Leading in a Culture of Change / Edition 1

Leading in a Culture of Change / Edition 1

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by Michael Fullan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787953954

ISBN-13: 9780787953959

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges—rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them

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Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges—rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Author Michael Fullan-an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change-shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies-attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations-leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change. The Author Michael Fullan, Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, is recognized as an international authority on educational reform. He is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluation of change projects around the world. His books have been published in many languages. He is coauthor of What's Worth Fighting For trilogy, author of The Changes Forces trilogy, and author of The New Meaning of Educational Change, Third Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787953959
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

ONE The Five Components of Change Leadership 1

TWO Moral Purpose 11

THREE Understanding Change 39

FOUR Building Relationships 77

F I V E Creating and Sharing Knowledge 115

S I X Making Coherence 159

SEVEN Learning the Leadership 185

Appendix: Writings by Well-Known Authors Support the

Concepts Presented in Leading in a Culture of Change 221

References 233

Index 237

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Leading in a Culture of Change 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by a prominent educator is readable. That may sound like faint praise, but it isn¿t at all. Michael Fullan is a university dean, and as such is a full-fledged member of the fraternity of educators. Yet he has not written in educator-ese, that impenetrable, opaque jargon familiar to anyone who has trudged through books on education. His approach to leadership is useful and realistic, with sections on moral purpose, relationships, knowledge sharing and change. Fullan does not set out to break new ground. Instead, he includes a good deal of information he has gathered from other researchers. Occasionally his compendium of useful ideas feels a tad disjointed, but generally, he presents his selections in a logical sequence that leads you to his main conclusion: business leaders have a lot to learn from pioneering school system managers. We recommend this book to school administrators, business executives and managers who are looking for guidance during organizational transitions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago