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 pen-guins 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 pioneer-ing 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.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall—And Can Rise Again
Posted June 2, 2016, 1:00 PM with category of Innovation & Creativity
John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber take us out into the desert of Africa to teach us some valuable lessons about leadership and change.
NEW RELEASES: Business Books to Watch in June
Posted June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM with category of Publishing Industry
Looking for something new to read? These are just some of the books we have our eyes on in June, in order of publication date.
NEW RELEASES: That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall—And Can Rise Again
Posted May 31, 2016, 9:00 AM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
Renowned author John Kotter has a new book out, along with some special bonus material if you pre-order before June 7.
NEWS & OPINION: "The Modern Era's Second Worst Promulgator of Intelligence Reduction"
Posted March 21, 2008, 3:00 PM with category of Publishing Industry
The following is my letter to the editors of Fast Company Magazine on Elizabeth Spiers recent column in their publication. You can read Spiers column here. Kate wrote about it earlier in the week, and I couldn't let it pass either.
NEWS & OPINION: What is it about fables?
Posted July 17, 2007, 9:18 PM with category of Publishing Industry
The New York Times interviewed John Kotter yesterday and reported on his business fable Our Iceberg Is Melting. These numbers set the stage:
Since its release last September, "Iceberg" has sold some 224,000 copies in hardcover (Leading Change [his prior book] has sold more than a million copies in 10 years), and been translated into 10 languages, with 10 more foreign editions in the works.
When I reported on the Publisher Weekly best-seller numbers, Our Iceberg Is Melting was the surprise on the list.