|The Half-Truth High: Breaking the Illusions of the Most Powerful Drug In Life & Business (ISBN-10: 0595457088 ) by Kevin J. Fleming, PH.D. is a courageous insightful and groundbreaking look at the psychology industry. Dr. Fleming is President/CEO of an international consulting psychology firm(www.effectiveexecutivecoaching.com). He has been featured in The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor and is a columnist on "Transformations" for the high-end magazine Executive Decision.
In The Half-Truth High: Breaking the Illusions of the Most Powerful Drug In Life & Business, Dr. Fleming is honest, direct and thought provoking. He writes that psychology is "full of half truths." What is a half truth? In a recent interview the author says, "the difference between what is important and what is essential. That gap between the two, in my words and in my book, is the half truth high—that addictive part of us all that makes us turn around from the essential and befriend what is important and make that all there is."
The author points out that most troubled people he has known have been in therapy for years, and it accomplished little if anything at all. What makes this outrageous is some of these people "…were also advanced academic students of psychology, or psychiatry."
The Half-Truth High is organized by the six half truths of Psychology, Business, Religion and the World. Dr. Flemming's writing is clear and well organized. He presents the truth's to the other half of the "half Truth's" and the reader will finish the book more aware and enlightened. Fleming writes "Don't settle for half a life when a full one is just waiting for you to show up and live it. Don't settle for a half-asked life." The author says, "An understanding of reality for that will win out all the time. It is more a keen understanding to that that will lead us to truth, whether that comes through advice or not. To be able to truly discern whether the advice we gave today was authentically applied to us. And whether the advice we gave we truly feel is more for someone else and not us, if not, why? These are the meta-level questions we need to be asking....understanding the advice about our advice....that's more critical to making change happen out there and in us."
The Half-Truth High: Breaking the Illusions of the Most Powerful Drug In Life & Business is an important book that stands out on a bookshelve full of self help books. This book helps you understand what all of the other books don't tell you. Dr. Flemming has delivered a trailblazing, honest look at the psychology industry. This book is a must for everyone looking to improve their life and know the difference between 'advice and achievement.' Outstanding. Honest. Remarkable.
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About the Author
Dr. Fleming is an active member of the World Business Academy, Institute for Executive Development, American Society of Training & Development, and the American Psychological Association. His new book (The Half-Truth High: Breaking the Illusions of the Most Powerful Drug in Life & Business) will be released summer of 2007 via Random House’s self-publishing arm, iuniverse. This book has received noteworthy praise from Patch Adams (from the blockbuster Hollywood film starring Robin Williams) as well as Dr. Joe Dispenza, featured scientist in the hit, award-winning documentary movie, What The Bleep Do We Know?!
Fleming lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.