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Change Happens, and the 5C Model contains your answer to the question “why does it matter?” If you are seeking to navigate a change initiative that demonstrates respect for employees, builds trust, invites employee participation and allows employees to claim ownership for the change, then Change Happens is written for you.
Employees, supervisors and mid-level managers often feel that change is done to them.
You will discover:
Approaches for communicating what you mean to say, without the spin
How to effectively respond to the question, “Why this change NOW?“
How to complete the thousand little steps that help us achieve successful change
Why honoring confidential conversations is important
How to involve employees to create greater ownership in change initiatives
Use the 5C Model to avoid these common pitfalls:
Engaging in activities that inadvertently destroy the culture
Gossip, innuendo and the rumor mill
Loss of productivity, bare minimum of work and employee cynicism for the change
Employee resentment for the change
Hoarding of information and intellectual property needed to facilitate the change
Employees feeling disrespected and neglected during the change
Employee exhaustion and frustration with a lack of clarity, information and consultation
M. Beth Page is a seasoned Organization Development consultant who teaches in both the MBA and Master of Arts in Leadership Programs at Royal Roads University. Her consulting practice is dedicated to leveraging the value of the human dimension in organizations to achieve superior business results.
Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity presents the perspectives of leaders, social scientists, and educators from around the world on the topic of developing inner wisdom. Structured around the notions of spirit, presence, and authenticity, the book encourages readers to reflect on their own lives as they read about their colleagues' diverse experiences, all in an effort to address difficult global systems challenges with a foundation of various wisdom lineages and practices.
Each chapter is introduced by an editor with deep background experience in the topic at hand, and the book includes an examination of research on the essential nature of authenticity among leaders. Stories of leadership initiative from across nations illustrate the truly global nature of leadership inspiration, and accounts of teaching mindfulness, guiding leaders, and leading in the arts and humanities integrate critical theory with authentic leadership development. Topics include:
- Subtle interdependencies involved in modern leadership
- The contribution of sociological mindfulness to leadership education
- Authentic leadership as communicated through technology
- The role of spirit, and what the world needs from leaders
A diverse mix of contributors, including a Sufi teacher, a social science journal editor, and a CEO, provide a truly inclusive examination of the ways a leader is defined by self and others. Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity, a volume in the International Leadership Series Building Leadership Bridges from the International Leadership Association, helps connect ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.