William Bridges is an internationally known speaker, author, and consultant who advises individuals and organizations in how to deal productively with change. His ten books include an expanded third edition of his best-seller, Managing Transitions (2009), and the updated second edition of Transitions (2004), which together have sold over one million copies. Before that he published The Way of Transition (2000), a partly autobiographical study of coming to terms with profound changes in his own life and transforming them into times of self-renewal. He published Creating You & Co., a handbook for creating a work-life that capitalizes on today's frequent and disruptive changes, and the ground-breaking Jobshift.
For three decades, he has guided thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations through the maze of the transitions that accompany change. He focuses on the Transition, or psychological reorientation, people must go through to come to terms with changes in their lives. His three-phase model of Endings, Neutral Zone and New Beginnings is widely known. The professional seminars that he launched in 1988 have now certified more than 5,000 managers, trainers and consultants worldwide to conduct Transition Management programs. His later work has focused on bringing the principles of Transition Management into the non-profit world. He has been a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and corporate meetings in the United States and abroad.
Educated originally in the humanities at Harvard, Columbia, and Brown Universities, he was (until his own career change in 1974) a professor of American Literature at Mills College, Oakland, CA. He is a past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. The Wall Street Journal listed him as one of the top ten independent executive development presenters in America.More info →
Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable weather expert, NoNo; and a passel of school-age penguins, if he is to save the colony.
Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. Our Iceberg is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound—a treat for virtually any reader.
This is the most complete change methodology we have foundanywhere."
-- Pete Fox, General Manager, Corporate Accounts, Microsoft US
In these turbulent times, competent change leadership is a mostcoveted leadership skill, and savvy change consultants are becomingtrusted participants at the board table. For both leaders andconsultants, knowing how to navigate the complexities oforganization transformation is fast becoming the key to asuccessful career. This second edition of the author?s landmarkbook is the king of all ?how-to? books on change. It provides astrategic overview of the author?s proven change processmethodology, as well as pragmatic guidance and tools for each keystep in a complex transformational change process. The ChangeLeader?s Roadmap is the most comprehensive guide available forbuilding transformational change strategy and designing andimplementing successful transformation.
- Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profitglobal organizations.
- Outlines every key step in a transformational changeprocess
- Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments thatyou can immediately apply to all types of change efforts
- Includes updated information on a wealth of topics includingthe critical path tasks and how to use the CLR to change minds andcultures
- The new edition also includes new activities, methods forbuilding change capability, guiding principles for change, andadvice for leading the human dynamics in change and creating anorganizational vision.
This book is specifically written for leaders, project managers,OD practitioners, change practitioners, and consultants seekinggreater change results.More info →
This is a core textbook for all courses in change management. It examines all of the key theories on organizational change and applies them to organizational settings to demonstrate how strategies can be devised and employed to help manage organizational change and the issues it precipitates. Taking quite a practical approach, students are helped to apply theory to real-world scenarios through the use of experiential learning and cases.More info →