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It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations

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Today, virtually every organization faces massive change. Unfortunately, change is extraordinarily difficult, and most attempts to initiate and sustain it fail. In It Starts with One, J. Stewart Black and Hal B Gregersen identify the core problem: changing individuals and the "mental maps" inside their heads must happen before you can change the organization. Just as ...more
Hardcover, 162 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Wharton School Publishing (first published June 12th 2002)
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Oct 19, 2009 E rated it it was amazing
An organizational change program that truly works

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught that nothing is permanent except change. But, in business, even attempts to change aren’t permanent – in fact, corporate transformations are usually either temporary or doomed at the outset. Executives order organizational shifts, assuming that their employees will institute them immediately as instructed and that fruitful transformation will thus ensue promptly. Unfortunately, that seldom happens because hu
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Rick Austin
Aug 09, 2011 Rick Austin rated it it was amazing
In the same line as Kotter's Heart of Change this book distills change down to 3 main stages - See, Move, Finish. It provides a lot of details about the barriers to change - failure to see, failure to move, and failure to finish. It was particularly interesting to understand the concept of maps that we have in our minds and how difficult it is to change those maps.

Another enlightening area was the focus upon finishing. Typical change efforts focus on the see and move part and make a unfortunate
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Leader Summaries
Aug 04, 2014 Leader Summaries rated it it was amazing
Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro Todo empieza con un paso, de Hal Gregersen y Stewart Black.
Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: innovación, innovación, desarrollo y cambio.
En el siguiente enlace tienes el resumen del libro Todo empieza con un paso, Las 3 barreras que impiden a las empresas adaptarse al cambio: Todo empieza con un paso
Tracee
Aug 07, 2008 Tracee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some refreshing tools and insights - maybe it was the book I needed at this particular tim in my life or it is really good :) I liked the model - easy to use and remember - must rea again in a few years.
Ron Felder
Apr 07, 2013 Ron Felder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It does a wonderful job of breaking down the reasons why change doesn't happen in organizations and provides some suggested tools and techniques for ensuring the change happens. I'm looking forward to using the tools and techniques for my own change leadership needs.
Marianne Mullen
Apr 26, 2016 Marianne Mullen rated it liked it
Read for my masters course. I liked the principles of it but found it hard to read sometimes with it's style.
Amber Burris
Apr 05, 2012 Amber Burris rated it it was amazing
A very interesting perspective - focuses on change at the individual level and why it's so important.
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Jan 02, 2014 Leslie rated it liked it
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This book was a bit dry. I really enjoy leadership books but this one did not catch my attention like i expected it to.
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