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Jossey-Bass Acquires "Peer Power"

Seattle, WA March 15, 2012 — Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons specializing in personal and professional development, has republished the book Peer Power: Transforming Workplace Relationships by Cynthia Clay and Ray Olitt.

The book describes nine behavior patterns that that can create conflict or tension in the workplace, and suggests ways in which the reader can modify their own behavior to influence improvement in the unskilled behavior of their peers.

"We wrote Peer Power for people who have to get work done through others, but they don't necessarily have any authority over those folks," says co-author Cynthia Clay. "This means they have to influence, using communication practices, encourage collaboration and, essentially, develop peer power to get the kind of outcomes that they need in the workplace."

The book was originally published a year ago by Clay's leadership skills training company, NetSpeed Learning Solutions, based in Seattle, WA. The book is offered as a standalone title, or bundled with a course developed and offered by NetSpeed Learning Solutions for corporations and other organizations to improve interpersonal effectiveness and a culture of collaboration.

"We're delighted to add Peer Power to our catalog," says Matthew Davis , senior editor for Jossey-Bass. "Workplace inefficiency due to interpersonal conflict is a common issue, and this book presents solid, case-driven advice for improving these areas."

Cynthia Clay is President/CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions. Besides Peer Power, she is also the author of Great Webinars: How to create interactive learning that is captivating, informative and fun, published by Pfeiffer.

Ray Olitt consults with and coaches leaders in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

NetSpeed Learning Solutions designs and delivers total learning experiences that drive business results. As learning architects, they offer customizable solutions including learning content, platforms, services and dedicated staff to support leadership, supervisory, and customer service training initiatives.