The huge international bestseller: a simple fable with profound lessons for working and living in an ever changing world. Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, John Kotter On the surface, Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story of a colony of. a mult of the book and m)”.harin& it with a few P”Iceberg. Is Melting. C/u”‘lIi”ll and S1JCC«di”ll. Undo- Any Conliitions. John Kotter.

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Decide What to Do 3. And believe me, I have paid my dues as kelting as abusive corporate training sessions are concerned: He is co-founder of Kotter International, a change management and strategy execution firm that helps organizations engage employees in a movement to drive change and reach sustainable results.

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

It is making a difference for us. Quality Circles, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen. This fabulous fable is powerful because it icebdrg real-life ideas on how to convince different types of people. Hardcoverpages. People who don’t work in the corporate world often succumb to the temptation to believe in wild conspiracy theories about plans iceberrg world domination by evil corporate overlords.

As a side note, I did not appreciate the misuse of the word “skeptical” in this story. I wish I’d read this book years ago! For example, a leadership team seeks to reinforce their message by putting up rah rah posters everywhere.

If there are a number of elementary school level books that discuss change, then is change actually possible when there is no shortage of newly published reflux in this genre?

The two con kottwr just added some details that are obviously included in the steps because everybody facing changes can think about them.

Mar 31, Jim Johnson rated it did not like it. Create a new culture. Open Preview See a Problem? The best thing about Kotter’s book was that it was short and easy to read but that was also its downfall. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Every day for a week 20 penguins came up with new slogans and put them on ice posters scattered around the iceberg. When one curious bird discovers problem signs in the iceberg, few penguins want to listen to him. But contained within the story and the characters is a powerful message about the fear of change and how to motivate people to face the future and take pur. The situations and reactions to the iceberg melting are clear, identifiable, and are easy to meltinh to the personal experiences.

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

And if you are pressed for time, turn to the last chapter of the penguin book for the 8 vital steps of realizing change and growth in an organization. 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 th 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.

Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality. Create some visible, unambiguous successes as soon as possible. They are fine the way things are and don’t want to change.

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The tale “is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles” quotes from dust jacket. Das Buch bekommt von mir 4 Sterne. I do not need to use “penguin language” to address serious issues. All in all I found reading it a bit dull, even if the icebeerg are sound. We all need to work and provide for our family or to our future. pp


Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Next season the scouts found a better and larger iceberg with richer fishing grounds! Winter was only two months away. Admit it, this is what US corporate culture has become, because this is where your leadership took them. Holger Rathgeber spent his early professional career in Asia. It helps you guide yourself through the change.

Our Iceberg Is Melting

jkhn Kotter invites the reader to imagine how others are relating to the same situation and how meltign responses may create tension in groups. To explain, a crack in an iceberg forms a canal which leads to air bubbles called caves. They need to stop killing trees for these kinds of books, even if they are used in ‘board rooms and leadership committees’.

Mar 24, Daniel rated it liked it. As to whether this book will actually change the way people react to change… well, the verdict is still out on that. These books take complex and sometimes fear-inducing subjects like change and present them in friendly ways to help readers under A fun and interesting fable using the story of a colony of Emperor Penguins as a metaphor for how an organization can go about making a needed change.

The Scouts had succeeded in creating a short-term win. I came across “Our Iceberg is Melting.