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Introducing Jim Clemmer

For over 30 years Jim Clemmer's practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results. His keynote presentations and workshops/retreats, seven best-selling books, blog, columns, and newsletters have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. One of his goals, on his many business trips, is to have half as much fun as his family thinks he's having!

Jim is a popular columnist and a regular guest on radio and television programs. He is a Practitioner in Residence for the masters (MASc) and doctoral (PhD) students in the University of Waterloo's Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. Among his many achievements, he's especially proud of tripling the size of his forehead!

The first of Jim's books was The VIP Strategy. His second book, Firing on All Cylinders, is one of Canada's all time bestselling management books. He followed that with Pathways to Performance. His next book, Growing the Distance, focused on personal leadership principles. A companion book, The Leader's Digest, applies those same principles to leading others. His only work of fiction is "an edutaining case study" or leadership novel entitled Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work. His latest book is Growing @ the Speed of Change.

Jim is especially excited about reconnecting with Jack Zenger and his team. The CLEMMER Group is now Zenger Folkman's Canadian Strategic Partner. Jim was co-founder of The Achieve Group (which became Canada's largest leadership training firm) when they worked very successfully with Jack's previous company, Zenger Miller. Zenger Folkman is the world's premier provider of leadership research, assessment, development, and implementation programs. The firm is best known for its unique evidence-driven, strengths-based system for developing extraordinary leaders and demonstrating the performance impact they have on organizations.

Jim lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife, Heather. When they aren't working together in The CLEMMER Group or travelling they are spending time with friends and family. Their three adult children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Vanessa, have taught them all about "boomerang kids" by moving back home after university to launch their careers!