Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most

Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most

by Michael Fullan

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Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most by Michael Fullan

We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected andunpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insolubleproblems. But, says Michael Fullan—an internationallyacclaimed authority on organizational change—we have anincreasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. Thisinvolves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes whatis needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systemsat all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of whatmotivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influenceother people's self-motivation.

In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets ofChange, Leading in a Culture of Change, andTurnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the conceptsand processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focusto the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leadingin today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices fortoday's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple butactually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerfulleader from one who is merely competent:

  • Practice Drives Theory
  • Be Resolute
  • Motivate the Masses
  • Collaborate to Compete
  • Learn Confidently
  • Know Your Impact
  • Sustain Simplexity

Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders havebuilt bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the fewthings that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills inways that benefit their entire organization. The author showsleaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallowand short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-termsuccess.

With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education,nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides amuch-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470582138
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 232,366
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Michael Fullan is a professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He currently serves as Special Advisor in Education to Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario. Recognized as a worldwide authority on organizational change, he is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluating change projects around the world. Fullan is the author of The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership. He lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

About the Author xvii

CHAPTER ONE: Practice Drives Theory: Doing Is theCrucible of Change 1

CHAPTER TWO: Be Resolute: Act with Purpose and Empathy27

CHAPTER THREE: Motivate the Masses: Experiencing IsBelieving 49

CHAPTER FOUR: Collaborate to Compete: Multiply Capacityand Win 87

CHAPTER FIVE: Learn Confidently: Change RequiresConfidence (but True Confidence Requires Humility) 109

CHAPTER SIX: Know Your Impact: Drowning in Data, Thirstyfor Knowledge 125

CHAPTER SEVEN: Sustain Simplexity: Just Right Simple147

References 157

Index 165

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