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.

Organizational Change Practices

Organizational change practices

Which Practices Do We Employ to Implement Change?

The focus of considerable scholarship on leading change stems from studies of change practices in organizations. Researchers strive to determine which practices generate the most effective processes and outcomes. This section highlights several categories of practice—collective or collaborative approaches, strategic planning and goal setting, stages of praxis, and ethical practices—and links them to concepts of organizational change and leadership. Additionally, several practices including environmental scanning (periodic or continuous), scenario planning, and scenario building help to address several questions raised earlier in the chapter about the environment. Which primary factors or indicators in the environment are important to organizational well-being and survival? What are the indicators? How do organizational leaders and members proceed in ...

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