This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about Based on John Kotter’s pioneering work on how to make smart change. I came across “Our Iceberg is Melting. Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions” when looking for a book on organizational change. ixty copi in June, enluat~ its rif~et on our chan.e rifor t, and th~n ord~”””- fi . Iceberg. Is Melting. C/u”‘lIi”ll and S1JCC«di”ll. Undo- Any Conliitions. John Kotter.

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Yet another work read and this one sticks in my mind.

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John P. Kotter

A good book about change management narrated in a very simplistic language and in the method of storytelling. The only other female characters even present are a mentally unstable and overly emotional kindergarten teacher and a small penguin child.

It’s not about global warming! 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 th 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.

Yo creo que este libro es para todas las personas. When the alarm is raised that the group needs to move to a more stable piece of ice the others in the group respond in very familiar ways: Law of Success, The.

January 19, Imprint: I just ask myself how much domination can we expect from an executive class that tries to instill loyalty by humiliating employees through forcing them to attend motivational offsite meetings based on this kind of drivel. As to whether this book will actu For such a short book this was a surprisingly tedious read. How to identify and work with those resistant to change for whatever reason without letting them, yourself, or your work get sidetracked.


And believe me, I have paid my dues as far as abusive corporate training sessions are concerned: Your increasing credibility can improve systems, structures and policies.

Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: Quality Circles, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen.

How to write a great review. As I said, we are always with people, so knowing how to change with them is going to help me a lot. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles.

Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, John Kotter

Change can be very difficult to people and that is why a change management strategy has to be comprehensive and well planned. The characters in the story—Fred, Alice, Pur, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo—are like people you probably recognize in your own organization, including yourself. Make sure there is a kotetr group guiding the change – one with leadership skills, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills, and a sense of urgency.

Excellent book on how to manage change. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Savor the adventure and enjoy the taste of the new cheese! Empower Others to Act Remove as many barriers as possible so that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so.

When used as a group discussion topic, this allegorical story may offer ways to imagine different ways to react, respond and relate to a stressful interaction. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I got out of there just in time.


Praise for Original Edition. The fable format is a kottter quick read, and is easily accessible by almost any audience, but that also means it’s extremely lightweight.

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A note for those in US board rooms and leadership committees who initiate cruel and unusual punishment by forcing others to share in your literary high wierdness: Feb 27, Bilal Anis rated it really liked it Shelves: May 08, David rated it did not like it Shelves: The review must be at least 50 characters long.

A group of penguins find themselves on ice which develops cracks. Aug 14, Jonathan Noble rated it it was amazing. Set the Stage 1. Books by John P.

Our Iceberg is Melting

Return to Book Page. We all need to work and provide for our family or to our future. Mar 24, Daniel rated it liked it. This was a great book, I really learned from it! The characters that we meet in Our Iceberg is Melting are ‘types’ that are kotyer in every organisation.

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Rick HansonPh. This Will Make You Smarter. We were given copies of this book by our management team at work in connection with a pending divisional restructure. This is a book that will help me in many ways in my hero’s journey.

I suggest you go to the books Good grief! Pero hay que seguir con el plan y trabajar duro. Mar 07, Christopher Safieh rated it really liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How does he adapt to the styles of various senior penguins and convince them?