Leading Change Step–by–Step. Tactics, Tools, and Tales

  • ID: 2219958
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The subject of leading change is of paramount importance for leaders these days as it seems that, more than ever, the only constant is change. It is crucial to not only have a vision, but also to be skilled at translating that vision into reality and sustaining it. Leaders must know where to start, how to win support and cope with resistance, and how to institutionalize the change initiative.

Leading Change Step–by–Step offers a comprehensive and tactical guide for change leaders. This field–tested approach from change expert Jody Spiro has been used successfully for more than a decade in a wide variety of organizations, including K 12 schools and districts, universities, international agencies, and nonprofits. The book is filled with proven tactics for implementing change successfully, with helpful tools to put change efforts into practice including rubrics, helpful questions to ask, and common mistakes to avoid. Also included are stories of struggle and success that show how this approach has been used effectively in 22 states and internationally. The tools guide leaders through analyzing situations, identifying stakeholders, and working with them effectively to bring about the desired results.

Praise for Leading Change Step–by–Step

"Anyone who is willing to make the tough, risky decisions to effect real change should read Leading Change Step–by–Step: Tactics, Tools, and Tales. There′s no fixed formula or cookbook for reforming large, complicated systems, but Jody Spiro prescribes important steps and tools in a way that any leader can understand." Joel I. Klein, chancellor, New York City Department of Education

"Spiro′s book provides a practical guide for leaders who are committed to planning, implementing, and sustaining meaningful change. Her ideas should be shared throughout an organization." Allen S. Grossman, professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

"Spiro gives facilitators of change practical information grounded in reality. She provides valuable tools and resources that can be used to meet the unique needs of any organization or team as they work to make and sustain changes." Carol Seid, principal, Fairmeadows Elementary School, West Des Moines, Iowa

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Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Introduction The Essentials of Leading Change Step–by–Step.

Step One Determining Your Change Strategy and Making Your Plan.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Strategy/Action Aligner.

Tales.

Step Two Assessing Readiness Where You Are Isn t Necessarily Where They Are.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Readiness Rubrics.

Tales.

Step Three Analyzing the Stakeholders Who Cares? Why? and What Can They Do About It?

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Stakeholder Strategizer.

Tales.

Step Four Minimizing Resistance While Maximizing Your Tolerance for It.

Tactics.

Types of Resistance.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Resistance Reducer.

Tales.

Step Five Securing a Small, Early Win Turning the Tide Toward the Results You Want.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Early Win Wonder.

Tales.

Step Six Engaging the Key Players in Planning Achieving Collaboration Without Disintegration.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Collaborative Planning Parameters.

Action Planning Sheet.

Tales.

Step Seven Scaling and Sustaining or All Your Effort Will Be for Naught.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: Scale and Sustainability Score Sheet.

Tales.

Step Eight Monitoring and Continuously Improving Taking Advantage of the Changes You Will Encounter.

Tactics.

Essential Elements.

Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Tool: The 3 R s: Review, Revise, Repeat.

Tales.

Conclusion Using the Tactics and Tools to Make a Real Difference.

Appendix Sample Completed Tools.

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