Who Killed Change? (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, May 26, 2009 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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Who Killed Change?

Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.

Who or What Is Killing Change?

That's what you'll find out in this witty whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective, Agent Mike McNally, who's investigating the murder of yet another change. One by one, Agent McNally interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Victoria Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Ernest Urgency; an executive named Clair Communication, whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible; and several other dubious characters.

The suspects are sure to sound familiar and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent McNally solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization.A step-by-step guide at the back of the book shows you how to apply the story's lessons to the real world. Key questions help you evaluate the health of your organization's change initiatives, and you'll learn best practices for enabling and sustaining the desired change.

  

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Review: Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

This was a great, entertaining way, to discuss the insertion of “Change” into a work place. The author, using wit and anecdote, gives the reader a great insight as to how someone can integrate change and what things might “kill” change. A quick good read. Read full review

Review: Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

User Review  - Mohdalshawan alshawan - Goodreads

The book discovered who killed change ،it's the Job of the leader to create chang Read full review

Contents

Scene of the Crime
1
Culture
7
Commitment
14
Sponsorship
22
Communication
33
Urgency
41
Reflections on Urgency and Vision
51
Budget
63
Trainer
71
Reflections on Plan Budget
83
Accountability
96
Super Cops and Stakeholders
103
The Autopsy Report
109
Change Lives
124
About the Authors
145
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Ken Blanchard is the coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and fifty other books, including the New York Times business bestsellers Gung Ho! and Raving Fans. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages. He is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service global management training and development company that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979.

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