Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work by Jim ClemmerMoose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work by Jim Clemmer

Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work

byJim Clemmer

Paperback | March 1, 2008

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Failed communications are crippling workplaces across the globe - sapping energy from staff and weakening entire organizations.In this "edutaining" organizational fable, you'll get realistic scenarios and solutions, showing how individuals and organizations should address issues that cost organizations millions or even billions of dollars in wasted effort every year."...most will recognize the real frustrations and challenges of a corporation, and a life, trying to pull itself back from disaster. I found myself thinking about my actions, or lack thereof, in similar situations from my past and wondering if I, too, could overcome my fear of moose on the table and lead change.Easy and fun to read, Moose on the Table might be just the tale for those about to embark on a quest for change in their own lives or organizations."Laurie Blake, EditorWorkplace magazine"I just finished reading your book, Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work. I honestly couldn't put it down! I loved the book and the storyline. The characters are so true to life. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who can seriously identify with one or more of these characters and situations. You hit the nail on the head (or should I say Moose head) and drove the message home. After reading the book, it has encouraged me to find my moose, work more effectively and have more courageous conversations with not only my own team but top management team members as well. No more going along to get along...that's not the kind of life I want to lead!"Belinda Pianezza, Product ManagerHR.com
Jim Clemmer is a best-selling author and leading international practitioner of improving personal, team, and organizational performance. He is also the author of Growing the Distance and Leader’s Digest.
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Title:Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ WorkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:8.9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 2008Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0978222172

ISBN - 13:9780978222178

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A novel approach Jim has created a new way for people to understand leadership dynamics. Using the novel approach, really helped me get a level of comfort with the difficult material he was dealing with in this book, namely challenges of getting yourself out of a career and in Pete Leonard's case, a personal rut. The topics covered in this book, dealing with difficult bosses, unrealistic corporate expectations, figuring out how to be productive in life can get very close to people's sensitive emotions. Using "fiction" is a gentler way for the reader to learn some lessons, without being preached to. By the end of the book, you feel a real burst of optimism, since the hero in the book makes the right moves, and ultimately gets supported by key people in the organization, who also maybe lost the focus of the day to day goings on in the business. This book, like many of Jim's work are full of common sense, practical ideas that anyone should be able to refresh in their day to day dealings in both their corporate and personal lives. I have been with a couple of companies who have worked with Jim's consulting firm and put these types of cultural programs in place. We have found that with ongoing support, these are very solid principles that really make a difference to our employees. I would highly recommend this as an intersting "end of summer" kind of read, not to heavy, but with some good ideas that you can come back into the fall with a renewed sense of purpose. Steven Bryce
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsical story with a call to action at work This is a light fable, easy to read yet thought provoking and motivating. We all know the non-discussable communication barriers (moose) that stifle our organization’s efficiency yet we often resist stepping up to hunt the moose. Jim’s writing style painted friendly visualizations that I could carry through my workday to identify and deal with the moose in our organization. This is a great story if you’re in the mood to kick back and have light fun while reading a business book.
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy-to-Read Message Moose on the Table is an excellent book for managers who need a lesson in dealing with problems before they grow and create more. This is incredibly easy to read, a great reminder to acknowledge and deal with issues before they get out of control, and includes valuable tips for doing so. Jim Clemmer's writing and analogies are extremely engaging, and his message comes through loud and clear. Moose on the Table would be a wonderful gift for a new manager or any leader dealing with difficult situations that no one wants to admit exist.
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This is for people who are in a leadership type of role related to their careers. I had a chance to see Jim Clemmer in a workshop for Moose on the Table. The book is very easy to read and Jim uses a simple novel approach with a company on the downslide. The `mooses' are so obvious but if ignored, the infestation grows and the worse the comapy is off. This was a nice reminder to get back to the simple things. Be honest, do your best, be positive and supportive. Most of all, don't let the communication highways stay in traffic all the time, keep them open and see what good things come.
Date published: 2008-11-12