New Eyes offers leading edge thinking about leadership and change.
The ideas are fresh, challenging and grounded in reality.
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Organizational change guru Daryl Conner has recently blogged about “The Dirty Little Secret.” The secret is that some 75% of organizational change attempts fail. I think a big reason they fail may involve looking at Change with old eyes. Eyes that see change too narrowly–as a linear, sequential process. Our experiences as people living in organizations demonstrate that organizational change is neither linear or sequential. This book suggests that to master change, we need to see it with new eyes. The authors contributing to New Eyes approach change in a unique and holistic way, surrounding change with new mufti-disciplinary perspectives and suggest that organizational change can be more knowable, more manageable–when looked upon with New Eyes. If you are a change consultant or manager trying to cope with change, buy this book. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on positive deviance, big data, and performance–but they are all worth a look.
This book, obviously written by knowledgeable Change Managers, is filled with the wisdom we find in experience and reminds me, once again of the importance of community. Whether giving steps to improve an Organizational Change implementation or sharing an anecdote about how OCM is evolving, this group of people have shared their rich experiences and perceptive insights in a thoughtful and thorough manner. Much like a conversation with a trusted mentor, this book reads well for veteran and new Change Agents alike. Whether you are wrestling with challenges from the people or the technical side of change, New Eyes provides new insight and a renewed understanding of the critical elements for success in this field.
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