Friday, Mar 10 2017 8:30AM to 11:00AM
1431 W Morehead St
Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange
Friday, March 10th, 2017
New Location: Technekes, 1431 W Morehead St, Charlotte, 28208
8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or register below.
Book: Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter
In every facet of life, change is king. But learning to cope with changing situations requires forethought, planning, and cooperation. Our Iceberg Is Melting spins a global warming fable about Antarctic penguins to delineate strategies that any corporate community can use to survive and thrive in a changing business environment. With eight succinct, easy-to-apply steps, author John Kotter sets out the actions most essential to enacting your company's response to evolving conditions. Cool rules for swimming to safe waters.
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 NoNo the weather expert; and a passle 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 discussion will facilitated by Teresa Burton, Ally Bank.
As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!
During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions for 2017, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!