It’s been an unimaginably changed two years since I wrote that last post. The world has altered in ways that none of us could have predicted — largely driven by the pandemic. Just a year ago this week, most of us were still blissfully ignorant of what was to come.
In addition to working with my partners and colleagues to pivot Proteus to virtual, and figuring out with my family and friends how to stay connected and support each other — I spent the this pandemic year writing a book about change. It seemed weirdly appropriate.
I’m working with a marvelous publisher, Berrett-Koehler: they are enthusiastic about the book, its message and potential. Perhaps even more importantly, their philosophy and ours are very deeply aligned. Their mission is Connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all and ours is Helping people clarify and move toward their hoped-for future. It’s exciting to work with a group of people who are so smart, collaborative, creative and knowledgeable.
We’ve come up with a great title and subtitle: Change from the Inside Out: Making You, Your Team, and Your Organization Change-Capable. It captures the essence of the book so well (I’m indebted to my editor Neal Maillet for the title — the subtitle arose in conversation.)
It’s coming out in October. Between now and then, I’ll be sharing with you some of the core ideas, the cover design, and other fun and useful tidbits as they arise. I’ll also be looking for your insights about how to market it so that anyone who could be helped by it knows that it exists.
Here’s to being able to thrive through change…