The Heart of Change

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422187333
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers real-life sucess and failure stories and introduces the "see-feel-change" dynamic for changing feelings, rather than just the thought process.

The Heart of Change

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422187340
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Moving beyond the process of change Why is change so hard? Because in order to make any transformation successful, you must change more than just the structure and operations of an organization—you need to change people’s behavior. And that is never easy. The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people’s emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, The Heart of Change is the engaging and essential complement to Kotter’s worldwide bestseller Leading Change. Building off of Kotter’s revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change—and produce spectacular results. Kotter and Cohen argue that change initiatives often fail because leaders rely too exclusively on data and analysis to get buy-in from their teams instead of creatively showing or doing something that appeals to their emotions and inspires them to spring into action. They call this the see-feel-change dynamic, and it is crucial for the success of any true organizational transformation. Refreshingly clear and eminently practical, The Heart of Change is required reading for anyone facing the challenges inherent in leading change.

The Heart of Change

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1578512549
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlines an eight-step program by which companies can implement effective large-scale change, noting the importance of shifting employee thinking patterns and citing the stories of more than 100 organizations.

The Heart of Change Field Guide

Author: Dan S. Cohen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781591397755
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

The practical implementation guide to John Kotter’s revolutionary 8-step change process and the “See-Feel-Change” approach as introduced in Leading Change and The Heart of Change. John Kotter’s change bible Leading Change has sold nearly 490,000 copies since publication in 1996 and The Heart of Change, co-written with Dan Cohen, has sold nearly 125,000 copies. Now, Dan Cohen delivers a highly practical, hands-on complement to both of these books in The Heart of Change Field Guide. Filled with practical tools, checklists and advice, this book will guide leaders and managers step-by-step through real change programs within their organisations.

Leading Change

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422186435
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

A Sense of Urgency

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422179710
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

In his international bestseller "Leading Change," Kotter provided an action plan for implementing successful transformations. Now, he shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change.

Our Iceberg Is Melting

Author: John Kotter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399563928
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The revised and updated tenth anniversary edition of the classic, beloved business fable that has changed millions of lives in organizations around the world. Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story about doing well under the stress and uncertainty of rapid change. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter, it can help you and your colleagues thrive during tough times. On an iceberg near the coast of Antarctica, group of beautiful emperor pen­guins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him. The characters in the story—Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo—are like people you probably recognize in your own organization, including yourself. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. The penguins offer an inspiring model as we all struggle to adapt to new circumstances. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter's pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you'll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small. This tenth anniversary edition preserves the text of the timeless story, together with new illustrations, a revised afterword, and a Q&A with the authors about the responses they've gotten over the past decade. Prepare to be both enlightened and delighted, whether you're already a fan of this classic fable or are discovering it for the first time.

Change of Heart

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565604
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: Fiction

The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvation. Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish? Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love.

Burning the Grass

Author: Wojciech Jagielski
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609806484
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: True Crime

In the great modern narrative nonfiction tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, Burning the Grass is a literary masterpiece of true crime based on the April 2010 murder of Eugène Terre'Blanche, firebrand leader of the far-right AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging--the Afrikaner Resistance Movement), who espoused white Afrikaner rule even as it was ending in South Africa. It tells a universal story of small-town life where every face is familiar and people's immediate experience is hardly touched by national trends or ideologies. Jagielski intrudes on the intimate lives of the inhabitants to give us writing that jumps off the page for its immediacy, scope, and ambition. Never before has there been a book about South Africa like this. A white Afrikaner runs the Blue Crane Tavern on the outskirts of Ventersdorp that caters to blacks, a failing enterprise that he clings to obstinately. A black African is a local politician from the township of Tshing who commutes to the Town Hall in the white town as an advisor to the local government, but who is never asked for his advice. Everyone knows Eugène Terre'Blanche--for his cruelty to the workers on his farm as much as for his leadership of the AWB. The Boardman family--outcasts for being of British descent in an Afrikaner world--are at the center of Jagielski's story, a family that is ostracized almost equally by their black and white neighbors. Like Janet Malcolm in her true-crime narratives, or even Truman Capote in In Cold Blood, Jagielski uses death to enter into life, keeping our faces close enough to the pulse of it to let us smell the blood and know it as our own. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Heart Revealed

Author: Julie Lessman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800734169
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Fiction

A young woman healing from a broken past catches the eye of a confirmed bachelor in this sizzling historical romance set in New England in 1931.

Accelerate

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781625271747
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes how organizations can learn to move swiftly to accommodate change while still providing the necessary structures that nurture employees and long-term success.

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Teams with featured article The Discipline of Teams by Jon R Katzenbach and Douglas K Smith

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422191460
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results. Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to: • Boost team performance through mutual accountability • Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects • Increase your teams’ emotional intelligence • Prevent decision deadlock • Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars • Fight constructively with top-management colleagues Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

The Heart Soul of Change

Author: Barry L. Duncan
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433807092
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Updating the classic first edition of The Heart and Soul of Change, editors Duncan, Miller, Wampold, and Hubble, have created a new and enriched volume that presents the most recent research on what works in therapeutic practice, a thorough analysis of this research, and practical guidance on how a therapist can truly deliver what works in therapy. This volume examines the common factors underlying effective psychotherapy and brings the psychotherapist and the client-therapist relationship back into focus as key determinants of psychotherapy outcome. The second edition of The Heart and Soul of Change also demonstrates the power of systematic client feedback to improve effectiveness and efficiency and legitimize psychotherapy services to third party payers. In this way, psychotherapy is implemented one person at a time, based on that unique individuals perceptions of the progress and fit of the therapy and therapist. Readers familiar with the first edition will encounter the same pragmatic focus but with a larger breadth of coveragethis edition adds chapters on both youth psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment. Through reading The Heart and Soul of Change, Second Edition: Delivering What Works in Therapy clinicians of varied levels of experience will improve their understanding of what is truly therapeutic in the diverse forms of psychotherapy practiced today.

Leadership and the Art of Change

Author: Lee R. Beach
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412913812
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Leadership and the Art of Change is a unique book in that it focuses on a leader’s central and most daunting task—achieving organizational change that successfully addresses external and internal threats and opportunities. Author Lee R. Beach uses six prime responsibilities as the framework for discussing change leadership: external and internal environmental assessment to identify required changes, organizational culture as a constraint on change, vision for motivating change; plans as a map for change, implementation to produce change, and follow-through for institutionalizing achieved changes and making ongoing change a part of the culture.