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Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out
January 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am
About the Author – Seth Kahan is an international speaker, trainer and consultant who worked with CEOs and senior leaders responsible for large-scale change around the world. He is author of Fast Company’s expert blog, Leading Change (SethFast.com), and a regular contributor to the Washington Post column, “On Success” (SethPost.com). Seth is an Associate of the Taos Institute. Kahan received the designation Visionary by the Center for Association Leadership and The Society for the Advancement of Consulting has recognized him as a Thought-leader and Exemplar in the field of Change Leadership.
About the Book – Change doesn’t flow top-down, bottom-up, or sideways, but inside-out. Real change happens only when people want it to happen; when they feel engaged. Without engagement, you are left with two alternatives: force and failure.
In Getting Change Right, Seth Kahan challenges you to approach change in a whole new way. Based on years of experience with organizations around the world, Kahan presents a new model of leadership communication – one that moves from top-down dictums to the collaborative construction of shared understanding.
Filled with techniques, templates, and guidelines, Getting Change Right is first and foremost a practitioner’s guide to implementing change. Presenting a critical shift from the old mindset of coming up with a good idea, and then pushing it through with mandates, Kahan shows how the way to successful, authentic change is through engagement- the need to connect to people, to listen as much as to share ideas, and to involve as many key people as possible in the realization of their goals. When the right people are having the right conversations and interactions, they act in concert, even when the situations they confront are unpredictable.
This hands-on guide to implementing change offers sample dialogues, questions, assessments, and all-new “Expert Input” from leading change authorities John Kotter, Stephen Denning, and James Wolfensohn, among others.
Getting Change Right goes beyond mere suppositions and hypotheses. It offers business insights and field-tested, practical techniques that you can put to work immediately. This is your guidebook to making change happen in any organization.