Leading Change: How to Achieve Superior Results with Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied

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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Mann is the President of The Mann Group, the company he founded in 2003. After writing dozens of training manuals for his clients (Thule, Camelbak, Untuckit, Sun and Ski Sports, Fleet Feet Sports, Canyon Bicycles, Shimano, Brooks Running, Altra Running, CCA Global Partners, etc.) he finally decided in 2017 to write his first book: "ORBiT-The Art and Science of Influence", widely used as a resource for professional managers and trainers everywhere. Dan is a highly sought-after public speaker. He's presented thousands of keynote speeches for groups such as: The Travel and Adventure Show, The Running Event, IFTD/AFFTA, Interbike, National Shoe Retailers Association, Adidas, Wolverine, Vans, MacPac and The Surf Expo. He's spoken in all 50 states as well as in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His new book, "Leading Change: How to achieve superior results through Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied" was written because of his life-long career in leading teams. Teaching, training, and leading teams has been his passion since he started his career as a High School teacher in Selma, Alabama. Dan has taught or coached History, Art, Music, Karate, Choir, Calligraphy, Clowning, Public Speaking, Guitar, Basketball, Customer Service and Retail Sales. In fact, once he develops a passion for a new skill, it seems he sets about to teach it. He says his highest passion is teaching others, how to teach.These days, his passions are on camping (in the 20-year-old RV that he and Leslie renovated), Bourbon collecting, music, Smoked meats, bicycling, cooking, fountain pens and talking about all of these things to anyone that will listen.
George Stevens Jr. is a writer, director, and producer who founded the American Film Institute. He has won seventeen Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and an Honorary Academy Award.


"Leading Change humanizes and simplifies the change management process. Dan Mann leverages a wide variety of relatable examples, along with his extensive experience, to entertain and inspire me to be a better leader. The variety of examples from the sports, business, and music worlds make this book a highly relatable and interesting read, with a simple-to-follow roadmap to help leaders solve complex problems."

-NOLAN MOSER, assistant vice president, Shimano Bicycle

"Dan Mann's approach to turning a vision into reality is spot-on. His 'gentle pressure, relentlessly applied' methodology puts the basic blocking and tackling of leadership into terms that leaders in all stages of their careers can easily understand and apply. These solid leadership principles have stood the test of time. I will be ordering a copy of this book for my entire leadership team, at every level of the organization."

-TODD OUELLETTE, owner and president, Long-Lewis Auto Group, and finalist, TIME Dealer of the Year

"In Leading Change, Dan Mann has created a map for making change that is highly effective yet remarkably simple to follow. Dan is a gifted coach who is a master at applying gentle persuasion to achieve transformational change. This book is well-researched, equal parts strategic and simple, and contains powerful lessons for today's leaders. Highly recommend."

-BLAIR CLARK, president, Canyon US

"Leading Change is a beautifully written and effective follow-up to Dan Mann's first book, ORBiT. It details a common-sense roadmap for success and reminds us that there are no shortcuts for a leader looking to establish a culture of accountability in their organization. There is, however, a highly effective structure and process for bringing about such change. In Leading Change, Mann shows us the way."

-KELLY KNIGHT, Sun & Ski Sports

"Organizational change is never easy, and at times it can be downright scary. Working closely with Dan Mann, Red Rock Running Company was able to enact organizational change which made us an industry leader, setting standards in many key metrics that make us the envy of our peers. If you are looking for the leader's secret weapon to lasting change, this is the book for you."

-MARK JIMENEZ, Ed.D., owner, Red Rock Running Company

"Dan Mann's Leading Change is the perfect combination of philosophy and application that leaders need to succeed in business today. Mann combines his expertise, honed through years of practical application, with his storytelling skills to give us implementation examples that are spot-on and easy to apply. His Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied framework is powerful and comprehensive, yet simple, with tools and applications that are repeatable and proven, along with a comprehensive process anyone can follow."

-TODD DALHAUSSER, president, Altra Running

"Too many books about enacting change are full of theory and high-level ideas which leave you asking, 'what do I actually do with this?' Dan Mann's Leading Change and his Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied framework come from the experience and perspective of an actual practitioner. The framework leaps off the page with real-in-market examples, and the book will leave you superbly prepared to lead change in your own organization."

-RYAN MCCARTY, founder, Collective 12