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Publisher's Summary

What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work?

"That's not how we do it here!"

In their iconic best seller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of leading people through major changes. Now, 10 years later, they're back with another must-listen story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities.

Once upon a time, a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in Southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the harmony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and suggestions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!"

So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her troubled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innovative solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first.

Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds - a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan - before it's too late?

This book distills Kotter's decades of experience and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall and how they can rise again in the face of adversity.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Simple book on Organizations

Author does a good job of showing the impact of communication and collaboration with any organization. Light read a good book for a junior manager or employee. A good reminder to us veterans as well.

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Spot On.

Spot on with describing the challenges of an organization in rapid growth and the need to develop both exceptional Leadership and Management.

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Good book for project teams!

Message was good and the book was short! I did not care for the narrator though.

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Insightful

Thoughts are real exciting body of work that helps me In the classroom as well as professionally. Focus and enables you to understand the difference between venge ment and leadership perspectives and how they work synonymously as well as how stratified they are. I'm sure you'll enjoy it .

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Good book, bad narrator

The narrator has a hard accent. The story is lost because of that. Heavy rolling r's

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Can leadership and management skills fit together?

Learn how management and leadership principles fit together rather than compete with each other in a whimsical fun short audio book!

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WOW!!! The worst narrator ever!!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

can't think who might like this. I guess, people who like painful experiences.

What didn’t you like about Bahni Turpin and John Kotter ’s performance?

WOW!!! The worst narrator ever!!! It was like listening to foreign subtitles. The story of the book is idiotic.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

I can't seem to be able to return it.

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Change

I thought that I was at my own office, great book to use in introducing change.

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