Kathe Sweeney

Kathe Sweeney - Editor

San Francisco, CA, USA

I am a freelance developmental and acquisitions editor with over 20 years experience in both book publishing and online learning.

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Overview

I am a freelance development and acquisitions book editor with additional expertise in building online courses.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management

Work experience

Senior Content Acquisitions Manager

Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning
March, 2014 – October, 2017 (over 3 years)

Created content strategy and developed online courses for Lynda/LinkedIn Learning’s business library. Courses covered a wide range of business topics including leadership and management, strategy, communications, teams, operations management, human resources, sales, customer service, finance and accounting, and entrepreneurship.

Editor/Sr Editor/Executive Editor, Professional Business, Nonprofit, Public and Conflict Management

Jossey-Bass/Wiley
March, 1999 – March, 2014 (about 15 years)

As Editor/Sr Editor, I acquired 18-20 professional, trade and graduate text titles per year in business, management and leadership. Grew sales of leading MBA text by $1M over 2 editions. Managed publishing partnerships with Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and University of Michigan Business School (UMBS). As Executive Editor, oversaw editorial strategy and pipeline of books in Business, NonProfit, Public and Conflict Management topic areas.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

Amy C. Edmondson

New breakthrough thinking in organizational learning, leadership, and change Continuous improvement, understanding complex systems, and promoting innovation are all part of the landscape of learning challenges today's companies face. Amy Edmondson shows that organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the small groups within those organizations work. In most organizations, the w... read more

New breakthrough thinking in organizational learning, leadership, and change Continuous improvement, understanding complex systems, and promoting innovation are all part of the landscape of learning challenges today's companies face. Amy Edmondson shows that organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the small groups within those organizations work. In most organizations, the w... read more

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

Roger M. Schwarz

A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together toachieve better decisions, greater commitment, and strongerresults More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as ateam, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. Whenstakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing whatyou do. You also need to change how you think. Organizationalpsychologist... read more

A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together toachieve better decisions, greater commitment, and strongerresults More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as ateam, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. Whenstakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing whatyou do. You also need to change how you think. Organizationalpsychologist... read more

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

In this fifth edition of the bestselling text in organizational theory and behavior, Bolman and Deal’s update includes coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforce, multi-cultural and virtual workforces and communication, and sustainability. A full instructor support package is available including an instructor’s guide, summary tip sheets for each chapter, hot links to... read more

In this fifth edition of the bestselling text in organizational theory and behavior, Bolman and Deal’s update includes coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforce, multi-cultural and virtual workforces and communication, and sustainability. A full instructor support package is available including an instructor’s guide, summary tip sheets for each chapter, hot links to... read more

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (Jossey-bass Business & Management Series)

Sam Kaner

Unleash the transformative power of face to facegroupsThe third edition of this ground-breaking book continues toadvance its mission to support groups to do their best thinking. Itdemonstrates that meetings can be much more than merely an occasionfor solving a problem or creating a plan. Every well-facilitatedmeeting is also an opportunity to stretch and develop theperspectives of the individu... read more

Unleash the transformative power of face to facegroupsThe third edition of this ground-breaking book continues toadvance its mission to support groups to do their best thinking. Itdemonstrates that meetings can be much more than merely an occasionfor solving a problem or creating a plan. Every well-facilitatedmeeting is also an opportunity to stretch and develop theperspectives of the individu... read more

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

A new edition of the bestselling book on finding one's personalpath to leadershipLeading with Soul has inspired thousands of readers since itspublication more than a decade ago. Far ahead of its time, the bookilluminated the deeply personal journey to leadership. Now, in thisnew and revised edition, the authors update a timeless spiritualmessage in the light of the turmoil of recent years? inc... read more

A new edition of the bestselling book on finding one's personalpath to leadershipLeading with Soul has inspired thousands of readers since itspublication more than a decade ago. Far ahead of its time, the bookilluminated the deeply personal journey to leadership. Now, in thisnew and revised edition, the authors update a timeless spiritualmessage in the light of the turmoil of recent years? inc... read more

Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains

Deborah M. Kolb, Jessica L. Porter

Understand the context of negotiations to achieve better results Negotiation has always been at the heart of solving problems at work. Yet today, when people in organizations are asked to do more with less, be responsive 24/7, and manage in rapidly changing environments, negotiation is more essential than ever. What has been missed in much of the literature of the past 30 years is that negotia... read more

Understand the context of negotiations to achieve better results Negotiation has always been at the heart of solving problems at work. Yet today, when people in organizations are asked to do more with less, be responsive 24/7, and manage in rapidly changing environments, negotiation is more essential than ever. What has been missed in much of the literature of the past 30 years is that negotia... read more

The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace

Ron Alsop

The first wave of the Millennial Generation—born between 1980and 2001—is entering the work force, and employers are facingsome of the biggest management challenges they’ve everencountered. They are trying to integrate the most demanding andmost coddled generation in history into a workplace shaped by thedriven baby-boom generation. Like them or not, the millennials areAmerica future work force... read more

The first wave of the Millennial Generation—born between 1980and 2001—is entering the work force, and employers are facingsome of the biggest management challenges they’ve everencountered. They are trying to integrate the most demanding andmost coddled generation in history into a workplace shaped by thedriven baby-boom generation. Like them or not, the millennials areAmerica future work force... read more

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

An evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management educationCompiled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and with contributions by administrators and professors from the top global MBA programs, this book provides business school decision-makers with an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education. The book is desig... read more

An evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management educationCompiled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and with contributions by administrators and professors from the top global MBA programs, this book provides business school decision-makers with an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education. The book is desig... read more

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Coaching in Organizations (J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership))

Douglas Riddle, Emily R. Hoole, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette

Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals withthe practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching withinan organization. From coaching superiors to coaching businessteams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)approach to professional coaching to help readers better manageleadership development and ta... read more

Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals withthe practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching withinan organization. From coaching superiors to coaching businessteams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)approach to professional coaching to help readers better manageleadership development and ta... read more

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