Description : Society is full of would-be 'change agents'-campaigners, government officials, enlightened business people, engaged intellectuals-set on improving public services, reforming laws and regulations, guaranteeing human rights, achieving a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, and greater recognition for any number of issues. Drawing on many first-hand examples and numerous new case studies and interviews with grassroots activists and organizations around the world, as well as Oxfam's unrivalled global experience, this important book answers the question: how does change happen and how can we-governments, organizations, businesses, leaders, campaigners, employees, and ordinary citizens-make a difference?
Description : Discover how those who change the world do so with this thoughtful and timely book Why do some changes occur, and others don't? What are the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements, while others falter? How Change Happens examines the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics employed in a range of modern social change campaigns. The book explores successful movements that have achieved phenomenal impact since the 1980s—tobacco control, gun rights expansion, LGBT marriage equality, and acid rain elimination. It also examines recent campaigns that seem to have fizzled, like Occupy Wall Street, and those that continue to struggle, like gun violence prevention and carbon emissions reduction. And it explores implications for movements that are newly emerging, like Black Lives Matter. By comparing successful social change campaigns to the rest, How Change Happens reveals powerful lessons for changemakers who seek to impact society and the planet for the better in the 21st century. Author Leslie Crutchfield is a writer, lecturer, social impact advisor, and leading authority on scaling social innovation. She is Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and co-author of two previous books, Forces for Good and Do More than Give. She serves as a senior advisor with FSG, the global social impact consulting firm. She is frequently invited to speak at nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate events, and has appeared on shows such as ABC News Now and NPR, among others. She is an active media contributor, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post. Fortune.com, CNN/Money and Harvard Business Review.com. Examines why some societal shifts occur, and others don't Illustrates the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements Looks at the approaches, strategies, and tactics that changemakers employ in order to effect widescale change Whatever cause inspires you, advance it by applying the must-read advice in How Change Happens—whether you lead a social change effort, or if you’re tired of just watching from the outside and want to join the fray, or if you simply want to better understand how change happens, this book is the place to start.
Description : The New Economic Diplomacy explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically, how they negotiate internationally and how these processes interact. Although the previous edition, published in 2011, was able to reflect the impact of the financial crisis and the immediate reaction to it, a lot has happened since then, and the atmosphere of economic diplomacy has darkened. To capture the emergence of new trends and the intensification of old ones, the salient features of this new edition are: The advance of China and other emerging powers at the expense of G7 governments, despite some setbacks; Much greater activity in negotiating regional and plurilateral trade agreements, while the multilateral system struggles; The persistence of problems exposed by the financial crisis, notably the long-running euro-zone crisis. The interaction between domestic and external forces: the balance has shifted towards the domestic axis, with international agreement more difficult to achieve. This edition goes further in comparing the practice of different players, to reflect the greater diversity of economic diplomacy. Based on the authors' work in the field of International Political Economy, it is suitable for students interested in the decision-making processes in foreign economic policy, including those studying international relations, government, politics and economics. It will also appeal to politicians, bureaucrats, business people, NGO activists, journalists and the informed public.
Description : Drawing on interviews with professionals in the field alongside critical theory, this new edition explores the world of digital advertising today and looks at its possibilities for tomorrow
Description : Outlines an eight-step program by which companies can implement effective large-scale change, noting the importance of shifting employee thinking patterns and citing the stories of more than 100 organizations.
Description : How is Saddam Hussein like Tony Blair? Or Kenneth Lay like Lou Gerstner? Answer: They are, or were, leaders. Many would argue that tyrants, corrupt CEOs, and other abusers of power and authority are not leaders at all--at least not as the word is currently used. But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive. A provocative departure from conventional thinking, Bad Leadership compels us to see leadership in its entirety. Kellerman argues that the dark side of leadership--from rigidity and callousness to corruption and cruelty--is not an aberration. Rather, bad leadership is as ubiquitous as it is insidious--and so must be more carefully examined and better understood. Drawing on high-profile, contemporary examples--from Mary Meeker to David Koresh, Bill Clinton to Radovan Karadzic, Al Dunlap to Leona Helmsley--Kellerman explores seven primary types of bad leadership and dissects why and how leaders cross the line from good to bad. The book also illuminates the critical role of followers, revealing how they collaborate with, and sometimes even cause, bad leadership. Daring and counterintuitive, Bad Leadership makes clear that we need to face the dark side to become better leaders and followers ourselves. Barbara Kellerman is research director of the Center for Public Leadership and a lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Description : Leadership of Change Volume 1: Change Management Fables Change Management Fables: Ten fables about the leadership paradox of implementing organisational change management versus delivering normal day-to-day operations. About this Book: Leaders go about their daily task of implementing the organisation’s strategy to deliver financial results. All of a sudden there is a change explosion that disrupts normal day-to-day operations. This is the leadership paradox: implementing change versus delivering day-to-day operations. Leaders then need to adjust their focus to implement the change, so that the organisation stays ahead of the competition and continues to deliver revenue to its shareholders. That means the change has to ensure a return on investment, full employee change adoption, and sustainable change. Leadership of Change® Volume 1 represents the author’s experiences throughout his career, it, provides ten practical stories of typical and consistent change management challenges that organisations and leaders experience when implementing organisation change, transitioning their organisation from the current ‘a’ state to the future ‘B’ state. Potential solutions are introduced which are developed in Volumes 2 and 3. This book includes illustrations as well as the a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®), the AUILM® Employee Change Adoption Model and the a2B5R® Employee Behaviour Change Model. Other Leadership of Change® Volumes: Volume 2 - a2B Change Management Pocket Guides Volume 3 – Change Management Handbook The volumes in this series are intended to be leading practice in organisational change management and implementation, which supports strategy execution. They are based on the author’s work, with over thirty years of organisational change implementation, transformation, and business improvement experience in over twenty countries. Volume 1 shares change management challenges and experiences told through ten short fables that are based in some way on the author’s work experience. Volume 2 is the a2B Change Management Pocket Guide that is practical, hands-on and provides a framework, concepts, models and techniques to help employees with change implementation. Volume 3 is the a2B Change Management Handbook which provides many more concepts and much more detail than contained within the Pocket Guide. Change Management Pocket Guide: This pocket guide contains over thirty concepts, models, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists, plans, a roadmap and glossary structured around the ten-step a2B Change Management Framework®. About this Book: This pocket guide is a practical, hands-on guide built around the a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®) with over thirty models, tool and change concepts. It is designed to support change practitioners delivering hands-on organisational change. The pocket guide supports a programme approach to organisational change, starting with ‘change definition’ (strategy alignment) and moving through to ‘closing and sustain’ the change. The ten-step a2BCMF® is supported by over thirty concepts, a change adoption model, a behavioural change model, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists and plans, as well as a roadmap and glossary. It covers the key change management concepts such as sponsorship, communications, readiness, resistance and adoption. The assessments provide valuable input on whether the team should progress from one critical a2BCMF® step to the next. Change Management Handbook: This handbook contains over fifty concepts, models, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists, plans, a roadmap and glossary structured around the ten-step a2B Change Management Framework® each with a practical case study. About this Book: This handbook is for growth mindset leaders, senior managers, students, HR professionals and change management practitioners who want to deliver organisational change while their organisation continues with day-to-day operations. The Leadership of Change Volume 3 is based on over thirty years of experience implementing change, transformation and improvements into some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations across many countries and cultures. It provides deep insights into change programme delivery using the a2B Change Management Framework®. It starts by aligning the change with the organisation’s strategy and vision, moving through to successfully closing and sustaining the change. It covers ten key change management implementation concepts in detail, which include sponsorship, change history, communication, change planning, readiness, resistance, developing the new skills and behaviours, as well as adoption. It also includes the AUILM® Employee Change Adoption Model and the a2B5R® Employee Behaviour Change Model.
Description : This is the story of the slow evolution of Goldman Sachs—addressing why and how the firm changed from an ethical standard to a legal one as it grew to be a leading global corporation. In What Happened to Goldman Sachs, Steven G. Mandis uncovers the forces behind what he calls Goldman’s “organizational drift.” Drawing from his firsthand experience; sociological research; analysis of SEC, congressional, and other filings; and a wide array of interviews with former clients, detractors, and current and former partners, Mandis uncovers the pressures that forced Goldman to slowly drift away from the very principles on which its reputation was built. Mandis evaluates what made Goldman Sachs so successful in the first place, how it responded to pressures to grow, why it moved away from the values and partnership culture that sustained it for so many years, what forces accelerated this drift, and why insiders can’t—or won’t—recognize this crucial change. Combining insightful analysis with engaging storytelling, Mandis has written an insider’s history that offers invaluable perspectives to business leaders interested in understanding and managing organizational drift in their own firms.
Description : If you've always wanted to learn how to train your mind through positive thoughts and change mindset for change your life, understand human brain and get what you want from it, then keep reading... Your success in life is largely dependent on the things that happen in your life and the way you perceive them. While your environment plays a large role in the way behave and think, there is more to it than just your environment. Chances are, if you were subjected to the same conditions as another person, your reactions to things would still be different. This is because regardless of the environment, the nature of humans is dynamic. While you may react negatively to some things, another person may positively react to them. Considering that the mind is responsible for our thoughts, it is first important to note that the mind does not work independently regardless of whether it is the conscious or the unconscious mind. As explained in the earlier part of this chapter, the conscious mind takes cues from the brain as well as the environment to act. These cues are as a result of our experiences, as well as the influence of our immediate environment. This will help us to gather and process data, make decisions, give responses in a thoughtful manner as well as control our short-term memory. There is also the influence of our biological make-up in the way we think and this is part of what happens in the unconscious mind. The environment and experiences of a person also contribute to this aspect. While some psychologists believe that nature plays a bigger role in cognitive development, others believe that nurture plays a bigger role in the cognitive development of a person. When one thinks of the mind of a person and the way it works, it seems valid to say that nature and nurture interact to determine the way people think and react to things. This guide will focus on the following: Discover your brain Your unconscious mind Neuro-linguistic programming Begin changing your habits Developing self-control to live a happier life Positive thoughts Mindset Breaking free Setting a routine Exercises to apply to daily life... AND MORE! Even if you're a skeptical person, and you never read anything about this argument, the powerful insights contained in this comprehensive book will help you, develop rock-solid mindset, connect naturally with your brain in a more productive way, easily navigate your thoughts and help you get the most out of life. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll up to the top of the page and hit the "Buy Now" button to get started!
Description : This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Change, even for the sake of change, can have many benefits beyond process improvements, market share enhancement, or greater profitability. It offers individual and collective learning opportunities. It may also heighten employee engagement and interest in work, thus increasing productivity and job satisfaction. Likewise, employees will have a greater sense of pride and ownership if they participate. These essential truths will help you to guide yourself and those you lead through change.