Ten Tasks of Change

Author: Jeff Evans
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9780787953454
Format: PDF
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The days of predictability and stability in organizations are gone. In today's world of rapid change, agility is a defining characteristic of successful, high-performance companies. In this environment, say Jeff Evans and Chuck Schaefer, it is essential that the ability of an organization to work at change be institutionalized. In Ten Tasks of Change, the authors offer a whole-systems approach to change at work and present you with a model for dealing with rapid and intentional change in the twenty-first-century organization. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Evans and Schaefer give you a logical framework for: * Thinking through the objectives of the work of change * Planning the activities to achieve those objectives * Using a selection of best-practices principles to accomplish them . . . and much more!

Thriving Through Change

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781562864644
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is designed to help today's change leaders and change agents efficiently move their organizations through change initiatives. This is not a book of theories, but practical strategies filled with templates, checklists, and on the ground guidance.

A Coach s Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119427223
Format: PDF
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An evidence-based approach to real-world leadership development A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders presents leadership not as an inherent talent, but as a set of skills to be learned. Backed by over 30 years of original research and data from over four million individuals, this book offers a framework for leadership development in the modern business environment, and a set of best practices for training the leaders of tomorrow. The basic curriculum centers around The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. As fundamental elements of great leadership at any level, in any industry, these tenets establish a learnable, measureable, teachable set of behaviors that form the basis of evidence-based leadership development. This book shows you how to use the Five Practices and related tools to coach promising talent into leadership roles. Success stories show how these practices have been implemented in real-world situations, and worksheets and checklists help you easily integrate the Five Practices into your existing coaching regimen. Highly practical and straightforward, this action-focused guide helps you shape the future of leadership. Teach people skills that have been proven effective again and again, as you show them how to: Be the example that sets the tone at the top Inspire high performance, creativity, and innovation Challenge people to push their comfort zone, and enable them to succeed Provide support, encouragement, and guidance around obstacles As Baby Boomers retire in record numbers, the need for real, effective leadership is growing greater than ever; at the same time, there has never been a more disparate set of opinions about what "leadership" actually means. A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders provides an evidence-based model to help you develop leaders with real, quantifiable, tangible skills.

Museums and the Paradox of Change

Author: Robert R. Janes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958211
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Museums throughout the world are under increasing pressure in the wake of the 2008/2009 economic recession and the many pressing social and environmental issues that are assuming priority. The major focus of concern in the global museum community is the sustainability of museums in light of these pressures, not to mention falling attendance and the challenges of the digital world. Museums and the Paradox of Change provides a detailed account of how a major Canadian museum suffered a 40 percent loss in its operating budget and went on to become the most financially self-sufficient of the ten largest museums in Canada. This book is the most detailed case study of its kind and is indispensable for students and practitioners alike. It is also the most incisive published account of organizational change within a museum, in part because it is honest, open and reflexive. Janes is the first to bring perspectives drawn from complexity science into the discussion of organizational change in museums and he introduces the key concepts of complexity, uncertainty, nonlinearity, emergence, chaos and paradox. This revised and expanded third edition also includes new writing on strengthening museum management, as well as reflections on new opportunities and hazards for museums. It concludes with six ethical responsibilities for museum leaders and managers to consider. Janes provides pragmatic solutions grounded in a theoretical context, and highlights important issues in the management of museums that cannot be ignored.

Organizational Culture Change

Author: Marcella Bremer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789081982511
Format: PDF, ePub
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Culture, leadership and the ability to change determine organizational performance... But 75% of organizational change programs fail - being too conceptual, organization-wide and command-and-control like. That's why change consultant Marcella Bremer developed this pragmatic approach to organizational culture, change and leadership. The starting point is the validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument based on the Competing Values Framework by professors Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn. Next, Bremer shows how to engage people in OCAI-workshops or Change Circles. In peer groups of 10 coworkers they develop a change plan for their teams that is also personal and focused on specific behaviors. These Change Circles of 10 use the mechanism of "Copy, Coach and Correct" within groups to help organization members to implement the change and develop those behaviors that will make a difference. This book is a pragmatic user's guide to organizational culture change. Learn the best practices from a change consultant and unleash your organization, too!

Leading Change toward Sustainability

Author: Bob Doppelt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351278940
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the world struggles to cope with the growing threat of a global carbon crisis, Doppelt has revised one of the best books ever written about change management, leadership and sustainability to focus on de-carbonisation. Doppelt's research, presented in this hugely readable book, demystify the sustainability-change process by providing a theoretical framework and a methodology that managers can use to successfully transform their organisations to embrace sustainable development. Filled with case examples, interviews and checklists on how to move corporate and governmental cultures toward sustainability, the book argues that the key factors that facilitate change appear in the successful efforts at companies such as AstraZeneca, Nike, Starbucks, IKEA, Chiquita, Interface, Swisscom and Norm Thompson and in governmental efforts such as those in the Netherlands and Santa Monica in California. For these and other cutting-edge organisations, leading change is a philosophy for success. Leading Change toward Sustainability has been used by change leaders around the world to guide their internal global warming and sustainability organisational change initiatives. This new edition is essential reading for leaders from all types of organisations.