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Be a Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

Be a Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

Be a Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

Be a Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

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Overview

#1 Award Winner (Gold Medal), Business Category - 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

This book should be integrated into our schools globally. It's that good! - Next Generation Indie Book Awards Judge

Are you painfully aware of the mismatch between outdated approaches and our rapidly evolving world? Dr. Dele Ola looks unflinchingly at the problem of resisting change and offers a wealth of expert guidance on how to embrace positive growth and foster development.

Be A Change Agent is a comprehensive examination of change leadership: the need for it, the qualities of change leaders, and the importance of having great change teams. Dr. Ola first guides the reader through stories of fearless leaders and explores the Veritas qualities that made them successful. Then he discusses building collaborative teams that work well and have the independence to innovate without overt bureaucratic control. Dr. Ola's years working with high-performance teams helped him develop an insightful tool for looking at three spectrums that cause tension in teams:

•    The Systems Spectrum: Structure versus influence

•    The Reaction Spectrum: Reflection versus action

•    The Perspective Spectrum: Reality versus idealism

And the Tensions Equalizer tool will change how you view the balance of members in your team. Finally, the book culminates in a discussion of the future of work, learning, enterprise, and innovation.

Complete with insightful questionnaires and reflection questions, Be A Change Agent offers a practical toolkit for both emerging change agents and seasoned influencers to evaluate their leadership qualities and become the very best they can be.




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781777964559
Publisher: The Prowezz Company Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 180
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Dele Ola is an award-winning author, publisher of the Prowezz Leadership Newsletter, a change leader, and an accomplished professional engineer. His passions include corporate leadership, personal growth, skills development, and technological innovation. Dr. Ola started his leadership journey with Accenture, a global Fortune 500 company before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the University of Manitoba, eventually transitioning to applied research in aerospace and manufacturing at Red River College Polytechnic. After many significant contributions, he became Director of the Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing, serving as a major contributor to applied re-search leadership. Dr. Ola has held many leadership positions and served on the board of several prominent organizations. He won the 2016 Research Excellence BRAVO Award, and his book, Be a Change Agent, won the business category of the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. An active leader in innovation and applied research, Dr. Ola continues to lead change in his work. His vision is to develop change agents who will challenge the status quo, take charge of the future, and evolve into what they are meant to be in life.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: It's a Moving Target

PART I: The Individual Leader of Change

Chapter 2: The Case for the Individual Leader of Change

Chapter 3: The VERITAS - Personal Attributes of the

Individual Change Leader

Chapter 4: The Ethos of the Change Leader

Checking In: The VERITAS Gauge

PART II: The Successful Change Team

Chapter 5: The Needs of a Winning Team

Chapter 6: Understanding the Spectrums of Team Tension

Chapter 7: Ground Principles for Team Performance

Checking In: The Tensions Equalizer

PART III: The World of Change

Chapter 8: The Future of Work

Chapter 9: The Future of Enterprises

Chapter 10: The Future of Learning

Chapter 11: The Future of the Innovation Landscape

Checking In: The Problem-Opportunity Questionnaire

The Précis

About the Author

Notes

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