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Transforming Your Leadership Culture

Transforming Your Leadership Culture

John B. McGuire, Gary Rhodes

ISBN: 978-0-470-44673-7

Mar 2009, Jossey-Bass

336 pages



CCL fellows McGuire and Rhodes replace the common and popular myth that change in organizational culture is beyond the reach of mere mortals. They offer a practical guide for achieving feasible culture transformation by helping leaders see how leading the culture and managing the operations are two sides of the same coin. The book provides guidance and resources that helps leaders decide: (1) what change is feasible; (2) how to set practical incremental targets of change and development; and (3) what are the tools for navigating the turbulent waters of the change process.

Acknowledgments xi

The Authors xv

Introduction 1

Part One: You, Your Team, and Transformation

1 Transformation: Can It Be Done? 11

2 Organizational Culture: Beliefs That Drive Behavior 33

3 Bigger Minds: Developing from the Inside Out 53

4 Engagement and Leader Logics 79

5 Personal Readiness and Leading Transformation 103

6 Headroom: Standing Up for Change 129

7 Engaging Your Senior Team 153

Part Two: Leadership Culture and Organizational Transformation

8 The Culture Development Cycle 181

9 Reaching into the Culture 211

10 Strategies, Culture, and Readiness: The Pattern in Six Case Studies 235

11 Feasibility Maps and Changeability 255

Appendix A: A Very Brief History of Developmental Theory and Leadership Research 287

Appendix B: Roots of the Headroom Concept and Related Methods and Tools 290

Appendix C: Helpful Sources of Studies on Intelligence and Brain Research 294

Glossary 296

References 299

Index 303

About the Center for Creative Leadership 317