"Few executives expect the future to be more stable than thepresent. Yet, few have seriously begun the long journey ofrethinking and redesigning themselves and their organizations forthe future. For those who have, Discontinuous Change, while noteliminating the inevitable uncertainty that is part of the journey,can at least make it less perilous and vastly more comprehensible.For those who have not, the insights and methods presented by DavidNadler and his associates will, hopefully, engAnder the courage toembark." (Peter M. Senge, director of the Center for OrganizationalLearning, MIT's Sloan School of Management and author of The FifthDiscipline)
"This book addresses the most important challenge facing seniorexecutives today--the management of change. David Nadler and hiscolleagues at Delta have done a terrific job of drawing from theirextensive experience to develop powerful, original, and highlyuseful strategies for action. A compelling 'must read' for theleadership of American enterprises." (Paul A. Allaire, chairman& CEO, Xerox Corporation)
From the Inside Flap
Explores the practical lessons learned from internationallyrenowned companies to bring about lasting and fundamentalorganizational transformation, providing a useful set of"field-tested" concepts and techniques for anyone seeking topromote change. In-depth interviews with such key corporate changeleaders as Bob Allen of AT&T and Jamie Houghton of Corning,Inc., provide valuable insight and firsthand advice on the roleCEOs and leadership teams can play in organizationaltransformation.