Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber- Now Available for Check Out!

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Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations.

The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. A group of beautiful emperor penguins live as they have for many years. Then, one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home, and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in the story, Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo, are like people we recognize — even ourselves. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It's a story that is occurring in different forms all around us today — but the penguins handle the very real challenges a great deal better than most of us. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on pioneering work that shows how the 8 Steps produce needed change in any sort of group. It's a story that can be enjoyed by anyone while at the same time providing invaluable guidance for a world that just keeps moving faster and faster.

For more information about the book, visit Kotter's website.

This resource and many more are located in Kendall 106 and are ready to be checked out! Please call ahead to make sure they are available for your use.

Contact Information: 
Lori Fuentes
Chair of the University Staff Development Committee
Kendall 106, California State University Chico
(530) 898-6101
usdp@csuchico.edu