Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2009
Local resident and newly published author, Jean Watterson, announced the release of her new book today, Commitment to Character. The book, written specifically for business professionals, is based on the longstanding, but seemingly forgotten today, idea that your character plays a more important part in your professional success than anything else. Watterson's book holds up a mirror that enables readers to understand the specific character traits that could be holding them back from a successful career and provides practical steps for making positive changes.
"The topic of personal character is the 'elephant in the room' that businesses don't seem to want to address," says Watterson, a Marine Corps veteran who has spent more than 25 years in the business world. "The level of success achieved by any corporation is a direct result of the actions of its employees. If doing the right thing is not valued, fostered and rewarded throughout a company, well, we only have to look as far as today's headlines to see what happens."
Commitment to Character puts the responsibility for success squarely on the shoulders of the individual without regard for their position in an organization. Watterson admits that the concept of accountability may sound "scary" to some but feels it provides the only real foundation for lasting success.
Watterson began writing her book just over two years ago. At that time there was no talk of financial meltdowns, mass layoffs or government bailouts. With all that is happening right now, she feels a sense of urgency to provide employers and employees ways to achieve better results. Watterson has developed a companion workbook and a training course for corporations based on the content of her book.
Jean Watterson has been a resident of Fairfax County for the last 17 years. She can be contacted for interviews or more information by calling 571-643-2157, emailing jean (at) sagewoodcc (dot) com or visiting: http://www.commitmenttocharacter.com.