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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Ertel, Lisa Kay Solomon Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781494572716
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Moments of Impact is a book on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address-and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation-now-to shape the future of their organizations. Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges. Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than one hundred thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The book also includes a Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, and tips and suggestions to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Tightly focused on one particular area of leadership, this is a guide every frustrated meeting-goer should [listen to], with advice they should all implement. Publishers Weekly
  • “They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I say that’s also a pretty good definition of the typical business meeting. If you’d like to short-circuit the meeting loop and energize your team’s ability to solve real problems and create new visions, then Moments of Impact is the book you need.”

    Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human

  • “Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations and support their ideas with a lively, convincing mix of social science theories and research, interviews with organizational leaders, anecdotes, and case studies and an invaluable sixty-page starter kit…to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.”

    Success Magazine

  • “This is a guide every frustrated meeting goer should read, with advice they should all implement.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ertel and Solomon have crafted a compelling methodology to making critical decisions in any company…The authors do a darn good job of stepping readers through the process.”


  • “Strategy is one of the most overused, poorly understood words in the business lexicon. Ertel and Solomon set out to make it meaningful again, drawing on decades of experience running real strategic conversations.”

    Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody

  • “Solomon and Ertel get it. We need to move beyond the blah blah blah dominating our meeting rooms today. We need strategic conversations—this book shows you how to design them.”

    Alexander Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation

  • “If you are even remotely interested in 1) having a team that knows what each other is doing, 2) delivering a complex message in a clear way, 3) making sense of the mania that passes for so much of ‘business thinking’ these days, you must read this book.”

    Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin

  • “Sean Pratt’s performance sounds engaged and relaxed—somewhat like that of a seasoned consultant offering advice and gently keeping everyone focused. His voice and emotional range fit this material well…This is intelligent analysis and step-by-step instruction on how to make important meetings more productive and enjoyable.”


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About the Author

Chris Ertel is an innovation and strategy consultant with seventeen years of experience advising senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. A PhD-trained social scientist, he lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.