Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

By Gregory P Shea, Cassie A Solomon
Why do as many as 75% of change initiatives fail?
We live in an era where constant change is the norm rather than the exception. Given globalization, increased competition, and constant technological turnover, no organization can run in place: change is not optional. However, the sad fact is that the vast majority of change efforts fail. As authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon argue, they do not fail for a lack of trying or leadership. Chances are you have led or been part of a failed change. But why did it fail and how can the next change be successfully implemented?
In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail--and how that failure can be avoided. They argue that change--real change--means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.
In Leading Successful Change, they share the 2 tenets for making successful change; how to create a scene that will provide a vision of the future; the 8 Levers of Change, a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changes; and how winning companies--from IKEA to a hospital near you--are successfully implementing change.
Change is not optional and it is difficult--but it is also not impossible. Shea and Solomon present a thorough, well-researched explanation of how to make change work.

""Leading Successful Change" is more than a must-read for leaders today--it is a "must-use" guide for anyone who is faced with leading others to a future that is better than today. Authors Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon take a powerful and provocative stance on how change really happens. They start with "people"--who we are, what we need, what we care about, and how to engage our hearts and minds when we're faced with profound changes. Shea and Solomon understand that people expect and deserve care and attention from leaders, especially during times of change. In this new and exciting book, you will learn how emotionally intelligent leaders can use a field-tested framework to "engage" people in transformation that leaves everyone--and the organization--stronger and better equipped to thrive in our new world. "Leading Successful Change" is "the" book to read if you are a leader who genuinely cares about people "and" your organization's success." --Annie McKee, PhD, author of "Management: A Focus on Leaders" and coauthor of "Primal Leadership" and "Resonant Leadership" "Bookshelves--real and virtual--abound with books and journals about the inevitability and importance of change. Now Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have written "Leading Successful Change," which describes the organizational challenges of change and a plan to affect it. This is an important read for anyone who recognizes that dealing with change is critical to success and is concerned about past ineffective efforts. Unlike so many books on the art and science of leadership and management, this one is without fluff and consequently delivers its messages clearly and concisely." --Hugh Hochberg, President, The Coxe Group Inc. "A must read! What organization doesn't struggle with change? Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon take this daunting challenge from concept to tangible and practical strategies. Their 8 levers of change help us all focus our efforts to create meaningful change in organizati


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Publisher Wharton Digital Press
Publish date 02/05/2013
Pages 106
ISBN-13 9781613630198
ISBN-10 1613630190
Language English

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