Why do as many as 75% of change initiatives fail?
We live in an era where constant change is the norm rather than the exception. Given globalization, increased competition, and constant technological turnover, no organization can run in place: change is not optional. However, the sad fact is that the vast majority of change efforts fail. As authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon argue, they do not fail for a lack of trying or leadership. Chances are you have led or been part of a failed change. But why did it fail and how can the next change be successfully implemented?
In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail—and how that failure can be avoided. They argue that change—real change—means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that. In Leading Successful Change, they share:
- The 2 tenets for making successful change: Focus on the behavior you want from people and design the work environment to foster those behaviors.
- How to create a scene that will provide a vision of the future
- The 8 Levers of Change: a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changes
- How winning companies—from IKEA to a hospital near you—are successfully implementing change
Change is not optional and it is difficult—but it is also not impossible. Shea and Solomon present a thorough, well-researched explanation of how to make change work.
“Leading Successful Change is more than a must-read for leaders today—it is a must-use guide for anyone who is faced with leading others to a future that is better than today. Authors Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon take a powerful and provocative stance on how change really happens…. Leading Successful Change is the book to read if you are a leader who genuinely cares about people and your organization’s success.”
“Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have written a novel and valuable resource for leaders of change.”
“In Leading Successful Change, Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have produced a wonderfully concise outline which will enable leaders to meaningfully engage in the visioning and execution of such changes within an organization. While the hard work of articulating the vision and implementation remain, the reader will have a strong leg up in the journey utilizing the tools provided. My thanks to them for publishing this book.”
“Leading Successful Change is a vital resource for anyone who leads organizational change. Gregory Shea and Cassie Solomon articulate a model for envisioning and implementing change that every leader can use before and throughout any change initiative. I highly recommend Leading Successful Change as an essential reference guide.”
“Bookshelves—real and virtual—abound with books and journals about the inevitability and importance of change. Now Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have written Leading Successful Change, which describes the organizational challenges of change and a plan to affect it. This is an important read for anyone who recognizes that dealing with change is critical to success and is concerned about past ineffective efforts. Unlike so many books on the art and science of leadership and management, this one is without fluff and consequently delivers its messages clearly and concisely.”
IEDP.com, March 21, 2016
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Links for Further Reading
Leading Successful Changehttp://www.leadingsuccessfulchange.com/