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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.

©2009 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2016 Tantor

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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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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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  • John
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  • 07-31-18

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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Great, pragmatic, tactical

it's an excellent blue print for change, well written and helpful for helping in the change journey

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Best book I've ever read in this personal realm

Amazingly insightful and deceptively simple. This book will help you unlock stubborn internal patterns and grow your capacity in the first sense of the word.

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Great Book!

Worth listening multiple times. But "Senge" is mispronounced. A minor but vexing problem. Hope it gets fixed.

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could have been a long article

this book was way too long, it was very repetitive and could have honestly been one long article

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Transformational

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

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