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About Us

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Sue Annis Hammond

Thin Book Publishing Co. was founded in 1997 to create tools that deliver specifics to help you be a better colleague and leader. 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.

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry
The Thin Book of Trust

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. 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

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

    Despite the fact that destructive conflict costs an estimated $359 BILLION a year, only 40% of employees receive any kind of conflict training. And much of that is not easy to apply. You can change that. No one should have to spend another hour dreading work because of destructive conflict.
    The new Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile helps you identify how you think, then behave in conflict. It isn’t about resolving conflict; instead it’s focused on helping you stop destructive (and often unconscious) thoughts that trigger the negative behaviors. You will identify and choose productive responses to practice.

  • Everything DiSC® 363 For Leaders

    With a lot of 360s, the leader’s response can be, “Now what?” This profile answers that question by giving you a focused report with 3 clear strategies that you can concentrate on now— tactics to improve your effectiveness that can be put into action immediately.
    We provide 2 hour debriefs that will help you personalize those to any situation you face. You will also have 6 months of unlimited follow-up email access to your coach so any questions can be answered to continue to support your development program.
    Or just purchase the profile. Besides the 360 feedback, this profile has a unique selectable comments feature that raters can choose from to give focused, balanced, constructive feedback—which you can actually use.

  • Everything DiSC® Workplace

    Want to be a better leader or colleague? High self-awareness is correlated with great leadership. Solving the puzzle of why colleagues behave the way they do is the outcome of this profile. You will know what to do to work better with others. See page 16 in the report for fast and specific tips. People will notice!

  • Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders

    One of the most unique profiles, dedicated to increasing your self-awareness of your strengths on specific leadership tasks. Using the Creating a Vision, Building Alignment and Executing, this profile takes the mystery out of the very different leadership tasks. You will gain specific suggestions on how to do and model each task.

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

This intensive in-person course provides group learning and collaborative activities to guide you in exploring all the Everything DiSC Profiles including Workplace, Management, Sales, Work of Leaders, and the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders.

  • Experience the Everything DiSC assessment process and receive personalized profiles.
  • Deepen your expertise about the theory and research behind Everything DiSC, including how to use the research to address common questions from your participants.
  • Get a high-level overview of the tools available in the Everything DiSC facilitation materials and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Upcoming Classes

  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
  • January 08 – January 09, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 12 – February 13, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 05 – March 06, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • April 02 – April 03, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • May 21 – May 22, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Showcases

Be my guest at a Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program and discover how you can use Everything DiSC in your organization. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Trust
  • Change Management
  • eLearning
  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

  • Five Behaviors Accredited Facilitator logo
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certification