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Change Leader : Learning to Do What Matters Most

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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected and unpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insoluble problems. But, says Michael Fullan an internationally acclaimed authority on organizational change we have an increasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. This involves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes what is needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systems at all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of what motivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influence other people's self-motivation. In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leading in today's complex world.
He reveals seven core practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple but actually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader 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 have built bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the few things that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills in ways that benefit their entire organization. The author shows leaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term success. With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 165 x 232 x 20mm | 366g
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470582138
  • 9780470582138
  • 52,009

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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected andunpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insolubleproblems. But, says Michael Fullan?an internationally acclaimedauthority on organizational change?we have an increasingunderstanding of how to tackle complex change. This involvesdeveloping a new kind of leader: one who recognizes what is neededto bring about deep and lasting changes in living systems at alllevels. These leaders need a deep understanding of what motivatesus as human beings and how we tap into and influence other people'sself-motivation.



In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, MichaelFullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In ChangeLeader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership thatare so vital for leading in today's complex world. He reveals sevencore practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to bedeceptively simple but actually get to the essence of whatdifferentiates a powerful leader from one who is merelycompetent:



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.
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Praise for Michael Fullan's Change Leader

"This is a terrific book--hugely engaging, grounded inevidence, easy to remember and apply, and full of practical commonsense. It will have powerful resonance for all of us in leadershiproles who want to become better leaders."
--Steve Munby, chief executive, National College forSchool Leadership, England

"Change Leader reflects the wisdom and insights that canonly come from someone who has been deeply immersed in the changeprocess for decades. Fullan has de-mystified organizational changeand the leadership necessary to implement and sustain it. Leadersof organizations large and small should use this book to guidetheir day-to-day work.
--Rick Dufour, educational author and consultant

"Michael Fullan's deep insights about organizational change willtake business leaders to new heights of motivation and performance.Within a diverse world, many of the core elements and themes inChange Leader, such as impressive empathy, political savvy, collaborate to compete, purposeful action, pressure and positivesupport, deliberative practice, and sustain change and improvementwill serve leaders who strive to stand apart from the crowd."
--Avis Glaze, president, Edu-quest InternationalInc.
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Table of contents

Preface xi Acknowledgments xv About the Author xvii CHAPTER ONE: Practice Drives Theory: Doing Is the Crucible of Change 1 CHAPTER TWO: Be Resolute: Act with Purpose and Empathy 27 CHAPTER THREE: Motivate the Masses: Experiencing Is Believing 49 CHAPTER FOUR: Collaborate to Compete: Multiply Capacity and Win 87 CHAPTER FIVE: Learn Confidently: Change Requires Confidence (but True Confidence Requires Humility) 109 CHAPTER SIX: Know Your Impact: Drowning in Data, Thirsty for Knowledge 125 CHAPTER SEVEN: Sustain Simplexity: Just Right Simple 147 References 157 Index 165
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About Michael Fullan

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.
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