August 1, 2008
Staff Picks: The Change Cycle
It's chapters are clear, very user friendly and the book explains how different people might experience change at different levels. They do this by including exercises and giving help by showing different scenarios to help comprehend "six predictable and sequential stages of change": Loss - Doubt - Discomfort - Discovery - Understanding & Integration.
What's really nice is that they focus different chapters to explain these stages. It's also based on their experiences with companies to help anyone at various levels in change at an organization. The authors are co-creators of the Change Cycle Series - which house such clients as Nestle, the CIA, Homeland Security, GM, AARP, Disney and Sony.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.