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How to use coaching strategies to lead change in any organization

Be a CHANGEMASTER is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.

Numerous examples demonstrate how the strategies used in this book have led to transformational change. These success stories are drawn from the work of professionally certified coaches. Components include; Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality; Developing a higher purpose to foster happiness and ensure a positive legacy; Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism; Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity, and encouragement; Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance; Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the present

Coaching is the proven change process, and leaders everywhere need to master the skills and strategies coaches use to transform their organizations efficiently and effectively. This book helps turn executives, managers, and team leaders into motivators and their organizations into winners.

Turn Talk to the Future
Turn talk to the future

The future never just happened. It was created.

Will and Ariel Durant

“Counting the number of future-oriented sentences in annual reports can predict future innovation,” said University of Minnesota marketing professor Rajesh Chandy. “Words, not just actions of the CEO set the tone to inspire, propel and motivate employee innovation,” he said. By counting future-focused words and phrases in letters to shareholders, researchers were able to predict the level of innovation by the firm up to five years later (UPI Business News, 2007).

This strategy, Turn Talk to the Future, is about leaving the past behind, suspending challenges of the present, and shifting thoughts to where you and the organization are heading. It's a communication style and skill. In ...

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