William Bridges, PhD, was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and the author of ten books. He was known for his expertise in the "human side" of organizational change and made his career guiding individuals and organizations through transition. The professional seminars that he launched in 1988 now have certified thousands of managers, trainers, and consultants to conduct Transition Management programs worldwide.
Managing Transitions was timely when it first appeared 25 years ago. It is even more relevant now, at a time of unprecedented change and transition. The Bridges' deep understanding of how we experience the destabilising forces of change - and their well-tested strategies for helping people through it - are more important than ever. - Marshall GoldsmithA very wise book by a very wise man. This new edition is a celebration of William Bridges' original insights and practical guidance. With incisive contemporary cases and immediately useful applications, Susan Bridges masterfully reintroduces his exceptional work to a new generation. - Jim KouzesPick up any business book today and you will find words about unending change. What better guide for this unrelenting change than someone who has spent decades studying and reporting on how to survive it? If you need that guide - grab this book! William and Susan Bridges provide a road map to get through the most difficult work and life passages. - Beverly KayeThis richly updated new edition of the insightful Managing Transitions, filled with fresh and compelling examples, will be indispensable for leaders trying to guide their organizations through a period of unsettling change by managing the pain and uncertainty of the neutral zone. A timely update to a timeless book. - Sally HelgesenManaging change is a way of life in today's organisations, yet too often it's handled poorly. That's why Managing Transitions has become the essential guide on how to do it right. This new, revised edition deftly guides the reader through the organisational change process from start to finish, offering practical advice grounded in the authors' vast experience working with every size and type of organisation. This book is must reading for every leader, manager, and employee undergoing a change process. Come to think of it, doesn't that include just about everyone? - John AlexanderThe most important idea I have encountered about organizational change is this: great change requires human transition. Decades of experience have proven that no magic set of steps, no financial incentive, no clever argument, and no threat can guarantee that a workforce will embrace change. People need real help in psychologically transitioning to a new situation--and that help is available here. In this fourth edition of Managing Transitions, William and Susan Bridges further expand their proven approach for helping people and organizations embrace real change. - Walter McFarland