Posted by: Adrian Colston | June 30, 2010

Our iceberg is melting John Kotter

This will be a short review! ‘Our iceberg is melting – changing and succeeding under any condition‘ is a short book  by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber which summaries the leadership / change theories of John Kotter which I have reviewed elsewhere on this blog in Leading Change.

In this book the theory is outlined as a fable involving a colony of penguins living on an iceberg which begins to melt and therefore threatens their future. It incorporates Kotter’s 8 Step Process of Successful Change and shows how to outwit the ‘No-Nos’.

It is an easy short read (140 pages – c 90 minutes  –  of big text with lots of lovely penguin paintings) and we have a number of copies around our dispersed teams. All my staff who have read it have liked it and we often use the terminology and concepts now in team meetings! Get a copy and share it with your colleagues.


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