The Six Secrets of Change. What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive

  • ID: 2213016
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise forThe Six Secrets of Change

"Fullan has an uncanny ability to produce what is needed at the time it is needed. The six secrets are based in theory, grounded in practice, powerful in their relationship to each other, and described in ways that enable deep understanding." Vicki Phillips, director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"This book simultaneously clarifies, synthesizes, and challenges. Anyone in a management position will find it both very entertaining and full of wisdom." Sir Michael Barber, former head, Tony Blair′s Policy Delivery Unit

"Fullan takes on some sacred cows, and advances a remarkable framework for all us who seek ′to be the changes we seek in the world.′ Truly and deeply inspirational." Charles Pascal, executive director, Atkinson Foundation

"One of the best books I have read in a long, long time. The Six Secrets of Change is insightful, challenging, and authentic. Michael Fullan has a unique ability to bring the theory and practice of leadership together in a way that truly resonates." Steve Munby, chief executive, National College for School Leadership, England

"Michael Fullan is one of the world′s leading exponents on managing change. The Six Secrets of Change is a further brilliant contribution. These may be secrets but what is described can be accomplished by leaders at every level." Brian J. Caldwell, managing director, Educational Transformations Pty. Ltd.

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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

About the Author xiii

Introduction: Have Theory, Will Travel 1

Secret One: Love Your Employees 19

Secret Two: Connect Peers with Purpose 39

Secret Three: Capacity Building Prevails 55

Secret Four: Learning Is the Work 73

Secret Five: Transparency Rules 91

Secret Six: Systems Learn 105

Conclusion: Keeping the Secrets 123

References 137

Index 145

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Michael Fullan is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on organizational change, he is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluating change projects around the world. Fullan is author of Change Leader andLeading in a Culture of Change. He lives in Toronto.
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