×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Truth About Thriving in Change
     

The Truth About Thriving in Change

3.0 1
by William S. Kane
 

See All Formats & Editions

Praise for The Truth About Thriving in Change

 

“Although we know that change is constant, we are always surprised by it. Bill provides a roadmap to successfully navigate corporate change. Being conscientious to follow the ‘Truths’ will enable people to successfully face any organizational

Overview

Praise for The Truth About Thriving in Change

 

“Although we know that change is constant, we are always surprised by it. Bill provides a roadmap to successfully navigate corporate change. Being conscientious to follow the ‘Truths’ will enable people to successfully face any organizational challenge.”

Rosina Racioppi, President and Chief Operating Officer, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

 

"A must read for managers, Bill uses language with care, economy, and precision. Managing change is basically about helping people deal with uncertainty. This writing effectively uses a combination of practical experience, common sense, and humor in describing strategies designed to achieve desired results while maintaining morale and enhancing engagement."

Michael Mimnaugh, Vice President, Human Resources, Sony Corporation of America

 

"Many students are under the impression that a graduate degree will impart all wisdom, but what they fail to recognize is that there is no substitute for experience. What Bill's book does so well is to impart his substantial experience--along with the textbook knowledge--to move you ahead in your career. If you manage people or projects, the wisdom found within each 'Truth' will help keep you on the leading edge of your profession. This is a reference guide that belongs in your library."

Stuart J. Lipper, Senior Director of MBA Programs, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

Everything you need to know to drive and sustain successful change...what really works!

 

·        The truth about transforming organizations without destroying morale

·        The truth about why your way may not be the best way

·        The truth about creating a cultural framework for long-term success

 

This book reveals 49 PROVEN CHANGE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that work

 

This book brings together 49 powerful “truths” about planning, driving, and sustaining organizational change: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every business leader. You'll discover which skills you need most, and how to develop them...how to lead change without eroding employee motivation, commitment, and productivity...why you must start fast, and "run before you walk"...when to persuade, when to educate, and when to "use force"...how to make the change agenda everyone's agenda...and how to create the right cultural framework for successful change. This isn't "someone's opinion." It's a definitive, evidence-based guide to effective change leadership--a set of bedrock principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132704168
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/23/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
661 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

William S. Kane is a highly accomplished human resources executive with experience in all aspects of global functional management. He has specific expertise in leading, planning, and executing the human capital strategy associated with profitable business transformations, including startups, large-scale mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise-wide stabilization and repositioning.

 

Bill has held senior positions for a variety of multinational industrial leaders, such as International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., Electrolux/ Frigidaire, and FMC Corporation...companies with sales volumes ranging from $250 million to $17 billion, with more than 100,000 employees. He’s presently the vice president of human resources and general administration for Kyowa Pharmaceutical in Princeton, NJ.

 

Bill is an adjunct professor in the MAOB graduate-level certificate program in leadership studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as a frequent guest lecturer at Montclair State University and at Rutgers University. His professional memberships include the New Jersey Human Resources Planning Group (NJHRPG), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the national Academy of Management (AOM). He’s also a mentor in the nationally recognized leadership program for Women Unlimited and in the Beyond the Banks executive program at Rutgers College.

 

Bill’s perspective on matters of corporate responsibility and human resources has been featured in USA Today, National Business Employment Weekly, and The Financial Times. He has also appeared at New Jersey gubernatorial press conferences, New Jersey congressional hearings, and at forums sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and the New Jersey Network.

 

Bill is currently studying for his Ph.D. in human and organization development at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. As an extension of his academic efforts, Bill has collaborated with John Wooden, UCLA’s Coach Emeritus, and Andy Hill, authors of the best-selling book Be Quick But Don’t Hurry, to create and conduct management training seminars for corporate clients, civic groups, and students seeking to lead their teams toward optimized and sustained performance (www.woodenwayleadership.com).

 

Bill holds three master’s degrees: an MA from Fielding in human and organization development, and an MBA in management and an MA in organizational psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College. Bill is a resident of Westfield, New Jersey. He may be contacted at wmskane@aol.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Truth about Thriving in Change 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In business, change is constant. Yet many companies resist it or fail to prepare for it properly. To help remedy this problem, leadership consultant William S. Kane takes established "truths" about how to create meaningful corporate change and attempts to bolt them together in a leadership guide. How did he do? The author gets high marks for his extensive research and excellent sources, including numerous business bestsellers and high-profile contemporary studies of change management, corporate performance and productivity. Despite this hard work, the book tends to be very repetitive and breaks little new ground with its prescriptions: "Have a vision." "Demonstrate commitment." "Develop strategic objectives." "Create coalitions." "Manage performance." "Communicate clearly." While such mileposts may be basic, getAbstract suggests that they will be quite useful to those who want a rundown on the tenets of change management.