Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matters most?

This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. From patients suffering from heart disease to repeat offenders in the criminal justice system to companies trapped in the mold of unsuccessful business practices, many of us could prevent ominous outcomes by simply changing our mindset.

A powerful book with universal appeal, Change or Die deconstructs and debunks age-old myths about change and empowers us with three critical keys—relate, repeat, and reframe—to help us make important positive changes in our lives. Explaining breakthrough research and progressive ideas from a wide selection of leaders in medicine, science, and business (including Dr. Dean Ornish, Mimi Silbert of the Delancey Street Foundation, Bill Gates, Daniel Boulud, and many others), Deutschman demonstrates how anyone can achieve lasting, revolutionary changes that are positive, attainable, and absolutely vital.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - blondestranger - LibraryThing

Fascinating analysis of psychological successes that shows how responsibility and trust can beat the odds and both change people and organizations. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - chrisleeclark - LibraryThing

The three keys are: relate, repeat, reframe. Evidently superior to the traditional 'facts, fear and force' managerial approach to challenges. Simple instructions in themselves but tough to implement though perhaps less so for a post 1970 generation? Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Nine Psych Concepts of Change
8
CHANGE 101
23
Frames
27
Denial and Other Psychological Selfdefenses
35
Shortterm Wins
56
The Power of Community and Culture
61
Acting As If
78
CHANGE 102
119
The Brain Is Plastic
122
The Solution Might Be the Problem
149
or Societal Institution
163
Changing Your Industry
183
Change and Thrive
195
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
207
Sources
219

Recasting a Lifes Story
84
Walk the Walk Dont Just Talk the Talk
89
Acknowledgments
229
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Alan Deutschman is a senior writer at Fast Company and the author of two previous books, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.

Bibliographic information