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The Little Black Book of Change: The 7 fundamental shifts for change management that delivers

ISBN: 978-1-119-20931-7
152 pages
August 2016, Capstone
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Your go-to-guide to delivering effective and transformative change that lasts

All too often, change efforts fail to deliver on their promise. However it is possible to turn an organization around quickly to create a new future — one where people think and behave differently and deliver extraordinary results together. Whether you are the chairman, a board director or an aspiring senior executive, The Little Black Book of Change provides a practical, concise and insightful guide to understanding your organization and inventing something extraordinary. It is not about ‘run of the mill' change programmes. It is about delivering extraordinary results — something that is not at all predictable. It will be your insight into creating significant shifts in the way people think and behave which can be applied in any area you wish; from improving service levels to cost reductions, innovation or increasing market share.

  • Demystifies organisational transformation in 7 practical steps
  • Based on real business case studies
  • Grounded and accessible, rather than purely from theoretical models or processes
  • The authors have 25 years' experience of implementing and facilitating transformations change
  • Visit http://www.littleblackbookofchange.com/
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Table of Contents

A note from the authors vii

Introduction 1

Shift 1: Letting go of the past 15

Shift 2: Developing breakthrough ambition 27

Shift 3: Creating a bold new vision of the future 39

Shift 4: Engaging the players in the bold new future 57

Shift 5: Cut ting through the DNA 75

Shift 6: Keeping the organization future-focused 93

Shift 7: Gaining energy from setbacks 109

Summary 127

Final thoughts 137

About the authors 139

Acknowledgements 141

The extraordinary people club... 143

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Reviews

“This book is a useful behavioural prompt for change leaders – hammering home the practices needed to enable change” (People Management, March 2016)

“The authors’ decades of experience resonate through the writing” (Project, March 2016)

“Short, sharp and filled with loads of useful information. Just like a little black book should be.“ (HR Network Scotland, March 2016)

“There’s much wisdom in these short chapters” (PQ Magazine, June 2016)

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Press Release

January 11, 2016
The Little Black Book of Change: The 7 fundamental shifts for change management that delivers

According to the Harvard Business Review, change management, as a recognized discipline, has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools and training, most studies show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects.

A new book, The Little Black Book of Change, aims to demystify organizational transformation and show business leaders and managers how it is possible to turn an organization around quickly to create a new future – one where people think and behave differently and deliver results together. Based on the authors’ 25 years of experience implementing and facilitating transformational change with senior executive and middle management teams, the book offers a practical, concise and insightful guide to change management, based on real business case studies, underpinned by practical theory. 

The book outlines 7 practical steps that will enable business leaders and managers tasked with delivering organizational change to create significant shifts in their organization and achieve specific objectives, from improving service levels to cost reductions, innovation or increasing market share. Known as ‘The Magnificent Seven’ these are:

  1. Letting go of the past
  1. Developing breakthrough ambition
  2. Creating a bold new vision of the future
  3. Engaging the players in the bold new future
  4. Cutting through the DNA
  5. Keeping the organization future-focused
  6. Gaining energy from setbacks
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