Author And Leadership Expert Michael A. Conduff Hits Best Seller List

Michael A. Conduff, governance and leadership expert, recently hit three separate best-seller lists with the new business book “Pushing To The Front.

Orlando, Fla. – December 2, 2011 – Michael A. (Mike) Conduff, President and CEO of The Elim Group, recently joined best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy and several leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs from around the world to co-write the book titled, Pushing To The Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which was released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

Pushing To The Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs was released on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 and features top advice from leading entrepreneurs and marketing experts from across the globe.  The authors offer proven business strategies to help people adapt and thrive in the new economy. Mike Conduff contributed a chapter titled “Freedom Through Limits – How Setting Boundaries Can Empower Your Team and Your Life.”

On the day of release, Pushing To The Front reached best-seller status in three separate categories.  The book reached #6 in the Direct Marketing category, and was a top seller in both the Communications and Entrepreneurship categories.

Michael A. Conduff is the President and CEO of The Elim Group – Your Governance Experts, a governance, leadership, speaking and consulting firm. Mike has 35+ years of leadership, management and governance experience, having served as the City Manager of four different University communities in the United States.

Mike is the widely respected author of several books, including Democracy at the Doorstep – True Stories from the Green Berets of Public Administrators, Bottom Line Green – How America’s Cities are Saving the Planet (And Money Too!), The OnTarget Board Member – 8 Indisputable Behaviors, now in its second edition, and The Policy Governance® Fieldbook, a book on the practical applications of Policy Governance. He writes a regular column in the internationally distributed Public Manager magazine, and is a much sought after and frequent keynote speaker at national and international events, where he regularly receives “best of the conference” accolades from attendees and conference planners.

About the Book:

TO PUSH OR NOT TO PUSH – is that the question? What is the importance of pushing ourselves? …Why do we push? Pushing implies effort, Effort implies desire, Desire implies emotion, and emotion implies passion. If this is accurate for most of us, Pushing To The Front assumes a passionate mindset. The Celebrity Authors in this book have one thing in common – passion for their goals. They have ‘blood, sweat and tears’ invested to make a success of their pursuits. Now, we all have passion, which is one part of the menu for success – but: Do we have a plan to utilize and direct that passion? The Celebrity Experts in their field in this book have developed multiple methods to succeed in their fields. They started out looking to improve their health, wealth and success in their lives. See how they achieved their success. They will show you their secrets. With odds not much different to yours, and at times much more difficult, read how these Celebrity Experts have done it, then copy these methods of “Pushing To The Front” to achieve YOUR goals. One finds limits by pushing them. ~ Herbert Simon

After such a successful release Mike Conduff will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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More about Michael A. Conduff:

Mike earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire, graduating Cum Laude. His M.B.A. is from Pittsburg State University. He is also a charter graduate of the Carver Policy Governance® Academy and is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Policy Governance® Association. Mike has a number of national not-for-profit, for-profit and local government clients.

A fourth generation Native American, Mike grew up on stories of his Cherokee ancestry, and attributes his love of motivational speaking and telling stories to his grandmothers. He is a Past President of both the Texas City Management Association and Kansas City Management Association. He was one of the original cohort of fully credentialed members of the International City/County Management Association, and is a past member of its Executive Board.

To learn more about Mike or to engage him for your corporate or non-profit event, call

The Elim Group at 940-382-3945 or visit:

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a business book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ specializes in helping its authors grow their businesses through book publishing. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Brian Tracy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Ron LeGrand, Mari Smith, Kelly O’Neil, Alexis Martin Neely and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.

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