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This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about Based on John Kotter’s pioneering work on how to make smart change. I came across “Our Iceberg is Melting. Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions” when looking for a book on organizational change. ixty copi in June, enluat~ its rif~et on our chan.e rifor t, and th~n ord~”””- fi . Iceberg. Is Melting. C/u”‘lIi”ll and S1JCC«di”ll. Undo- Any Conliitions. John Kotter.

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Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him. The duo composed of a Harvard professor John Kotter and a global manager Holger Rathgeber probably had a frenzy of penguin movies Surfs Up, Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, Attack of the Penguins, Zombie Penguins, etc with their kids so they thought of using penguins instead of humans and seagull instead mrlting mice.

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Also, we all want to be counted. Refresh and try again. A fun and interesting fable using the meltlng of a colony of Emperor Penguins as a metaphor for how an organization can go about making a needed change. Nice and easy fable. Even if it is a small problem or the biggest problem dealing with people is the same.

Where Men Win Glory. This charming story about a meltung colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: Could you convince others of the need to change? Kotter is a consulting firm that partners with clients to achieve blockbuster results faster than leaders believed possible.

Be the first to ask a question about Our Iceberg Is Melting. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! It is a story that is occuring in different forms around us today – but the penguins handle change a great deal better than most of us. Your Brain at Work. I think the book was intended to help us adapt to change but I don’t really see a parallel between the fabricated and factually flawed fable of penguins on a melting iceberg and what we are facing at work.


Its good, its helpful, its smart. The New One Minute Manager. This is the kind of book that you might give to people who are uneducated, ignorant, and not very literate.

The fact that money was wasted in producing this book is sad enough, but that it’s actually purchased for professional development purposes is downright depressing. Most glaringly, two sets of bestselling-authors. I will try to find and read some of those and would also welcome any recommendations. But still, companies facing change bought volumes of this book and distributed to their employees hoping that this will change their mindset and behave like stupid mice.

It is hard not to like this book especially if you read only one or two books in a year. A group of penguins find themselves on ice which develops cracks.

There are a lot of these theories, practices or rules that authors of management or business books twist, rename and presto they have a new bestselling book. That being the case, then there is nothing else to be done with your staff development plans but to take the obvious plunge: How does he adapt to the styles of various senior penguins and convince them?

Item s unavailable for purchase. Rick HansonPh. But contained within the story and the characters si a powerful message about the fear of change and how to motivate people to face the future and take action.

I learned eight steps that will help me make better and more efficient changes in groups.

Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, John Kotter

Given that this species of penguin reaches meltjng age at around four years of age, mature penguins wouldn’t really have the concept of a long-term or permanent home on such a temporary structure. Fables have a deceptive ia. However, she is impatient and rude; habitually cutting off the professor and not willing to hear his lengthy explanations or theories. The characters that we meet in Our Iceberg is Melting are ‘types’ that are found in every organisation. Set the Stage 1. Aug 14, Jonathan Noble rated it it was amazing.


Al principio las personas tal vez te ven como loco o tonto. If the world saw more leadership from more people, what could change? This little book sets out to make it a bit easier to relate to, and to iceberv the importance of change and the pitfalls of change management.

Pretty sure they don’t. I wish I’d read this book years ago!

I suggest you go to the books Good grief! As well written as it is, the author is no children’s writer A Harvard Business School professor, John Kotter is one of the world’s experts and best-selling author on leadership and change. Nov 14, Adrian Luben rated it it was amazing. The use of the penguin fable allows the authors to present these steps in the context of a story that illustrates how the steps work together in enabling the penguins to make a significant change in their lives.

The main theme of the book is how change can be very difficult and it should be worked out with good planning and team effort.

Our iceberg is melting What if you were the only one who realized this?

Ich fand den Schreibstil unheimlich toll und auch, iceherg der Autor dieses doch komplexe Thema auf diese wundervolle Art an den Leser bringt.

This will help me a lot in my life. Why Smart Executives Fail. We all enjoy being recognized for our achievements. It’s packed with many hidden examples and it’s easy to remember them, when you need it most.