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Leadership Assignment, The: Creating Change, 1st edition

  • Raymond L. Calabrese
Leadership Assignment, The: Creating Change

ISBN-13: 9780205321834

Includes: Paperback

1st edition

Published by Pearson (December 13th 2001) - Copyright © 2002

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Free delivery
$93.32 $74.66

What's included

  • Paperback

    You'll get a bound printed text.


  • Very applied yet based on the major researchers and thinkers in organizational change such as Maslow, Lewin, and Schein.
  • Case studies and checklists throughout the book illustrate critical points and leadership challenges.
  • Change Leadership Lessons succinctly present issues that require action in order to produce continuously renewing organizations (Ch. 8).
  • Chapters conclude with "Resource Packages" that note Internet sites, books, organizations, and other pertinent material that educators can use to investigate chapter contents further.
  • Throughout the book, change and renewal are viewed as positive events that leaders can influence with thoughtful planning.

Table of contents

Each chapter contains a "Reflection in action" section and concludes with "Suggestions for action".


1. Change principle: Be prepared to lead change.

The Nature of change.

Change readiness assessment.

Constructive change.

2. Change principle: Knowledge is power.

Personal assessment on presence of leadership characteristics that facilitate change.

Lewin, Schein, Argyris, and Maslow's influence on change leadership.

Learning from Lewin.

Learning from Schein.

Learning from Argyris.

Learning from Maslow.

3. Change principle: Create empowering mental models.

Recognizing mental models.

Purpose of mental models.

Mental models in action.

Governing variables.

Mental models and organizations.

Identifying mental models, driving and restraining forces.

4. Change principle: Overcome resistance to change.

How we think about change.

Stages of change and analogical reasoning.

Parallel system at work.

Grieving over change.

Actions that create conditions for the acceptance of change.

5. Change principle: Lead change.


Ethical imperative for change.

Generating a change environment.

Changing culture.

6. Change principle: Accelerate the change process.

The rules of the game.

Understanding scripts.

Change catalyst.

7. Change principle: Manage stress and promote acceptance of change.

Understanding stress.

Stress symptoms.

Changing the dynamics.

8. Change principle: Organizational renewal is perpetual change.

A reflective conversation with the principal.

Lesson one: People are the secret to success.

Lesson two: Create healthy organizations.

Lesson three: Effective leadership is power.

Lesson four: It's all about attitude.

Lesson five: Leaders link actions and policies to change.

Lesson six: Reinvent your organization - not the wheel.

Lesson seven: Renewing organizations are self-actualizing organizations.

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