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Organizational change doesn't have to be so difficult. Leading change expert Jake Jacobs shares eight fail-safe ways to make any change initiative at any organization easier, faster, and more effective. 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 a constant challenge for every organization-large or small, for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental. Is there a way to make it easier? If you're trying to lift something heavy, it helps to have a lever. In this book, Jake Jacobs provides eight levers that can transform the typical change process into something far smoother and more efficient-he calls the new process Leverage Change. Jacobs offers proven advice and real-life examples that will accelerate every step of the change process, including designing your own customized change process, figuring out where the real energy for change is in your organization, striking the right balance between explicit direction and creative collaboration, making change work as part of people's regular routines, and more. Archimedes said with the right lever, he could move the world-with Jacobs' eight levers, you can change your world.
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About the Author
Robert ''Jake'' Jacobs is president of Real Time Strategic Change, a global consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create fast and lasting change. Jacobs has worked with some of the largest corporations in the world, including American Express, Ford, and Marriott, and he has supported major change efforts for the City of New York, the US National Forest Service, and Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Kingdom's National Health 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.