Slimming Down my Blog PostsTomorrow we publish my November blogs in our December issue of The Leader Letter. The lead article is my blog on “Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on … Reading and Leading.”

As much as the evidence shows that extraordinary leaders are often avid readers, today’s hectic pace makes it especially challenging for many leaders to do as much reading as they’d like. In over ten years of publishing The Leader Letter I’ve worked hard to provide subscribers with much more value than they’re paying for.

Of course, there’s never been a charge for my blog or newsletter subscription. But a major investment for you, dear reader, is your very scarce time. Since less is more, I’ve put my blog posts on a slim-fast diet. You may have noticed over the last few weeks my posts have been shorter. I am aiming for a few paragraphs, summaries, or bullet points you can read in a couple of minutes. I’ll load my posts with hyperlinks and “further reading” sections that allow you to drill deeper into the topic if you feel it’s worth investing more of your time.

Dr. Seuss once wrote, “so the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” I am working to not breed more words and reduce your reading chore!

I welcome your feedback at on this new approach, questions, and any topics you’d like to see me address.

For over three decades, Jim Clemmer’s keynote presentations, workshops, management team retreats, seven bestselling books, articles, and blog have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. The Clemmer Group is the Canadian strategic partner of Zenger Folkman, an award-winning firm best known for its unique evidence-driven, strengths-based system for developing extraordinary leaders and demonstrating the performance impact they have on organizations.