare Awards Combination in Social Change, Health & Wellness and Self-Help
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"The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World" has won its third book award: 2008 National Best Social Change Book. Its first two awards were in Health & Wellness and Self-Help.
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DEL MAR, CA / PR FREE / Nov 14 2008 —
"The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World" has won its third book award: 2008 National Best Social Change Book. Its first two awards were in Health & Wellness and Self-Help, from Independent Publisher Association and the San Diego Book Awards Association. Rarely does a book win awards in both personal development and social change categories, as "The New IQ" has now accomplished.
This recognition is occurring at a time when more Americans than ever are suffering from the effects of personal, relationship, societal, financial and leadership integrity issues. According to the book’s author, psychologist Dr. David Gruder, "today’s massive integrity problems are the direct result of massively distorted ideas about what creates life fulfillment." He faults his own field for unintentionally helping to spawn these problems through helping people enhance their personal wellbeing in a vacuum, independent of socially responsible citizenship.
An integrity development expert whose first book won two awards, Gruder provides a practical antidote to the self-indulgence and abrogation of social responsibility that are the underlying cause of today’s massive absence of integrity at all levels of society. He adds, "Integrity is not simply a high ideal. Life fulfillment is not merely a desirable goal. Both require a specific set of skills that most of us don’t have but all of us can learn. During today’s troubled times, nothing could be more important than developing them. I sincerely hope that President-Elect Obama and his administration will take these principles to heart in how they govern."
By reviewing the wealth of psychological and spiritual wisdom from across history and culture, secular and sacred aspects of human experience, Gruder identified the three core human drives at the heart of integrity: authentic self-expression, connection with others, and making a positive difference in the world. He streamlines this breadth of information into a user-friendly guide that integrates personal, relationship, leadership and integrity development. According to Paige Lovitt of Reader Views, "If you could only choose one personal growth book this year, this would be the one for you. [It] is intelligently written, yet still can be understood by the layperson… offer[ing] everything that you could possibly need to make the changes that you need to increase your Integrity Quotient."
Gruder maintains the IntegrityWatch Blog, through which also periodically bestows Integrity Inspiration Awards and Integrity Disgrace Awards. Hailed by Radio & Television Interview Reports as "America’s Integrity Expert," he provides keynotes, training and consulting worldwide in integrity-centered personal, relationship, collective, and leadership development, for the public, educational institutions, businesses, helping professionals, and leaders. A seasoned media expert, he has been interviewed on scores of local, syndicated and network radio shows, from conservative to progressive, throughout the United States and Canada.
Details are available at http://www.TheNewIQ.com