Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results

Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results

by Robert W. Jake Jacobs
Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results

Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results

by Robert W. Jake Jacobs

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Overview

Frustrated that change efforts you’re leading take too long, are too difficult, or are too often ineffective? Discover eight powerful ways to make any change work faster, easier, and better—whether done by C-suite leaders or frontline workers.


In a recent Fast Company article, nine CEOs said the biggest challenges their companies face are all related to change. Change is a constant need and challenge for every organization. Too often, people who lead change work are frustrated that it’s too slow, hard or ineffective.

Organizational change doesn't have to be so difficult. Leading change expert Jake Jacobs shares eight fail-safe ways to make any change initiative faster, easier and better. These levers, or smart strategic actions, can be used with the change method you’re already deploying be it PROSCI, Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions, Appreciative Inquiry or any other. Think of the levers as making a good thing even better.

Leverage Change is chockful of practical applications and 44 stories, some contributed by Jennifer Brown, author of The Inclusive Leader. Your organization suffering from change fatigue? Then use the Pay Attention to Continuity lever. Change happening too slowly? It’s time to Think and Act as if the Future Were Now!

Leverage is about getting more done with fewer hassles, headaches and problems. Equally applicable to individual, team or organizational change work, Leverage Change is your guidebook to any type of change, in any organization, made by anyone.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523092246
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Robert “Jake” Jacobs is the founder and president of Jake Jacobs Consulting. A pioneer in large-scale change, he has worked with some of the largest corporations in the world, including Ford, Marriott, and Corning, and has supported major change efforts for the City of New York, the US National Forest Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Kingdom’s National Health and Employment Services. He has been featured in a wide array of strategy and leadership publications and has authored or contributed to seven books, including Real Time Strategic Change.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: How to Gain the Most from Leverage Change 1

1 Pay Attention to Continuity 14

2 Think and Act as if the Future Were Now! 28

3 Design It Yourself 42

4 Create a Common Database 61

5 Start with Impact, Follow the Energy 73

6 Develop a Future People Want to Call Their Own 86

7 Find Opportunities for People to Make a Meaningful Difference 99

8 Make Change Work Part of Daily Work 112

9 The Power and Possibilities of Leverage Change 124

10 Taking Leverage into Your Own Hands 137

Notes 149

Acknowledgments 151

Index 153

About The Author 165

Discussion Guide: Apply What You've Learned 167

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