Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Pacing for Growth by Alison Eyring
Add Pacing for Growth to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Pacing for Growth

Best Seller
Pacing for Growth by Alison Eyring
Paperback $19.95
Feb 06, 2017 | ISBN 9781626568174

Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Feb 06, 2017 | ISBN 9781626568174

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


“As CEO, I am constantly faced with the tension of leading a successful company to execute our core business and, at the same time, prepare ourselves for the future. Pacing for Growth gives leaders a new approach to solving this inherent paradox.”
—Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group

“I applaud Alison’s call for Intelligent Restraint before we blindly dash to the next challenge. Her expert advice and counsel is second to none, and I promise your organization will achieve more in the long run if you accept her wise counsel!”
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

“Sustainable business success hinges on building capacity for both growth and endurance. Alison Eyring shares a unique and compelling perspective based on experience, research, and corporate case studies. A great practical guide for HR leaders!”
Lisa Connell, Executive Director, HR People + Strategy

Pacing for Growth takes a fresh look at growth from a personal and professional perspective, offering an innovative way to approach one of the biggest challenges in organizations, no matter their size. It’s a good read not only if you are seeking success for your company but also if you are looking for a way to drive innovation and make a positive and lasting impact.”
Cesar Cernuda, President, Microsoft Latin America

“Delivering growth is a prerogative for almost every business leader. Pacing for Growth draws a compelling distinction between simply delivering growth and creating a sustainable advantage in the process of delivering growth. The book reinforces that the ‘how’ matters and provides simple principles that can inspire leaders to accomplish sustained growth.”
—Karthik Rao, President, Nielsen

Pacing for Growth is a great reminder that the best businesses grow value by combining continuous improvement with successful innovation. Creating the capacity for growth is a long race, and Alison Eyring gives leaders around the globe practical advice on what it takes to win.”
Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President, New Energies, Royal Dutch Shell

Pacing for Growth is a compelling read drawing parallels from sports and applying them to the business world. It provides a no-nonsense approach for leaders wanting to simultaneously build capabilities and capacity for sustained healthy growth.”
—Marko Ilincic, Senior Vice President and Head of Asia and Pacific, The LEGO Group

Pacing for Growth is a provocative discussion on what really works to accelerate personal and organizational success. I see threads in what Alison describes as ‘Intelligent Restraint’ in agile methodologies—i.e., sprint, test, refine. Ultimately, we all need to slow down at times to go fast. I highly recommend Pacing for Growth.”
—Mike Dulworth, President and CEO, Executive Networks, Inc.

“Intelligent Restraint so clearly articulates the tension between pace and endurance and demonstrates why entrepreneurial businesses must adhere to the ‘less is more’ principle. Authoritative and packed with compelling evidence from both academic research and practice, this book will forever change how you think about growth and the people side of business success.”
—Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO, Hogan Assessment Systems, and Professor of Business Psychology, University College London and Columbia University

“Intelligent Restraint is a great concept that organizations can use to build capacity for the future with the right discipline and pace. Alison Eyring’s powerful triathlon analogy makes it an easy and interesting read. Clearly, Intelligent Restraint can be applied to the challenges we face in both our business and personal lives.”
—Umran Beba, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer for Human Capital Management Services and Operations, PepsiCo
“Alison Eyring is a remarkable storyteller! Pacing for Growth drives home the importance of self-awareness, endurance, and good coaching for all business leaders, wherever they are in their growth curve.”
—Vladimir Makatsaria, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices (Asia Pacific)

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith ix
Preface xiii
Introduction 1
Part 1: The Principles of Intelligent Restraint
Chapter 1: When Restraint Is Intelligent 17
Chapter 2: Principle One: Capacity Determines How Far 
and Fast You Can Go 31
Chapter 3: Principle Two: The Right Capabilities
 Increase Capacity 47
Chapter 4: Principle Three: The Right Pace Wins the Race 61
Part 2: The Rules of Intelligent Restraint
Chapter 5: Rule #1: Focus Overrules Vision 77
Chapter 6: Rule #2: Routines Beat Strengths 93
Chapter 7: Rule #3: Exert, Then Recover 109
Part 3: Put Intelligent Restraint to Work
Chapter 8: Scale to Grow 125
Chapter 9: Lead with Intelligent Restraint 141
Epilogue 157
Appendix: PACER for Self-Renewal 159
Notes 161
Acknowledgments 167
Index 169
About Alison 177
Working with Organisation Solutions 179

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Alison Eyring
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking “SIGN UP”, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top