ABOUT THE 7 KEYS TO CHANGE
Research by McKinsey & Company and IBM Global Business Services says that 50% to 60% of companies fail to achieve some to all of their goals and objectives, with as many as 20% failing completely.
The divorce rate among first time marrieds continues to hover around 50% increasing to 60%+ among those marrying two times or more.
Is there correlation in these numbers?
This is no coincidence; these and other statistics describing our personal and professional lives demonstrate a strong correlation between failures in one leading to failure in the other.
“The 7 Keys to Change” teaches both the individual and the manager what they need to do to improve their efforts to manage change in their personal and professional lives.”
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ABOUT WILLIAM MATTHIES
His latest book is The 7 Keys to Change
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I absolutely adored the premise of this book. The author recognizes and maintains that there are countless books out there about the issue of change and how to survive change. I can’t even count how many of these kinds of books I have read over the years. And quite often, it is an author giving you a step-by-step approach that is practically guaranteed to win. However, this book is not quite like that. Yes, there are steps to follow, but he is more concerned with learning to react to change in a better fashion. Change will happen, but change does not mean that you have to stop living.
I appreciated the author’s case studies, the debunking of myths, and his fresh perspective on change. I was pleased to only see one chart in the middle of the book. And it was a simple, functional chart that made perfect sense. To hear someone with his experience say some of the things he did concerning our personal lives and being a team player meant the world. I had heard practically every myth he mentioned, and I never worked in the business world!
I do wish he had given a little more concrete help in certain areas, but that is merely my opinion. I also felt some of the information was a little too humanistic for my tastes, but again, that is just me. I tend to look at things on a spiritual level, and the author did not even mention that particular part of the process.
One of the greatest strengths of this book, in my opinion, is its logical arrangement and index. I don’t recommend sitting down and reading the book in one setting. Check out the index, and determine where you need to begin. Or if you prefer, check out the table of contents. If you can’t find what you are looking for, also check his appendix in the back with his bibliography. You are sure to find that which you seek.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.