Robert E. Quinn is the author of Deep Change and Change the World, both from Jossey-Bass. Quinn helps business and government leaders understand and manage organizational life through his teaching, consulting, books, and numerous published articles. He holds the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professorship of Business Administration and is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
"Byrne and Rees share their direct experience to provide a highly practical guide for organizations seeking more self-managed approaches to learning in leadership development programs. It will stimulate and encourage all concerned who ask how they can better align the learning needs of individual leaders with those of their organization."
—J. Herman Gilligan, principal, GC International Consulting Group
"I have seen the results of the process outlined in this book and have found them to be very powerful and effective. This is a must read and a great guide for anyone responsible for leadership development in an organization."
—Marchita Marino, senior vice president, human resources, Wuesthoff Health System, Inc.
"Everyone concerned with growing leaders must read this book. The mapping out of a set of practices for leadership development is the most results-oriented that I have read about in decades. Every possible detail is addressed."
—Robert C. Preziosi, director, Leadership Impact Lab, Nova Southeastern University
"This is a unique book essential to any leader or potential leader responsible for bottom-line performance. An experienced based how-to book, the reader will learn how to prepare, obtain approval, and implement a program that will develop leaders and thereby improve and maintain financial performance."
—Allen C. Minor, financial consultant; and adjunct professor, department of health administration and human resources, University of Scranton
A sea change has taken place throughout the culture of leadership; today’s emerging leaders are "opting out" of the same positions their predecessors coveted in years past. But many senior managers trained in traditional leadership still hang onto outdated approaches of command and control despite how much they’ve heard about "empowerment" and inclusion. At the core of this book is the fictional suspense story of Brookreme Corporation, whose leaders are challenged to chart a course to a global future, navigating relational land mines along the way. With both story telling and hard research, Leadership Divided reconnects generations and instructs both senior and emerging leaders on how the relationships of the future will be the path to revolutionary performance.
Ron A. Carucci (Seattle, WA) is a founding partner with Passages Consulting, LLC, where he works with CEOs and senior executives in pursuit of profound organizational change and executive leadership capability. He is Graduate Professor of Leadership at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. He is also faculty member at Fordham University, serving as Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, and has served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. His clients have included Edward Jones Investments, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Gates Corporation, Accenture, and many others.
Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management.Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovation The book describes more than seventy supporting practices Denning offers a rethinking of management from first principles
This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership—a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.
“Phil Buckley is a world-class change leader and world-champion enthusiast for effective change management. Straightforward and engaging, Phil addresses the 50 questions all change managers need to answer with confidence in order to succeed. Rare too for an author in this field, he shares the ‘how-not-to’ as well as the ‘how-to.’ This is a book any manager wanting to succeed in change should keep close by.”
— Professor Chris Bones, Dean Emeritus, Henley Business School; Professor of Leadership, University of Manchester; and award-winning author of The Cult of the Leader
“Phil Buckley’s book gives excellent, practical advice on how to implement change in any private or public organization. What makes Change with Confidence so special is that it is organized around questions that anybody who is engaged in or leading change management will find to be key to their success. The real-life examples given for each question make this a very readable book. A must-buy for anybody who wants to avoid the most common mistakes in change management.”
— Stefan A. Bomhard, President, Europe, Bacardi Martini Group
“Change with Confidence provides leaders and leaders of change with a wealth of knowledge and experience that they can apply to their own change initiatives, and the real-world examples provide additional clarity on how to successfully manage or avoid common pitfalls.”
— David Sculthorpe, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Change Management is about helping people decide to change successfully
If you have been charged with leading a change initiative, chances are you were chosen for the job—that is, you didn’t volunteer, but rather were tapped to lead or manage a large change project. You may have been given a short briefing and left to your own devices to succeed or fail in an uncertain, often threatening, environment. You may find yourself struggling to adapt your skill set to unfamiliar and anxiety-inducing conditions, conscious that your performance will affect your future career paths.
Change with Confidence addresses the 50 biggest questions that change leaders ask time and again, and provides the context, examples, and advice to answer them well, and to enable successful, sustainable change. Whether you’re trying to figure it out, are in the planning stage, are actively managing or are working to make it stick, you’ll find guidance for a wide range of issues, including:Analyzing previous change initiatives to see what worked, what didn’t, and why Finding out who can influence your success or failure, help you, or trip you up Determining what resources you’ll need and how to get them Overcoming change fatigue and opposition to change.
Although every change has its own circumstances, there are proven processes, tactics, and behaviors that lead to lasting success. Change with Confidence offers practical, experience-based advice on a difficult and stressful challenge.
A comprehensive look at what it really takes to lead transformation successfully, written by two of the "masters of the craft." The author's best-selling first edition has been significantly updated to deliver critical insights about how leaders can achieve breakthrough results from transformational change, even in these challenging times. The book introduces conscious change leadership and provides insights about the critical human and change process dynamics that leaders must be aware of in order to succeed, and reveals why most leaders do not see these dynamics. Most importantly, it highlights the shift in worldview leaders must make to deliver greater success.
The book outlines the author's highly successful "multi-dimensional, process approach" to transformation, addressing change at the organizational, team, relational, and personal levels. It thoroughly addresses leadership mindset and behavioral modeling, culture change, and large systems implementations, providing best practices developed over three decades of successful consulting to Fortune 500 executives. Written for executives and managers, OD consultants, change managers, project managers, and change consultants, this must read book provides the foundation for successful change leadership and consulting.Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts Contrasts two vastly different leadership approaches to change, and reveals why only one works Provides solutions for turning employee resistance into commitment Outlines the common mistakes in change and how you can avoid them Reveals the differences between transformation and other types of change so you can build strategies that really get results
Beyond Change Management advances the field of change leadership, and takes the concept of managing change in organizations to a whole new level. It is a must read for anyone wanting to stay abreast of advancements in the field.
Together with its companion volume, The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation, these books can be used as texts in corporate or graduate school training programs and courses.