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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (321 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John P. Kotter Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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John Kotter's international best seller Leading Change struck a powerful chord with legions of managers everywhere. It acknowledged the cynicism, pain, and fear they faced in implementing large-scale change - but also armed them with an eight-step plan of action for leaping boldly forward in a turbulent world.

Now, Kotter and co-author Dan S. Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through compelling, real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior?

Based on interviews within over 100 organizations in the midst of large-scale change, The Heart of Change delivers the simple yet provocative answer to this question, forever altering the way organizations and individuals approach change. While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, Kotter and Cohen say the key lies in making them feel differently. They introduce a new dynamic - see-feel-change - that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions.

Organized around the revolutionary eight-step change process introduced in Leading Change, this story-driven book shows how the best change leaders use not just reports or analysis, but gloves, video cameras, airplanes, office design, and other concrete elements to impel people toward positive action. The authors reveal how this appeal to the heart - over the mind - motivates people to overcome even daunting obstacles to change and produce breathtaking results.

For individuals in every walk of life and companies in every stage of change, this compact, no-nonsense book captures the heart - and the how - of successful change. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Sims | 1/25/2014

    " Great book for those looking to implement change and have it last. Some common sense that seems to always be overlooked by management. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelesy Hanes | 12/13/2013

    " A great book about how to manage change in the workplace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 12/10/2013

    " I appreciated Kotter's use of examples throughout. A great follow-up to Our Iceberg is Melting. Where Iceberg engages the reader by illustrating the principles through a fable, HOC puts some meat on the bones, but remains equally helpful through use of short cases illustrating each of the eight steps. I also appreciated the See-Feel-Change vs. Think-Analyze-Change discussion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanya | 12/1/2013

    " it was sooo boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 11/11/2013

    " Wrapping up the book. Good book for those interested in learning how to initiate and sustain change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Warden | 9/19/2013

    " This was a good business book. A lot of good information about how to initiate change and make it stick. Not the most exciting book, but it was very informative. If you're thinking about how to make changes to a business, this is really a good book to work from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reecha | 9/16/2013

    " Very interesting approach to change management. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/15/2013

    " Thought provoking and quick and easy to move through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 9/13/2013

    " It is a business book of change management. Drags a bit (like most business books) but contains some great thoughts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Roy | 7/26/2013

    " Implementing Change "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 7/25/2013

    " Excellent resource for leading and managing change within an organization. A classic. Kotter identifies the most important to-do's for those driving the change and uses dozens of detailed examples of how they were put into action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzi | 6/26/2013

    " A good book to read when initially working in the change management field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 6/14/2013

    " Here's another good book on teaming and how to organize and implement change in a way that's successful. I like the real life examples that are given, they illustrate good points that directly work with the 8 steps given by Kotter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin Partlow | 6/4/2013

    " This book has a noteworthy plan to change an org, but it spends too much time on the anecdotal stories. Instead I would have like the author to elaborate more on his strategy rather than point to other orgs and say, "See, see they did it and it worked!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Hertz | 5/13/2013

    " Not bad for a book I had to read for class "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasanti | 9/12/2012

    " Although I read this to create an abstract for a work event, I thought it was a good book for the topic it addressed. For those of you that work with me ... this may be an appropriate book for our current events. And then there were two.... !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irfan Agustian | 7/2/2012

    " Buku terbaik kedua yang menjelaskan faktor penentu perubahan dalam sebuah organisasi. Sangat sesuai dengan situasi yang saya temui di dunia kerja. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 6/13/2012

    " Great book for executives and management consultants. Not quite applicable to me yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2012

    " Right on with my experience of significant change efforts at work. Practical examples will serve as a refresher when facing new projects/initiatives. Highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 3/14/2012

    " The best part of the book are the stories of real life experiences. The stories illustrate the theory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2012

    " Great change management ideas- not just for business. Describes what it takes to actually make lasting change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bimus | 10/12/2011

    " Not so familiar with work in the corporate world but I understand the ideas and concepts provided by the book to manage a change implementation. Well written, light and easy to handle. I read it because change has become a very important theme in these times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Hinckley | 8/14/2011

    " Good book about major change management with a good solid process. Great illustration of the eight change phases through multiple business cases per phase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Friedman | 7/15/2011

    " Good book on the 8 steps of change management "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Smith | 6/1/2011

    " very engaging book so far... quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/2/2011

    " Great for organizational behavior buffs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 3/27/2011

    " Good book about major change management with a good solid process. Great illustration of the eight change phases through multiple business cases per phase.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/3/2010

    " Good book on the 8 steps of change management "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 3/24/2010

    " Excellent resource for leading and managing change within an organization. A classic. Kotter identifies the most important to-do's for those driving the change and uses dozens of detailed examples of how they were put into action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/14/2010

    " Wrapping up the book. Good book for those interested in learning how to initiate and sustain change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/5/2009

    " Great book for executives and management consultants. Not quite applicable to me yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/1/2009

    " Right on with my experience of significant change efforts at work. Practical examples will serve as a refresher when facing new projects/initiatives. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bimus | 1/4/2009

    " Not so familiar with work in the corporate world but I understand the ideas and concepts provided by the book to manage a change implementation. Well written, light and easy to handle. I read it because change has become a very important theme in these times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelesy | 12/30/2008

    " A great book about how to manage change in the workplace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/24/2008

    " Great change management ideas- not just for business. Describes what it takes to actually make lasting change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/3/2008

    " Great book for those looking to implement change and have it last. Some common sense that seems to always be overlooked by management. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasanti | 1/4/2008

    " Although I read this to create an abstract for a work event, I thought it was a good book for the topic it addressed. For those of you that work with me ... this may be an appropriate book for our current events. And then there were two.... !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 8/2/2007

    " It is a business book of change management. Drags a bit (like most business books) but contains some great thoughts. "

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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.