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Our iceberg is melting : changing and succeeding under any conditions

Author: John P Kotter; Holger Rathgeber
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st St. Martin's Press edView all editions and formats
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In this business management fable, one penguin notices something problem that could become a big problem for the whole colony, but the other penguins don't want to listen, so he must convince and enlist the help of others to get something done.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fictional Works
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Kotter; Holger Rathgeber
ISBN: 031236198X 9780312361983 0312368526 9780312368524
OCLC Number: 70061086
Description: x, 147 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Welcome --
Our iceberg will never melt --
The iceberg is melting and might break apart soon!! --
What do I do now? --
Problem? What problem? --
I cannot do the job alone --
The seagull --
Getting the message out --
Good news, bad news --
The scouts --
The second wave --
The most remarkable change --
Changing and succeeding --
The eight step process of successful change --
The role of thinking and feeling.
Responsibility: by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber ; with artwork by Peter Mueller.
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In this business management fable, one penguin notices something problem that could become a big problem for the whole colony, but the other penguins don't want to listen, so he must convince and enlist the help of others to get something done.

"Our Iceberg is Melting "is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help many people and organizations. The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home--and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in the story, Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo, are like people we recognize--even ourselves. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action; seemingly intractable obstacles; and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It is a story that is occurring in different forms all around us today--but the penguins handle the very real challenges a great deal better than most of us. "Our Iceberg is Melting" is based on pioneering work that shows how Eight Steps produce needed change in any sort of group. It is a story that can be enjoyed by anyone, while at the same time providing invaluable guidance for a world that just keeps moving faster and faster. -- Book jacket.

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