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About the Author
John Kotter has been on the faculty at Harvard Business School since 1972. He is the author of eleven award-winning titles and frequently gives speeches and seminars at Harvard and around the world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Holger Rathgeber spent his early professional career in Asia. He has worked in industry since the early 1990's and is now with one of the leading medical technology companies, Bectom Dickinson. Raised in Frankfurt, Germany, Rathgeber currently resides in White Plains, New York.
Harvard Business School professor Kotter, author of the bestselling Leading Change (1996), teams up with executive Rathgeber to offer his contribution to the "business fable" genre. Kotter presents his framework for an effective corporate change initiative through the tale of a colony of Antarctic penguins facing danger-inspired, perhaps, by today's real-life global warming crisis (or, perhaps, by March of the Penguins' box office). Under the leadership of one particularly astute bird, a small team of penguins with varied personalities and leadership skills implement a thoughtful plan for coaxing the other birds in their colony through a time of necessary but wrenching change. The logic of Kotter's fictional framework is wobbly at times-his characters live and act very much like real penguins except that one carries a briefcase and another ("the Professor") cites articles from scholarly journals-and the whimsical tone will not be to everyone's taste. However, this light, quick read should fulfill its intended purpose: to serve as a springboard for group discussions about corporate culture, group dynamics and the challenges of change.
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Amazing book, it pretty defines how road blocks life can be removed with limited hussle.Published 2 days ago by Ssali martin
I am not sure what to think of this book. It definitely makes me think of my own situation and it is easy to connect the iceberg story to different problems that exist. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ckfireken
Great fable applicable to everyday personal and professional life on drastic, dramatic changes.Published 11 days ago by PAULO R ROSARIN
John Kotter in funny way shows the Change management and the way to create it effectively in the team.
Excellent book for managers and leaders leading changes in their teams.
This was a great book! I could really apply this to my own life at the company I work for.Published 14 days ago by Debi Stoneking
this is a cute easy read that really teaches a lesion. Great team book for anyone going through organizational changes. Teaches Kotters theory in a clever manner. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daphane1
This is a great book to help with understanding the need for change and how to navigate successfully through change. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AJay
This is a well written, easy to read story which highlights several key aspects of corporate change. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristopher Browning