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Publisher's Summary

Why do as many as 75% of change initiatives fail?

We live in an era where constant change is the norm rather than the exception. Given globalization, increased competition, and constant technological turnover, no organization can run in place: change is not optional. However, the sad fact is that the vast majority of change efforts fail. As authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon argue, they do not fail for a lack of trying or leadership. Chances are you have led or been part of a failed change. But why did it fail and how can the next change be successfully implemented?

In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail - and how that failure can be avoided. They argue that change - real change - means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.

In Leading Successful Change, they share the two tenets for making successful change; how to create a scene that will provide a vision of the future; the 8 Levers of Change, a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changes; and how winning companies - from IKEA to a hospital near you - are successfully implementing change.

Change is not optional and it is difficult - but it is also not impossible. Shea and Solomon present a thorough, well-researched explanation of how to make change work.

Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career.

©2013 Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"... a must-use guide for anyone who is faced with leading others to a future that is better than today. …The audiobook to listen to if you are a leader who genuinely cares about people and your organization’s success.”—(Annie McKee, PhD, author of Management: A Focus on Leaders and coauthor of Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership)

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  • 19-01-2014

Excellent book narrated brilliantly by Dana Hickox

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The basic message of the book, like most powerful insights, is actually quite simple. Shea and Solomon emphasize that, in order to realize successful change, new practices must be encouraged and supported institutionally in very specific ways. Hickox's intelligent, nuanced narration makes each of the multiple examples and business stories clear and thought provoking. I hope for more from the same team.

Has Leading Successful Change turned you off from other books in this genre?

Reading Successful Change has made me think more deeply than I ever have about making a difference in my profession.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dana Hickox?

Dana Hickox is an outstanding narrator.

Any additional comments?

This audio book is a must for all professionals facing change...and who isn't?

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