Book Details


Having trouble managing change? Most of us do at some point in our life. The implication of change in our personal life is challenging enough. Managing change as a leader has even greater implications. In The Hostility Of Change, Joe Robert Thornton explores all elements of change, including the deep-seated barriers that give rise to resistance.

The Hostility Of Change also explores real sustainable change... and real, sustainable change is a level above a crisis. This book also explores emotions. Emotions typically surface when change is introduced, often overpowering the processes you are attempting to implement. Recognizing, understanding, and leveraging emotions in the change process can have a positive effect on the trajectory of the change.

In this book, you will learn about:

- How clarity can be a hidden barrier to change acceptance
- The difference between a crisis, an ultimatum and a ‘burning platform’
- Why improvement is not the same as change
- How quiet voices can be disruptive or supportive to the change process
- Passive-aggressiveness and its relationship to change
- The role of compassion to drive change in others
- Recommendations for addressing resistance to change

In the end, change is incredibly difficult to manage; however, with the right inspiration, the change process can be improved. The Hostility Of Change reaffirms that there is a pathway to do just that. If you want to expand your thinking as a leader and become the change-agent you have always aspired to be, this book is for you.


About the Author

Joe Robert Thornton

Joe Robert Thornton has spent the past 36 years in large-scale leadership roles at Starbucks, Blockbuster, Jamba Juice, and in his current role as Chief Operating Officer for HMSHost. Joe was born in Kentucky, lived most of his life in Texas, and currently resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and youngest of three children.