Many books on “Change” are highly theoretical; whereas Lior Arussy’s latest book, Next is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change – Building a Business that Thrives into the Future asserts that change is highly personal. Whether you are leading changes within your organization, dealing with personal changes, or being subjected to changes either professionally or personally, you can identify with and understand Arussy’s five steps to embracing (and succeeding in) that change.
I was immediately hooked on the book with Bill Taylor’s introduction (He’s the co-founder of Fast Company Magazine) and proceeded to inhale Part One (why change is so problematic), Part Two (the five-step method) and Part Three (specific techniques to approach change from a place of strength and flexibility). FYI – Part Three is my favorite part, but it won’t make sense without the context of Parts One and Two, so don’t skip over it.
Be advised: Next to Now is not a one-time read. You’ll want to put this book right beside John Kotter’s “Leading Change” and pull it down whenever you are facing challenges, changes, or just need some reinforcement that you are on the path to success.
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator. She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 20 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.