"Through the author's creative and strategic use of storytelling, Managing at the Speed of Change paints a compelling picture: The biggest, most expensive thing that can derail success is resistance to change in all its forms, from arrogance and complacency to fear or ignorance. As an authority on change management, Conner writes a wonderful prescription, providing relief not just in the race for business but on a personal level, too."-Bob Nardelli, chairman, president, and CEO, The Home Depot "While many of the concepts in this book's first publication have now become classic, they are every bit as relevant and impactful, especially to an organization for whom change is an imperative."-Howard Pien, chairman and CEO, Chiron Corporation "Managing at the Speed of Change provides essential working knowledge for anyone leading or implementing major change. I have been using this material since it was first published, and it is as valuable today as it was then. Daryl Conner's insights are timeless and enduring."-Valerie Norton, executive director, organizational development, Merck and Company, Inc. "It is refreshing to finally read a book that contains simple, clear, actionable concepts and ideas that deal with change management and can be used by all levels of management who face today's staggering business realities. I found Mr. Conner's book to be educational, thought-provoking, insightful, and stimulating. He recognizes 'the need for speed.' "-Lloyd H. Dean, president and CEO, Catholic Healthcare West
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"If you′re initiating major change, prepare yourself by taking two aspirin, read Darly′s book, and get plenty of rest" Craig E. Weatherup, Chairman and CEO, Pepsi–Cola North America Finally, an indispensable source for anyone – from mid–level managers through to top–level executives – who needs to implement business decisions on time and within budget. In today′s ever–fluctuating world, it′s not enough to recognize that you and the way you do business need to change. You must know how to make changes quickly, effectively and economically or you are bound to fail. Everywhere today you hear the concern of those trying to adapt to the rapid flux created by an uncertain economy, ever–changing market demands, and the threat of international competition. Businesses worry that they can′t keep up, and every day another corporation falls prey to the myth that the status quo still works. Daryl Conner, president and founder of the consulting firm Organizational Development Resources, Inc. (ODR), is the world′s number one expert on change management. Conner has taken his twenty years of change management experience and written a ground–breaking guide on resilient, successful change. His system focuses on how to change rather than what to change. Business people at all levels now face the major challenge of initiating company–wide reorganization plans, responding quickly to competition, establishing new products and markets, and adapting themselves smoothly to fluctuations in the economy.