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Author: Michael Fullan Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781596599543
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We live in a challenging, complex, inter-connected and unpredictable world beset by a range of seemingly insoluble problems. But, says Michael Fullan—an internationally acclaimed authority on organizational change—we have an increasing understanding of how to tackle complex change. This involves developing a new kind of leader: one who recognizes what is needed to bring about deep and lasting changes in living systems at all levels. These leaders need a deep understanding of what motivates us as human beings and how we tap into and influence other people's self-motivation. In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets of Change, Leading in a Culture of Change, and Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the concepts and processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focus to the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leading in today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices for today's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple but actually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerful leader from one who is merely competent: • Practice Drives Theory • Be Resolute • Motivate the Masses • Collaborate to Compete • Learn Confidently • Know Your Impact • Sustain Simplexity Fullan argues that powerful leaders have built bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the few things that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills in ways that benefit their entire organization. The author shows leaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term success. With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides a much-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael Fullan’s deep insights about organizational change will take business leaders to new heights of motivation and performance. Within a diverse world, many of the core elements and themes in Change Leader, such as impressive empathy, political savvy, collaborate to compete, purposeful action, pressure and positive support, deliberative practice, and sustain change and improvement will serve leaders who strive to stand apart from the crowd.”

    Avis Glaze, president, Edu-quest International Inc.              

  • Change Leader reflects the wisdom and insights that can only come from someone who has been deeply immersed in the change process for decades. Fullan has demystified organizational change and the leadership necessary to implement and sustain it. Leaders of organizations large and small should use this book to guide their day-to-day work.”

    Rick Dufour, educational author and consultant

  • “This is a terrific book—hugely engaging, grounded in evidence, easy to remember and apply, and full of practical common sense. It will have powerful resonance for all of us in leadership roles who want to become better leaders.”

    Steve Munby, chief executive, National College for School Leadership, England

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyan | 2/10/2013

    " A very engaging read with a consistent message on how to develop yourself into an expert leader of change. Varied examples from across the western world, though education is the primary focus. Definitely worth a look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 11/1/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book. An excellent read for the aspiring leader in today's changing business environment. As a future school administrator, the lessons are useful in the world of education as well, and the other references academic institutions often throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 11/19/2011

    " Fullan is the Master--put him on the Mt. Rushmore of Leadership. "

About the Author

Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is a professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He consults with leaders of education systems worldwide and is the award-winning author of more than thirty books, including Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, and The Principal.

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.