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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Praise for Original Edition. The situations and reactions to the iceberg melting are clear, identifiable, and are easy to relate to the personal experiences. At the meeting, Fred removed the top half of the structure to show the big cave and explain its disastrous impact.

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

The penguins changed a whole colony. How to identify and work with those resistant to change for whatever reason without letting them, yourself, or your work get sidetracked. Their narrative structure lulls our adult brain into a false sense of security, disabling the rational analytical faculties that usually protect our cherished world view.

A change in feelings can lead to a significant change in behavior.

Our Iceberg Is Melting

Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately. The only downside of the book is that it requires a certain bit of honesty on your part, while you are reading it.

The idea that adults cannot speak plainly about conflicts or issues is just insulting. Yet another work read and this one sticks in my mind. During the squid hunt the penguins learned to work together well. Communicate for Understanding and Buy In Make sure as many others as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.


Kootter in all I found reading it a bit dull, even if the principles are sound. Quality Circles, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen. As a side note, I did not appreciate the misuse of the word “skeptical” in this story.

He is the author of eleven award-winning titles and frequently gives speeches and seminars icbeerg Harvard and around the world.

I then suggest any number of Kotter’s books in the Harvard Business Essential series Make it Happen 4. See more book details 02 January We aren’t responsible for their content. You will like this book if you are working in a corporation that believes in continuous improvement driven by the desire to be the best leader and world-class. One of the Leadership Council members, NoNo, stated: The two con men just added some details that are obviously included in the steps because everybody facing changes can think about them.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? Create some visible, unambiguous successes as soon as possible. Just like same idea but two different set characters, different milieus perhaps. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Our Iceberg Is Melting. Now that iceberg is “melting” actually, the threat of breaking apart at fault lines would pose the more imminent threat and the penguins need to agree first on what is happening and then on a course of action.

I don’t know if I should feel more, or less, secure as a result. Do executives actually think this stuff is effective? Louis retired and Alice took his place as Head Penguin.

Our Iceberg is Melting

I think the book was intended to help us adapt to change but I don’t really see a parallel between the fabricated and factually flawed fable of penguins on a melting iceberg and what we are facing at work.

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All the things that they had to go through to overcome this challenge, and all the steps that they went through to succeed. Also, we all want to be counted.

Das Buch bekommt von mir 4 Sterne. 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 the colony.

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May 08, David rated it did not like it Shelves: If a person in your organization does not ‘get the message’ the first time — then how is another simpleton leadership book about Willy the Sloth or Timmy the Train going to convince them otherwise?

This quote caught my attention because Koter realized that we don’t change by the data, but from what we have learned by experiences that had an impact on us.

This is a book that will help me in many ways in my hero’s journey.

The book accurately “types” people in a creative way, and subtly offers real tips for persuading large groups of people. One leader suggested they form a committee to analyse the situation; another urged them to keep it a secret until they worked out a solution. I don’t lose much sleep over such theories.

A simple tale, with hidden depth, outlining what is required to lead effective change. Hold on to the new ways of behaving, and make sure they succeed, until they become strong enough to replace old traditions.

Fred was a curious and observant bird.