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The Heart of Change

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The Heart of Change

Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
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John Kotter's international bestseller Leading Change struck a powerful chord with legions of managers everywhere. It acknowledged the cynicism, pain, and fear they faced in implementing large-scale change -- but also armed them with an eight-step plan of action for leaping boldly forward in a turbulent world.Now, Kotter and coauthor Dan S. Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through compelling, real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior?Based on interviews within over 100 organizations in the midst of large-scale change, The Heart of Change delivers the simple yet provocative answer to this question, forever altering the way organizations and inviduals approach change. While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, Kotter and Cohen say the key lies in making them feel differently. They introduce a new dynamic -- "see-feel-change" -- that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions.Organized around the revolutionary eight-step change process introduced in Leading Change, this story-driven book shows how the best change leaders use not just reports or analysis, but gloves, video cameras, airplanes, office design, and other concrete elements to impel people toward positive action. The authors reveal how this appeal to the heart -- over the mind -- motivates people to overcome even daunting obstacles to change and produce breathtaking results.For individuals in every walk of life and companies in every stage of change, this compact, no-nonsense book captures the heart -- and the how -- of successful change.

John Kotter's international bestseller Leading Change struck a powerful chord with legions of managers everywhere. It acknowledged the cynicism, pain, and fear they faced in implementing large-scale change -- but also armed them with an eight-step plan of action for leaping boldly forward in a turbulent world.Now, Kotter and coauthor Dan S. Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through compelling, real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior?Based on interviews within over 100 organizations in the midst of large-scale change, The Heart of Change delivers the simple yet provocative answer to this question, forever altering the way organizations and inviduals approach change. While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, Kotter and Cohen say the key lies in making them feel differently. They introduce a new dynamic -- "see-feel-change" -- that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions.Organized around the revolutionary eight-step change process introduced in Leading Change, this story-driven book shows how the best change leaders use not just reports or analysis, but gloves, video cameras, airplanes, office design, and other concrete elements to impel people toward positive action. The authors reveal how this appeal to the heart -- over the mind -- motivates people to overcome even daunting obstacles to change and produce breathtaking results.For individuals in every walk of life and companies in every stage of change, this compact, no-nonsense book captures the heart -- and the how -- of successful change.

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  • AudioFile Magazine From creating urgency in stakeholders to a making step-by-step plan, creating change in an organization is no small undertaking. Oliver Wyman navigates this map of change with a precise narration. His tone is clear, his pacing even. When sharing examples of real-life stories, his all-business demeanor changes to a softer descriptive tone. Kotter and Cohen, both hands-on experts in the business world, offer suggestions to instill change from the ground up in any type of organization, and Wyman's delivery effectively speaks to blue- and white-collar workers alike. He could be your boss or co-worker, but, either way, he's easy on the ears, and he successfully conveys a straightforward path to change. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
  • Publishers Weekly Practical no-nonsense guide that pumps up, orients and keeps on track companies struggling with change.
  • Amazon.com "The Heart of Change towers over other change-management titles. Managers and employees at organizations both big and small will find much to draw from. Highly recommended."
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