Stuck provides deep lessons from research and clear steps for readers to use these lessons in their work. In this way, the book serves as a guide to those leaders, managers, and employees who are ready to be unStuck.
Our work life is changing. Every day new companies, technologies, and ideas emerge that impact how, where, and most importantly, why we work. Despite this exciting evolution, people remain the heart of change. People are tricky. People don’t seem to evolve as fast as global trends. People get stuck. Teams have people moving at different speeds with different levels of adoption in our evolving workplace. Some evolve and some don’t. Teams get stuck. Leaders, managers, and teammates struggle with this resistance and get frustrated. Frustrated people impact the performance of every organization. Organizations get stuck.
Why? The answer is deeply human and biological, rooted in the way our brain interacts with everything in the world, even work. When people feel they are losing something, they react by getting stuck. Stuck connects over 20 years of research on our brain’s reaction to the evolving workplace with real stories of people journeying through the challenge of being stuck. The organizations, leaders, and managers who understand these concepts will evolve with the future. Those organizations will understand LOSS as a tool to achieve business WINS.
Get unStuck with:
Insight into the critical concept that closes a gap in other popular business publications
A complete understanding of attachment and how it impacts individuals, relationships, and organizations
Original data-based evidence from assessments conducted with nearly 20,000 respondents
Original stories from the application of attachment concepts in more than 150 organizations across all sectors around the globe
Practical exercises to apply the lessons of Stuck personally and with your organization
Meet the Authors
Dr. Victoria M Grady
Dr. Victoria M Grady is the Academic Director of the MSM Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Management/Organizational Behavior in the School of Business at George Mason University. Victoria also recently joined Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) based out of Charlotte, NC as the Professor in Residence for the Healthcare: People and Change Practice.
Victoria’s research focuses on the behavioral implications of organizations introducing and implementing organizational change—her unique emphasis is the role of Attachment Behavior and Transitional Objects within the change process.
Patrick McCreesh, Ph.D. is the Managing Principal of Simatree, a Strategy, Analytics, and Technology consultancy. Patrick serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and George Mason University Business School. Patrick is also a leader in the global change management community through the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). He founded and served as the President of ACMP DC before serving on the ACMP Global Board of Directors.
Patrick is a visionary in analytics and change management who passionately leads teams to build data-driven cultures. With 20 years of advisory experience, Patrick successfully leads teams through digital transformations and the development of analytics programs across the public sector and Fortune 500 clients.