Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2006 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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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. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony.

Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons.

Our Iceberg Is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound; a treat for virtually any reader.


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This is a very quick read with many illustrations. - Goodreads
Such simplistic, honest business advice. - Goodreads
Try this little gem with a happy ending. - Goodreads
Not a entertaining read, but educational. - Goodreads
And there are pictures. - Goodreads
It is in a fable form with pictures! - Goodreads

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I had to force myself to finish this one. It is a short book but a painful read. The fable is written like a children's book and the analysis at the end is mediocre at best. Do not expect to gain any earth shattering insights here. Read full review

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Read this book as part of my work family's "books to read". This is a book about change and about en racimo change. Aplicable not only to business changes, but also Life changes. Its a very easy read! Easy to follow and comprehend. Long live the Penguins!!!!! Read full review

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The Iceberg Is Melting and Might Break Apart Soon
What Do I Do Now?
Problem? What Problem?
I Cannot Do the Job Alone
The Seagull
Getting the Message Out
Good News Bad News
The Scouts
The Second Wave
The Most Remarkable Change
Changing and Succeeding
The Eight Step Process of Successful Change
The Role of Thinking and Feeling
The Case for the Book
The Authors

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About the author (2006)

John P. Kotter, world-renowned expert on leadership, is the author of many books, including Leading Change and The Heart of Change. He is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard. He is co-founder of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders develop the skills to lead change. He and his wife Nancy live 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.

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