Clampitt book points way on leadership issues

Prof. Phillip ClampittA new book co-authored by UW-Green Bay Professor Phillip G. Clampitt provides insights into how to become a more effective leader.

The book, Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century, was released in August by Sage Publications.

Clampitt, the Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson Professor of Business at UW-Green Bay, wrote the book with Robert J. DeKoch, president and chief operating officer of the Boldt Company, an Appleton-based construction, consulting and technical services company.

Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers includes original research, stories of successful leaders and different strategies to become a progress-making leader. It includes interviews with several business leaders including 1989 UW-Green Bay graduate Laura Hollingsworth, president and publisher of the Des Moines Register and Vicki Wilson, owner and president of Door County Coffee and Tea.

new book co-authored by Prof. Phillip G. Clampitt
The topic of the new book coincides with UW-Green Bay’s common theme for the 2010-11 academic year, “The Leadership Question,” and campuswide events and activities focusing on the theme.

Clampitt teaches in both the Information and Computing Sciences and the Communication academic units at UW-Green Bay. He received his doctorate in organizational communication from the University of Kansas. He has been published in various journals including The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Communication Management, Journal of Business Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting, Communication World and Sloan Management Review. In addition, his work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal.

Clampitt is the author of the textbooks Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness and Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership. He founded the consulting firm MetaComm and has completed communication audits and applied research projects with major employers throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

Additional information about the new book by Clampitt and DeKoch can be found at

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