William Bridges (author)

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William Bridges (1933- February 17, 2013) was an American author, speaker, and organizational consultant. He emphasized the importance of understanding transitions as a key for organizations to succeed in making changes. He says that transition the psychological process of adapting to change. Transition consists of three phases; letting go of the past, the "neutral zone" where the past is gone but the new isn't fully present, and making the new beginning.[1]

He was educated at Harvard, Columbia and Brown[2] and taught American Literature at Mills College until 1974 when he became a consultant.

Bridges died on February 17, 2013 from complications of Lewy body disease at his home in Larkspur. He was 79.[3]

Books[edit]

Managing Transitions ISBN 0-7382-1380-2

Transitions ISBN 0-7382-0904-X

The Way of Transition ISBN 0-7382-0529-X

Creating You & Co ISBN 0-7382-0032-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Managing Transitions p 4,5
  2. ^ Managing Transitions p 169
  3. ^ [1]

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