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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, BCC Executive/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, SMU Past 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. Stavros Professor 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 Trani
  • 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 Mayfield Managing Director, ELI Group