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Change Management for Leaders and Managers

A guide to managing change in organisations

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Change management is a large topic because changing people and organisations is complex! Most leaders and managers will be involved in change and will benefit from understanding the key elements.
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Change management is a large topic because changing people and organisations is complex! Most leaders and managers will be involved in change and will benefit from understanding the key elements.
This book explores the key issues and challenges of managing change in organisations and how leaders and managers can make change successful. It covers the how people and organisations change and what's going on during that process. It provides practical guidance and tools for implementing change - including how to be effective when leading and communicating change.

About the author

Andy Turnbull is an executive coach and business consultant. Having spent over 15 years in senior management roles both nationally and internationally, he has led and managed strategic change in a range of complex situations. He now particularly works with leaders and managers who are seeking to improve their business and who wish to develop their own capacity to lead and manage change.

  1. About the Author
  2. Section 1 - Understanding Change
  3. What is Change?
    1. What is organisational change?
    2. Why manage change?
    3. Why change?
    4. The who’s who of change
  4. Components of Change
    1. Drivers of change
    2. Dimensions of change
    3. Implications for risk
  5. People and Change
    1. Understanding people
    2. Causes of stress
    3. Impact on teams
    4. Mobilising people
  6. Understanding Transitions
    1. The three-step model
    2. The transitions model
    3. The change curve
  7. Section 2 - Implementing Change
  8. Planning Change
    1. Levels of change
    2. Approaches to change
    3. Resourcing change 
  9. Communicating Change
    1. Communicate, communicate, communicate!
    2. Mind the gap
    3. Choosing the messengers
    4. Understanding the audiences
    5. Tailoring the messages
  10. Leading Change
    1. Role of the leader
    2. The big picture
    3. Eight stage model
    4. The place of authentic leadership
    5. Leaders listen
  11. Conclusion - Making Change Work

This is an excellent guide to use once change is expected in an organisation. To be proactive is a characteristic of successful managers. In the corporate environment where your organisation is part of of holding company, you are sometimes surprised by the announcement of change. There is enough information in this publication for handling small changes as well as "killing the fires" when big changes are announced. It can be succesfully used as an additional literature source in both 1st and 2nd year of university studies in modules such as Business Management and Human Resource Management.
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About the Author

Andy Turnbull

Andy is an executive coach and personal development coach based in the UK but with clients worldwide. Andy works with senior managers and leaders to develop their coaching management style and their authentic approach to leadership.

Andy has spent many years in senior management and leadership roles within both national and international organisations and he understands the challenges, tensions and benefits of senior executive roles.

Originally an accountant by profession, he particularly enjoys working with professionals who have a technical background and need to make the transition to being a manager and leader.

Developing the essential soft skills doesn't come naturally to everyone - but it is often these soft skills that set people apart from their peers and open doors to senior levels in an organisation. From communication skills to strategic thinking, from coaching skills to problem solving and from navigating office politics to innovation, soft skills cover a lot of territory.

Andy is a Fellow Chartered Public Finance Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. He is also a Licensed Unitive Coach which is a coaching approach that seeks to reconnect people with their true selves and allow them to live authentic lives and become authentic leaders.