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Praise For Adapt or Perish from Business, Education, and Military Leaders

 

"Afraid of change?  Read this book.  It will pave the way for solutions in both your personal and business life.” 

Mel Bartholomew

Engineer, inventor, and

author of  Square Foot

Gardening – the largest

selling gardening book ever!

 

“Every transitioning veteran would benefit greatly from reading the chapters on military lessons for business and transitioning from the military and personally assessing how your salient points apply to them individually. You've provided them wise counsel.”

Lt Gen F. L. Hagenbeck

former Superintendent,

 United States Military

Academy, West Point

 

“Adapt or Perish is a must read for anyone seeking a fulfilling career and not just a job! I highly recommend it.”

Jeannette Frett

Chief Talent Officer

Howard University

 

Adapt or Perish offers the kind of advice that is valuable to everyone from the newly diploma-ed job applicant to the senior professional with a lifetime of work experience.  It is a roadmap for those who understand they must change the way that they embrace change itself.  Well then, what are you waiting for?  Ready... Set... Read!”

Stuart Manis

Director of Sales

and Marketing,

Kramer Consultants

 

“Adapt or Perish is a treasure chest of practical information on how to navigate personal careers through various challenges. It has an easy to grasp layout and it’s well written. Any business person will find it indispensable. I highly recommend it.”

Emil Stempel

Professional Engineer

 

Adapt or Perish is an impressive breadth of topics covered by knowledgeable industry experts sharing their insights, aha moments and research. This is a must read for those facing transition and more important for those managing people that have been through transition. I appreciated the chapter on “Generation Trends” and was able to relate it to personal, social and work situations giving me a new perspective of how to better influence, motivate and build teams; for example, the benefits of pairing generations within a team.  The reference list of supporting material is likewise impressive and adds credence to the material presented in the book.  It is unlikely I’ll read all of the references and, after reading this book, likely won’t have to.  Thank you for this wonderful compilation in Adapt or Perish.”

Donald Baddorf

Vice President,

Investment Solutions

 

“Find out what it takes to succeed in the new normal. From managing social media to managing your career, from understanding generational tendencies to managing risk, this book is a road map to a successful future for individuals and organizations.  Filled with valuable charts and easy exercises, it will help you take control and move forward.” 

Eugenie R. Brown

VP Business Development

 

“You capture the essence of what it means to survive dealing with job loss and achieve ongoing success in life. I especially enjoyed the sections referring to professional responsibility, motivating people and resiliency. Furthermore, the personal references spoke to me such as ‘make happy moments’ and ‘I’m going to be OK.’ Thank you team!”

Marilyn L. Burtt, MBA

 

“Change is one characteristic that separates the good talent from the great talent.  As an executive recruiter, the companies I work with want people that can adapt to change and do it quickly. The blend of the authors’ experiences and coaching is valuable for all levels of an organization, including CEOs. I will encourage the people I work with to read this book. The title says it all.” 

Brad Remillard

IMPACT Hiring Solutions

 

“So many ‘self-help’ books preach, ramble, and simply leave us with a sense of having wasted our time. Adapt or Perish is a rare combination of identifying the key areas of need yet keeping it light and interesting. It is a book you can easily read in an afternoon that might change your life forever. It features subject matter experts who succinctly shared their expertise and provided tangible exercises, which showed me what well-developed thought was given to this book.”

Cindy Pickens

Founder, CaféNet

regional networking

organization

 

Adapt or Perish is a great collection of valuable information from very credible sources. Bringing together the wisdom of so many renowned experts provides information in a single resource that generally requires sifting through dozens of books.”

Nancy Salzman, Esq.

Dean, Extended Education

Brandman University

 

“I think Adapt or Perish will be a very valuable read for managers at all levels including small business.”

Lt. Col. Gene Wolf 

 (Former Commander)

Squadron 40 California

Wing - Civil Air Patrol

Auxiliary U.S. Air Force


“Change is a constant theme in business and this book gives us answers! What a refreshing set of topics and talented authors. A must read for any entrepreneur or executive.”

 Mark J. Kohler

CPA, Attorney,

Author of  What Your

CPA Isn't Telling You

 

“This step by step guidebook takes you through the process of embracing changes in business. It provides you with useful tools and tips for personal development by finding the ideal position.”

Gwen Bernal,

Human Resources Executive

 

Adapt or Perish could also have been titled Thrive or Perish. Each chapter in this book has great information and ideas about how to make the changes necessary to succeed in the current business environment. There is red meat here for business owners, C-level executives, directors, and managers as well as those seeking their next position. I highly recommend Adapt or Perish for all who want to succeed in our changing business environment.”

Richard Horstmeyer, MD

Past President of

Experience Unlimited

 

“This book addresses the ongoing challenges of adapting to change without fear of failure in an ever increasing social media presence within an electronic age of information.  The in-depth insight of adapting the vision of the business model, continuous strategic planning coupled with the importance of the selection leaders are addressed in a compelling manner for a world ever so transitioning to a transactional based global economic model.  A must read.”

Col(R) Edward G. Carson

Chief Executive Officer,

 Growth Management and Constructive Changes, LLC

 

“This book will give new and seasoned business professionals insightful strategies for adapting and thriving in a constantly changing global marketplace.”

Beverly Jones

Higher Education

Administrator

 

Adapt or Perish is a book for everyone who would like to succeed in this fast changing world. Look for the opportunities that exist in the change, embrace it and become the leader of tomorrow.”

Sushma Rajput

Toastmasters Founder's District Public Relations Chair, Div F 2010-2011

 

“Adapt or Perish is a comprehensive collection of wisdom and advice from some of the nation's leading experts on change.  Their perspectives on successfully leading organizations through an environment of shifting landscapes equip the reader to effectively adapt in business, leadership, and in careers.  Where continuous change is now the new normal, Adapt or Perish is a guidebook on change management that deserves to be in every executive's library.”

Frank Borst,

President & CEO at

Masterpiece Consulting

The Art of Networking

By Mark Fierle

Making the real you known to others is another important skill in the forever mysterious world of “networking.”   

One of the most frequent things I hear from people after they get a new job is, “I’m glad I don’t have to do that anymore.” For most people that are relatively reticent in nature this seems to be a daunting task. Daunting in the fact that they are told by consultants that this function is something they will have to do in the job hunting process.

I agree with this in that most people are not accustomed to selling their virtues to those that they do not know. On the other hand most people have a circle of friends, acquaintances or work related people that they met someplace or other. Why not just expand this circle.

Here are my thoughts:

  • Networking is really a way of life and something just about anyone can do (unless they are a total hermit). That is, if they learn how to do it, then it can be fun and easy and a great way to expand our horizons.
  • Keep in mind that you need not expect to get a whole lot of help from anyone if you have not been helpful in the past. If you have been of this persuasion in the past, start to work on it now. Also keep in mind that it does not stop when you seemingly do not need help from anyone. From time to time we all need help.
  • Do it all of the time. Just make it a point to learn about somebody when you meet them. Simple questions like where are you from? What do you do? and the like are good “icebreakers.” Find out their areas of expertise, this may come in handy later on. Hint: most people like to talk about themselves.
  • Make it a point to get to know others in your industry or company. Get their card and make notes on it. This will help you later on to identify them and help you remember important things about them. Good places to meet industry people are at conventions, symposiums, classes, volunteer events, charitable events, golf courses, bowling alleys and the like.
  • Be sure to offer your help when needed and clear it with them for you to call from time to time. Often a follow up call to say you enjoyed meeting them and a how is it going even a “let’s do lunch.” Be sure to not discriminate whether or not they are above or below you in stature. Life long associations can result from this simple activity.
  • Keep a record in a file on your Ipad, phone or computer listing where and when you met and other pertinent data. The old fashioned way is a 3×5 card and it still works well today.
  • Take calls from Head Hunters and give them recommendations. They will remember this. They won’t be helpful if you just fluff them off when they need help. It’s almost like getting to know your banker before you need money!
  • Practice makes perfect. The more you do it, the better you will get at it.

These are just a few thoughts. There are many books on the subject. So start early and work it all the time. The book Adapt or Perish has many suggestions on this subject.

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