I believe in reading books. My wife believes I buy books to hold the carpet on the floor in my office. I recently finished reading Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas.
My thoughts about the book … If you don’t have the book, get it. If you have the book and haven’t read it, do so now. This books takes information you may already know at some level, and provides a standard framework for the 48 patterns. The authors present the patterns in a “scenario sequence”, but encourage you to add the patterns to your change agent repertoire and use what fits at the opportune time.
You can find additional information here. I took the pattern summaries they provided, and added the problem and essence of the solution. I formatted the file to print on Avery 5388 3×5 card stock. This file is named PatternSummaries3x5Expanded.