Change is hard, but learning more about it doesn't have to be
boring. ASTD's newest title,
The Change Book, helps you get smart on change
management without the pain. It also happens to be one of the most
unique LOOKING books we've every published. When I first saw it I
thought of The Very Hungry Catepillar, which if you think
about it, is a book about change too.
The Change Book, addresses framing your change,
leadership, resistance, culture, communication and more. Flip it
open to any page - literally - and you'll find
powerful, concise and easy advice from battle-tested practitioners.
Authors Tricia Emerson and Mary Stewart make learning about change
fun while asking important questions and providing sage advice.
- Why aren't your communication efforts working? The book
addresses common pitfalls, like waiting too long, delivering "bad"
news and hitting people with the wrong kinds of information.
- How many people should you involve in your new effort? There's
advice on engaging the masses and there are real stories of
organizations who harnessed the power of their people.
- What should you do about those who resist? Do you have to turn
all of them into supporters? Read about finding the people in your
"sweet spot" and focusing on them.
- How will you keep people excited and engaged? The book offers
tips for getting buy-in and maintaining momentum.
Each short chapter holds a nugget of wisdom on subjects like these.
A great resource for seasoned change management professionals or
the newly initiated, The Change Book provides tips, tools and bits
of wisdom from those who have been there, helping to transform some
of the most widely recognized organizations in the country.