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Selected reviews from Jim’s other works:
"... writes persuasively about the need for better balance in our lives...urges readers to consider their legacy...offering the chance to relax, reflect and regroup...interweaves anecdotes, quotes, fictional stories and his own musings in a leisurely style..."
The Globe & Mail
"Jim has given us all much to think about and grow on. Very satisfying! At the deepest and most personal level, I am glad I read this book. If, like me, you think that getting one powerful, actionable insight from a book is worth the price, Growing the Distance is the bargain of the millenium."
Ian Percy, Psychologist and Author of Going Deep
"A road map of the heart that tells you about the personal development pathways and towns along the way and lets you choose which ones to stop at . . . enjoyed the book's multi-level layout and Jim's flowing writing style."
Mark Brzezicki, DOFASCO Blast Furnace Supervisor, now Supervisor of Training and Development
"The content and lay-out of Growing the Distance are extremely effective. With the discounts available, it will have a wide range of reader interest for companies buying large quantities."
Kerry Hawkins, President, Cargill Limited
"I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone who wishes to do some thinking or learning about how you can grow, how you can influence people and become a leader in whatever sphere you operate in. The book is written so that it is easy to understand, full of good advice and examples, and not only well worth reading but entertaining and insightful as well."
The Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C., O.C., Q.C.
Former Senior Cabinet Minister, Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada
"Jim Clemmer has written a witty and wise book filled with leadership wisdom that is rock solid. Read it and reap."
Lance Secretan, Author of Reclaiming Higher Ground
"If there is such a thing as a "universal book" then this is it. It brims with practical advice for people of all ages and all stages. It is replete with wonderful examples, and the reader will be amazed at the breadth of its scope."
Jack Zenger, Author, President of PROVANT, Inc., and Founder of Zenger Miller
"An incredibly readable and useful collection of wit and wisdom on today's most critical success factor — leadership."
David Chilton, Author The Wealthy Barber
"This book is a stirring compilation of wisdom regarding leadership. It assembles thoughts from incredibly diverse sources and makes them understandable and capable of being applied. No one can read it without learning (or re-learning) some important lessons about leadership."
John H. Zenger, Vice Chairman, Novations Group
"In a clear voice that rings true, Jim Clemmer brings you an insightful, yet common sense, approach to everyday leadership dilemmas. This book will guide you into the learning that will turn leadership challenges into opportunities for growth. As you continue to refer to it, this book will be come a 'trusted advisor' that will continue to deepen the integrity of your leadership practice."
Hubert Saint-Onge, Knowledge Management Expert and CEO, Konverge Digital Solutions
"As soon as I heard of Jim Clemmer's new book, The Leader's Digest, I asked him to personally present an overview to our entire Canadian region management team. At this presentation everyone will be presented with a copy of the book, which will become required reading. Being in a leadership role for more years than I would like to remember, I have come to realize the importance of staying current with new and innovative leadership ideas and techniques. Growing the Distance and now The Leader's Digest fit to a tee the direction we at Laidlaw see ourselves moving toward. One of my pleasures in life is to see young, bright managers grow into leaders. For some this is a natural phenomenon, but others may need a little more direction and coaching. My suggestion is for everyone to familiarize themselves with the Leadership Wheel; this is what it's all about."
Gary Wilson, Senior Vice President, Laidlaw Education Services, Canadian Region
"The Leader's Digest is an excellent traveling book for today's busy executive. It is filled with common sense leadership advice built upon solid research. The book's easy-to-read format spiced with humor makes for pleasurable learning and provides the inspiration to turn its common sense principles into common leadership practice."
Bob Brennan, President, ServiceMaster Canada
"I have read all of Jim's books over the years. I especially enjoyed The Leader's Digest. I picked up several inspirational and practical ideas that will help me begin a new venture at our University. I agree with Jim's comment that "it is one thing to know, and another to do." When I owned and operated my business I saw to it that all our employees had the opportunity to read Growing the Distance. It was a morale boost for all of us. The Leader's Digest is a very effective next step to expanding those timeless leadership principles. I plan to share it with all my colleagues who are trying to grow businesses in today's complex environment."
Steve Farlow, Executive Director, Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University