Who Killed Change?
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 ChangeUser 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 ChangeUser Review - David Fhu - Goodreads
It is simple, yet wonderful book that describe the standard corporate world. Everyone wanted something to change, but not to their discomfort. Going through some investigation, everyone are guilty in ... Read full review
Scene of the Crime
Reflections on Urgency and Vision
Reflections on Plan Budget
Super Cops and Stakeholders
The Autopsy Report
About the Authors