Writing and Books
Why We (and the Leaders We Work With) Write
At Dorrier Underwood, we think of writing as a secret weapon. We use it to create the future, take stands, write our appreciations, navigate unproductive moods, and ground ourselves before conversations and presentations. Plus, it can be fun finding out what we have to say. And when we read to each other, we build affinity and collaboration on our team. We’ve seen all that happen for client teams, too.
Whatever the situation you find yourself in, your effectiveness will depend on your ability to:
- Communicate clearly,
- Know what you really have to say, and
- Inspire others to take action.
The simple writing practice we use ourselves and with our clients produces those results and gives leaders a powerful tool they can use at any time, anywhere, no matter their audience or circumstances. Watch Nancy Dorrier discuss the practice in this YouTube video!
Our Writing Programs
See our Programs page to learn about our two writing programs: Being Engaged and Connected at Work and about The Red Truck Writing Program for Leaders.
In addition to co-founding Dorrier Underwood, Nancy Dorrier is an award-winning author who has published two books from her daily writing practice.
Nancy is available for readings and writing workshops at your organization, church, or community group. Email Ginny Brien at VBrien@DorrierUnderwood.com for more information.
Stan Went Fishing: Stories and Images of Waking Up, by Nancy Dorrier and Paul Fetters, is an inspiring book with writing that invites reflection and invokes a sense of wonder. With a poetic feel, Nancy’s stories, paired with Paul’s photographs, come together in a unique and beautiful fashion.
This book presents “vivid moments in time about what it means to be human, captured in 150-word essays paired with riveting photographs,” says Nancy Dorrier. “Each story stands alone, and in an illuminating way. Each photograph goes with its paired story. You can see the connection when you look, some combinations more obvious than others.” Stan Went Fishing is about “telling everyday stories that provide readers with a lighter approach to their lives,” says Paul Fetters, the photographic eye behind this work of art. StanWentFishing.com
Manners and Me: An Easy Peasy Guide for Kids and the Grown Ups Who Love Them is a fun approach to learning good manners other than “please” and “thank you.” Having good manners is not only important for children but adults as well! This sweet and quirky guide is an easy way to talk about the importance of using manners, and the illustrations are captivating, pulling all readers into the situation.
Manners and Me teaches how to make others feel special while being polite, considerate, and socially responsible…traits that are essential for leaders of all ages. Whether in the classroom, playroom, or boardroom, this delightful guide is a must-have resource for every bookshelf. MannersandMe.com