This book is for people
aspiring to be
great leaders.

If you are one of them,
The 24 Hour Rule is a simple
discipline that promises to help
you lead in today’s stressed-out
work environment.

CHARLES FRED

Charles Fred is a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and 2019 Chair of the Association for Talent Development. He has devoted nearly four decades of his life to discovering new ways for professionals to acquire the skills necessary to compete in industries undergoing major transformation. Considered a pioneer in the e-learning industry, he has founded and led several successful companies that provide learning technologies and services. His bestselling book, Breakaway, is credited with introducing a new framework for organizational learning.

In 2000, Charles founded the Breakaway Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, to improve how health-care providers learn and adopt new technologies. Xerox acquired the Breakaway Group in 2011, and in the process, he became president of their health-care group, providing technology and services worldwide.

Today he focuses on the leadership role of second-stage entrepreneurs and their ability to create sustainable enterprises. TrueSpace, a firm he co-founded with his daughter Jamee, provides crucial know-how and capital for entrepreneurs aspiring to grow and reach the middle markets.

Charles is a longtime resident of Colorado, a journeyman cabinetmaker, and an elite masters track athlete. He and his wife, Julie, dedicate much of their time to their family, mentoring entrepreneurs, and giving back to the community.

"IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT KIND OF PAUSE WE CHOOSE TO ADOPT, ONLY THAT IT PROVIDES MENTAL CLARITY AND EMOTIONAL DISCIPLINE"

The 24-Hour Rule

Bestselling author Charles Fred presents research showing the impact of stress on organizational performance and how quickly stress can spread when enabled with technology. This book introduces the discipline of pause as a required leadership competency.

“Pause is not a delay but a discipline. It’s not a waste of time; rather, it affords us the time to deliberate before we act. It allows us to control how we respond and react to others, whether it takes five seconds or 24 hours. Most importantly, it does not delay our ambitions or dampen the need to hustle.”

Designed to take 35 minutes of your time, this book explains why you should make the decision to pause, which can have a profound effect on your life and how you lead.

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The 24-HOUR RULE WORKBOOK

Want to take the next step and empower your organization to adopt the discipline of pause?

Download your free copy of The 24-Hour Rule Workbook to receive practical team-based exercises.

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