Make Change Work: Staying Nimble, Relevant, and Engaged in a World of Constant Change [NOOK Book]

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"I could rename this book, How Tulips, Dodo Birds and Coyotes Changed the Way I Think About Change. Interested now? You should be. This is the most fascinating, practical book about dealing with change I've ever read."
LARRY WINGET, television personality and bestselling author of Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity

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Overview

Praise for Make Change Work

"I could rename this book, How Tulips, Dodo Birds and Coyotes Changed the Way I Think About Change. Interested now? You should be. This is the most fascinating, practical book about dealing with change I've ever read."
LARRY WINGET, television personality and bestselling author of Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity

"Make Change Work is the best book I have read on the real inner-workings of change. It could have easily been called The Future Belongs to the Coyote. Pennington does a great job of equating the emotional side of change with the pragmatic, 'let's get it done' side."
GARY NELON, Chairman and CEO, First Texas Bancorp, Inc.

"Randy Pennington has written an extraordinary book about change (and leadership, culture, execution, and more). You will use the ideas in it the second you put it down. Randy is the best business writer I know. This book will significantly impact and improve the way you do business."
JOE CALLOWAY, author of Be the Best at What Matters Most

"Make Change Work lays a simple path from the strategy to the tactics of change. Randy teaches leaders to attack change not as a process to be managed but as a way of operating that delivers results."
SUSAN KELLIHER, SVP, Human Resources, Albemarle Corporation

"To make change work, we have to change the way we work. Period. Pennington takes you on a journey through not only change but also how to lead transformation."
BRIAN SOLIS, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group and author of What's the Future of Business?

"For organizations to change, the people in those organizations must change. Make Change Work provides real-world, practical strategies you can use immediately."
Chris Korst, Executive Vice President of Operations, Rent-A-Center®

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118722336
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 615,333
  • File size: 943 KB

Meet the Author

RANDY PENNINGTON is a business performance veteran, author, and expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results. His client list includes leading organizations in business, nonprofits, and government. His ideas and comments have appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Executive Excellence, and numerous professional and trade journals, and on CNN, Fox News, the BBC, and ABC radio. He is the author of Results Rule!.

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Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Part I The Realities of Change 1

Chapter 1 The New Normal 3

Chapter 2 Faster, Better, Cheaper, Friendlier 13

Chapter 3 Good Change, Bad Change 21

Chapter 4 Dodos and Coyotes: Only the Nimble Survive 33

Part II Becoming a Change Leader: The Tactical

Side of Change 41

Chapter 5 What Change Leaders Do 43

Chapter 6 Buy-In: Where Change Legends Are Made 51

Chapter 7 Go First 59

Chapter 8 Change Change 67

Chapter 9 Generate Creative Tension 75

Chapter 10 Connect with People Where They Are 85

Chapter 11 Involve Early and Often 95

Chapter 12 Use Resistance as Your Friend 103

Part III Change Challenges 113

Chapter 13 When Change Isn’t a Choice 115

Chapter 14 Change Your Culture and Change Your Results 125

Chapter 15 Stop Spineating 135

Part IV The Wrap-Up 143

Chapter 16 The Future and Change 145

Notes 153

About the Author 157

Index 159

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    This is the book supervisors, managers and executives should rea

    This is the book supervisors, managers and executives should read and discuss together, preferable before you start your change effort. Staying nimble and relevant in today'ss business world is no longer optional. CHANGE or die! Let Randy help you navigate the turbulent waters of change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Make Change Work is the next best thing to having a change leade

    Make Change Work is the next best thing to having a change leader like Randy Pennington sit in your office.  Concepts are easy to follow and very thought provoking.  The greatest part is that the book is not a “check list,” instead; it is one that encourages you to adapt change to your situation, providing the needed guidance. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Pure and simple, this is a book that all serious business people

    Pure and simple, this is a book that all serious business people need to read. And, they probably should buy multiple copies for their associates as well. Randy Pennington is an accomplished thought leader when it come to business and this book shows why. Engaging and practical, it won't last long on that "to-be read" pile on your nightstand. Lou Heckler, Business Keynote Speaker and Speaker Coach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Innovative. Insightful. Engaging. Actionable.  Most business boo

    Innovative. Insightful. Engaging. Actionable.  Most business books I read have one or two of those qualities -- but, Randy Pennington's new Make Change Work is an elite effort that captures all four.  His thoughts on change WILL truly change -- and enhance -- your business and career.  Buy it...read it...and make change work for YOU!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Turning chaos into productivity. If high productivity in the mid

    Turning chaos into productivity. If high productivity in the midst of great change is important, read this one now! This book doesn’t just talk about how things are changing – it will help you strategize and navigate through the challenges of change. Randy’s perspective on how to get leadership results coupled with his knowledge of change implementation is a real winner!

    Don Hutson, Speaker & Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Randy delivers practical ideas on how to truly make change work.

    Randy delivers practical ideas on how to truly make change work. The title is quite accurate. Most authors tell you how you better accept change and embrace it but few give you such applicable insights. This book will help you, your team and your organization create an advantage in this fast paced world

    Laf12.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Important Work on Change... We're entering the period of the mo

    Important Work on Change...

    We're entering the period of the most accelerated change in human history. The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs will be how to get in front of change and make it work. This is a book on how to do just that. Pennington brings solid experience working with a multitude of clients to his writing and it shows. If you are ready to become a change leader - read this book.

    -RG

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    Posted July 15, 2013

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