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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

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Author:John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Released: November 2012
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN:978-0201835953

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all. ” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg ’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can ’t do to what they can.

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Most changes do not stick. All projects create change. For your project to be successful its changes must stick. This is part of your job as a PM to ensure the change is accepted by the users. Otherwise, you project was a waste of time and money.

Why is change so hard? Because in order to make any transformation successful, you must change more than just the structure and operations of an organization —you need to change people ’s behavior. And that is never easy.

The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people ’s emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, The Heart of Change is the engaging and essential complement to Kotter ’s worldwide bestseller Leading Change.

Building off of Kotter ’s revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change —and produce spectacular results. Kotter and Cohen argue that change initiatives often fail because leaders rely too exclusively on data and analysis to get buy-in from their teams instead of creatively showing or doing something that appeals to their emotions and inspires them to spring into action. They call this the see-feel-change dynamic, and it is crucial for the success of any true organizational transformation.

Refreshingly clear and eminently practical, The Heart of Change is required reading for anyone facing the challenges inherent in leading change.

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