Book Summary: “Change or Die” by Alan Deutschman. Subtitled The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, the book asks the question. Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn’t, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matter. In this excerpt from the introduction to his new book, Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, Alan Deutschman.

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Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life

After a few troubled days, it occurred to me that I belonged to that one out of ten. What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think, feel, and act?

If you do these three things, you can change the toughest of bad habits. If that’s not enough to call into question the whole work, the entirety of his evidence is anecdotal. Here change leaders must articulate and celebrate successes — and foster curiosity and dialogue to assess the change effort and refocus the plan for optimal efficacy. Change or Die is a short book about a simple idea. In the s psychologists at Johns Hopkins University began to study what forms of psychotherapy worked, and hundreds of studies have followed up on this work.

Jan 28, Paula rated it liked it. The EAR to change concept is powerful! Every month I would write about yet another person who had managed to create profound change within a company or particular business. In fact, the odds are nine to one that, when faced with the dire need to change, we won’t. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do.


Buy the selected items together This item: Deutschman outlines his three key points for change, and spends the entire book bringing in real-life examples of how they have been applied. Sometimes it can be from being surrounded an environment that continually encourages that undesired I find the topic of Change fascinating. But you must be purposeful in your approach, your attitude, and your activities.

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman

Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will ddeutschman be published. Take the case of a cardiac patient just after a bypass: This isn’t true at all, it may be challenging but change is possible. Knowing these grim statistics, doctors tell their patients: Deutschman selects his evidence to support his thesis and not the other way around, haphazardly at that, emphasizing the relevance of certain details and dismissing others that don’t offer an easy persuasive boost.

Much of the time, change comes naturally to us. For example, chapter on “Changing a Loved One” just summarized Bill Gates’ relationship with his mother, and really failed to give any practical deuyschman The book, while interesting, wasn’t very instructive.

The paradox holds that big changes are easier than small ones. Talk about a book title that grabs your attention! Can that really be true? If so, then what was the secret sauce in these different recipes? Then we need to learn from them.


To ask other wlan questions about Change or Dieplease sign up. Deutschman also discusses how convicts at Delaney House change into productive citizens and how Toyota took over a GM factory and made it effective. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It was s technology! I was one of those people who repeatedly struggled and failed to change my personal life for many years—even though in my professional life I was expected to know a lot about the subject. Nor do the people who run the criminal justice system. You form a new, emotional relationship with a person or community that inspires and sustains hope. The information it contains is quite revealing and simple.

Cbange, he offers three factors for genuine change and case studies illustrating these lessons. No wonder most Cbange Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside so quickly.

They know that assembly workers struggle against the power of their bosses. I need to stop listening to business books in stints. Jul 26, Ted Trembinski rated it it was ok Shelves: Cbange hope, new skills, and new thinking. The Ornish heart patients, Delancey ex-convicts, and Nummi autoworkers are classic examples of the psychology of change.

Kotter has hit on a crucial insight. Workers and managers battled incessantly. The Way of the Superior Man: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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