Book Review: The Acrobatics of Change

Book Review: The Acrobatics of Change
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First Published: Mon, Nov 03 2008. 12 34 PM IST

The book gives good advice on managing change
The book gives good advice on managing change
Updated: Mon, Nov 03 2008. 12 34 PM IST
Had the author had his way he would have made the words trapeze and pirouette a permanent fixture in change management manuals. Combining grace and mastery that comes from dedicated practice, Moid Siddiqui outlines a simple approach towards managing creative change. He challenges accepted norms by using homespun wisdom from modified folk tales, scriptures and quotations.
And the coup so to speak, is to have a sick public sector company that turned around its fortunes, documented as a case study by the one who authored that very change – RH Khwaja.
The book gives good advice on managing change
The chapter on ‘Walking the tightrope- change stories’ brings out effectively how in very adverse situations, leading companies have used their own people to emerge from the ‘valley of death’. Rejigging roles, creating greater bonding opportunity and forging partnerships brought “change without pain”.
Here is a book not just for the library book shelf but one with nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to change management in companies, in personal lives and at the work place.
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First Published: Mon, Nov 03 2008. 12 34 PM IST