Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Change: Strategies for Navigating Workplace Change 3.0
Author: Donna Dunning
Format: Booklet (Saddlestitch)
Pages: 44
ISBN: 0-9743751-5-2
Publish Date: August 4, 2004

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This Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Change helps readers navigate change using two tools. The first tool is a step-by-step process for navigating change. This process allows readers to move through a specific change in a structured, practical way and includes strategies for acknowledging, accepting, adjusting to, and anticipating change. The second tool is an understanding and appreciation of individual differences. Using the concepts of temperament, the booklet helps readers understand how innate needs and preferences affect the way people view and prefer to approach change. When readers use these two tools—a process to navigate change and an understanding of individual differences—they are able to navigate change effectively.

We do not navigate change in isolation. Since we move through change with others, the booklet also includes a section providing tips and strategies for helping others to navigate change. Understanding the needs of other temperament groups is especially helpful since it will prompt you to provide information or involve others in the change process in ways that you might not have considered from your own temperament perspective. This section makes the Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Change a useful resource for those planning and implementing organizational change as well as for individuals who are navigating change.


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“Books elaborating on temperament theory abound, but with the Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Change, Donna Dunning has given to the organization and personal development worlds what they are most in need of—a practical guide to using the temperaments to facilitate and shepherd people through personal and organizational transition. This book is a welcomed new tool.”
—Hile Rutledge
Managing Partner, Otto Kroeger Associates, and
co-author, Type Talk at Work: How 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Jo

“Donna Dunning has written a practical, put-it-straight-to-use guide. I made immediate connections between her suggestions for writing a change communication plan and the ways such a plan would be valuable in my office. The sections on what each temperament seeks during change and what challenges each faces will assist every manager to effectively support employees through change. This guide is a must for every manager’s bookcase!”
—Judy Gareis
Human Resources Director, Methodist Medical Group

“All too often organizational change initiatives focus on the process, not the people. The confusion, anxiety, and fear that change frequently evokes in employees are often little understood and poorly managed. Donna’s insightful and practical approach to the people side of change is a welcome—and much needed—corrective.”
—Scott Campbell
Director of Training, 5D Leadership, and author, Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Peak Performance

“Change is overwhelming but thankfully, this booklet is not! Donna Dunning provides employees, managers, and professional facilitators a clear blueprint to follow in transitional times. This is a ready-made workshop tool or coaching template for any organization (or change agent) seeking an effective change management resource.”
—Helen Scully
Author, Elevations: The Career Discovery Tool

 


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