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They Don't Play My Music Anymore!


As we navigate through the first decade of this new millennium in this increasingly fast-paced and technology-driven world, many people are drowning in our culture of unremitting change. In the innovative book, They Don't Play My Music Anymore, Thomas McKee presents a creative approach to facing personal and professional change. He offers eight essential principles that can help you gain the confidence to face an unknown future. Using these techniques, you will develop a new thinking frame by which to approach your future with hope and confidence as you learn to embrace change instead of merely reacting to it.

Thomas McKee Tom McKee is president and owner of Volunteer Power, a leadership development firm specializing in volunteerism. He has over 40 years of experience in volunteer leadership and trained over 100,000 leaders on how to manage the chaos of change in an organization. His books include They Don't Play Music Anymore - How to Plan Your Future When The World Keeps Changing and How to Make the Team Work - A Leadership Training Manual for New Managers.
"In a world where change seems to be happening faster than the five miles every second the Space Shuttle travels, They Don't Play My Music Anymore offers a practical, common sense approach to not only surviving this frenetic pace of change, but building and growing from it. Incorporating Tom's methodology as I chose to make a change in my profession has helped me map out and launch into new adventures in many ways as exciting as the three space missions I flew. I very highly recommend applying these principles!"
Rick Searfoss, NASA Astronaut
and Space Shuttle Commander

"From the board room to the back room, everyone will benefit greatly from Tom McKee's book They Don't Play My Music Anymore. The pace of change today is phenomenal, exciting and unsettling. This book lays out 8 steps that you can take to win in the game of life"
David Taber, President CEO
American River Holdings

"Tom has accomplished something that is difficult to do...he has transferred his dynamic presentation onto the pages of his book"
Irene Rodarte
Manager, Performance Enhancement
California Department of General Services

"The book, They Don't Play My Music Anymore is music to my ears. It challenges readers to discover where they are, offers them suggestions for identifying where they want to go, and provides them with strategies on how to get there. All of this is written with clarity and precision. I highly recommend this book for all who want to move ahead."
Kal Gezi, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus
Department of Education Administration
California State University Sacramento

Read the beginning of Tom's groundbreaking book now by clicking on the hyperlinks below.
  • Introduction
  • Bach to the Beat of Sousa
  • Essential One: Rediscover Your Passion
  • Essential Two: Visualize a Picture of Hope
  • Essential Three: Manage Culture Shock
  • Essential Four: Leverage Your Value with Intellectual Capital
  • Essential Five: Focus Your Dream
  • Essential Six: Think and Plan Strategically
  • Essential Seven: Keep the Faith
  • Essential Eight: Just Do It
  • Appendix:
    • Developing Your New Future Mission Statement
    • Visioning Your Dream
    • Personal Strategic Planning Retreat to Plan a Strategic Future
    • SWOT Analysis