Bending Granite

Leading Change with Purpose

30 + True Stories about Leading Change

These real stories of positive change share the hope that we can make things better, even if you must bend granite to make it happen.

This book is for practitioners of change:

  • Team leaders and committee chairs
  • Managers and supervisors at all levels
  • CEOs, Board Members, and executive leadership
  • Consultants
  • Educators, trainers, and students
  • Anyone working to create change for the better

This book can teach and inspire you as you work to create positive change in your organization.

Stories to inspire positive change

People in the System

People in the System

Episode 3 – Kathleen Paris, a Bending Granite author, reads her story “Disaster at the Ritzy Restaurant.” She shares a memorable experience that has steered her approach to leading change for many years. Listen as Kathleen focuses on the importance of people in the system.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die

In the face of leadership transition, staff from the prior administration helped the new mayor achieve his priorities and kept their own priorities going as well.

Consider sharing your story with our community

The 30+ authors of this book have all been agents of change. They are difference-makers passionate about their organizations who persistently and patiently managed to shape but not break the businesses they loved.

Because you are driven to help your organization or community improve its operations, services, products, and relationships, we share these stories for you to read.

Many of you are leading change and we believe you want to make a difference.

 Coming Soon: The opportunity to share your stories. 


Resources and Tools

Resources and tools to support your goals can be found on the Resources Page.


Bending Granite to be available in late April

Exciting news! We expect the book Bending Granite to be available in late April or early May. This book is for anyone engaged in creating effective change. The 30+ authors share their story of how they, as leaders, had to bend granite to improve their world.


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