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“Parachuting Cats into Borneo”

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“Fascinating” (Paul Polman, CEO Unilever). “Indispensable” (Michael Kobori, VP Levi Strauss). “Highly recommended” (Maureen Hart, ISSP). “Prepare to change the way you think about change” (John Elkington)

Parachuting Cats into Borneo – and other lessons from the Change Café offers “a great and very accessible summary of some core change management practices — ideal for business managers and practitioners” — one of many amazon 5-star reviews

This book has also drawn praise from leaders and experts, including Unilever CEO Paul Polman, German social scientist Ortwin Renn, former African Union Commissioner Bience Gawanas, and green business guru Joel Makower, among many others.

Publisher’s Weekly called it “a shrewd and discerning look at systemic change” that was “insightful” and “particularly valuable” — both for making change happen and dealing with daily work life.

Parachuting Cats into Borneo takes its name from a historic tale about what can go wrong: about two-thirds of efforts to make the positive change in organizations and institutions end up in failure, according to studies cited in the book. Klimek and AtKisson bring over fifty years of combined experience to the table, to help readers avoid common obstacles and equip themselves for success.

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While aiming to support a positive change of all kinds, the authors build on decades of experience working with change in general and sustainability transformation secifically.

Sustainability has been an especially valuable learning arena, note Klimek and AtKisson, “because achieving sustainability requires altering some very deeply embedded human habits, concepts, and attitudes.”

The closing chapters are devoted to building capacity for leading change in one of the most demanding, and increasingly essential, challenges of our time: making sustainability real.

“Parachuting Cats into Borneo takes change management off the whiteboard and places it into your own hands – inviting you into a café conversation with the authors, who put together a thoughtful collection of practical tools that they found valuable even after 30 years in the sustainability and social change field. Grab a pen and some paper (and a coffee!). This book will take you on a thought journey, best when you have a change process and goal in mind. And who doesn’t?”