Our Iceberg Is Melting Book Summary
"We believe strongly that the world needs much more action from a broader range of people—action that is informed, committed, and inspired—to help us all in an era of increasing change."
This web site, and the bodies of knowledge on which it is based, is offered here in the hope that others will join us and together we can create a global source of information and inspiration for those committed to help lead successful change.
On the surface, Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story of a colony of penguins facing a dilemma. But contained within the story and the characters is a powerful message about the fear of change and how to motivate people to face the future and take action. Individuals and organizations alike have used Our Iceberg Is Melting to help them understand what types of change they face, how change can be resisted against at first, and, finally, what to do in order to get people (or penguins) to support needed changes quickly. The book has won rave reviews from executives and leaders around the world, and many of them have already used the story to help build momentum for change inside their own organizations.
To help you understand the story a little bit better, we’d like to introduce you to some of the characters in the book below. The characters are all part of the same colony, yet each of them has their own unique perspective. You may recognize them as being like people in your organization, or even yourself!
Click on the penguins below to hear more about each one, and then decide which one most describes your personality. Are you a Fred, an Alice, a Louis or a Buddy (or someone else)? Depending on which penguin suits you best, you can understand more about how to help lead change inside your own organization.