Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book.

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath| Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (2010) is about how to bring about change in an organization. Its main focus is changing behavior by appealing to the rational and emotional sides of people's psyches. To generate change, authors Chip and Dan Heath believe a leader must connect with both sides, the rational and the emotional. This is because sometimes, one side can work against the other and sabotage successful change. The rational side tends to analyze possibilities for change so much that it becomes unable to act - so change never occurs. The emotional side is ready, or even eager, to act on change, but it can act compulsively and without focus. This means that changes based solely on emotion are likely to fail. To bring about real change, a leader must stimulate the emotional side of a group's psyche to get the process of change underway, then harness its rational side to give this change a concerted direction....

This companion to Switch includes:

  • Overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways
  • And much more!

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presentation=dry ; analysis=clear & sufficient

the presentation was somewhat dry. This is however to be expected from a book focusing on analysis and review. the analysis and review was both clear and sufficient. I got the most valuable points from the original book at a fraction of the price and time.

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Good Summary

This was easy to listen to .. and it did a great job with key points and take aways.

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  • Mr
  • 09-08-18

Good blaggers guide.

A concise, clear and well laid-out introduction that will allow you to convince anyone who meet that you have in fact read the book.

Narrator was a touch robotic for my taste.

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  • Aaron Chilcott
  • 11-15-17

This is not the book, this is an analysis of it.

I didn't notice when I saw this that it was an analysis of the book and not the book itself. My mistake. The analysis is fairly dry and honestly I don't think it provides any value. I imagine the book itself is where the value is.

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  • E. Stamatakis
  • 05-30-17

Nothing special

This is a rather predictable and generic mini handbook on how to facilitate change. I found its main premises rather obvious.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-19

A waste of time and money

Very lacklustre and very little information.
This description offers very little in the way of useful constructive information about a book.
I still do not know whether to seek out this text. I may just have to rely on Google I was hoping for a little more insight