Our Iceberg is Melting – Book Review

Our Iceberg is Melting is a simple fable of a colony of penguins living on a melting iceberg. The fable shows the Eight Steps needed to ensure successful organisational change with a simple story. The book is written by John Kotter, a Harvard school professor who wrote the highly respected book called Leading Change. It is a short story that can be read in an evening and highlights the key steps for successful change. Today we live in a world of melting icebergs, where things that we previously thought in our business and lives as solid are rapidly melting away. This book, through a fable, shows the Eight Steps in action which will assist you to change to a more solid foundation.

Our Iceberg is Melting

The eight steps are:
1.     Create a sense of urgency
2.     Pull together a guiding team
3.     Develop the change by vision and strategy
4.     Communicate for understanding and buy-in
5.     Empower others to act
6.     Produce short-term wins
7.     Don’t let up
8.     Create a new culture