Growing @ The Speed Of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-to Guide For Leading Yourself And Others Through Constant Change by Jim ClemmerGrowing @ The Speed Of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-to Guide For Leading Yourself And Others Through Constant Change by Jim Clemmer

Growing @ The Speed Of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-to Guide For Leading Yourself And Others…

byJim Clemmer

Paperback | September 23, 2009

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Reviews"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-PresidentProduct Description 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.
Title:Growing @ The Speed Of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-to Guide For Leading Yourself And Others…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:242 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.51 inPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:The CLEMMER GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:098133640X

ISBN - 13:9780981336404


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must-read for modern day business people Clemmer's book is filled with personal stories that inspire, and suggestions for changing your thinking in a business context. As well, he has lots of references for those who wish to do more research. It's a quick, easy read and a good reference book for future use.
Date published: 2010-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent advice for Actioning Change We have worked with the Clemmer group for a couple of years in my current role, and some of us with them for many years before that. We have seen the proof of getting your management team aligned using these solid principles for management and leadership. Jim lays this experience out in the first 10 pages of the book. Growing @ the Speed of Change is another very valuable leadership tool to add to your arsenal that should include some of the other works from Jim. This book is quite similar to Growing the Distance and The Leader’s Digest, which I found very useful as well. His clear summation that change is with us to stay, makes it apparent that we need for find new tools (or brush off those we don’t use much) to deal with this constant ambiguity and confusion that most of us operate within. The comment that turbulence can be the hallmark of the best of times or the worst of times, the choice is yours, is a very key thought to my mind. We now need to think about making good choices or to quote Jim again “harness this powerful energy force for positive change throughout our personal and professional lives.” I think Jim’s concept of a “City tour” is a very interesting approach to the book and the world of leadership. He takes you on a high level around the areas you should concentrate on, and provides you additional resources from his group to allow dives deep into many areas. This allows you to have almost a reference guide, where you know there is some information on the specific area you might be working on at a certain time, and you are able to find it quickly and get on to solving the problem. And his end notes have over 150 references to key leadership works, which is particularly valuable. I am a particular fan of the How to Keep yourself Current section at the end. There is nothing earth shattering in the section, but it is a very good reminder of the need to work on your leadership and management knowledge constantly. In our very busy everyday lives, it is hard to find 4 hours to sit and read, but we all have many chunks of 15 -20 minutes where we can work through a small section and get some solid advice that we then carry with us over the course of the days and weeks and amazingly the thought is there when we need it. I am a big fan of Jim’s solid folksy style. He is also very action oriented and his “inspire – action” focus (inspiring you – then give you the plans you need to take action) is the best way to take advantage of this new learning. I think in this time of constant, ever increasing change, having a good source of the basics is very valuable. Growing @ the Speed of Change, may just be the resource you are looking for.
Date published: 2009-12-21