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Leading Change, Overcoming Chaos

American corporations large and small are changing the way they do business, and it’s easy to get left behind. That is, unless you read this book — and apply the seven basic steps in it to your organization. Author Michael Heifetz draws more than thirty-four years of experience helping companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100 firms deal with the changing business climates, and turn chaos into cutting-edge advantage. Every forward-thinking manager should have a copy of this book in easy reach. Here’s why:

  • Powerful management tools and insights show how to make change — however dramatic — work for, not against, you.
  • Realistic case studies illustrate key points and help you apply the lessons to your business problems and challenges.
  • Detailed planing guides eliminate guesswork, point out common errors.
  • Hands-on techniques that anyone can use to become a creative problem-solver.
  • How to overcome the opposition, deal with petty in-fighting, and come out on top in tough times.
  • And much, much more.

Table of Contents

  • Roadmap to This Book
  • Section I: Change Cycle Management: Practical Understanding and Implementation
  • Section II: Approaches to Managing Change
    • Chapter 4: Special Issues in Managing Change Cycles
    • Chapter 5: Imposed Change
    • Chapter 6: Political Barriers to Change
    • Chapter 7: Developing Support for a Change Effort
    • Chapter 8: Intuition and Creativity in the Change Process
  • Appendix: Theory Behind the Change Cycle
    • Part A: Change Cycle Theory
    • Part B: Structure, Dynamics, and Context of the Change Cycle
  • Index
  • Charts:
    • Chart 1. Change Cycle Summary
    • Chart 2. Patterns Within the Change Cycle
    • Chart 3. Rob’s Plan for the Computerized Project Management System
    • Chart 4. Stages of the Change Cycle and the Eight Energies
    • Chart 5. Chaos in Relationship to the Other Seven Energies During the Change Cycle
    • Chart 6. Dynamics of the Creative Process

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