7. Our Iceberg is Melting (John Kotter)


Our Iceberg is Melting is a fable written by one of my favorite change management experts, John Kotter (author of Leading Change).  This story brings the steps of change management to life through storytelling.  It describes a penguin colony whose iceberg is melting.  It describes the courage of one penguin who needs to convince the other members of the colony that change was needed and to pull together a team to create their vision of the future.  It speaks of the importance of conquering obstacles and communicating change which empowers the group through early successes and short-term wins.  While I prefer reading the model from Leading Change, this is a memorable fable that reinforces Kotter’s change management steps.


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