FREEDOM TO CHANGE
"In Freedom to Change Michael Fullan issues a direct challenge to individuals and groups to accept responsibility for creating the conditions they desire in their organizations. He offers readers explicit advice on four key factors that are within their sphere of control. If you are willing to accept personal and collective responsibility for improving your organization and are looking for specific advice on how to fulfill that responsibility, this book is for you."
Rick Dufour, education author and consultant
"Freedom to Change is a manifesto for action. Fullan boldly outlines what it takes to move people to a higher level of motivation and mastery. He exhorts us to make the leap from a reactive ′freedom from′ stance to embracing four keys of ′freedom to change.′ This book will open up new doors and create impetus, momentum, energy, and drive."
Avis Glaze, Edu–quest International Inc.; former chief student achievement officer of Ontario, Canada
"Michael Fullan has once again broken the mold, challenging us to free ourselves for positive change. In Freedom to Change, Fullan compels us to brave new terrain and go for deep change. This book is a must–read for anyone who desires to make a real difference."
Laura Schwalm, senior partner, California Education Partners; former superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District, California
"Michael Fullan brings an original and challenging perspective to school reform in urging individuals to seize the Freedom to Change and deliver not just results for others but meaning in their own lives."
Sir Michael Barber, chief education advisor, Pearson
About the Author vii
About the Ontario Principals Council ix
1 Freedom From or Freedom To 1
2 Simplexity as a Guide for Change 23
3 Autonomy and Cooperation 43
4 Feedback 65
5 Accountability 99
6 Diff usion 129
7 Your Own Best Freedom 153