Who Moved My Cheese | Tasty Advice

Who Moved My Cheese | Tasty Advice

Sometimes business books are about the latest and greatest. Sometimes they look at a problem from a different angle or perspective. Sometimes they are just classic bits of literature that everyone should read at least once and take to heart. “Who Moved My Cheese” is one of those. One of the really good ones that you read and have an Oprah-esque light bulb moment. You can read and re-read it, gleaning another kernel of knowledge each time. Yup. It’s that good.

Written way back in 1998, before the Y2K scare, “Who Moved My Cheese” takes a look at what motivates people and what happens when things get turned upside. The author uses the story of two mice and two mini people in a giant maze. Life works one way with the cheese, but when someone moves it everyone reacts differently. Are you the type of person that handles change well or does it stress you out? Modern managers need to be flexible. They need to think on their feet, adapt and make quick yet wise decisions.

Change does not have to cause sweaty palms, faster heartbeats and a general sense of fear. Change can be good. Change can shake things up and make them better. At the very least, this book will give you the skills to see how those around you react to change and shed some light on how to best address the situation. At best, you will learn some things about yourself and improve as both a manager and as a person.