Change! The word evokes feelings of trepidation and fear in the hearts of many. And the reason isn't far-fetched: change always alters and upends everything in its path. While everyone knows that change changes things, many don't know that change itself is governed by just a few unchanging principles. This book takes the mystery--and the fear and trepidation--out of change by unveiling those principles. Crucially also, this book explains the practice of change--revealing the small subset of actions leaders have to take to successfully implement change.
Implementing change is where the proverbial rubber meets the road; it's the part of the change process that gives us the most jitters because of the plethora of unexpected events--crises, failures, loss of critical assets, etc.--that often pop up. This book includes a section that is novel in concept: one that links crises and other unexpected events--the pitfalls and progeny of change--to change itself. By showing leaders how to manage these unexpected events, this book addresses the fear that often prevents people from changing. If you want to make the transition from being always at the mercy of change to being in the driver's seat of change, this book is for you!