The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change

The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change

by Tricia Emerson


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The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change by Tricia Emerson

Change is hard, but learning more about it doesn't have to be boring.The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change helps you get smart on change management without the pain. It addresses framing your change, leadership, resistance, culture, communication and more. Flip it open to any page and you'll find powerful, concise, and easy advice from battle-tested practitioners.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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781562867485
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Trish Emerson has spent her career managing organizational change. Her passion is helping enhance the value of her clients’ most important asset—their people. Trish so loves her chosen field that she launched her own firm, Emerson Human Capital Consulting (EHC). Since 2001, EHC has provided organizations with creative solutions that bring tangible results. She resides in Alameda, California.
Mary Stewart loves to talk about change. A former Big Five change management consultant, Mary now considers herself a writer and communicator. She has found her groove helping Emerson Human Capital reach out to clients and the consulting industry. She helps craft messages to clients, maintains EHC's branding and image, and supports the communication line of business. Mary loves her work, but her true passions are raising her three children, finding and feeding two elusive cats, and spending time with her big, extended family in Oak Park, Illinois.

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vaelee More than 1 year ago
This book is written by the founder of the consulting firm I work for - but I'm not at all biased :-) At Emerson Human Capital Consulting, we pride ourselves on being unique in the marketplace - we're the largest firm to focus solely on Change Management, we're diverse, we're creative - in short, we're different from alot of the "suits" out there BUT we bring mad skills to our engagements and blow the competition out of the water. I share this because I think you'll find this to be true of Trish & Mary's book, too. It's visibly different in format and design, and that is on purpose. The unique design is intended to allow any user - newbie or professional - to digest "bites" of useful information about change, in the order and at the time needed. We've had great feedback that this makes the information much more USEABLE than in other books - these "bites" are instantly applicable to answer that question or solve that problem that you're facing in your change effort. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoy applying these principles to our work!