Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most (Google eBook)
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:
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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Review: Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters MostUser Review - Diana Suddreth - Goodreads
Fullan practices what he preaches by approaching leadership with simplexity. With only seven key principles that are profoundly simple and insightful, Fullan advises the reading leader to become ... Read full review
Review: Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters MostUser Review - Dmitri Pavlov - Goodreads
The book is ok, not the greatest, but a nice read. It has some good ideas about simplicity and collaboration. I really enjoyed the Canadian education system examples. Read full review
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