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

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William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2009 - Business & Economics - 143 pages
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By the bestselling author of The One Minute Manager, a business parable that teaches organizations to cope successfully with 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.

So, Who or what is killing change? That's what you'll find out in this delightful whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective named Agent who's investigating the murder of yet another Change. One by one, Agent interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Urgency; an executive named 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 solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization.

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About the author (2009)

Ken Blanchard is the Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the co-author of The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans and many other international bestsellers. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages. John Britt has more than twenty years of experience improving business outcomes in the health-care industry. Judd Hoekstra is the co-author of Leading at a Higher Level and is one of the Ken Blanchard Companies' experts in organizational change. The co-author of Leadership and the One Minute Manager, Pat Zigarmi is a founding associate of the Ken Blanchard Companies, where she is vice president of business development.

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