Leading Business Change for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-24
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Given today's ever-changing business environment, Leading Business Change For Dummies offers managers a Dummies product that best delivers information and tips for implementing change in the workplace. Leading Business Change For Dummies provides authoritative advice on how to recognize the need for organizational change, deal with unexpected change, properly communicate the vision, prepare for structural change such as Mergers & Acquisitions, and address emotional responses to downsizing. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during transition, Leading Business Change For Dummies is an indispensable guide for managers at any level of the organization. It serves as the ultimate roadmap for integrating and consolidating a multitude of personnel and organizational change initiatives that are required to achieve success in a challenging work environment.will serve as the ultimate roadmap for integrating and consolidating a multitude of personnel and organizational change initiatives that are required to achieve success in a challenging work environment.

Author Biography

Dr. Christina Tangora Schlachter, PhD, is the founder and Chief Leader of She Leads and creator of the Leading Change Guide, which helps leaders reinvent themselves and their companies with a 12-week turnaround process.

Terry Hildebrandt, MA, MA, PCC, is the founder and CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC, an organization development company, and a Professional Certified Coach.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts: Laying a Foundation for Change 7

Chapter 1: Being in Charge of Change 9

Chapter 2: You’re the Boss: Addressing the Need for Change 23

Chapter 3: Embracing Change-Leader Roles 33

Part II: Putting the Plan into Motion 49

Chapter 4: Assembling Your Change Toolkit 51

Chapter 5: The Fine Art of Planning for Change (Or Dealing with the Unplanned Kind) 69

Chapter 6: Get Real: Staying Realistic about Where You’re Heading 89

Chapter 7: Getting the Message Out: Communicating the Change 103

Part III: Making Change Stick through Thick and Thin 129

Chapter 8: Getting Employees on Board and Keeping Them Motivated 131

Chapter 9: Dealing with the Challenges of and Reactions to Change 149

Chapter 10: In Transition: Assessing Your Progress and Acting Accordingly 163

Chapter 11: What Happens Next? Keeping the Change Ball Rolling 177

Part IV: Leading Change in Specialized Circumstances 195

Chapter 12: Creating Meaningful Team Change 197

Chapter 13: Leveraging Restructuring Changes 215

Chapter 14: Organizing Change during Mergers and Acquisitions 237

Chapter 15: Aligning Technology Change with Results 257

Chapter 16: Shifting a Culture: Managing Cultural Change 275

Chapter 17: When Everything Changes: Working with Complex Change 293

Part V: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 18: Ten Essential Principles of Leading Successful Change 319

Chapter 19: Ten Creative Ways to Lead Change When Someone Else Is Running the Show 327

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Energize Your MVPs 337

Index 347

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