Our friend and colleague, Bob Whipple, the Trust Ambassador and CEO of Leadergrow, has written an important new book, Trust in Transition: Navigating Organizational Change. Here’s a review of it I posted on Amazon.com:
“Priceless and Practical. Don’t embark upon an organizational change effort before reading this book.
Bob Whipple, the Trust Ambassador, has written an important book. During my years leading organizations in extreme transitions, I wish I had had Bob’s book with me. Transitions, such as mergers, often fail or operate sub-optimally due to cultural issues, frequently because the parties involved lack trust in one another.
Bob outlines steps leaders can take when embarking upon organizational change to mitigate the risks and avoid the pitfalls. Especially useful are his Figures and Tables, illustrating clearly the barriers to navigating transitions effectively, the bridges to overcome the barriers, a pre-change checklist, a due diligence checklist on culture, and, note this one especially, a rating scale for evaluating corporate culture. The Key Points of the book are summarized neatly in a short Appendix. The book closes with a Readiness Evaluation you can take to determine if you are really ready and well prepared to undertake a merger or major organizational change.” –Bob Vanourek
Bob Vanourek is co-author of (with his son, Gregg Vanourek) Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, a winner of the International Book Awards.