Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most
August 2011, Jossey-Bass
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Learning to Do What Matters Most
What constitutes a leader? What qualities does great leadership require? Today there is a distinct difference between a competent leader and a powerful leader who leaves an impact. 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 Michael Fullan’s new book, CHANGE LEADER: Learning To Do What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass Imprint; $27.95; Aug. 2011; 978-1-118-10659-4), Fullan explores the concepts that differentiate simple leaders from extraordinary, and the reasons why Fullan says that expertise is overrated.
Completing his popular trilogy on leadership books, Michael Fullan shares his seven core leadership practices:
• Practice Drives Theory
• Be Resolute
• Motivate the Masses
• Collaborate to Compete
• Learn Confidently
• Know Your Impact
• Sustain Simplexity
These deceptively simple mantras get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader from one who is merely competent. Fullan argues that good leadership grows out of hard-earned practice and practical knowledge. He shows that a change leader must have the confidence to tackle challenges in the face of uncertainty. Fullan pulls in examples from the education, nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors to illustrate his perspective.
As 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.
Throughout CHANGE LEADER, 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.
CHANGE LEADER provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate. Written by an internationally acclaimed authority on organizational change, it includes illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors
Change Leader is a must-have guide for anyone looking to enhance their leadership role.