Ride the Wild tiger by Ruth Tearle, is a story about managing organizational and personal change.
While the book is written as a novel, it covers themes relevant to all organization's, teams and individuals who are grappling to solve problems at work and in their lives. The themes include:
The book is as a story about a corporate leader who goes on both a physical and an inner journey. Set in post-apartheid South Africa, our hero goes on a journey of personal and organizational transformation. At first he grapples with a team who distrusts him, an organization that is failing, irate customers and a team in conflict as well as a personal life in tatters. As he rediscovers his own personal power, he helps his new team to rediscover theirs. The newly energized team begins to apply creativity to fixing problems. They begin to create a powerful new vision for the organization. They fight many battles as they transform not only the organization but their own lives too. The story shows how energy and creativity resulting from a journey of self discovery, can transform an entire organization.
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When I first began writing this book, I wanted to write a 'how to' book on change management. But I realised that I couldn't capture the energy of change in this format. A text book can't get across the emotions that accompany any change. Bewilderment, shock, pain, frustration, fear, loneliness and stress. Followed by hope, trust, self discovery, excitement, energy, creativity, confidence, pride and powerful friendships. Only a novel could do that. So I wrote Ride the Wild Tiger as a business novel. One that could show how any organizational change is a combination of individual stories of change.