Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

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Who Killed Change?

Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.

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Overview

Who Killed Change?

Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.

Who or What Is Killing Change?

That's what you'll find out in this witty whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective, Agent Mike McNally, who's investigating the murder of yet another change. One by one, Agent McNally interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Victoria Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Ernest Urgency; an executive named Clair Communication, whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible; and several other dubious characters.

The suspects are sure to sound familiar and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent McNally solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization.A step-by-step guide at the back of the book shows you how to apply the story's lessons to the real world. Key questions help you evaluate the health of your organization's change initiatives, and you'll learn best practices for enabling and sustaining the desired change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061778933
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 158,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Blanchard is the coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and fifty other books, including the New York Times business bestsellers Gung Ho! and Raving Fans. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages. He is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service global management training and development company that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979.

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

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    Another Blanchard Classic

    This is a classic Blanchard book that uses narrative to attempt to explain organizational change. Blanchard's story this time is about a detective who must find out who was responsible for Change's demise. The gems of wisdom of this book are found within the detective's interrogation of such likely suspects as Victoria Vision or Clair Communication. This would be an excellent book for discussion for organizations who find themselves on the brink of organizational change.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    A must read for any organization!

    A quick read as usual, fun, interesting and very useful in any organization. Change happens all the time and this book clearly defines all the necessary components to implement change with success!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Very informative book

    This book provide useful information and stragies that a manager or supervisor can really use to accompany any change within their business or department.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2009

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    See what Forbes.com says about this great book!

    "The central topic of the book, change management, has been written about many times before. What makes this book stand out is its unorthodox style of presentation and the way it brings out the intricacies involved in organizational change in an easy but engaging manner."

    This book should be read by ALL LEVELS in an organization going through change!

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