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THE NEW IQ by Dr. David Gruder l V-Log & Blog Tour

As promised, Dr. David Gruder is back with us! If you loved his guest post yesterday, you’ll really love his first v-log he made for us! Take it away, David!

About Dr. David Gruder:

david-gruder1David Gruder, PhD, DCEP, is perhaps the world’s only clinical-organizational psychologist specializing in integrity development. Known as “The Integritizer,” he is the leader in transpartisan nondenominational strategies for solving the massive integrity deficits that have caused today’s vast social, economic, and political challenges. Dr. Gruder founded the “Integritize America Campaign,” an integrity stimulus plan for renewing personal, relationship and societal integrity so we can finally co-create sustainable solutions to today’s most challenging issues. His latest book, “THE NEW IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and our World,” is the world’s first step-by-step guide to attaining personal, relationship, and career fulfillment during difficult times without sacrificing ethics and integrity. It has won five book awards in the areas of “social change,” (book of the year), “current events in politics and society” (honorable mention), “health & wellness” (book of the year), “self-help” (bronze medal) and “metapsychology” (book of the year). A professional speaker and trainer for almost three decades, Dr. Gruder speaks, trains, consults worldwide on how to “Integritize” citizens, government, communities, businesses, health care, education, religion, journalism, advocacy groups, and leadership. His clients have ranged from family-owned businesses to American Express work teams, from the Sanoviv Medical Institute to the San Diego Office of Education Management Academy, and from local politicians and executives to World Trade Organization ambassadors. His main website is www.TheNewIQ.com.

About the Book:

the-new-iq2From the White House, to the board room, to the privacy of our own bedrooms, and virtually everywhere in between, integrity deficits are destroying our personal lives, our businesses, our economy, our healthcare, our society, and our planet.

Creating sustainable integrity-centered solutions to today’s vast array of major challenges requires us, as individuals and as a society, to take a fresh look at what creates life fulfillment. It requires us as citizens to develop a new integrity-centered vision of what we need to require from our leaders in government, business, advocacy groups, community organizations and the media.

The New IQ is the world’s first road-tested guide to integrity-centered living, working, loving, and serving. Hailed as a “once-in-a-generation book,” it provides the first step-by-step road map for restoring the vanishing virtue of integrity… for the sake of our loved ones, our communities, our businesses, our society, and our own personal wellbeing.
Going far beyond being a self-help book, this critically acclaimed five-award-winning action plan offers a socially responsible way to attain personal, relationship, and career fulfillment during difficult times, without sacrificing ethics and integrity. Here at last is your complete guide to “personal development that serves us all.”

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THE NEW IQ by Dr. David Gruder l Guest Blogger & Blog Tour

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I am honored to have as my guest today Dr. David Gruder, author of The New IQ, for which he is touring this month on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

I have gotten to know David pretty well by now, but something has to be said about his own integrity, which just so happens to be the topic of his book. Let me tell you, David walks the walk. I asked him to write a guest post for As the Page Turns and little did I know how thought-provoking it would turn out to be. I’ll let you be the judge. And stay tuned tomorrow when we’ll be hosting David’s very first v-log he made especially for us!

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A Few Things I Learned About Social Responsibility, by David Gruder, PhD

david-gruderSince the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival is this August (2009), now is a good time make a confession: what I know about social responsibility was forever changed by Woodstock..

I was fifteen and music was my first love. My parents were kind enough to allow me to spend my summers at the Roaring Brook Camp for the Performing Arts in the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains. In the summer of 1969 the camp offered an optional field trip to a music and arts festival in upstate New York. My parents naively signed me up. They later watched the live news coverage as this history-making event unfolded. My father was utterly aghast over having sent his son to what turned out to be the infamous Woodstock music festival. If he could have helicoptered in to pull me out of there, you can be sure that he would have!

Woodstock’s organizers had anticipated a crowd of maybe 30,000, but approximately a half-million people showed up. I invite you to imagine the implications of sharing among 500,000 people enough toilets, food and water for 30,000. Imagine as well knowing that the world’s eyes were on us through extensive live television updates the media was providing throughout this extraordinary festival.

We realized we had a chance to model to the world the lessons we were learning about social responsibility. We joined together demonstrate to the world that a city of a half-million strangers could be crime-free despite a dangerously inadequate infrastructure. We were excited to show the world that it was possible to have each other’s backs under challenging circumstances.

the-new-iq1I arrived at Woodstock a fifteen-year-old drug-free virgin and that’s how I left Woodstock. The music during those three days was over-the-moon amazing. But, the social responsibility lessons I absorbed at Woodstock were the real highlight for me. It would take me more than three decades to fully articulate what Woodstock taught me about integrity and social responsibility. The rest of this post contains a brief summary of the three biggest social responsibility lessons I wrote about in my five-award-winning book, “The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World.”

EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP: I learned at Woodstock that it’s impossible to not have impact, that we’re always role-modeling something, and that small things make big differences. Here’s an everyday example: think about a car that’s parked over the line in a crowded parking lot. The person who parked this car has had two significant impacts on complete strangers, including those s/he didn’t even interact with. The driver prevented someone else from parking in the spot next door. The driver role-modeled that it’s perfectly okay to be self-centered and to not care about the common good. Now imagine how the world would be if all of us considered our impact on others and took responsibility for the messages we model to others about the benefits of caring about the common good. That’s what I call “everyday stewardship.” These are profoundly narcissistic times. I invite you to join me in helping to restore social responsibility by stepping into being more of an everyday steward.

CITIZEN FREESPONSIBILITY: I learned at Woodstock that it is possible for everyday people to have significant positive impact when they join together in that intention. Governments of democracy-centered republics like the United States are charged with being a servant to its citizens and governing at the intersection of preserving individual freedom and promoting the common good. We live in ideologically fanatical times. Special interest narcissism dominates politics, business and the media. Citizens in democracy-centered republics have a responsibility to role-model freesponsibility and to demand the same from our government, the companies we do business with, and the media. I invite you to join me in helping to restore social responsibility by stepping into being more of a freesponsible citizen.

BUSINESS FREESPONSIBILITY: I learned at Woodstock that good money can be made by providing products and services that serve people and safeguard the environment. Pressuring profits to single-handedly provide life fulfillment has created our culture of greed and entitlement. This is what caused our economic system to shift from true capitalism to Debtism: borrowing extensively against an uncertain future in order to create an illusion of profitability and wealth today. We are witnessing the crumbling of a fraudulent economic system that was created by financial greed and narcissistic disregard for the common good, masquerading as personal and corporate freedom. The damage that this greed and entitlement has caused has finally caught up with all of us. The solution is socially responsible profitability. Whether you are an employee, an entrepreneur, a business leader, or a consumer, I invite you to join me in supporting businesses that function at the intersection of profitability and social responsibility.

Together we can spark an integrity revolution. You can learn more about social responsibility and freesponsibility by visiting www.IntegrityStimulusPlan.org

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