Growing The Distance
by Jim Clemmer
Review by C.S. Clarke, Ph.D.
If this were a novel, reviewers would be saying things like "fast-paced," "exciting," "inspirational" and "can't put down."
This book connects leadership, personal growth and success in life in a format designed for easy reading and high impact. Although I actually read the books I review, not just scan for content, I've found some books can't be read straight through because they aren't designed for it. Growing The Distance is one of those. It is in digest format, a collection of short, short articles that follow a common theme, each building on the prior articles to form a coherent book. Each article also is able to stand alone without reference to the others. Thus, you can explore the ideas in the book at random, sampling here and there according to your attraction to a title.
And, it is preferable to read this book by scanning and sampling. Each "article" has so much condensed meaning that you need to stop and think about the ideas, anecdotes and quotations within. Like eating peanuts, you keep going back and nibbling some more.
Jim Clemmer is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, workshop/retreat leader, and management team developer on leadership, change, customer focus, culture, teams, and personal growth. His web site is www.clemmer.net.