Decade of Change

Managing in Times of Uncertainty

Geoffrey Brewer, Barb Sanford

Gallup Press, May 2011

Change management used to be one of those abstract concepts relegated to business conferences and academic seminars — a nice-to-know topic for discussion, but hardly vital to success.

Well, could change have become more real, or more relevant, this past decade?

Decade of Change features insights and wisdom into how to manage, and make the most of, change. Vinton Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, peers into the Web’s future. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman probes the nature of decision making. Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the Hurricane Katrina hero, offers leadership lessons he applied in that crisis. Visionary executive Ray Anderson makes a powerful business case for environmental sustainability. And a host of other executives and thinkers tackle everything from easing the fear of layoffs to promoting wellbeing in the workplace to building customer engagement amid the post-crash “new normal.”

You’ll hear from some of the best business and organizational minds in these pages. They steered leaders through the various crises of the past decade and helped find a way forward to what we all hope will be a brighter and more prosperous future. Decade of Change is more than a look backward — it is a roadmap for what lies ahead.

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About the Author

Geoffrey Brewer is the Editorial Director of Gallup Press, which includes books and the Gallup Management Journal.

Brewer brings two decades of publishing experience to the GMJ. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management, a strategy publication for senior executives, and a contributing writer on management for The New York Times. In 1994, Brewer launched Performance, a management quarterly published by Bill Communications in New York. He was also a senior editor for Incentive Magazine, a marketing publication, and managing editor of Meeting News, a business-travel magazine.

Brewer is a seven-time recipient of a Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award from American Business Media. While he was editor in chief of Sales & Marketing Management, the magazine garnered a Folio: Magazine Award for Editorial Excellence.

Brewer has been a frequent speaker on the topics of management, sales, and marketing. From 1996-1998, he was a guest lecturer on management topics at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Brewer holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Oberlin College. He is based at Gallup’s New York City offices.