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Fall 2017 Book Club

Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing & Succeeding Under Any Circumstances

by John Kotter & Holger Rathgeber

Book Cover: Our Iceberg is MeltingBook Club Brown Bag Lunch Presentation & Discussion
Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 18th - 11:30a - 1p (Add to GCal)
Location:  Walter Library, room 101
Facilitated by:  Sonya Sustacek, Project Manager/Business Analyst, OIT
"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 Eight 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."
 
Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the book and its themes, facilitated by Sonya Sustacek, of the Office of Information Technology.  We will have some snacks and beverages, but please feel free to bring your lunch with you as well!  Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly and send out a questionnaire prior to the event for discussion topics.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  For suggestions on where to purchase a copy of this book, please see our Fall 2016 Book Club Communication.  

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