The Leader's Change Handbook: An Essential Guide to Setting Direction and Taking Action / Edition 1by Jay A. Conger
Recently, the nation's top business researchers and practitioners gathered on the University of Southern California campus. They came together at the invitation of USC's Leadership Institute and the Center for Effective Organizations, two of the country's premier think tanks on leadership and change. Their mission: to collaborate on a book that would present… See more details below
Recently, the nation's top business researchers and practitioners gathered on the University of Southern California campus. They came together at the invitation of USC's Leadership Institute and the Center for Effective Organizations, two of the country's premier think tanks on leadership and change. Their mission: to collaborate on a book that would present the most advanced ideas about the role of leaders as they attempt to radically transform their organizations.This elite group of thinkers, influential authors, and business gurus shared their experiences, asked the tough questions, and conspired to create the most up-to-date and authoritative work in the field. The result is The Leader's Change Handbook.Full of fascinating case studies, action strategies, and unbeatable advice, The Leader's Change Handbook contains the best new thinking from each of its distinguished contributors on the twin challenges leaders face as they try to create leaner, more responsive organizations while empowering their workforces. This compilation of essays is a unique synthesis of wisdom and insight presented by a coterie of business luminaries—David Nadler, Richard Pascale, Bob Quinn, Christopher Bartlett, Ron Heifetz, and Susan Mohrman among them—working toward a common vision.Taken individually, each chapter offers specific solutions for executives, managers, consultants, and human resource professionals struggling to implement change within their organizations. Taken together, they form a comprehensive handbook that outlines the key elements of effective change management, expands the traditional notions of leadership, and anticipates the future of organizational transformation.
Table of Contents
CHANGE LEADERSHIP IN ACTION.
A Success Story: The Case of Lucent Technologies.
Creating the Individualized Corporation: The Path to Self-Renewal at General Electric.
SETTING DIRECTIONS: PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE CHANGE LEADERS.
Mobilizing Adaptive Work: Beyond Visionary Leadership.
Leading Change: The Eight Steps to Transformation.
Breaking Away: Executive Leadership of Corporate Spinoffs.
TAKING ACTION: STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMATION.
Leading Learning and Learning to Lead: An Action Learning Approach to Developing Organizational Fitness.
Advanced Change Theory: Culture Change at Whirlpool Coorporation.
Leading from a Different Place: Applying Complexity Theory to Tap Potential.
Leading Corporate Transformation: Are You Up to the Task?
BEYOND LEADERSHIP: OTHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL CHANGE.
Top Management Viewed from Below: A Learning Perspective on Transformation.
The Role and Limits of Change Leadership.
Leadership and Collaboration.
Take-Away Lessons: What We Know and Where We Need to Go.
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