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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Let go to grow.

In today’s fast-paced world, many people are overwhelmed; they work untold hours struggling to get their organizations to the next level without success. Let Go to Grow, by Doug and Polly White, offers help. Whether a person is working in the corporate world or a non-profit, running a small business, or volunteering at church, the PTA, or the local youth soccer league, the lessons in this book will be invaluable.


LetGo to Grow is about how the journey of personal development of the leader will determine whether the enterprise she or he is running will enjoy sustained success or suffer self-inflicted wounds that lead to a downward spiral of drama and chaos ultimately resulting in complete collapse.


Doug and Polly are award-winning authors, syndicated columnists, sought after public speakers, and management consultants. Together they have more than 50 years of experience leading a wide variety of organizations. They studied more than 100 enterprises to understand the differences between the ones that thrive and those that struggle. They learned that as an enterprise grows the leader must let go of certain responsibilities. Failure to do so will result in his or her capacity becoming exhausted. Unwittingly, the leader will become the constraint to growth.


Surprisingly, at each step she or he will have to let go of the very thing that made the organization successful at the prior stage. The leader will also have to acquire new skills to deal with an ever-increasing set of challenges as the enterprise expands and his or her career grows.


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named Let Goto Grow a Best Business Book of the Year. It outlines what leaders must do to succeed, but it goes further. It explains how to do these things. Struggling organizations will thrive. Overwhelmed leaders will get control again. Lives will change!


See what other respected leaders are saying about Let Go to Grow:


…well-documented theory with insightful lessons from the “school of hard-knocks.” You won’t find a better guide for to how to grow your business.

Stephen P. Kaufman, Sr. Lecturer, Harvard Business School

Retired Chairman and CEO, Arrow Electronics, Inc.


…valuable lessons for anyone looking to increase his or her management effectiveness.

Douglas P. Gernert, Chief Executive Officer,

Totes Isotoner Corporation


the roadmap for leaders who seek to achieve that elusive next level in their business.

Gerardo I. Lopez, President and Chief Executive Officer,

AMC Entertainment, Inc.


If you only read one book this year to improve your performance and that of the organization you are leading, this is the book for you!

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