Change management used to be one of those abstract concepts relegated to business conferences and academic seminars -- a nice-to-know topic for discussion, but hardly vital to success.

Well, could change have become more real, or more relevant, this past decade?

Decade of Change features insights and wisdom into how to manage, and make the most of, change. Vinton Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, peers into the Web's future. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman probes the nature of decision making. Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the Hurricane Katrina hero, offers leadership lessons he applied in that crisis. Visionary executive Ray Anderson makes a powerful business case for environmental sustainability. And a host of other executives and thinkers tackle everything from easing the fear of layoffs to promoting wellbeing in the workplace to building customer engagement amid the post-crash "new normal."

You'll hear from some of the best business and organizational minds in these pages. They steered leaders through the various crises of the past decade and helped find a way forward to what we all hope will be a brighter and more prosperous future. Decade of Change is more than a look backward -- it is a roadmap for what lies ahead.

About the Editors

Geoffrey Brewer is the Editorial Director of Gallup Press. He is the editor of five national bestsellers: How Full Is Your Bucket? (#1 New York Times); StrengthsFinder 2.0 (#1 Wall Street Journal), which has sold more than 5 million copies to date and was's top-selling book in 2013; 12: The Elements of Great Managing (New York Times); Strengths Based Leadership (New York Times and Wall Street Journal); and most recently Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements (New York Times and Wall Street Journal). He edited Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton's acclaimed and influential book, The Coming Jobs War, and coedited Decade of Change: Managing in Times of Uncertainty.

Barb Sanford is the Managing Editor of the Gallup Business Journal. She was an editor the bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and How Full Is Your Bucket?. She also served as an editor on Discover Your Sales Strengths and Married to the Brand. She coedited Decade of Change: Managing in Times of Uncertainty.