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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9780735286320
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The revised and updated tenth anniversary edition of the classic, beloved business fable that has changed millions of lives in organizations around the world.
 
Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story about doing well under the stress and uncertainty of rapid change. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter, it can help you and your colleagues thrive during tough times.
 
On an iceberg near the coast of Antarctica, group of beautiful emperor pen­guins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him.
 
The characters in the story—Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo—are like people you probably recognize in your own organization, including yourself. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. The penguins offer an inspiring model as we all struggle to adapt to new circumstances.
 
Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter's pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you'll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small.

This tenth anniversary edition preserves the text of the timeless story, together with new illustrations, a revised afterword, and a Q&A with the authors about the responses they've gotten over the past decade. Prepare to be both enlightened and delighted, whether you're already a fan of this classic fable or are discovering it for the first time. 


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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/20/2014

    " A fable incorporating the eight step process of successful change. Interesting but not earth-shattering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susheel | 2/18/2014

    " Kotter shares 8 simple steps for any organisation to deal with change. The use of the penguin fable to explain the principles in a basic and easy understandable format is genius. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bret | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't love the story of the penguins. I got it. I just didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philippe Guglielmetti | 2/2/2014

    " Simple, efficace, mais rien de vraiment nouveau.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 2/2/2014

    " entertaining look at organizational change. I saw Dr Kotter speak in June and found him quite humorous. His Mary Kay Ash impressions were delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaarin | 1/29/2014

    " A good companion to Who Moved My Cheese? This one is about how groups deal with change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raul | 1/23/2014

    " It has been a very interesting book, with a simple story to show how we changing and succeeding under adverse conditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis Hyam | 1/10/2014

    " Take it for what it us - a parable about change - on that level it's a great book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla Montgomery | 1/2/2014

    " Useable parable for illustrating a point. But, don't think too hard about the penguins reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caro | 1/1/2014

    " Read this for my course on change. A bit labored, but illuminates his principles clearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hafiz Ripangi | 1/1/2014

    " relaxing, easy to read to understand, same time take you through the whole concept of change mgmt. wunderbar! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie-marie | 12/27/2013

    " Good for human resource ppl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 12/24/2013

    " Book about leadership. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Santhosh Kumar Srinivasan | 12/22/2013

    " I hate self-help books. However, the story on this book was interesting and one could very much relate it with their real life. Worth reading, I should say! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Grant | 12/18/2013

    " An optional-read book on change management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/20/2013

    " Great change management strategies presented in the form of a fable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora Harley | 6/3/2013

    " Cute parable! Relatable read for anyone who has worked on a project or has routinely worked with groups to achieve change. Also, this book could be read aloud to older children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim Al-Zain | 5/5/2013

    " A wonderful fable that really demonstrates how most corporate organizations operate, and teaches ways to overcome this struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/18/2012

    " This is a very quick read with many illustrations. While the author is from the Harvard Business School, this book is written for many indivuals and can be applied to different situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzee Sessa | 10/13/2012

    " This book was exactly like I expected. I was told to read this by a former manager to help increase buisness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon | 11/27/2011

    " Well presented book about dealing with change and being a leader. A business book, mainly, but as with all things, can have broader raching themes in other areas of your life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie (jjmachshev) | 7/20/2011

    " Three and a half stars. Yet another work read and this one sticks in my mind. Probably as much for the entertainment value as the educational one. How to identify and work with those resistant to change (for whatever reason) without letting them, yourself, or your work get sidetracked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jaadhimalli | 6/1/2011

    " Read this sometime in 2008 after being suggested by our AE in an AMM. Talks of many leadership lessons in simple english and child-like story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/8/2011

    " Great change management strategies presented in the form of a fable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 2/14/2011

    " I highly recommend this book for anyone who has to deal with Change Management at work. The story, while told in a simplistic manner akin to a "children's book", accurately portrays key challenges and factors involved in the paradigm shift that we hope to achieve at the end of the day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bret | 2/13/2011

    " I didn't love the story of the penguins. I got it. I just didn't love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 2/9/2011

    " Useable parable for illustrating a point. But, don't think too hard about the penguins reality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 1/16/2011

    " Book on managing change. Could probably summarize the principles in 1-2 pages. The story not that engaging (unlike who moved my cheese). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/8/2011

    " Such simplistic, honest business advice. I'd recommend this book, you can read it in about twenty minutes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 8/11/2010

    " Very enjoyable read. Insight in change and why it is necessary "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nor Azzah | 7/8/2010

    " Amazing book. I love the style of the author who use Fable Story to explain heavy topic. I learn about how to lead changes when needed in your company, creatively. The steps are easy to memorize when you remember the characters in the fable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karz | 7/7/2010

    " A methodology of dealing with change telling from a nice penguin story to help for good memory. But to memorize these methodologies, it's still serious anyway -_-' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro | 5/27/2010

    " the basic steps for a succeful change, whether in your personnal of professional life! clear, simple, straight to the point, a good asset for anyone "

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About the Author

John Kotter, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, is the world’s foremost leadership and change guru. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, which have been honored globally. Dr. Kotter is the founder of Kotter International, a change leadership company that helps organizations drive large-scale transformation to achieve dramatic results today and build change capability into the cul­ture for the future.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.