Moving Meetings

Moving Meetings offers step-by-step guidance on ensuring a successful meeting through careful preparation, mastery of essential communication skills, and active intervention to keep meeting participants focused on a meeting’s agenda and goals. You’ll learn to change meeting breakers, such as over scheduling, concluding without an action plan, and lack of leadership, into meeting makers — concrete strategies and tactics to keep meetings moving.

Meetings. Excellent book. Jana does a wonderful job of helping businesses and people to manage and plan meetings. A great resource book! – Beverlee K. Furner, Amazon User

No! How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life

If you’re afraid that saying “no” will cause a backlash with friends, family, or colleagues, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that “no” can be a productive answer, and can put you in control of any situation – without turning you into a meanie. No! turns the word into a tool for personal power, and gives you new ways to help discussions and decisions move forward. This enlightening guide reveals how “no” can help you protect your time, money, family, and more. And it demonstrates that “no” is a legitimate word that doesn’t always need to be negotiated to “yes.”

This book is a MUST READ, particularly if you are very busy. As the president of, a business acceleration strategy and marketing firm, it seemed a little counterintuitive to read a book about saying no, since my whole job is based around getting people to say yes. But I dove in and boy, am I glad I did.

I highly recommend this book. – Dave Lakhani, Amazon User

Building Community in Buildings

Building Community in Buildings takes us on a fascinating journey through workplaces large and small, old and new, traditional and contemporary, to explore the dynamic relationships between people and the structures in which they work. Noting that a child born today will spend 90 percent of his or her life inside, Jana Kemp and Ken Baker integrate insights from management and building design to reveal new understandings about workplace productivity and performance. Showcasing dozens of examples—from office buildings to libraries to hospitals—the authors highlight innovative practies that utilize space to promote creativity and collaboration, improve morale and motivation, and ensure employee health and safety.
A money maker! This book does an excellent job of outlining the benefits of a ‘High Performance’ workplace, giving tangible examples and providing a pathway for improvement. A great read from the CEO level to service employees. – Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Amazon User

Moving Out of the Box: Tools for Team Decision Making

Project teams are the rule, rather than the exception, in today’s organizations. But, thanks to the pressure of performance goals, conflicting agendas, and political jockeying, few teams make consistently superior decisions. In Moving Out of the Box: Tools for Team Decision Making author Jana M. Kemp, an authority on team decision making, saves the day by offering tested methods and tools that teams and leaders can use to ratchet up their performance level.
Helped Elevate Our Team’s Thinking. Great book that helped our project team elevate how they approached and tackled decisions. Highly recommend for all business leaders within an organization. – Mary Murray, Amazon User

Prepared Not Paranoid: Lessons from Law Enforcement for Living Every Day Safely

In the wake of 9/11, many Americans feel their individual safety is threatened by forces they cannot control. Some take drastic measures and move from metropolitan areas thought to be targets, while most stay put and try to find ways to protect themselves in their homes, their workplaces, and their communities. Still, a sense of vulnerability or uncertainty can undermine feelings of safety and security. Today’s dangerous world calls for daily personal power that overcomes paranoia and puts people back in control of their lives and their sense of safety. Drawing on 34 years of law enforcement work and training, co-authors Doug Graves and Jana Kemp present useful information and practical guidelines for keeping yourself, family members, and co-workers as safe as possible every day.

Run for Elected Office–and Win

The list of challenges facing society is endless. Numerous financial and social problems affect the world and individual countries. And they also affect states, counties, cities, and even school districts and neighborhood policy councils. It’s time for fresh thinking and new ideas in the public arena; it’s time for more civic-minded people to get involved by running for—and winning—elected office.

Charlie’s Letter

Charlie’s Letter is for four to eight year olds and their care-givers to learn that a mother’s love continues even when she is in jail and to encourage children to make good decisions, so that the cycle of going to jail is broken. Charlie’s mother sends him a letter from her jail cell. She apologizes for her bad decisions and encourages Charlie to make good decisions. Charlie’s Letter can be used by teachers, counselors, step-parents, foster-parents, and grandparents to reinforce a parent’s love and to encourage good decision making. All children in this situation need to know they are loved and that everyone wants them to learn to make good decisions. America must break the multi-generational cycle of incarceration and this book is one way to start!

Let’s Start the Conversation

Let’s Start the Conversation