Our Iceberg is Melting, by John Kotter is about, as the author says, changing and succeeding under any conditions told in the form of a fable about penguins. One penguin realizes that the iceberg they are living on is melting and will soon break apart, so he uses an eight step process to help the penguins stick together as a colony and remain safe.

The Eight-Step Process of Successful Change

    Create a sense of urgency. Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately.
    Pull together the guiding team. Make sure there is a powerful group guiding the change—one with leadership skills, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills, and a sense of urgency.
    Decide what to do. Develop the change of vision and strategy. Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make the future a reality.
    Make it happen. Communicate for understanding and buy-in. Make sure as many others as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.
    Empower others to act. Remove as many barriers as possible so that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so.
    Produce short-term wins. Create some visible, unambiguous success as soon as possible.
    Don’t let up. Press harder and faster after the first successes. Be relentless with initiating change after change until the vision is a reality. 
    Make it stick. Create a new culture. Hold on to the new ways of behaving and make sure they succeed until they become strong enough to replace old traditions.


         Because the author brought his message out through a tale, it was very enjoyable and easy to read. Considering the depth of the material covered it was clear, to the point, and presented in a fun way. 
         This book really opened my eyes to working with others and also changed my own way of succeeding. I was able to adapt several tactics explored in the book to my own life. I feel like I am achieving my own goals more efficiently as a result.

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