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Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change Paperback – November 9, 2007
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"Much has been written about managing change, most of it theoretical. What makes this book different is that Peter Bregman is in the trenches. His real life experiences and simple step-by-step guidance make this the most valuable book you'll ever read as you lead people to point B." - Doug Stern, President and CEO, United Media
"If you are responsible for moving people from point A to point B, then read this book! You could probably do it without reading this book, but why wouldn't you want to get it right the first time?" - Philip Weisberg, CEO, FXall
"Point B has given me a simple, useable approach to leading people through change. It's all here in one place. Everything you need to know to execute your strategy by leveraging the skills, wisdom, capability, and energy of the people in your company." - Barbara Kurka, Senior Vice President, Katz Media Group
"If you need to motivate change in others, then you need to read this book. Peter Bregman is a creative thinker, an engaging storyteller and an insightful advisor. Whether you are leading a 100,000 person organization or a small team, following the principles he outlines will give you the confidence and the skills you need to move people from point A to point B." - Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global leadership development and change management firm. He has advised leaders in many of the world's premier organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Peter graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
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Here are his 7 themes:
1. Share the story. Include Content, Context and Confidence.
2. Keep everything simple (includes his JETS trademark - Just Enough To Start).
3. Get it half right. The program isn't the point. The point of the program is the point.
4. Integrate the change, Create a supportive environment.
5. Provide on-going support (includes his trademarked coaching model QUICC - Question, Understand, Identify, Choose and Contract).
6. Build in feedback. Help them manage their own change.
7. Use the partner system. Change sticks when both people and their environment changes.
According to Bregman, people who change embody three key attributes - Ownership, Capability and Persistence. Providing the opportunity for each employee to be engaged in the change is the key.
I have found it more than well-received among my teams. In fact, for them it is more than a book, it has become an integral part of everyday interaction and a continual guide. Issues have been identified as "Point B" issues and processes get "Bregman-ized". With the model presented in the book, the teams are able to function better cross-functionally and organizationally.
I call the book a game changer because it makes you re-evaluate how you look at goals and how you achieve these in a sustainable way within small or large teams/organizations to ensure you are focused on the team ability to own and drive to success. It shows you how to change the rules so that everyone can achieve satisfaction along the solution path.
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I love this book. i read it cover to cover in the waiting room at the doctor's office. It is not only a quick and easy read, it gets to the point quickly, telling short and... Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by gnomic
...especially because I have been reading all of Peter Bregman's articles on HBR and learned a lot from them...
Having said that... Read more
When going through a challenging organizational transformation, our most valuable and limited resource is Time. That's why this book is such a handy guide. Read morePublished on January 29, 2009 by Todd Cherches