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A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive.

Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?

In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey show how our individual beliefs - along with the collective mindsets in our organizations - combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us.

This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

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Made me want to read it in print

There were many great stories and examples throughout this book that made it enjoyable to listen to. But ultimately, it’s a book about how to change yourself at work and may be best experienced by reading on the page with pen in hand to take notes, answer questions about yourself related to the subject their discussing. I actually did buy the paperback book of their weight-loss related follow-up book, and found theirs such a powerful and yet easy system to identify why it’s hard for you to change and figure out ways to actually make changes happen. Really great material, possibly that everyone should be learning about around high school age!

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Constantly referencing to the bonus pdf

This book doesn’t lend itself to being transcribed to an audiobook as it references charts and tables in order to make its point. Often dancing around the point instead of leading with that and justifying using examples. It’s a shame since the content seems novel and interesting. If I had to do it again, I’d buy a cliff notes version of the book

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Should be Required Reading for humanity

Very few self-help books workshop the reader through what's required for actual transformation. This does!

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There is a bug, I couldn’t complete the book

Could you kindly fix it please and would appreciate a message from your side. Thanks for your help

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Huh?

Too academic to be of practical use. In fact, most of the time I have no idea what they are talking about. They seem smart, though which is apparently want they want everyone to think.

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love this subject

this is the first book I've listened to or even read on this incredibly fascinating subject. it was well done and perfectly presented. I binged it in 2 days and my mind started to wander in the last hour, but likely due to the heaviness of the subject and my own brain function. good thing I can go back and listen again! I've used the exercise to uncover a block and found deeper reasons, just as they talk about here. I have also used this method with a coaching client with the same incredible results. can't say enough good things.

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I tried.

I tried three different occasions to read this book. I could just not get hooked into it. I found that I had to keep re-reading sections to understand what was going on.

The content in the book seems like it should be interesting, but I just can’t get into it. :/

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Perspective-changing!

This book is a game-changer and a must read for anyone seeking to experience true and lasting life change.

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Valuable insights wrapped in A LOT of filler

There are definitely some gems in here, but the book drags at times and was a challenge to finish. Also the audiobook references the bonus pdf frequently so print it out before you start listening.

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perpetual growth

amazing, simple, meaningful. a great guide for self growth. growth that's sustainable. growth that's meaningful.

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  • 09-10-17

Transformational

it was quite hard going and feel need to listen again as alot to take on board.

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  • 11-23-20

What a surprise

It’s a simple book written by very clever people adopting a scientific method to unravel the cognitive difficulties ( our assumptions) of our behavior.
I feel very close to the compassionate approach to the anxiety and insecurity that changing a mindset can induce

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  • 12-21-20

Don't waste your time on this

Worst audible book purhased. Don't waste your time on this. The book might be more suitbake for the slow pace work which is dying these dyas. It is certaintly not appropriate for the busy schedule for most of job today.