People Before Things

Book Review

  • Dr. Ashley Johnson-Holder Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Terrie B. Hampton Assistant Professor
Keywords: Change Leaders, Alignment, Design, Capacity


People Before Things delivers an entertaining and informative overview of factors that impact why some organizations fail when implementing new technologies and others succeed. The author, Chris Laping, has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and business transformation. All leaders of technology have experienced push back when implementing new technologies, and this book provides insight on assisting leaders in making “change” more transformative. This book is an excellent resource not only for technology leaders and enthusiasts, but it is beneficial for all leaders of any organization. In reviewing this book, the principal criteria included advice, content, organization, and reference sources. Laping discusses his own real-world experiences that consist of failures and successes of leading IT change efforts while providing support and advice to assist readers in becoming change leaders.


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Author Biographies

Dr. Ashley Johnson-Holder, Assistant Professor

Education at Fayetteville  State University

Dr. Terrie B. Hampton, Assistant Professor

Education at Campbell University

How to Cite
Johnson-Holder, D. A., & Hampton, D. T. (2020). People Before Things. GPH-International Journal of Educational Research, 3(04), 01-02. Retrieved from