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Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

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Yo creo que este libro me va a ayudar mucho en mi viaje como héroe. Me enseñó muchas cosas que me van a ayudar en la vida. Este libro habla sobre cambiar en un grupo, muchas veces estamos con personas alrededor. Este libro fue escrito como una fábula de un grupo de pingüinos, que actuaban exactamente igual que los humanos. Así que puedo comparar las situaciones y ser empático con lo que los pingüinos pasaron. Aprendí ocho pasos que me ayudaran a hacer cambios en grupos. Como dije, casi siempre estamos con personas, así que saber cambiar con ellos me puede ayudar mucho. Este libro me enseñó que no importa que tan grande es el grupo, siempre se puede cambiar. No es fácil cambiar, y van a haber personas que van a tratar de pararte. Los pingüinos cambiaron la colonia. Yo se que esto no es cierto, pero está basado en historias verdaderas, que pusieron en práctica los ocho pasos. Al principio las personas tal vez te ven como loco o tonto. Pero hay que seguir con el plan y trabajar duro. Esto me va a ayudar mucho en mi vida. Aunque el problema sea pequeño o grande, lidiar con personas es lo mismo. Lo puedes usar en muchos tipos de situaciones. Our Iceberg is Melting is a powerful illustration of Kotter's Eight Step Process of Successful Change outlined in his book Leading Change: Empower others to act. Remove as many barriers as possible so that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so.

Develop the change, vision and strategy. Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter’s pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you’ll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small.Now cross your arms the other way, so that whatever arm you normally cross on top is now under your other arm. How do you feel? Awkward? Most people only ever cross their arms one way - in fact, according to "The Definitive Book of Body Language", 90% cross the left arm over the right. I know that change is inevitable and that people are more often than not resistant to change, hence the need for change management. This little book sets out to make it a bit easier to relate to, and to highlight the importance of change and the pitfalls of change management. It also attempts to discuss the dangers of not changing in a dynamic environment. I got out of there just in time. Another couple of weeks and I'd have been dressing up as Fred the visionary penguin, baking under the soul-destroying glare of the fluorescent lights of the Sequoia room in the South San Francisco Embassy Suites. And believe me, I have paid my dues as far as abusive corporate training sessions are concerned: Create a sense of urgency. Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately.

Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. I'm not sure what to say about this book. We were given copies of this book by our management team at work in connection with a pending divisional restructure. I think the book was intended to help us adapt to change but I don't really see a parallel between the fabricated and factually flawed fable of penguins on a melting iceberg and what we are facing at work. Articulate the connections between the new behaviors and organizational success, making sure they continue until they become strong enough to replace old habits. Hold on to the new ways of behaving, and make sure they succeed, until they become strong enough to replace old traditions. If you are fond of penguins (I am) and are interested in the difficulties of change management and how it can be successfully managed, this short audiobook containing an amusing fable has a lot to offer. To be sure, fables are generally contrived and this book certainly is contrived in a way that reality is more complex, but all the same this is an enjoyable fable in large part because even though the agenda of the authors is obvious it is not unappealing. There is a certain degree of tolerance that people often have in thinking about chance as it applies to animals (like mice wondering about who moved their cheese) that they do not have when it comes to thinking about change that others want to push on them. To be sure, successfully handling change, including the fable's desire to push for a massive change in cultural lifestyle for the penguins, is not an easy task, but in the case of the fable, there is a genuine threat, while in the case of a lot of change there is a lot less of a case to be made and a great deal less finesse in how the change is managed.Press harder after the first successes. Your increasing credibility can improve systems, structures and policies. Be relentless with initiating change after change until the vision is a reality. Yo le doy 4 estrellas a este libro, me gusto mucho. Trata sobre una comunidad de pingüinos que su glaciar se estaba derritiendo. Todo lo que tuvieron que pasar para sobrevivir ese reto, y todos los paso que tuvieron que lograr para ser exitosos. Este libro fue escrito como un fábula, así que te entretiene al mismo tipo que se aprende. Este es un libro fácil de leer. A note for those in US board rooms and leadership committees who initiate cruel and unusual punishment by forcing others to share in your literary high wierdness:

A good book about change management narrated in a very simplistic language and in the method of storytelling. The book helps businesses and communities move from old to new territories to cope with their own environment. The main theme of the book is how change can be very difficult and it should be worked out with good planning and team effort. The 8 phases of change management according to Kottler are: I enjoy business books in general, but among my favorites are the "story"-based books, such "The One-Minute Manager", "Who Moved My Cheese", "Inside the Magic Kingdom", "The Go-Giver", "It's Not About You", and others. These books take complex and sometimes fear-inducing subjects (like change) and present them in friendly ways to help readers understand how they can deal with them in their business and personal lives. Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story about doing well under the stress and uncertainty of rapid change. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter, it can help you and your colleagues thrive during tough times.Press harder and faster after the first successes. Be relentless with irritating change after change until the vision is a reality Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter's pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you'll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small.

That being said, we can proceed as if the tenants of the story are factually based and there is a population of Emperor Penguins who have always lived on the same iceberg and never migrate. Now that iceberg is "melting" (actually, the threat of breaking apart at fault lines would pose the more imminent threat) and the penguins need to agree first on what is happening and then on a course of action. With offices in Seattle, Boston, and London and team members located across the US and Europe, Kotter's consulting and leadership development offerings identify and build leadership potential throughout an organization, in turn creating a movement capable of sustaining results in an ever-changing world. Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality.Whether you work in a business or the business of life, everyone from CEOs to high school students can gain from what they take from this story.” Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony.

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