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by Niloufer M Merchant and Carole J Yozamp SAGE Publications, Inc
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'Change or Perish' or 'Change and Perish'? and lsquo;Change or perish! and rsquo; is an oft-repeated catchphrase. But many companies have changed and perished. Managing change is a delicate exercise that must be handled with utmost care, patience and expertise. The Acrobatics of Change is a compelling treatise that shows that if change is managed without understanding the genetics of change and change dynamics, the chances are quite bright for, what is called, and lsquo;changed and perished and rsquo;.In this revised second edition, all existing chapters have been updated thoroughly to include latest developments in the area. With the addition of two new chapters, this edition is sharper and more focused.

Foreword to the First Edition Jamshed J. Irani
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Section I: Change Dynamics
Scarecrow Does Not Scare Crows
Why Can't You Step into the Same River Twice?
Change Management - A Trapeze Feat
If You Do Not Know Where You are Going Any Road Will Take You There!
A Boiled Frog Never Jumps Out of the Frying Pan
Section II: Change Techniques
Managing Creative Change - Five Actors
Generating Creative Ideas - Tips and Techniques
Walking the Tightrope - Change Stories
Injelititis - The Kiss of Death
Managing Transition - Hard Track and Soft Track
Change without Pain - Techniques and Processes
My Romance with Singareni—A Brief Historical Perspective
Reforms with a Human Touch—Management from the Heart
The Power of 'Bonding'—Singarenism
The Magic of Communication
Learning from Adversities—The Test of True Leadership
The Lovebird—In the Green Pastures of Singareni
Pygmalion Singarenians—Some Profiles of Courage
The Journey Continues—Some Key Milestones Post 2006

Moid Siddiqui is the Managing Director (MD) of Intellects Biz, a firm which is highly regarded for its innovative training and consulting outlooks. He is a new-age corporate professional with interests ranging from developing human potential to scripting and directing business management films. Moid Siddiqui has served Corporate India in senior and board level positions with premier, public sector and private sector organisations, including Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited, Cement Corporation of India (CCI), Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Nagarjuna Group. He has also been a senior professor at the Centre for Organizational Development, Hyderabad. He is the author of 17 books on management themes and articles in international training journals of repute, including American Society for Training and Developmentas professional journal Training and Development. He is the recipient of several awards including the All India Management Associationas aBest Management Book Award of 1995a96a for his book, The Brave New Manager. Corporate Soul was adjudged the best book (third position) of the year 2005a2006 by Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD). The same Society awarded the aCommendation Awarda for the year 2012 for his book Enrich Your Personality. He has also carried out a research study on aPerformance Management Systemsa at the International Resource Centre, United Kingdom, and participated in the Global Convention organised by the State of the World Forum at San Francisco, California, in October 1999, on aEnvisioning and Creating a Sustained Compassionate Societya. His current areas of interest include asoft skillsa, spirituality in business management, exploring values, human potential development, and acreativity and innovationa. R H Khwaja has served as Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. He belongs to the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He completed his graduation in 1974 from St Stephenas College, Delhi. His postgraduation in history is from Aligarh Muslim University. During his tenure in IAS, he has served with distinction in many key assignments in the Union Government and State Government. Some of his important assignments include (a) Collector and District Magistrate, Khammam, (b) Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, (c) Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forest and (d) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). Mr Khwaja has served as Special Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi. He later worked as Union Tourism Secretary. In recognition of the outstanding leadership during his tenure as CMD in SCCL, Khwaja received three national-level awards including aManager of the Year Award 2005a by Hyderabad Management Association. The Government of Andhra Pradesh bestowed the prestigious aTelugu Uttama Seva Pathakama on him for outstanding work done during river Godavari floods in 1986 while serving as collector and district magistrate, Khammam.He has visited many countries as an expert under the aegis of Convention on Biological Diversity Programme. Khwaja was in United States from 1989 to 1990 as a Hubert Humphrey Northa South Fellow in University of Minnesota. Khwaja is a committed environmentalist with special interest in the conservation of biological diversity. He is fond of trekking, reading and photography.