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A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive.
Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us.
This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.
Preface and Acknowledgments
Uncovering a Hidden Dynamic in the Challenge of Change
Reconceiving the Challenge of Change
Uncovering the Immunity to Change
"We Never Had a Language for It": Engaging the Emotional Life of the Organization
Overcoming the Immunity to Change in Organizations, Individuals, and Teams
Overcoming the Groupwide Immunity to Change: A Collective Approach
David Doesn't Delegate Overcoming an Individual's Immunity to Change
Cathy Can't Contain Herself: Overcoming an Individual's Immunity to Change
The Case of Nascent Pharmaceuticals: Overcoming Individual Immunities to Help a Team Succeed
Over to You: Diagnosing and Overcoming Immunities in Yourself and Your Organization
Unlocking Potential Three Necessary Ingredients
Diagnosing Your Own Immunity to Change
Overcoming Your Immunity to Change
Surfacing Your Collective Immunity to Change
Conclusion: Growing Your Own, How to Lead So People Develop
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9781422117361 ISBN-10: 1422117367 Series: Leadership for the Common Good Audience:
Number Of Pages: 368 Published: 13th January 2009 Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.8
Weight (kg): 0.7