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: 9781422148044
Release Date: 2005-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

In 1996, John P. Kotter's Leading Change became a runaway best seller, outlining an eight-step program for organizational change that was embraced by executives around the world. Then, Kotter and co-author Dan Cohen's The Heart of Change introduced the revolutionary "see-feel-change" approach, which helped executives understand the crucial role of emotion in successful change efforts. Now, The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations. Written by Dan Cohen and with a foreword by John P. Kotter, the guide provides a practical framework for implementing each step in the change process, as well as a new three-phase approach to execution: creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. Hands-on diagnostics—including a crucial "change readiness module"—reveal the dynamics that will help or hinder success at each phase of the change process. Both flexible and scaleable, the frameworks presented in this guide can be tailored for any size or type of change initiative. Filled with practical tools, checklists, and expert commentary, this must-have guide translates the most powerful approaches available for creating successful change into concrete, actionable steps for you and your organization. Dan Cohen is the co-author, with John P. Kotter, of The Heart of Change, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting, LLC.

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.

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.

Our Iceberg Is Melting

Author: John Kotter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429972130
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony. Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. Our Iceberg Is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound; a treat for virtually any reader.

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.

The Change Book

Author: Tricia Emerson
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781607288633
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The Change Book provides a practical collection of tips and advice for anyone dealing with or managing organizational change. You will learn about change management, how to plan for change, how to create a communication strategy, and more. While not a comprehensive guide to leading change, this concise book contains an array of useful insights for change managers and is a great resource for people new to the concept or change.

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.

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.

Accelerating Change in Schools

Author: Linda Dudar
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786355027
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre: EDUCATION

This book presents major findings from a research study exploring the leadership needed to enact rapid change - defined as three years or less - in various school contexts, overtly including the perspectives of leaders, teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders.