ERIC Number: ED468098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Leadership Assignment: Creating Change.
Calabrese, Raymond L.
This book provides change-motivated leaders with an understanding of the change process and the tools to drive change. Eight change principles guide change agents in creating and sustaining change: prepare to lead change; knowledge is power; create empowering mental models; overcome resistance to change; lead change; accelerate the change process; manage stress and promote acceptance of change; and organizational renewal is perpetual change. The last chapter draws on the principles and strategies in the preceding chapters to provide the following lessons for renewing organizations: people are the secret to success; create healthy organizations; effective leadership is power; it is all about attitude; leaders link actions and policies to change; reinvent your organization, not the wheel; and renewing organizations are self-actualizing organizations. The leader learns to constructively develop and maintain the relationships among leadership, change, and renewal. The critical issue of change-related stress is specifically addressed. Ways of actively helping organizational members cope with the stress of change are explained. Each chapter uses a case study to illustrate critical points, showing a leader struggling with and resolving the chapter's change-related issues. Diagrams, charts, discussion questions, and suggestions for action are provided. (Contains 171 references.) (RKJ)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Organizational Change, Principals
Allyn & Bacon, A Pearson Education Company, 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 ($36). Tel: 617-848-6000; Tel: 800-666-9433 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ablongman.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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