The Heart of Change: Real-life Stories of how People Change Their Organizations
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’sbehavior. And that is never easy.
The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think andfeel 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 bestsellerLeading 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 showingor 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.
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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their OrganizationsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Prolific author and change management expert Kotter (emeritus, Harvard Business Sch.) and consultant Cohen join forces in this timely update to Kotter's successful Leading Change (1996), which set the ... Read full review
Review: The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their OrganizationsUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
Here's another good book on teaming and how to organize and implement change in a way that's successful. I like the real life examples that are given, they illustrate good points that directly work with the 8 steps given by Kotter. Read full review