Jim Clemmer


For over 30 years Jim Clemmer’s practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results, with his seven best-selling books translated into a variety of languages and distributed around the world.

Jim has delivered over two thousand customized keynote presentations, workshops, and retreats, as well as consulted and coached executive teams at hundreds of major companies, the public sector, universities, family businesses, and healthcare organizations.

Jim holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. This is the highest earned designation in Professional Speaking. Based on rigorous criteria and Client ratings, CSP is awarded by the International Federation for Professional Speakers to less than 3% of the estimated 15,000 speakers in the world. Jim is recognized as a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) by the Canadian Society for Training and Development. Jim is also a Practitioner in Residence for the masters (MASc) and doctoral (PhD) students in the University of Waterloo’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program.

Jim's articles, blog, and newsletters have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is a popular columnist and a regular guest on radio and television programs.

Jim writes and speaks from plenty of “hands-on” experience. Applying the improvement and effectiveness principles he teaches, Jim co-founded and led The Achieve Group to become Canada’s largest training and consulting company. Both were purchased by Times Mirror and merged with Zenger Miller, Learning International, and Kaset, to form AchieveGlobal. Prior to developing Achieve, Jim established a very successful performance record with an international water treatment company. Starting in sales, he quickly became sales manager, trainer, and the company’s youngest general manager.

Jim's best-sellers
The VIP Strategy: Leadership Skills for Exceptional Performance
Firing on All Cylinders: The Service/Quality System for High-Powered Performance
Pathways to Performance: A Guide to Transforming Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization.
Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success.
The Leader's Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success.
Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work.
Growing @ the Speed of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-To Guide For Leading Yourself and Others through Constant Change.

Where to find Jim Clemmer online

Where to buy in print


The Leader's Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Leadership is a popular topic today because it's so central to success. This has led to a confusing multitude of grids, charts, formulas, fads, and buzzwords. Drawing on decades of research, experience coaching and developing managers, Jim Clemmer distills today's leadership information overload to its core essentials. The result is a series of insights on the timeless principles of leading people
Growing @ the Speed of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-To Guide For Leading Youself and Others Through Constant Change
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 42,180. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management & human resources
Growing @ the Speed of Change builds upon many of the personal growth and self-leadership concepts Jim introduced in Growing the Distance. As with Growing the Distance, he's added inspirational stories, personal and Client examples, fables, and humor to enliven and simplify what can be dry research or complex concepts.
Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2008. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management & human resources
Jim Clemmer has used the Moose-on-the-Table metaphor for years to help executives, managers and staff, identify internal and external challenges that everyone seems to know, but few dare to discuss openly at meetings. In this “edutaining” business fable, Jim provides realistic scenarios and solutions, showing how individuals and organizations can address the big issues that undermine success.

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