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This book delivers: how to really make change happen
on May 31, 2016
There is no doubt that change is hard, but this book actually explains how to make change occur. It covers how to make changes even when people don’t see the need to change, don’t believe change will work, or agree change is required but aren’t making any progress toward changing.
The book begins by explaining why change is so hard. The reason is that we have rational and emotional minds that have different objectives. While my rational mind knows that I should be at the gym, for instance, my emotional mind says it’s okay to watch TV and eat potato chips. The authors describe how change happens and many strategies to make change occur.
The strength of the book is its wide variety of examples. They changes include personal (exercising more), education (getting kids to class on time), family (keeping the house clean), corporate (improving innovation and reducing injuries), medical (reducing medication errors in hospitals) and social change (saving a species). Each strategy comes with many examples. The book also includes case studies so that you can apply the methodologies to your own life.
This is one of my all-time favorite books. It will help you understand why change hasn’t occurred and how to make it happen.