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Download Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions Audiobook (Unabridged)

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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 Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Our Iceberg is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning Eight Steps work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations.

The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. When one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home, no one listens to him. The characters in the story, Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo, are like people we recognize, even ourselves. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It's a story that is occurring in different forms all around us today, but the penguins handle the very real challenges a great deal better than most of us.

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  • 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 P. Kotter, world-renowned expert on leadership, is the author of many books, including Leading Change, Our Iceberg is Melting, and The Heart of Change. He is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard. He is co-founder of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders develop the skills to lead change. He and his wife Nancy live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 

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 seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.