This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Managing Transitions provides step-by-step strategies for reaching goals and minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change....
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture....
John Kotter, the world's foremost expert on business leadership, distills 25 years of experience into Leading Change....
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again....
Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives....
The potential to attract money and create abundant wealth doesn't reside in your job, your circumstances, or even the economy. It resides within you....
Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one - stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion....
In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive....
Don't let your company kill you....
Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment....
Dr. Brown defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves....
Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face....
There's a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities....
In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who...
In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring....
While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret....
In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact....
With the release of Theory U almost 10 years ago, Otto Scharmer set in motion a revolution in thought....
Transitions takes listeners step-by-step through the three perilous stages of any life passage, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced. Offering an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap for successfully navigating change and moving into a hopeful future, the process is ever relevant and applicable today. Among the subjects covered:
Endings. Every transition begins with one. Too often we misunderstand them, confuse them with finality: "That's it, all over, finished!" Yet how we recognize endings is key to how we can begin anew.
The Neutral Zone. The second hurdle of transitions: a seemingly unproductive "time-out" when we feel disconnected from people and things in the past and emotionally unconnected to the present. Yet the neutral zone is really a time of reorientation. How can we make the most of it?
The New Beginning. In transitions, we come to beginnings only at the end, when we launch new activities. To make a successful new beginning requires more than simply persevering. It requires an understanding of external signs and inner signals that point the way to the future.
From the most trusted voice on transition, I can see why this was a National Bestseller. This empowering audio offers strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in life - and don't we all have those! This is a great audio to give to anyone you know who is going through uncertainty and change.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Transitions to be better than the print version?
Who was your favorite character and why?
What three words best describe Sean Pratt’s performance?
What did you learn from Transitions that you would use in your daily life?
Don't rush the period between and ending and a new beginning. Accept the chaos and ambivalence as part of the process.
Any additional comments?
A worthwhile listen.
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Society is so lacking of transition rituals, in modern times. This book gives much to consider.
Great writings by Dr. Bridges on the difference and interplay of transitions and change. It is a great mix of story and teachings.
Where does Transitions rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This book ranks in the top 10 best books I've read/listened to regarding self assessment. I am writing this review after listening to it for the 2nd time.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Transitions?
Too many to choose, listen to the book for yourself as so many points are speaking to the core.
Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
What insight do you think you’ll apply from Transitions?
To not dwell on the endings of anything but instead to be optimistic of the new beginning that end has bought me. I've always known that since my early 20's but keeping it as an active thought in mind is the challenge. As I get older, I think it's sticking more.
Any additional comments?
This book is a classic for a reason. It articulates what is difficult to describe: what it means to be a growing and changing human being.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I was disappointed with this book because I thought it would have more material related to transitions of various kinds. It seemed to be geared toward marriages and other personal relationships.
Has Transitions turned you off from other books in this genre?
Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Pratt’s performances?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
No, it had no redeeming qualities for me.
If you going through a transition in your life, feeling unclear on directions, have had many life changes, this is the right book for that time.
If you could sum up Transitions in three words, what would they be?
Clear, useful, at times rambling on
If you’ve listened to books by William Bridges before, how does this one compare?
Only listened to this one
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The clear differentiation between the process of change which is external and transition which is an internal process was very useful. Also the notion that these two processes necessarily do not happen at the same time will help to be aware when working towards creating change, as for change to be successful transition is also required. The book speaks about personal issues in life but to me the principal the book discusses applies to organisations as well. The practical questions it offers when looking at change is also quite useful:<br/><br/>“… 1- What are the indications that your work life is in transition? change is only change, transition is more inwardly, moving from one chapter to the next. 2- what is the developmental context of this work life transition? put in words the personal and career issues. What title you can give to this transition? what is the title of the next chapter? 3- Imagine that you are really old, 90. Look back and see yourself now. Then you will know what was going on now. You may also know how they may turned out if you had taken a different path from that vantage point look and identify of the timing of change and the sign. What feeling you have with your situation now?”
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, only found it useful
Any additional comments?
I recommend the book to anyone who is going through a change/transition in life. It helps get a better rational understanding of the process of change in life and therefore deal with it more efficiently.