Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy

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Overview

Create positive motion in your organization by becoming savvy about change!

Michael Fullan, working with effective change leaders, provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward. Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this easy-to-read book offers examples from Fullan’s global experience to help readers:

  • Understand problems and work with change
  • Mobilize peers to collaborate
  • Specialize in capacity building
  • Promote learning as the work of individuals and organizations
  • Make progress and performance results transparent
  • Earn trust by demonstrating integrity and competence
  • Enable others to become motion leaders

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Editorial Reviews

Milbrey Mc Lauglin
"A great book—a classic Fullan. He gives us the skinny on how leaders can take aim at inertia and set large-scale change in motion. Motion Leadership follows rules of powerful simplicity and transparency. This book inspires and shows leaders how they can achieve even the most ambitious change goals. Readers will be compelled to take action from the first page on. "
Avis Glaze
“Leaders who know the 'skinny' move people to achieve amazing results in a culture of shared ownership. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The appeal of Motion Leadership in our global quest to improve learning is that it cuts to the core of what 21st-century leadership is all about.”
Steve Munby
“Fresh, lively, succinct. Whether you are just starting out as a new leader or are experienced at leading change, 'the skinny' is a great read. Motion Leadership will help you lead complex change.”
Milbrey McLauglin
"A great book—a classic Fullan. He gives us the skinny on how leaders can take aim at inertia and set large-scale change in motion. Motion Leadership follows rules of powerful simplicity and transparency. This book inspires and shows leaders how they can achieve even the most ambitious change goals. Readers will be compelled to take action from the first page on. "
Tim Brighouse
‘Here’s a ‘Pearl and Dean’ trailer for a forthcoming multimedia presentation on the subtleties and urgencies of improving schools. All school leaders will want to have this easy-to-read skinny. If I were still a school system leader, I would buy a copy for every school, just as I did of Fullan’s original ‘What’s woth fighting for..’ and 'Leading in a culture of Change' books. Fullan defies the odds and gets even better with age. Mind you, I can’t wait for the multi-media version of Motion Leadership. "
Bill Hogarth
"Fullan has done it again. The book opens up new worlds for school and system leaders. A giant leap forward that has path-breaking implications for educational leadership and the difference it can make to student achievement. "
Justin B. Henry
"A book that contains considerable information about the change process. Michael Fullan focuses on the skills needed to effectively lead complex change. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981316
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 85
  • Sales rank: 121,315
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Consulting Description

Consulting Description: Leadership

An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton Mc Guinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.

Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.

He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages.

Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an e Study opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. The Skinny
2. Change Problems
3. Change Itself
4. Connect Peers With Purpose
5. Capacity Building Trumps Judgmentalism
6. Learning Is the Work
7. Transparency Rules
8. Love, Trust, and Resistance
9. Leadership for All
References
Index

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