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In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leading in today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple but actually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader from one who is merely competent:
Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders have built bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the few things that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills in ways that benefit their entire organization. The author shows leaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term success.
With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.
About the Author xvii
CHAPTER ONE: Practice Drives Theory: Doing Is the Crucible of Change 1
CHAPTER TWO: Be Resolute: Act with Purpose and Empathy 27
CHAPTER THREE: Motivate the Masses: Experiencing Is Believing 49
CHAPTER FOUR: Collaborate to Compete: Multiply Capacity and Win 87
CHAPTER FIVE: Learn Confidently: Change Requires Confidence (but True Confidence Requires Humility) 109
CHAPTER SIX: Know Your Impact: Drowning in Data, Thirsty for Knowledge 125
CHAPTER SEVEN: Sustain Simplexity: Just Right Simple 147