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Change Better: Survive – and Thrive – During Change at Work and Throughout Life

Change Better: Survive – and Thrive – During Change at Work and Throughout Life

A surprising amount has been written about change. It's been written from an organizational context, a personal context, and a societal context. The underlying connection is that all change is personal change. To get our organizations and societies to...
The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

I was talking about the change models library . My friend mentioned The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems as an analog to what I was doing. It's definitely true that there are similarities, but...
Change Intelligence: Using the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks

Change Intelligence: Using the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks

That there are different kinds of intelligence is not a new thought. Barbara Trautlein wants you to know about change intelligence and why it's important. Multiple Intelligences Before we can get to the idea that some folks may be predisposed to a...
Change Management: The Essentials

Change Management: The Essentials

It's hard to figure out what you need to know for change management. It's such a big profession with so many overlapping definitions that it's hard to sort out what might be the essentials. That's what makes Change Management: The Essentials such a...
The Change Masters

The Change Masters

My journey through change management work led me to The Change Masters  in an indirect way. When I mentioned that I was writing a course on change management, and I listed off several of the authors’ works I was using in the course, my colleague men...
The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change

The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change

Change is often seen as a monster. It's seen as something that is there to attack the status quo and disrupt everyone's life. Jeanie Daniel Duck explains how this monster can be tamed in The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate...
Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results

Most books on change conveniently dodge the challenge of culture. After all, changing an organizational culture is difficult. It's easier to deliver a tactical project than it is to change the way that people think. However, Roger Connors and Tom Smith...
Coachbook: A Guide to Organizational Coaching Strategies and Practices

Coachbook: A Guide to Organizational Coaching Strategies and Practices

After years of study on organizational change, the need for coaching and how organizations are changed through coaching, Coachbook: A Guide to Organizational Coaching  Strategies and Practices  was a very welcome framework which I can now use to view th...
Conversations of Change: A Guide to Implementing Workplace Change

Conversations of Change: A Guide to Implementing Workplace Change

The greatest irony in a book with a title like Conversations of Change: A Guide to Implementing Workplace Change is to realize that there are few – if any – conversations of change really going on. Tucked in the back of this book is a list of the peo...
The Effective Change Manager's Handbook: Essential Guidance to the Change Management Body of Knowledge

The Effective Change Manager's Handbook: Essential Guidance to the Change Management Body of Knowledge

Ideally, there's a body of knowledge that defines a profession. It's what you should know if you're a member of the profession. The Effective Change Manager's Handbook: Essential Guidance to the Change Management Body of Knowledge seeks to be that for...
An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

A friend, mentor, and manager of mine once relayed a conversation that he had with the HR manager at our company. The HR manager said that you couldn’t change the stripes on a tiger but – in a sense – this was exactly what my friend was trying to do. H...
Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science

Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science

Sometimes, the lines between disciplines swirl into a beautiful fractal dance, as some things from organizational development bleed into organizational change and vice-versa. Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science seeks to...
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

What would it be like to have an organization that you could bring your whole self to? What would it be like to be comfortable in sharing all your thoughts in your organization? That’s what Amy Edmondson is trying to find and develop in The Fearless Or...
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Sometimes it takes a long time to get to something – like The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook . I remember reading The Fifth Discipline decades ago and wondering slowly how to apply what it was talking about. The learning organization is an interesting c...
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

Somewhere around the seventh grade I read a short story by Kurt Vonnegut titled “Harrison Burgeron “  from his book Welcome to the Monkey House . The story is a fictional account of a future world where everyone must have the same intelligence, physi...
Focused, Fast, and Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World

Focused, Fast, and Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World

Finding a way to navigate our ever-changing world is challenging to say the least. We live in unprecedented times of change. We're facing more competition from across the globe and individual entrepreneurs who are leveraging the latest cloud and artificial...
The Heart of Change

The Heart of Change

You would think that with the great value I saw in John Kotter’s Leading Change  book I would have jumped to read The Heart of Change  – but I didn’t. Part of that may be the fact that I’ve had a pretty deep reading list for a while. Part of it may h...
How to Be a Change Superhero: The Business Toolkit to Help You to ‘Do’ Change Better

How to Be a Change Superhero: The Business Toolkit to Help You to ‘Do’ Change Better

There’s the moment right after you realize that you’ve been assigned to your first change project when panic sets in and you begin to wonder How to be a Change Superhero . Whether the thought crosses your mind early in the process or late doesn’t matter...
The Human Side of Change: A Practical Guide to Organization Redesign

The Human Side of Change: A Practical Guide to Organization Redesign

In the late 1990s, there was a growing awareness of the importance of people in the organizational change process. Too many failed mergers and acquisitions had opened a small awareness of the need to consider how people may or may not follow the leadership...
Images of Organization

Images of Organization

Subtly, under our conscious thought, we have models for organizations. The way that we see the organization colors how we interact with it and shapes our thinking. In Images of Organization , Gareth Morgan exposes the different kinds of models that people...
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization

Why is change so hard? Whether we’re trying to change a culture, a team, or ourselves, change is hard. The core answer from Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization  is that change is hard pre...
Leading at the Edge of Chaos: How to Create the Nimble Organization

Leading at the Edge of Chaos: How to Create the Nimble Organization

My first highlight from this book is "Stability is no longer the prevalent condition of our age." That's a simple and profound truth as we must find ways to cope with the constant change we're in while simultaneously leading our organizations and families....
Leading Change

Leading Change

I’ve been working on crystallizing my thoughts on creating adoption and engagement. As a part of that I’ve been looking for frameworks for creating change. One of the models that I was investigating was John Kotter’s 8-step model that’s laid out in his ...
Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and Tyranny of Custom

Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and Tyranny of Custom

Change needs leadership. To be a leader, you must be willing to change – both yourself and the organization you lead. It's in this intersection that Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and Tyranny of Custom shines. It's a no-holds-barred u...
Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy

Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy

Daniel Denison and his colleagues, Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane, and Colleen Lief, are focused on how to change the culture of global organizations. Far from the approaches that work for individuals and aware of Peter Drucker's statement that culture...
Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

If somewhere between half and three quarters of all organizational change initiatives fail, why do we keep trying to do them? We do them because in today’s ever-changing world, we know that we don’t have any choice but to try to evolve our organizations. Som...
Made to Stick

Made to Stick

Honey. Duct Tape. Elmer’s Glue. They’re all made to stick, but they’re not the kind of Made to Stick  that Dan and Chip Heath are talking about. They’re talking about those mental viruses that replicate inside your head over and over again until you...
Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail

Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail

It's the early 1990s, and corporate cultures, and learning how to cope with increasing degrees of change, are becoming a thing. That's when Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail was first released....
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

It’s an artful thing to create the right choices so that people are nudged gently into the behaviors that are best for them. That’s what Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness  is all about – helping people make the best choices...
Organization Change: Theory and Practice

Organization Change: Theory and Practice

Many people have tried to understand and share their understanding about how organizations change. Some of these are scholarly enough to refer to studies and research to back up their claims. Rarely, however, do I find such well researched work that looks...
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

I have to say that I was a bit embarrassed to tell people I was reading Peopleware: Produtive Projects and Teams .  It wasn’t because the material wasn’t good — it definitely is.  It’s not because I felt squeamish about the title — I didn’t.  However, I did ...
READY, Set, Change!: Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change

READY, Set, Change!: Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change

What surprises me the most about the world of change management is how there can continue to be new things that I learn about it. Sometimes, the things I learn are closer to me than I could have ever realized. That’s the case with April Callis-Birchmeier’s boo...
Real Time Strategic Change

Real Time Strategic Change

In the game of buzzword bingo, this book has it all. Real Time Strategic Change has all the words that people want. They want the change to happen now (or in real time), and they want it to be strategic. Wouldn't it be nice if all change could be that...
Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within

Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within

Someone must be there to initiate a change. They're the ones who first see that the ship is sinking or realize there is land across the sea. The folks who go first are rebels. They buck the status quo in the attempt to make things better. Rebels often...
Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution

Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution

Evolution, it seems, doesn't follow one slow, methodical path towards progress. It stalls. It leaps. What we see as a smoothness is an illusion caused by the distance of time. Even evolution reaches points where slow and steady won't win the race. Instead,...
Reimagine Change: Escape Change Fatigue, Build Resilience, and Awaken Your Creative Brilliance

Reimagine Change: Escape Change Fatigue, Build Resilience, and Awaken Your Creative Brilliance

My work often feels like it's strangely disconnected; however, Reimagine Change: Escape Change Fatigue, Build Resilience, and Awaken Your Creative Brilliance connects two aspects of my world. Aspect number one is the work on change management. (See...
The Satir Model

The Satir Model

It's a model that's sometimes used in the discussion of change, but it was born out of family systems therapy and the awareness of how disruptive events impact family systems. The Satir Model brings a very human and personal element to how changes occur. Alcohol...
Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach

Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach

Some things are just obvious. They are just the way that things have always been – except that they’re not. To me, the idea that you’d manage to your stakeholders seems like it should be the thing that has always been done, but I realized that it hasn’...
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

When is change easy? Switch  sets out to make it easier to accomplish change in your organization, and your life. One of the things that my friends and colleagues call me is a change agent — that is like a catalyst I help drive changes into organizations. Mos...
The Hard and Soft Sides of Change Management: Tools for Managing Process and People

The Hard and Soft Sides of Change Management: Tools for Managing Process and People

There's a great struggle between those who want to manage the project of change and those who want to make sure that everyone feels okay with the change. It's a struggle that's often obscured by the structure of the organization and the change process....