Leading Continuous Change

Author: Bill Pasmore
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626564434
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Most change efforts fail because most change methods are built to deal with single challenges in a nice, neat, linear way. But leaders know that today, pressures for change don't come at you one at a time; they come all at once. It's like riding a roller coaster: sudden drops, jarring turns, anxious climbs into the unknown. Drawing on his years of experience at the Center for Creative Leadership and Columbia University, Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model and four mindsets that allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. The first step, Pasmore says, is to Discover which external pressures for change are the most necessary to address. The key here is to think fewer—step away from the buffet of possibilities and pinpoint the highest-impact options. Then you need to Decide how many change efforts your organization can handle. Here the mindset is to think scarcer—you have only so many people and so many resources, so how do you best use them? Once you've figured that out, it's time to Do—and here you want to think faster. Streamline processes and engage in rapid prototyping so you can learn quickly and cost-effectively. The last step is to Discern what worked and what didn't, so think smarter—develop metrics, identify trends, and make sure learnings are disseminated throughout the organization. For each stage of the process, Pasmore offers detailed advice, practical tools, and real-world examples. This book is a comprehensive guide to navigating change the way it happens now.

Covert Processes at Work

Author: Robert J. Marshak
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943341
Format: PDF
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Organizational change initiatives often fail because they focus exclusively on the rational, overt aspects of change, overlooking the powerful role played by concealed or irrational factors. It's well known that these covert processes--such as hidden agendas, blind spots, office politics, tacit assumptions, secret hopes, wishes and fears--frequently sabotage change efforts, but up until now nobody has offered a rigorous, consistent way of identifying and dealing with them. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as an organizational change consultant to global corporations and government agencies, Robert J. Marshak shows precisely how to bring these hidden processes to light and deal with their negative impact. Marshak identifies five different dimensions of covert processes, presents an integrated model to explain the ultimate source of all of them, and shows how to diagnose whether any covert processes might be at work in your organization. He then offers specific tools and techniques for engaging and managing these "under-the-table" processes and for creating the kind of organizational environment in which such hidden dynamics are unable to flourish. Covert Processes at Work is a comprehensive and practical guide that managers, leaders, and consultants can use to deal with the hidden dynamics that are often at the root of many organizational problems.

Organization Development

Author: W. Warner Burke
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013389262X
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Master the modern discipline of Organizational Development (OD), and use it to plan and drive effective change. Organization Development, Third Edition is today's complete overview of the OD discipline for managers, executives, administrators, consultants, and students alike. Fully updated to reflect major changes since the classic Second Edition, it explains how OD is now practiced, and how it is continuing to evolve. The authors illuminate each key theory in the field, giving readers the background they need to translate theory into action, make key choices, help organizations learn, and lead change. Coverage includes: What OD is, where it came from, and where it is headed Understanding OD as a process of change Defining the OD client (why your client may not be who you think it is) Diagnosing organizational problems Applying the Burke-Litwin model of organizational performance and change Assessing how well OD techniques work Working as an OD consultant, and much more

The Student s Guide to Successful Project Teams

Author: William A. Kahn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 080586184X
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is common for undergraduate and graduate students across various disciplines to be placed on teams and assigned group project research reports and presentations which require them to work together. For example a psychology course requires teams to develop, conduct, analyze and present the result of their experiments, a marketing course requires student project teams to prepare marketing plans and present their conclusions, and an organizational behavior course forms teams for the purpose of researching the cultures of different organizations and making presentations about their findings. This new guidebook will be a core text on how to help student project teams confront and successfully resolve issues, tasks and problems. Sections include conceptual material, stories and illustrations, and exercises. Students and teachers in Organizational Behavior, Management, Marketing and all psychology disciplines will find this book of interest.

Creating Strategic Change

Author: William A. Pasmore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471597292
Format: PDF
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Provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and managing the fundamental changes that companies need to make if they are to be equal to the challenges of today's business world.

Transforming Your Leadership Culture

Author: John B. McGuire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470446737
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CCL fellows McGuire and Rhodes replace the common and popular myth that change in organizational culture is beyond the reach of mere mortals. They offer a practical guide for achieving feasible culture transformation by helping leaders see how leading the culture and managing the operations are two sides of the same coin. The book provides guidance and resources that helps leaders decide: (1) what change is feasible; (2) how to set practical incremental targets of change and development; and (3) what are the tools for navigating the turbulent waters of the change process.

Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization

Author: James Alan Anderson
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579220983
Format: PDF, ePub
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"On rare occasions one finds a book that reframes prior visions. Such books one does not merely read, but one returns to study. Anderson's Driving Change is such a book. The first three chapters provide a framework for understanding diversity and globalization, which moves beyond the limits of affirmative action, ethnic studies, and overseas study tours. The theoretical discussion is rooted in the premise that universities' (read also society's) ability to work with diversity and globalization will determine the nature of their futures. Following a discussion of principles, Anderson moves from theory to practice, giving illustrations of campuses that have embraced some facet of this new vision applying it either in terms of teaching strategies and methods, curricular organization, and/or student development. The fact that Anderson is able to draw on working applications gives credence to his theoretical propositions."?Irene Hecht, Director, Department Leadership Programs, ACE

The Leadership Training Activity Book

Author: Lois Borland Hart
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 9780814472620
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gives trainers information they need to teach and apply leadership competencies participants need. Featuring adaptable exercises on a range of leadership topics, this collection of activities is an all-in-one resource for trainers seeking to prepare leaders.

Leading When There s Too Much Change

Author: Kristin Cullen-Lester
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 1562867598
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Change is nearly constant in many organizations today, often causing stress. Employees may be asked to deal with multiple initiatives at once, sometimes without knowing whether and how the changes will make their jobs easier or benefit the company as a whole. How can leaders ensure that change is manageable and that employees do not feel overwhelmed and discouraged in the face of large (and small) transitions? This issue of TD at Work, “Leading When There’s Too Much Change,” helps leaders prioritize change initiatives and support employees during times of transition. In this issue, you will find: - guidance for assessing change readiness - tips for reducing and preventing change overload - suggestions for helping employees embrace change - help with assessing change burnout.

Your Brain at Work

Author: David Rock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061943546
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In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today’s overwhelming work environment but succeed in it—and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.