This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about Based on John Kotter’s pioneering work on how to make smart change. I came across “Our Iceberg is Melting. Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions” when looking for a book on organizational change. ixty copi in June, enluat~ its rif~et on our chan.e rifor t, and th~n ord~”””- fi . Iceberg. Is Melting. C/u”‘lIi”ll and S1JCC«di”ll. Undo- Any Conliitions. John Kotter.

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The point of this exercise is that there are many behaviors that people exhibit implicitly, without conscious awareness.


I just ask myself how much domination can we expect from an executive class that tries to instill loyalty by humiliating employees through kofter them to attend motivational offsite meetings based on this kind of drivel.

The illustrations help in explaining the 8 principles that help in bringing about change, using The shy, unassuming Fred is worried.

He is co-founder of Kotter International, a change management an John P. Emperor Penguins are already nomadic; migrating up to kotyer each year to breed.

Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, John Kotter

As a side note, I iohn not appreciate the misuse of the word emlting in this story. The characters in this fable are like people we recognise, even ourselves. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kotter invites the reader to imagine how others are A group of penguins find themselves on ice which develops icebsrg. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles.

I just have to read this as a required reading for our company project and to put myself immediately into a raring-to-change mode.

Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. This also expands your skills as a leader in a group.


Ich fand den Schreibstil unheimlich toll und auch, wie der Autor dieses doch kceberg Thema auf diese wundervolle Art an den Leser bringt.

This was a great book, I really learned from it! They were skeptical of a nomadic life but when tried there was more food, prosperous environments and more resources. As quoted on the etymology dictionary website, “Skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.

I don’t lose much sleep over such theories. Organizational Man, then consider taking this advice from ootter band called Tool: Finally, do penguins actually live on icebergs? As to whether this book will actu For such a short book this was a surprisingly tedious read. If a person in your organization does not ‘get the message’ the first time — then how is another simpleton leadership book about Willy the Sloth or Timmy the Train going to convince them otherwise?

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The best thing about Kotter’s book was that it was short and easy to read but that was also its downfall. En cualquier tipo de grupo.

And believe me, I have paid my dues as far as abusive corporate training sessions are concerned: What would you do if you found metling the community you live in and had been lived in by your ancestors for years was suddenly going to be non-existant? The focus of this book is leading change, and is cieberg on John Kotter’s “8 Steps to Leading Change” originally outlined in his book “Leading Change”.

Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him. What if you had to implode all that you have known? Kotter is a consulting firm that partners with clients to achieve blockbuster results faster than leaders believed possible. I think this book is for everyone. When you ks from experience, most likely, you are able to do a better job when it comes to putting in practice.

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Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

She was a fear-monger who sold the concepts of imminent danger and immediate threat to scare people into action.

Yet another work read and this one sticks in my mind. Alice also mounted a propaganda campaign and quickly moved to shut down dissension in the ranks. Cute little fable about penguins who are facing environmental changes and how only by changing themselves they can keep their colony alive.

The idea that adults cannot speak plainly about conflicts or issues is just insulting. 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. Books by John P. 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.

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It’s not that I think the corporate wannabe overlords are benign. On the surface they read like the stories of our childhood employing simple vocabulary kohter describe everyday contexts to which we can all relate. 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.

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.