Made to Stick ) address motivating employees, family members, and ourselves in their analysis of why we too often fear change. Ch"/>

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Chip Heath, Author, Dan Heath, Author . Broadway $26 (305p) ISBN 978-0-385-52875-7

The Heath brothers (coauthors of Made to Stick ) address motivating employees, family members, and ourselves in their analysis of why we too often fear change. Change is not inherently frightening, but our ability to alter our habits can be complicated by the disjunction between our rational and irrational minds: the self that wants to be swimsuit-season ready and the self that acquiesces to another slice of cake anyway. The trick is to find the balance between our powerful drives and our reason. The authors' lessons are backed up by anecdotes that deal with such things as new methods used to reform abusive parents, the revitalization of a dying South Dakota town, and the rebranding of megastore Target. Through these lively examples, the Heaths speak energetically and encouragingly on how to modify our behaviors and businesses. This clever discussion is an entertaining and educational must-read for executives and for ordinary citizens looking to get out of a rut. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 01/04/2010
Release date: 02/01/2010
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