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.

Crossing Organizational and Community Contexts

Crossing organizational and community contexts


Leading change in one context frequently involves initiating or advocating change in another, especially in today's complex and interconnected society. These connections across contexts commonly produce changes in both settings. This is certainly the case between local government agencies and their constituent communities or nonprofit organizations and the groups and communities they serve. In recent years, however, leading change has become more commonplace between private-sector organizations and the communities in which they do business.

The business model in a growing number of companies incorporates social responsibility through community volunteering, partnering with nonprofit organizations, and grant making, along with traditional modes of philanthropy. Companies with this type of business model stress the connection between a thriving company and ...

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