The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel Or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change

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Three Rivers Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
A Powerful Look at Corporate Change and Why Mergers, Reorganizations, and Transformations Succeed or Fail

“[One of the] best business books of 2001 . . . [a] useful and intelligent tool for coping with the inevitable metamorphoses of business (and life).” —Miami Herald

“Provocative imagery . . . useful questions for managers to ask themselves.” —Harvard Business Review

“The Change Monster not only talks intelligently about the social dynamics and emotions of people [in change efforts], it does so with wisdom, insight, and practicality.”—Daniel Leemon, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Charles Schwab Corporation

“A practitioner's primer on revitalization that puts you in the shoes of some who have failed and others who have succeeded. In doing so, Jeanie Daniel Duck graphically delivers her main message to management: Learn to master the emotions and obsessions of those who stand in the way of change, including your own, and once you do, you have your hands on a miraculous engine for change.” —Michael Useem, professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Leadership Moment and Leading Up

“Duck is an acute and empathetic observer of the changes erupting in the workplace from the convulsive nature of corporate evolution. . . . Jeanie Duck's terrific book is a . . . useful and intelligent tool for coping with the inevitable metamorphoses of business (and life). Sensitive but tough, Duck's compassionate wisdom is street smart without a trace of glibness.” —Miami Herald
 

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Contents

The Need to Think
3
A
15
Demoralization and Denial When What
39
THE MONSTER AWAKES
89
Is Everybody Ready? When Emotions Become
123
Moving
133
PART FOUR
149
Broadening the Involvement Building Bench
167
Keep Talking Formal and Informal Networks
185
PART FIVE
195
The Leaders Behavior The Importance
207
Getting People
217
PART
251
Acknowledgments
277
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About the author (2001)

Jeanie Daniel Duck is senior vice president of The Boston Consulting Group and a leader in its organizational practice. She has worked with companies around the globe on major change efforts. Her article in the Harvard Business Review, “Managing Change: The Art of Balancing,” has been a bestselling reprint used by many companies in executive education programs and many business schools as required reading. She is not only an expert in change management but also an artist--with a master's degree in sculpture--and has a keen sense for what makes people tick.


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