The Art of Change Leadership

Book description

Be an transformational leader during times of rapid organizational change

The Art of Change Leadership represents a major milestone in the study of change leadership. An approachable yet thorough guide for leaders and team members that illustrates how to increase speed and agility during times of intense technological innovation and fast change, this resource focuses on the ways in which you, as an individual, can harness your unique abilities to lead cultural change and personal leadership in a positive and proactive way. Through eleven comprehensive chapters, explore the need for increased human brain speed, how to improve your focus, the body/mind connection, agility within a team setting, improving productivity, communication with your team, and more.

Technology, globalization, evolving business models—these are just some of the variables impacting the competitive landscapes across virtually all industries. To keep up with the changes that these and other factors are creating, it is critical that you are able to understand what change leadership is, why it is important, and how you can leverage it in your workplace to positively impact your company.

  • Explore research on change leadership vs. change management to improve business
  • Leverage technology to improve productivity and adaptability to rapid change
  • Evolutionary approaches to change leadership that include energy management and innovative mindset approaches
  • Discover questionnaires, assessments and quizzes to assess your change leadership agilities

The Art of Change Leadership is a (r)evolutionary text that prepares you to increase your team's speed and agility, and to thrive in today's continually evolving business environment.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Dedication
  4. Preface: The Art of Change Leadership—Driving Transformation in a Fast-Paced World
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Chapter 1: Why Do Organizations Need Change Leaders?
    1. A Need for Breakthrough Transformation
    2. The Increasing Need for Innovation and Speed
    3. Who Is Responsible for Leading Change?
    4. So Why Do Organizations Need Change Leaders?
  7. Chapter 2: Fast Changing World Needs Leaders Like You
    1. Adding Value—A Change Leader Approach
    2. Why You?
    3. Why Not You?
    4. Why Do We Need You?
    5. Why Now?
    6. Your 30-, 60-, and 90-Day Personal Plan as a Change Leader
  8. Chapter 3: Hack the Status Quo: Change Manager or Change Leader?
    1. What's the Difference between a Change Manager or a Change Leader?
    2. Language of a Change Leader
    3. The Change Leader's Approach to Drive Transformation
    4. How Do You Integrate Being a Change Manager with Being a Change Leader?
  9. Chapter 4: Upgrade the Leadership OS to Be a Change Leader Who Drives Transformation
    1. The New Leadership Operating System Needs Evolving Conscious Thought Processes
    2. The New Language of the New Leadership Upgraded Operating System
    3. The Communication Skills of a Leader with an Upgraded Operating System
    4. Emotional Intelligence: A Tool for Upgrading the Leadership Operating System
    5. Mindfulness: A Tool for Upgrading the Leadership Operating System
  10. Chapter 5: The Change Cycle Transformation Tool
    1. Change
    2. Past
    3. Resistance
    4. Discover
    5. Integrate
    6. Future
    7. Each Cycle Has Its Purpose and Is Part of the Transformation Process
  11. Chapter 6: Help Lead Others to Be Change Leaders Who Drive Transformation
    1. Create an Organizational Culture of Change Leaders
    2. Create a Culture That Is Flexible, Adaptable, and Able to Change to Meet Ongoing Market Changes
    3. The Difference between Change for the Sake of Change and Transformational and Sustainable Change
  12. Chapter 7: Technology and People—The Impetus for Change
    1. Technology Is Driving Major Change: What Can a Change Leader Do to Embrace It
    2. Lead Change in a Multiple Devices Reality
    3. So What Are the Implications in the Workplace?
    4. Change Leaders Listen Up—The Secret to Happy Employees? Technology
    5. Lead Change in a Social Media Reality
    6. Where Technology and People Converge—The Focus Needs to Be on People While Integrating Technology
  13. Chapter 8: Tools for Transformation
    1. What Type of Transformer Are You?
    2. Recognize and Adapt to the Types of Transformers Around You
    3. Driving Transformation as a Team of Change Leaders
  14. Chapter 9: The Art of Adapting to Multiple Personalities, Different Generations, and Cultures
    1. The Single Most Important Factor When Leading Change
    2. Be an Uber Adaptor to Other People's Personalities
    3. Be a Multigenerational Morpher
    4. Talking to a Gen Y
    5. Embrace Diverse Cultural Values
  15. Chapter 10: The Three-Step Change Process Model to Leading Personal and Organizational Change
    1. Embrace the Disruption
    2. Embracing Disruption Is a Tool for Transformation and Is Part of the Three-Part Model to Leading Personal and Organizational Change
    3. Commit to the Hero's Journey
    4. Get Others to Commit to the Hero's Journey
    5. Celebrate the Successes
  16. Chapter 11: Thrive While Driving Transformation That Changes the World
    1. Survey Says
    2. Transforming the World, One Person and One Company at a Time
  17. About the Author
  18. Index
  19. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: The Art of Change Leadership
  • Author(s): Cheryl Cran
  • Release date: November 2015
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119124757