Walk, Climb, or Fly

Leigh Durst

Discover the three operational styles present in any workplace. Unlike personality types, operational styles shape how we view our jobs and ourselves, how we get things done, and how we leverage relationships to do so within the context of work.

When operational styles mesh well, relationships thrive and productivity soars! When these styles collide, people and companies lose big–in the form of compromised productivity, profitability, damaged culture, and poor morale.

Walk, Climb, or Fly provides practical advice that will help anyone–at any level–move from merely surviving to a thriving, professional existence. By embracing your operational style and following steps to career course correction, you will learn how to navigate interpersonal conflict, improve communication and collaboration, and secure a better job fit. You’ll also be empowered to realign your work to a greater sense of purpose and obtain more satisfaction and gratification from your labor.

Press & Praise

Ann Handley, WSJ bestselling author, Everybody Writes

"Leigh Durst has been on the leading edge of business transformation for--well, forever! Here, she's packaged all of that hard-earned insight to help you better navigate the ever-shifting workplace terrain--and find joy in following your own path!"

Monique Morrow, Forbes Global Top 50 Women in Tech; cofounder, The Humanized Internet

"For decades, Leigh has advised a who's-who list of household names. She's a seasoned, wise business leader who is insightful, plain-spoken, and funny as hell. This is bound to be a good read."

David Armano, global strategy director, Edelman

"A book for the modern workplace written by a contemporary practitioner. Leigh has been a pioneer in digital and business transformation across multiple industries. Her unique experiences equip her to help the rest of us think differently about ever-changing workplace dynamics and what it takes for people--and businesses--to really thrive."

Leigh Durst

Leigh Durst is a recognized authority in business, operations, and digital transformation. For twenty-five years, she has advised the global Fortune 100, startups, nonprofits and businesses across sectors, including 1-800-FLOWERS, American Express, AOL Time Warner, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chevron, IEEE, Walmart, and the US Army Reserve. Leigh is a change agent who helps people work smarter to produce exceptional outcomes and has presented at events like SXSW, New Media Expo, and MarketingProfs B2B. She has been featured in media outlets like Fast Company, CNN, CNET, ABC News, National Geographic, CustomerThink, the feature documentary Social Good in a Digital Age, and three bestselling books.

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