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From the Publisher"Change Leadership is a truly wonderful and brilliant book.The ideas are powerful, deep, comprehensive, and grounded withtools to turn them into transformative action. A rare book thatcaptures both the awful difficulty of causing change and a way todo it."
—Michael Fullan, former dean, Ontario Institute for Studies inEducation, University of Toronto; author, Leading in a Cultureof Change
"The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Educationhas, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtfulapproach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasingdemands for accountability. This book brings the work of the ChangeLeadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework toanalyze of the work of school change and exercises that guideeducators through the development of their practice as agents ofchange. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership inschools."
—Richard F. Elmore, Gregory Anrig Professor of EducationalLeadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Change Leadership uses believable examples and providescommon sense analysis of the challenges facing today’seducators. It is a well-written, straightforward guide with clearexplanations and practical solutions. I found it useful andentertaining."
—Thomas W. Payzant, superintendent, Boston Public Schools
"Caught between the imperative of preparing students for thenext half-century and the political mandate for short-termperformance improvement on standardized tests, many educators aredropping by the wayside but a few are stepping forward with newleadership skills and vision. Working with such leaders, TonyWagner, Robert Kegan, and their colleagues have created aninvaluable guidebook for those with the courage to have convictionwithout answers and the openness to learn together."
—Peter M. Senge, founding chairperson, SoL; senior lecturer at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology; author, The FifthDiscipline
"There seem to be more books on school reform than there areschools in the United States. This one stands out. The volume,which grows out of a five- year study of school reform across thecountry, uniquely integrates both the organizational and humanelements required for success."
—Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, ColumbiaUniversity