The old saying goes that an
author should write about what he knows. That is why J. Robert Parkinson's
varied and extensive business experience directly contributes to the content,
significance, and value of his latest book, Mottoes for Managing.
A communications consultant for over twenty years to corporate, academic, and
government organizations, Dr. Parkinson has gathered adages, mottoes, sayings,
and proverbs from all walks of life. In his book, he combines each motto with a
powerful essay illustrating how it relates to business applications.
Dr. Parkinson is an active
leader in the communications field. Throughout his extensive and varied career,
he has held 1,100 instructional and coaching sessions for more than 12,000
business professionals. His credits include teaching courses in the application
of television and media in education, serving as a corporate consultant and
communications coach, and assisting clients to successfully and powerfully
present themselves on radio and television programs.
A prior host of the radio
interview program The Learning Curve and the television interview program
A Point Well Taken, Dr. Parkinson currently writes “Business Speaks,” a
weekly business column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has written
a variety of books, including How to Get a Fast Start in Today's Market,
How to Get People to Do Things Your Way, Getworking, and
Becoming a Successful Manager.
Dr. Parkinson earned his
bachelor of arts degree in English and biological studies and his master of arts
degree in administration/supervision from Montclair States University. He earned
his doctoral degree in instructional communications from Syracuse University.
Currently, he lives in Glenview, Illinois, with his wife.