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.

Global Change Context

Global change context
RebeccaToddPeters and GillRobinsonHickman


Maggie Smith was born in Missouri but now lives in California. Last week she got help from Sanjay, a technician in India, when she called a support line for a problem that she was having with her computer. She bought her computer online from a company that had assembled it in Malaysia from parts manufactured in Mexico. The tag on the blouse she was wearing said it was made in Honduras but neglected to mention that the cotton was grown in China. She drives a Japanese car that was assembled in Kentucky, and her dinner consisted of food that traveled an average of 2,000 miles before it reached her table. If we spent more time with Maggie or ...

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