Herding frogs. The image, you might say, “jumped” out at us as we thought about ways to visualize what it can feel like when you’re in the middle of a difficult change at work or in the nature of your professional life. Weathering change can be chaotic, frustrating, even maddening. At its worst, a challenging or sudden change can do such a number on your confidence that you might experience moments verging on hopelessness—and we thought trying to herd a bunch of frogs might have the same effect if you stayed at it long enough (say, anything longer than a minute).

Helping you move successfully through your change is the reason we wrote this book. Our goal is for your experience not to feel like frog herding. On a muddy river-bank. ...

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