"Debbie Matters is a wise and thought-provoking communications specialist who writes from experience. If I Ran This Place… is an easy-to-read, practical book providing inspirational tips on how to achieve win-win partnerships in the workplace. I recommend this book to leaders wanting to enhance their communication skills and professional effectiveness."
Partner, Medius International & former Senior Vice-President, Bayer Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
"If I Ran This Place… is a must read for managers, directors and senior level executives regardless of the sector or industry in which they work. Communications expert Debbie Matters skillfully takes us through scenarios in which it is impossible to notrecognize ourselves in the missteps of misinterpretation and miscommunication. She artfully deconstructs these scenarios into relevant and easy to understand theory and bridges this to comprehensive practices that can be applied in one-on-one interactions or complex change management across large organizations. The result is a thorough and stepwise approach of how to build effective communication styles for self improvement and how to foster this in others. Of the many books in this genre that I’ve read, If I Ran This Place… is the jackpot!"
Bernard Lawless MD, MHSc, CHE, FRCSC
Provincial Lead, Critical Care and Trauma, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
"For seasoned leaders, this book is refueling, igniting the need to refresh and reflect on how we communicate - a superb and concise resource."
Director, Health System Strategies and Chief Marketing Officer, Medtronic of Canada
"Debbie Matters has written a very practical guide for managers, filled with thoughtful approaches for managing real people, getting things done and solving issues respectfully. I highly recommend this book."
Shelle Rose Charvet
Author, Words That Change Minds and The Customer is Bothering Me