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The Leader Architect
The Right People in the Right Places Doing the Right Stuff at the Right Time
Jim Grew
ISBN: 9781632651334
Foreword by Alan Weiss
Book (Paperback)
Career Press
5 1/4 x 8 1/2
256 pages
December 1, 2018


“Full of clear examples that are immediately useable, Jim Grew’s book, The Leader Architect, will be enormously helpful to leaders in almost any organization. I highly recommend it!” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“If you lead people, keep this book on your desk. It will help you up your game quickly, with practical ideas that are easy to use.” —Robert MacLellan, cofounder Pacific Restaurants

"I could always determine if the plant was profitable just by walking through it. That gut report doesn’t translate well to managers, as talented and insightful as they may be. What they found indispensable was Jim Grew’s concept of a scoreboard.” —Don Jones, Chairman & Co-Founder JVNW Inc.

“Jim Grew’s unique insights will help to not only empower teams, but also turn executives into leaders.” —Scott Showalter, President and CEO, Oregon Symphony

The Leader Architect is the proof of why Jim is called the Defogger and Accelerator. The chapter on Myths is a case in point. I told my clients that the practical advice in this chapter alone made the book my Christmas gift to them. Every page teems with pragmatic advice based on real world experience. In his words, “There is no such thing as the future. There is only now. The future is an accounting device that totals up the Now’s.” Get your copy of this book. NOW.” —Jerry Fletcher, CEO, Z-axis Marketing, Inc

“The impact of Jim's book on our business was immediate. His results-oriented approach and wisdom were just what we needed to get our company to the next level. Jim's insights and guidance were invaluable.” —Hal Cranston, Chairman and Co-Founder Emerald Landscape Co. Inc.

"When was the last time you had a deep dive let alone considered the impact and value myths play in your business, the power or pairs, and what talent is looking for in work? All this and much more with practical steps to help leaders get to the place where they can get The Right People in the Right Places, Doing the Right Stuff at the Right Time.” —David DeMots, CEO – Package Containers, Inc., CEO – DHX Advertising, Inc.

Business books fall into two categories: theory and impractical protocols. Both provide either ideas without applications or applications without proven theoretical frames. They are like concept cars that no one expects to drive to work.

The Leader Architect provides the bridge to proven solutions based on sound theory. These solutions are being used successfully by expert leaders at some of the best companies in the world, without the elaborate external systems and training teams required by many popular approaches.

The Leader Architect is a practical guide for leaders who want to build and grow a consistently powerful organization that delivers long-term success. You will take away fresh insights on topics such as the following:

  • Myths we love that ruin our businesses
  • Power of pairs (why 1+1 is greater than 5+5)
  • Architecture of successful business organizations
  • Leverage of relationships
  • Resilience: A step beyond agility

In the daily flood of “shoulds” and “wants” that fill the lives of most executives, The Leader Architect is a fresh and simple guide to tactics and tools that have worked for others—and will work for you.

Jim Grew has run nine businesses and currently operates the Grew Company. As an executive advisor, he works with a select group of senior leaders to accelerate their impact. A strategist, coach, and leadership expert, Grew's unique mix of business experience and advanced psychology training is the catalyst that ignites dramatic shifts in business performance. Jim is a sought-after speaker and expert in the nuts and bolts of successful leadership. His work is based on his experience and his education at Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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