Author: Gill Robinson HickmanPublish On: 2009-07-15
Concepts and Practices in Organizational, Community, Political, Social, and Global Change Settings Gill Robinson Hickman. The efforts of Maggie Walker and her colleagues to lead change in the Jackson Ward community led to many ...
Author: Gill Robinson Hickman
Category: Business & Economics
Using a consistent framework throughout for understanding and applying concepts and practices of leading change this text contains application and reflection exercises that allow readers to apply what they learn.
Educational leaders are expert in announcing change, scattering the seeds of promising ideas. But they are considerably less adept at ... The first part of the book closes with a consideration of myths related to change and leadership.
Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Guiding schools through significant change is one of the toughest challenges educational leaders face, but learning from the examples of those who have succeeded can make it less daunting. In Leading Change in Your School, distinguished author and researcher Douglas B. Reeves offers lessons learned through his work with educators in thousands of schools around the world and presents real-life examples of leaders who have met the challenge of change head-on--with impressive results for their schools and districts. Readers will also find practical resources for engaging their colleagues in change initiatives. Expanding on a number of his columns in the journal Educational Leadership, Reeves offers insights ad recommendations in four areas: * Creating conditions for change, including assessments to determine personal and organizational readiness for change; * Planning change, including cautionary notes about strategic planning; * Implementing change, including the importance of moving from rhetoric to day-to-day reality; and * Sustaining change, including the need to reorient priorities and values so that individual convenience gives way to a shared sense of the greater good. The change leaders--both teachers and administrators--whose stories Reeves tells come from varied districts, but they share a passion for creating schools that work for all students. They are, Reeves says, "people like you, sharing similar challenges but perhaps with different results."
Other important principles in change architecture are creating the space for leadership via holding frameworks, middle-ground frameworks and the use of action learning in the trial and implementation of agreed changes.
Author: Attwood, Margaret
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
There is continuing government pressure on public services to 'reform' and change. Expectations of new forms and standards of delivery, joined-up practice and the re-connection of services to users are high. Unfortunately, many policy makers have become dangerously reliant on mechanistic top-down audit and inspection regimes as the means of implementation. This book sets out to redress the balance. It argues powerfully that whole systems approaches are required to lead the changes towards the demands for new service configurations, partnership working and local and neighbourhood governance. The book outlines the theory behind whole systems development and gives good practice guidance on how to effectively develop 'systems' to improve joined-up working.
... or major opportunities 2 Creating the guiding coalition • Putting together a group with enough power to lead the change • Getting the group to work together like a team 3 Developing a vision and strategy • Developing strategies for ...
Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.
The model demonstrates how strong emotional reactions to change can prompt people to alter their behaviour over time in order to deal with that change. It is always important for the person leading change to hold on to that model ...
Author: Sian Case
Publisher: A&C Black
Discover how you can successfully introduce change in your school, positively influence key colleagues and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. Leading Change in Schools draws on the author's extensive experience of working with schools in flux, as well as insights from many teachers and school leaders working in a wide variety of situations to improve their schools. Case studies provide springboards for helpful ideas and the focus is always on practical strategies that definitely work.
But, when real change needs to occur to gain a competitive edge, the Ts aren't enough, which is why on average 75 percent of change initiatives fail. You can elevate your status and increase your value as a change leader by becoming an ...
Author: H. James Dallas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Conquer the most daunting change initiative with the right people, tools, and strategies. James Dallas' Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change is an informative, insightful guide to effectively leading the transition through change. While most change management books present case studies about what happened at other companies, this book is based on the author's own experiences managing over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence. By relating personal lessons learned, how they were subsequently applied, and how you can benefit from them, this book provides a unique first-hand perspective on successful agents of change. You'll learn the qualities and skills required to usher in the new paradigm, and how to break a large initiative into manageable chunks that are more likely to proceed as planned. By crafting your strategy based on proven methods, you're far and away more likely to meet or even exceed your change objectives. The majority of change initiatives fail because people mistakenly think that a change agent is the same as a project leader. They're not. This book shows you why, and how get the tools, strategies, and people you need at the helm of your initiative to come out the other side much stronger as an organization. Learn the critical skills required for effective change management Assess the difficulty and politics of a change initiative Choose the right people to help implement the change See past obstacles and lead effectively in a crisis Change is occurring within and across all industries, countries, and organizations. They begin with the best of intentions, but most fail to meet their objectives. Don't let your organization be one of the failures. Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change shows you how to plan, lead, and manage a successful transition.
Perspectives on the art of leading change are of little value if they're not put into practice. One Christmas, my sister's husband was given a video series by a well-known visual artist. My brother-in-law is not a professional, ...
Author: Mike Bonem
Publisher: Fortress Press
In The Art of Leading Change, author Mike Bonem asks: What is the primary distinction between the science and the art of change leadership? His answer: People! And leading people in churches and ministries is messy. The science of change leadership doesn't ignore the human element, but it tends to overlook the differences between people and the significant impact those differences have on how to best lead change. The art of leading change is all about people. We can't do the work God has called us to do without people, yet each individual--and each collection of individuals--is unique. This resource is a guide to better understand and practice the art of leading people through change. The heart of the book describes ten perspectives on leading change. Each perspective is captured in a memorable phrase that underscores an important principle, such as "Lead with trust" and "Resisters are not the enemy." The ten perspectives are bookended by two other essential insights: "The Challenge of Leading Change" examines the contours and underlying factors that make change so difficult in ministry settings. "The Courage for Change," at the book's conclusion, explores the conviction and fortitude leaders will need for the change journey. Leading change in a church has never been easy. It has become far more difficult as our society has become increasingly complex, fractured, and secular. Even though change is challenging, pastors and ministry leaders cannot be satisfied with maintaining the status quo. Whether you're leading from the first chair or some other role, and whether the changes you face are big or small, The Art of Leading Change will be a valuable addition to your leadership toolkit.
Perhaps one reason why leadership books and academic journals fail to connect well with the challenges of lead- ing change from the middle is that they target change management approaches for different organizational problems.
Author: Jackson Nickerson
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
Bookshelves abound with theoretical analyses, how-to guides, and personal success stories by famous corporate leaders, public officials, even athletic coaches, expounding on how to lead from the top. But what about those in the middle who are increasingly tasked with trying to reshape, reorient, or recreate the capabilities of an organization? Leading Change from the Middle takes you on the journeys traveled by Kurt Mayer, an information technology executive in the Department of Defense trying to build a new IT system in record time with limited resources, and Stephen Wang, a mid-level leader in city government trying to build a capability for supporting commercial agriculture. Kurt and Stephen have to navigate complex organizational and stakeholder landscapes in which they often have few decision rights and few resources—a common scenario for mid-level leaders. One succeeds; one does not. While following Kurt and Stephen, the book introduces a new approach for increasing the likelihood of successfully leading change. This new approach breaks down into three core strategies: First, identify all relevant stakeholders and partition them into four categories: superordinates, subordinates, customers, and complementors/blockers (those who control needed resources but over whom the leaders have no authority). Second, for each stakeholder category, identify Communications, Strategies, and Tactics (referred to as CoSTS). Third, don’t stimulate negative emotions that make people DEAF—Disrespect, Envy, Anger, and Fear—to efforts to produce change. As the book follows the journeys of Kurt and Stephen, it walks through the details of each strategy. In presenting this material in a concise, accessible, and applicable format that translates theory to practice, Nickerson provides an important service for leaders trying to build extraordinary capabilities for their organizations—from the middle.
become a positive force for change. ... and perhaps most importantly the social pressure to stay committed to an existing strategy or operating plan that is not delivering results are some possible barriers to leading change.
Author: Stephen John
Category: Business & Economics
Strategic Learning and Leading Change is a practical, inspiring read that challenges business commentators who have doubted the power of HR and presents examples of how HR leaders are leading change to truly earn their seats as business partners at the strategy table. Using real-life examples that take in the intricacies of performance management, talent management and leadership development, the book shows business leaders how to improve strategy execution and interact with the board. Structured in three parts, the book covers: * The globalization of business and its impact on strategy, structure, operating processes and culture * Global team-based organization and change leadership, using the in-depth case study of APC, a company that reinvented the Pharma business model * The reinvention and changing role of HR in today's global organizations Written for senior business leaders, HR leaders and managers who are working in or planning to enter a global business environment, Strategic Learning and Leading Change is also ideal for management consultants who advise business and HR leaders on leveraging learning and change with an emphasis on improving strategy execution. It is also a perfect real-world text for students on human resources courses and business MBAs who aspire to drive success in a global business and HR setting.
From these individuals, we believe: Leaders see opportunities for change and/or are adept at interpreting demands and expectations set by others to both lead and manage the change process. Leaders offer a strategic vision and use data ...
Author: Thuwayba Al Barwani
The international attempt to expand schooling despite dealing with an insufficient number of trained teachers has placed significant pressure on teacher education. Continued effort to change all aspects of teacher education, including ways of learning, methods of practice, institution interaction and assessment of teaching ability, in order to fulfil the desire to offer inclusive and equitable teaching for all, is a serious consideration. In response to this increased attention on cross-national campaigns, Leading Change in Teacher Education features discussions covering what has been done, how and why the change has happened, the journey itself and the challenges encountered along the way, alongside contributions from international academics who share their reflections and suggestions for a way forward, despite a global shortage of teachers. Strategies surrounding the design and delivery of education now centre on improving how teachers are prepared, supported and evaluated. Leading Change in Teacher Education captures the stories of international change leaders by: Providing details of both the successes and challenges faced Presenting innovative practices in teacher education from around the world Describing the strategies put in place to ensure that teacher education is developing The topics discussed are relevant for educators, policymakers and international organizations involved in the design and implementation of programmes in teacher education. Leading Change in Teacher Education is also an invaluable resource for those looking to increase the changes occurring within teacher education.