The Dahmen Book Club is dedicated to the late Christian Dahmen, our first independent board member. Christian was a prolific reader and each year, at our strategic retreat, he would present the books he felt were most applicable to our journey, either past or present. This became a bit of a tradition, and even when he wasn't able to be at the retreat in person, he'd video his book selection for us, urging us to think differently and stretch ourselves, or to praise us in our alignment to new and fresh thinking. Upon his death, Christian dedicated his book collection to us, and we now have an enviable library of wonderful business books.
Reviewed for TakeON! by Leah Fisher
If you’re about to embark on a change programme within your company – or already underway, then ADKAR is certainly worth a read.
Jeffrey M Hiatt describes his book as a model for business, government and community change and can be applied for team or personal change.
ADKAR is simply the mnemonic for the key steps in his change process. These are:
What I like about the book
What I didn’t like
It’s a great model. Makes sense, and where leadership understand it and apply it, I’d be confident they would get much greater buy-in to their change initiatives.