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Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

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Who Killed Change?

Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.

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Hardcover, 143 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 2009)
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مادرم مدیره، برای همین هر چند وقت یه بار یکی از این جور کتابا رو هدیه می گیره و می ذاره یه جای خونه :دی منم بعضی وقتا از زور بیکاری - یا حوصله نداشتن برای خوندن امتحان عربی فردا :| - میرم یکی شو بر می دارم می خونم :-"

وقتی بازش کردم، بعد از خوندن یه چهار پنج خط از وسطش قیافه م این : :/ شکلی شده بود و مدام فکر می کردم چه لوس :-" ولی به شکل باور نکردنی ای مجبور شدم از اول باز کنم و بخونمش. زود هم تموم شد...

داستان یه کارآگاهه، که بعد از گزارش مرگ « تغییر » میره و از عوامل سازمانی درگیر این موضوع با
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Kim
May 01, 2012 Kim rated it 2 of 5 stars
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This book is told in a mystery story format; which one of many organizational characters killed the Change initiative? It was too juvenile for my taste. The only redeeming part, for me, was the last chapter - Helping Change Thrive in Your Organization, where he provides best practices and questions to ask to help develop an action plan for change that stands a chance of succeeding.
Oleg Kagan
No one expects business fables to have much literary merit, still, even a short didactic story should be entertaining. Who Killed Change? is a clever spin on the business fable genre, it presents the story as a mystery where noir-style detective Agent McNally must discover who killed "Change". While the message in the book doesn't have anything obviously wrong with it, the story is pitiful, even for the genre.

Aside the fact that Who Killed Change? is completely predictable (surprise: Everyone di
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Sidhartha Barik
I have always loved Ken’s work. His style to personify the traits and values has really a deep impact on reader’s mind.

Who killed Change? is a story of a murder of a person named “Change” in an organization. Detective, Agent McNally lists out some 13 suspects and interviews them one after another. Its there when he discovered dreadful facts about the organization, which very easily can be from any other organization.

Spoiler alert: At last we find Change was murdered by a slow poison and Detecti
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David Fhu
It is simple, yet wonderful book that describe the standard corporate world. Everyone wanted something to change, but not to their discomfort. Going through some investigation, everyone are guilty in some way that killed Changes.

It reminded all of us that changes is needed, and discomfort is necessary in order to lead a better situation.
Dallas
Simple reading, the author tried to be creative by turning core principles into a person. For example Mr. Sponshorhip, or Mrs Budget. What I got out of this book is core principles of management change.
Jesse
This was a great, entertaining way, to discuss the insertion of “Change” into a work place. The author, using wit and anecdote, gives the reader a great insight as to how someone can integrate change and what things might “kill” change.
A quick good read.
Windy
The company I use to work for would give out books to be read before the next annual review. At the time the company had just been through a big merger. They assisgned this book, and I really liked the lightness of it. It wasn't really like reading a "self-help" book. But it was very relavent to me at the time. I read the book on my plane ride while traveling. I think I might read it again. I'll let you know
Asmaa Umara
Book is getting you to realize the most important aspects that helps in leading people through change in a story mode, explaining how would each aspect affects people and the success of communicating, applying and earning from change.

Interesting book, light and easy.
Sandeep Pareek
It's not that easy to pen down 'Change' as a character. Big Fan of Ken Blanchard.
A true visualization of what happens in a corporate in an entirely unique way, even if they tend to accept change.
Lene
You get to rethink the process of the changes you have been a part of - and understand why things maybe didn't work out the way they were ment to.
Michael Flanagan
A fantastic take on a difficult subject. Came away with a fresh new look on change, change management and the forces at play against change.
Deb
A bit of a disappointment in delivery, although the conclusion that the entire enterprise is ultimately involved in successful change, has merit.
Detelina
It's quite unusual spot for book of that kind but I must admit that the advices at the end will be very helpful in every organisation.
Michael
culture
commitment
sponsorship
change leadership team
communication
urgency
vision
plan
budget
trainer
incentive
perf mgt
accountability
Jennifer
interesting, somewhat predictable, valid points and tips for management. Wonder how I can slip this to the leadership within my agency?
Anita Lobo
Interesting approach to illustrating what helps / derails change. Useful read if you're leading/ managing change.
Braxton Lewis
A very quick read; about an hour and a half. Interesting way to write about leadership issues in a story format.
Debbie Mcdonald
Cute. A little cheesy, as expected. But cute. Good catalyst for discussions on changes in organization.
Mohdalshawan alshawan
The book discovered who killed change ،it's the Job of the leader to create chang
Maroooo
it's a book that presents a simple way to understand change management
Khalid Khan
This book killed the loose change iny pocket.
Marcy
For all those afraid of change...read this.
Petunia Thulo
I love Blanchard's writing style...
Amy
This is a great book. It is written like a mystery novel and shows readers their impact on change processes. This was an awesome and very quick read!
Radim Blazek
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Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the coauthor of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works have been translated into more than 27 languages and in 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

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