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Number of Pages: 208
|Publication Date: 2011|
Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently toshifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economicopportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Changeexplores essential lessons for business and public sector leadersfor thriving in today's complex environment. Fullan draws on hisacclaimed work in bringing about large-scale and substantial changein education reform in both public school systems and universities,as well as engaging in major change initiatives internationally.This book is filled with lessons that are insightful, actionable,and concisely communicable.
"Fullan has an uncanny ability to produce what is needed at thetime it is needed. The six secrets are based in theory, grounded inpractice, powerful in their relationship to each other, anddescribed in ways that enable deep understanding. It is arefreshing change from the surface lists of leadership and changeideas that all too often permeate education and businessliterature." —Vicki Phillips, director of education, Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation
- Includes so-called leadership "secrets" that are decoded to beaccessible and useful
- Offers illustrative examples from a variety of businesses,health organizations, and public education systems
- Lays out the six factors to organizational success:collegiality, long-range plans allow for the unknown, nurtureemployees, learning, leadership at all levels, and positivepressure must be inescapable
- Michael Fullan is the author of the acclaimed best-sellerLeading in a Culture of Change
Fullan convinces us that a leader who attends to all six keyfactors will have an organization that is constantly learning,growing, and thriving.