Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook

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Change is an inevitable part of organizational life today. To survive, leaders must develop skills to mobilize their constituents to do important work no matter how fast the world around them is changing. As Michael Fullan points out, those skills are linked to five leadership competencies: possessing moral purpose, understanding change, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating organizational coherence. In this companion volume to Leading in a Culture of Change (0-7879-5395-4), Fullan, a highly ...

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Overview

Change is an inevitable part of organizational life today. To survive, leaders must develop skills to mobilize their constituents to do important work no matter how fast the world around them is changing. As Michael Fullan points out, those skills are linked to five leadership competencies: possessing moral purpose, understanding change, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating organizational coherence. In this companion volume to Leading in a Culture of Change (0-7879-5395-4), Fullan, a highly regarded expert in the field of organizational change and leadership, provides the practical tools to help leaders understand and implement change in their organizations.

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Praise for Leading In a Culture of Change

"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees."
—Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

"Using specific examples, Fullan convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations."
—John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation

"A compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations."
—John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

“This small but powerful book is a primer on transformational leadership. He neither oversimplifies the mission of the school administrator nor makes the work appear impossible.”
—The School Administrator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787969691
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/12/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 557,928
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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, author of The New Meaning of Educational Change, Third Edition and Leading in a Culture of Change.

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Your Personal Guide to Leading Change

Change is an inevitable part of today's organizational life. To survive as a leader you must develop the skills that will mobilize your constituents to do important work no matter how fast the world around you is changing.

Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook is an essential companion to Michael Fullan's bestselling book, Leading in a Culture of Change. This practical guide is designed to help leaders in all sectors (corporate, education, public, and nonprofit) manage and drive productive change within their organizations.

The workbook is filled with illustrative case examples, exercises, and resources that you can use with individuals or groups. It will help you (and any change agent) integrate 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—and empower you to deal with the issues of complex change.

Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook includes

  • Practical tools—cases, activities, action steps, resources—that go a long way to helping leaders implement change in organizations
  • Questions that stimulate the application of concepts, techniques, and possibilities
  • Summaries of key points, personal assessment exercises, and discussion points
  • An easy-to-use format that has plenty of space for notes and lies flat for photocopying

Once you have worked through this book you will have developed a deep understanding that will be a benefit to you personally and professionally.

Praise for Leading In a Culture of Change

"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees."
—Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

"Using specific examples, Fullan convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations."
—John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation

"A compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations."
—John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

"This small but powerful book is a primer on transformational leadership. He neither oversimplifies the mission of the school administrator nor makes the work appear impossible."
—The School Administrator

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Introduction.

ONE: The Five Components of Change Leadership.

TWO: Moral Purpose.

THREE: Understanding Change.

FOUR: Building Relationships.

FIVE: Creating and Sharing Knowledge.

SIX: Making Coherence.

SEVEN: Learning the Leadership.

Appendix: Writings by Well-Known Authors Support the Concepts Presented in Leading in a Culture of Change.

References.

Index.

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