The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change.

Key Features

Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global

Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines

Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts

Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context

Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences

Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

Leading Change in Organizational Contexts
Leading change in organizational contexts


The next three chapters examine concepts and practices of leading organizational change. Chapter 2 examines concepts of organizational change, Chapter 3 considers concepts and theories of leadership that fit the context, and Chapter 4 looks at applicable change practices. Chapter 4 also includes five applications and reflections from various types of organizations—business, religious, government, education, and nonprofit/nongovernmental—to provide an opportunity to apply the concepts and practices discussed in Chapters 24 to actual situations.

The Environment of Organizational Change

Organizations clearly function today in a world where environmental factors, such as new markets in new venues, new technologies and information systems, international competitors and partnerships, changes in family structures and lifestyles, cultural and ethnic pluralism, decline and revitalization in ...

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