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Leadership and Change Management

Leadership and Change Management

May 2009 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Recognizing and responding to change is the oxygen of life for an organization, and leadership is fundamentally about focusing organizations on these new realities. Leadership and Change Management provides the reader with a practical, real-world understanding of several dimensions of leadership that are usually neglected in management textbooks, such as the nature of new realities and how managers can improve their insight into them, and how leaders can identify and overcome resistance to change.


Drawing on a wide range of insightful, global real-life case studies to capture the imagination, the topics covered include critical systems thinking, philosophies of leadership, group dynamics, authority, ethics, personal character and the psychology of leadership.


This comprehensive text will be of interest to anyone looking for a more thoughtful engagement with the key issues in leadership and change management.

New Realities as the Force of Change
Critical Systems Thinking
Philosophies, Theories and Styles of Leadership
The Systemic Leadership Approach
Authority, Obedience and Power
Organizational Behaviour, Group Dynamics and Change
The Shadow Side of Leadership
Leadership and Ethics
Adaptive Leadership and Strategy Formation
The Leader in You

With the organizational exercises, case studies, and additional readings offered this text is an exceptional platform for teaching online education.

Mr Michael Kingston
Business Management Program, American Graduate University
March 29, 2011

This book seems to be interesting in considering the theories of leadership and applying change management techniques. I have recommended the same to my students

Mr Essa Ummar Sheriff
CMI, British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
February 22, 2011

Not quite what I was looking for

Dr Kevin Roe
Aschcroft Business School, Anglia Business School
September 14, 2010

I ordered the book for inspection mainly because I teach with case technique and was searching for new cases in connection to leadership. However, the cases are rather business-oriented and do not really fit the purpose of teaching about organizational change from a psychological perspective

Dr Claudia Bernhard-Oettel
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University
August 18, 2010

When you read this book, always count on getting more than what you bargained for. It is practical and easy to read.

Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi
Business School, University Campus Oldham
July 16, 2010

This is an excellent book that I will recommend to my students. Although not designed for Early Year's Professionals I believe that there are some valuable insights into Change Management that Professionals can adapt and take back to their practice. This will also be relevant to other modules that I deliver across the programme especiall the Research module delivered to 55 students. Thankyou

Mrs Georgina Lovett
Education , Reading University
March 19, 2010

Good text for students as an introduction to leadership and change management.

Clear structure, useful models, and application.

Linda Lilley
Health , University of Northampton
March 10, 2010

A very good review of theories and practices on leadership related to change management.

Recomended for students and Phd reasearchers who are directly concernend with change management and leaderhip issues in the public sector.

Professor Claude ROCHET
Management , Aix-Marseille III University
February 8, 2010

My course, Leadership in Organizations, is part of a graduate certificate in Leadership and Change. This book reflects the course topic very well and approaches it through a systemic perspective. I also like the fact that it includes case studies drawn from around the world.

Ms Bonnie McEwan
Milano School of Management & Policy, New School University
November 24, 2009

found the book hard to follow and not easily digestable

Ms Pamela Bell
Education , Bradford College
November 24, 2009

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