Facilitating Effective Change: Helping the Leader Lead the Way

Facilitating Effective Change: Helping the Leader Lead the Way

by Patrick Putorti, Patrick Love


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In today's fast-paced, globalized world, organizations need to embrace change in order to thrive. Organizational leaders have responsibility for the enterprise's success as well as choosing and implementing needed changes. It is unrealistic to ask those leaders to have the process knowledge, required time, or practiced skills required to navigate the complexities of the change process by themselves.

Facilitating Effective Change makes the case that meeting these challenges requires having a change facilitator within your organization. Through influential leadership and a solid understanding of change management, a facilitator can ensure that the path for change is clear, well communicated, and sustained. Uniquely positioned to reflect and observe, a facilitator advises leaders on strategy and analyzes progress.

Speaking from experience, the authors' main focus is how to make facilitation more effective. After discussing the power of leading through influence, they identify barriers to change, as well as the various methods facilitators and organizations can successfully use to adapt and move forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505402384
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Dr. Patrick Love holds a PhD in astrophysics. He worked in research for twenty years, publishing papers in astrophysics, geophysics, pattern recognition, and applications of artificial intelligence. He recently retired from the Alcoa Operations Management Group, where he participated in defining the structure and spreading the implementation of the Alcoa Business Operating System.

Patrick Putorti worked under Love at the Alcoa Operations Management Group as a senior consultant responsible for implementing the Alcoa Business Operating System within specific plants and business units. Currently the managing partner of a management consulting company, he resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and four children.

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