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As found online at http: But I just hate those business exercises find your hedgehog, are you the pasta or the sauce, etc that take the place of real communication and emotional and business intelligence.

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Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Its good, its helpful, its smart. It is making a difference for us.

Instead, to iceherg his points, he decided to construct a model of the iceberg. For example, a leadership team seeks to reinforce their message by putting up rah rah posters everywhere. I’m not sure what to say about this book. Oct 21, Eslam rated it really liked it. How to identify and work with those icebery to change for whatever reason without letting them, yourself, or your work get sidetracked. Nov 27, Malissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quality Circles, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen.

This book was written as fable, so it was entertaining and at the same time you were learning.

If the world saw more leadership from more people, what could change? Este libro habla sobre cambiar en un grupo, muchas veces oyr con personas alrededor.

On the surface, Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story of a colony of penguins facing a dilemma. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Our Iceberg is Melting

Alice was portrayed as the aggressive, go-getter on uceberg council who made things happen. These books take complex and sometimes fear-inducing subjects like change and present them in friendly ways to help readers understand how they can deal with them in their business and personal lives.


This fabulous fable is powerful because it offers real-life ideas on how to convince different types of people.

The illustrations help in explaining the ktoter principles that help in bringing about change, using The shy, unassuming Fred is worried. Al principio las personas tal vez te ven como loco o tonto. They talked for hours. He realised the iceberg, their home, was in danger of breaking up into many pieces. Changed thinking, in turn, can change behavior. The characters in this fable are like people we recognise, even ourselves. It helps you icebery yourself through the change.

May 08, David rated it did not like it Shelves: The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Oct 29, Anthony rated it it was amazing. How does he adapt to the styles of various senior penguins and convince them? When the Leadership Council said they were too busy with other matters kother investigate the cave forming in the iceberg, Alice asked the Head Penguin, Louis, to invite Fred to speak at the next Leadership Council.

The situations and reactions to the iceberg melting are clear, identifiable, and are easy to relate to the personal experiences. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; lceberg intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save th Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting.

It is the story of an Emperor Penguin colony faced with a potentially devastating problem that is threatening their home. When a person is skeptical, they follow wherever the evidence leads. When the scouts returned, they told amazing tales about the sea, swimming long distances and new icebergs they had seen. On the surface they read like the stories of our childhood employing simple vocabulary to describe everyday contexts to which we can all relate.

The story charts how a small group lead the colony through the process of coming up with a solution and effecting their plan. Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately.


Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, John Kotter

He is co-founder of Kotter International, a change management and strategy execution firm that helps organizations engage employees in kotteer movement to drive change and reach sustainable results. Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality. May 15, Katy Krumbach rated it really liked it Shelves: The penguins changed a whole colony.

I think this book is for everyone. Create a new culture.

I would prefer material that is not dumbed down to the masses and ideally, that would be backed with reliable research and data. Make sure there is a powerful group guiding the change – one with leadership skills, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills, and a sense of urgency.

Apr meltig, Mark Steed rated it really liked it Shelves: There are stock characters in the cast of penguins that would provide a shorthand for discussion when the book is read by a group Sadly, some people who read this book will not be swayed by it – not because the information is untrue, but because people are unaware of what they are doing and how they are feeling. They need to stop killing trees for these kinds of books, even if they are used in ‘board rooms and leadership committees’.

Every day for a week 20 penguins came up with new slogans and put them on ice posters scattered around the iceberg. Our iceberg is melting Fred, a low-ranking quirky penguin discovers lotter the iceberg on which the colony has lived for unknown generations is melting and is likely to fracture.