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Leading in a Culture of Change

by Michael Fullan

Wiley | February 2, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan''s Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees."
--Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

"Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations."
--John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation

"In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations."
--John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

"Michael Fullan''s work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force."
--Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools

"Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both."
--Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul

Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing.

Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders'' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies.

By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 in

Published: February 2, 2007

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0787987662

ISBN - 13: 9780787987664

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Leading in a Culture of Change

by Michael Fullan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 in

Published: February 2, 2007

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0787987662

ISBN - 13: 9780787987664

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

ONE The Five Components of Change Leadership 1

TWO Moral Purpose 11

THREE Understanding Change 39

FOUR Building Relationships 77

F I V E Creating and Sharing Knowledge 115

S I X Making Coherence 159

SEVEN Learning the Leadership 185

Appendix: Writings by Well-Known Authors Support the

Concepts Presented in Leading in a Culture of Change 221

References 233

Index 237

From the Publisher

"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan''s Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees."
--Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

"Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations."
--John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation

"In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations."
--John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

"Michael Fullan''s work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force."
--Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools

"Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both."
--Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul

Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing.

Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders'' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies.

By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.

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"Valuable insight for leaders who must be able to operate under complex, uncertain circumstances."
—Quality Management Journal

"Leading in a Culture of Change provides some sensible, practical, and sometimes provocative insights into leadership in a rapidly changing culture . . . [It] will be of great value to anyone in the field of management but also educators or educational administrators."
—Journal of Business and Finance Leadership

"Offers valuable insights into the dynamics of change . . . full of illustrative case examples, exercises, and resources."
—Long Range Planning

"This is a book for all would-be heads of department and deputy heads. Every serving head should buy a copy. I shall buy at least 50 and enjoy giving them away to those at the start of their careers in the confident knowledge that the next generation will be more successful as leaders than the present one."
—Times Education Supplement

"Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations."
—John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation

About the Author

Michael Fullan, Professor of Policy Studies and former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, is recognized as an international authority on educational reform. He is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluation of change projects around the world. His books have been published in many languages. He is coauthor of the What''s Worth Fighting For trilogy, author of the Changes Forces trilogy, and author of The New Meaning of Educational Change, Third Edition.

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