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CHAPTER 60

Change Mastery, Simplified

Chris Hoffman

Introduction: The Need

Try an experiment. Take a deep breath and look at your watch to see how long you can hold your breath. For most people it’s somewhere between 45 and 90 seconds; few can hold their breath longer than a couple of minutes.

As I tell my management students when they start gasping for air, this is how long you can survive without change.

Mysteriously, we can’t live without change. Because we human beings want to understand life, we have been trying to understand change for a long time. The oldest book on the planet (about 3,000 years old) is the Chinese Book of Changes (I Ching). Facilitating change is also at the heart of organization development work. So we have professional ...

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