THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER: How Helping Others Fuels Success by Dr. Christopher L. Kukk & GIVEAWAY



(And Lord knows our society could certainly use a little bit of compassion! AMEN!)


A child is bullied every seven minutes. Over 150,000 school kids miss school each day because they’re afraid of being bullied in class. One out of two students drop out of school because of bullying. Over a third of adults say they’ve experienced incivility at work and 26-percent have quit their jobs because of it. Stress costs American businesses approximately 300-billion dollars each year. Is it safe to think we need a little compassion in our lives? I think so.

In his book THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER: How Helping Others Fuel Success (HareperOne) by Christopher L. Kukk, PhD, argues compassion creates more construction relationships, improves health and creates and more productive work environments. It’s not about becoming a Saint or a door-mat, but having the strength to be rational and not giving into rage or indifference.

The Book teaches The LUCA four-step program for cultivating compassion.

*Listening to identify to problem.

*Understanding to discover what options can help.

*Connecting to capabilities that can address the issue or obstacle.

*Acting to solve.

With the THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER everyone wins—we can each achieve success in our own lives and create more productive workplaces, and healthier, less violent communities.

After reading THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER, I’m practicing my listening skills. I’m trying to respond instead of react. It may take time, but I appreciate what this book points out for me. Dr. Kukk’s book is wake-up call for anyone who wants to WAKE-UP. It’s not didactic or “super-self-helpy,” so I may give it as a gift to friends.

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Chris Kukk, Ph.D. is Professor of Political Science/Social Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, HarperCollins author of “The Compassionate Achiever,” founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Director of the Kathwari Honors Program, founder of the University’s Debate Team, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. in political science from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on education issues, the political economy of natural resources and the creation and sustainability of civil society. Dr. Kukk was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and has provided the Associated Press, National Public Radio, The Economist magazine, NBC-TV, and Connecticut media with analysis on a wide range of topics and issues. His forthcoming children and trade books are based on the idea of weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic and business communities.

Find out more about Dr. Kukk at his website, and connect with him on Twitter.


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Thanks to HarperOne and TLC Book Tours we have one copy of THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER to giveaway. Just tell us how you think it would help you in your life. We’ll announce a winner Wednesday.


joyAfter reading Dr. Kukk’s book, I would suggest moving on to THE BOOK OF JOY: Lasting Happiness In A Changing World (Penguin) by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama and The Reverend Bishop, Desmond Tutu.

After these two books you should be so incredible compassionate, and positive that you will be a wonderful addition to humanity. “Remember to be compassionate to yourself, your body and all life.”

3 thoughts on “THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER: How Helping Others Fuels Success by Dr. Christopher L. Kukk & GIVEAWAY

  1. LOL I love this: “After these two books you should be so incredible compassionate, and positive that you will be a wonderful addition to humanity.” A lofty goal for all of us!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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  2. This is so true, helpful and necessary in life, work and relationships. What a treasure this would be to own. To practice and follow these credos.


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