GOING SOUTHERN is a must-have resource for navigating Southern culture. Here is the No-Mess Guide for making the Southern Connection that was featured on CSPAN-BOOKTV.
Award-winning, best-selling author Deborah Levine gives New Southerners a cultural map to the U.S. Southeast while entertaining them in true Southern style. She also shares insights and strategies for Southerners who work with national and international newcomers. Based on her training and coaching of executives with Volkswagen, Nissan, La-Z-Boy, and International Paper, Going Southern provides stories and advice that can be used for recruiting to South organizations, on-boarding newcomers, building geographically diverse teams, and developing global leadership skills.
GOING SOUTHERN FOREWORD
Dr. Roger Brown, Chancellor Emeritus
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
“This fun and highly useful book is the result of Deborah J. Levine’s ability to view aspects of Southern culture through more objective eyes and with the benefit of her keen insights as a relative newcomer. Ms. Levine’s own family history and background prepared her to view her adopted Southern culture with appreciation for its rich idiosyncrasies, its ancient roots, and its importance to the success of travelers and immigrants from other parts of the world. Her insights are warm and vital because she delivers them in an engaging storytelling style that is itself an example of Southern literary culture.”
Beate Ziehres, Editor-in-Chief
German magazine: Regjo
“In the old Southern tradition of telling stories, Deborah shares her magnificent knowledge and experience of the South with the unique kindness of the region. To me as a German part-time Southerner who’s husband works for Volkswagen, her advice is worth gold.”
Alnoor Dhanani, CEO/Owner
Double Cola Company USA
“Deborah Levine has artfully written an enlightening book for new Southerners. As well as learning from Going Southern, I absolutely enjoyed reading it.”