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Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail

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This classic, newly updated, is an indispensable source for anyone-from mid-level managers to CEOs-who must execute key business initiatives quickly and effectively. Once groundbreaking and now time-honored, Managing at the Speed of Change has helped countless business leaders learn how to orchestrate transitions vital to their organizations' success. Rather than focusing ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 19th 1993 by Random House
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David Shechtman
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great material. A little choppy to read.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is a book that hung around in my Kindle FOREVER. IT was not a great book. It was one that I picked up on a whim because it was either free or something like $0.99. If it was $0.99 I would say that I overpaid. Do not pay for this book. There is really nothing worth paying for in it. Get it for free somehow or just don't read it and move onto some other better books on the topic.
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Great read about how to manage change at large institutions. Even though the book was written a while back, all the lessons still apply. Good for managers/leaders.
Sujata Sahni
Because you cannot see the sun, you assume it won't hurt you. But like the sun, change can burn you even when you do not see it.

Our lives are most effective and efficient when we are moving at a speed that allows us to appropriately assimilate the changes we face. If the rate is optimum, we can easily assimilate the transition in our lives however if we get overwhelmed whether the life change is negative or positive, then there is an opportunity to be gripped by the beast. That is wh
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is something of a classic - Conner originated the concept of the "burning platform" as motivation for change and this is where it happened. The book is well-organized, makes sense, and does a good job of supporting its contentions. It's not a dynamic read - but it covers its subject matter competiently and thoroughly.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Both a general introduction to the concept and a very practical "how-to" guide for the practice of organizational change. Highly recommended if organizational change is an interest or a requirement for your work.
Jeff Vankooten
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early book on resilience. The speed of change on the outside must match our internal ability to keep up with it if we are to manage effectively.
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A bit dated (what he talks about happening has happened. Too slow to get to the point. Difficult to digest.
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