“This book is brimming with practical advice and abundant wisdom. For those embarked on transforming organizations there couldn’t be a more useful tool to inspire and outline the leadership behaviors needed across all levels and positions."
Jack Zenger, CEO of Zenger Folkman, and co-author of the best-selling The Extraordinary Leader and The Inspiring Leader
“Change is inevitable. This is an excellent handbook to prepare people to thrive through change.”
Jim Estill, Former CEO of SYNNEX Canada and RIM Board Member
"Change is here to stay! Learn how to successfully handle it with this practical and enjoyable guide."
Marshall Goldsmith - million selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Succession: Are You Ready? and the upcoming MOJO.
"There is no doubt, change is a constant. However, what we need today is transformational change -- change that produces profound personal, organizational, and even global results. Jim Clemmer’s newest book “Growing @ the Speed of Change” can help both individuals and organizations achieve the level of remarkable change they desire. This book chalk full of helpful advice, proven theory, and practical application. In a world in need of transformational change agents, Jim is your guide, and this book is your roadmap to a better future."
Mark Rodgers, PhD Habitat for Humanity Canada, Vice-President
Growing @ the Speed of Change builds upon many of the personal growth and self-leadership concepts Jim introduced in Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success. As with Growing the Distance, he's added inspirational stories, personal and Client examples, fables, and humor to enliven and simplify what can be dry research or complex concepts. But what’s especially exciting and different about Growing @ the Speed of Change are the hundreds of practical action ideas that make this book “inspir-actional.”
"Inspir-actional?" No, it's not a typo. This is a book that will inspire you, and then give you the plans you need to take action. Those are the two main sections – and objectives – of this book.
Here are some other features that will make this book a unique and treasured addition to your library:
“Browser’s digest” or magazine-style format with three main streams.
Short sections of easily digested commentary, observations, and advice.
Condensed sidebars with stories, fables, “wise words,” or how-to points.
Classical or modern quotations summarizing or underscoring the key message of the section or sidebar.
“Edutaining” conversational style with liberal doses of humor and personal stories.
Dozens of how-to practical applications to move you from inspiration to application.
“To Keep You Growing” section at the end of each chapter links to dozens of my articles, books, workbooks, or website sections so you can dig deeper.
Over 150 footnotes of all quotations, studies, and references that can be used for further study.
These are all approaches designed to make Growing @ the Speed of Change a quick read, for our fast-moving society. Whether you keep this book in a boardroom or a bathroom I hope you keep it close at hand and that any page you flip, will offer you a practical quick hit. Wherever you skim it, you'll be "flush" with success.