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Who Killed Change?
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Who Killed Change?

For Executives and Change Agents
Ensure success with high-involvement planning and implementation.
Leading People Through Change
will show you how.

Praise for Who Killed Change?
"A most unique way of looking at change. What the world needs now is change that works."

Spencer Johnson, M.D. author of
Who Moved My Cheese? and
Peaks and Valleys

"Managing change is not easy. It requires commitment, strong leadership, and a willingness to work through resistance. It also helps to have a sense of humor and a game plan. Who Killed Change? provides both."

Betsy Myers, former executive director of Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and COO for the Barack Obama campaign

"A clever whodunit filled with great insights. Who Killed Change? is a quick read—you can finish it on a two-hour plane ride—but the lessons will stick with you long after that."

John Assaraf, author of
The Answer and featured expert
in “The Secret”

Who Killed Change? by Ken Blanchard, John Britt, Pat Zigarmi, and Judd Hoekstra

By Ken Blanchard, John Britt, Pat Zigarmi, and Judd Hoekstra

About the Book

Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.

Who or What Is Killing Change?

That's what you'll find out in this witty whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective, Agent Mike McNally, who's investigating the murder of yet another change. One by one, Agent McNally interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Victoria Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Ernest Urgency; an executive named Clair Communication, whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible; and several other dubious characters.

The suspects are sure to sound familiar and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent McNally solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization. A step-by-step guide at the back of the book shows you how to apply the story's lessons to the real world. Key questions help you evaluate the health of your organization's change initiatives, and you'll learn best practices for enabling and sustaining the desired change.


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Author Information
Keynote Speaking Opportunities
Ken Blanchard and Pat Zigarmi are available for keynote speaking engagements for all types of management-related events including Corporate Gatherings and Celebrations, Association Conferences, Sales Meetings, Industry Conferences, and Executive Retreats.
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KEN BLANCHARD is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He lives in San Diego, CA. More details

JOHN BRITT has more than 20 years of experience improving business outcomes in the health-care industry.

PAT ZIGARMI is the co-author of Leadership and The One Minute Manager and a founding associate of the Ken Blanchard Companies, where she is vice president of business development. More details

JUDD HOEKSTRA is the co-author of Leading at a Higher Level and is one of
the Ken Blanchard Companies' experts in organizational change.

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212 207-7466.

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