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About Us

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Sue Annis Hammond

Thin Book Publishing Co. was founded in 1997 to create 'just in time' cutting edge knowledge for our organizational clients. The early success of The Thin Book of® Appreciative Inquiry, with sales now in excess of 200,000 copies, inspired us to dedicate ourselves to creating practical 'thin books' as a way to help leaders and employees understand how organizations work. Thin Book Publishing currently has five books in print and seven e-books.

We believe that the suite of Everything DiSC and Five Behavior products will greatly enhance the appreciation of style diversity organizations need to be successful. Our deep organizational development expertise is available to you as you consider which product might help you create a better workplace.

Thin Book Publishing was founded by Sue Annis Hammond. Sue has completed a Master’s of Organizational Development at Bowling Green Graduate School of Business, where she was the 1991 Minninger Foundation Fellow. She also holds a B. A. and M. A. in English. Her latest book is The Thin Book of® Naming Elephants: How to Surface Undiscussables for Greater Organizational Success. She spent ten years as an internal training and development consultant at Meredith Corporation and The Principal Financial Group. She has over twenty years of external consulting experience in a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies including JC Penney, American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, City of Dallas, Mary Kay, Coca-Cola, Pearson, and Sprint.

Testimonials for Thin Book Publishing Co

  • I have chosen to work with Sue because of her fabulous client service and guidance in understanding how to most effectively use the assessments. My coaching practice has grown significantly as a result of our partnership, and I can sincerely recommend her to anyone who is interested in working with someone who will be committed to their success.

    Fran LaMattina, MCC, BCCExecutive/Leadership Coach
  • Sue Hammond is a true professional in all of her writing and demeanor. We have worked together for 18 years performing executive development programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She encourages authenticity, decisiveness, and interpersonal intelligence when working with clients. She is a wonderful collaborator.

    John Slocum, Professor Emeritus, SMUPast President of the Academy of Management and editor of Organizational Dynamics
  • There is no one that I know more knowledgeable and conversant about how to leverage the DiSC program and understand how to apply the Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams than Sue Hammond. Foundational to her work is the understanding of both organizational behavior and organization development to help people perform.

    Jacqueline M. StavrosProfessor at Lawrence Technological University and Appreciative Inquiry Advisor, Flourishing Leaders
  • I want to say how much I enjoy working with Sue. She is so very responsive, makes things super easy and, well, I just like interacting with her!

    Chris Traniwww.whenconversationsmatter.com
  • Sue has a unique ability to understand organizational systems and is highly skilled at enabling leaders to understand how their purposeful behavior can create positive, productive environments.

    Andrea MayfieldManaging Director, ELI Group

Solutions

  • Building Team Trust For Collaboration & Engagement eLearning course

    How was your team's score on Trust in the Five Behaviors report? If you want to build more trust on your team, this eLearning course offers over 100 strategies to employ to build trust within the Lencioni Five Behaviors.
    The course runs 53 minutes and has 6 chapters including;
    1. Introduction (9 minutes),
    2. Trust (11 minutes),
    3. Conflict (16 minutes),
    4. Commitment (5 minutes),
    5. Accountability & Results (6 minutes),
    6. Trust Violations & Next Steps (6 minutes).
    The course is designed to help any person who works on a team to help the team become high performing by creating more trust within critical team functions. It can be taken by the team leader or all members of the team as a follow up to your Five Behaviors session. You can learn more at http://just-in-time-learning.thinkific.com

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Team Development
  • Trust
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Five Behaviors Accredited Facilitator logo
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certification