Leading Change in Multiple Contexts
Concepts and Practices in Organizational, Community, Political, Social, and Global Change Settings
- Gill Robinson Hickman - University of Richmond, USA
The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change.
Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global
Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines
Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts
Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context
Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences
Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.
It was the single book that I could find to address change and change leadership on a global level, across teams, organizations, as well as political and social aspects in community and society. An updated version would be good, as well as a version that goes a little deeper for the graduate level, but for now, this is the foundations book that we will supplement with peer-reviewed literature for student learning at the MS and doctoral levels.
This book covers a variety of important topics in transforming various types of organizations
Good, quality text on leading organizational change in various context.
I recommend this book for three different courses all of which relate to leadership and change. Feedback from students has been very positive; they like the links made between the disciplines of leadership and change and they like the accessible but academic style.
A broad text that does bring together leadership, change and politics, but not very many examples from health, which is my main student backgruond at this Masters programme, so recommended as possible reading. On the reading list for the module.
The course I teach on is not surrounding the subject matter of this book.Although it is a very appropriate topic for some areas I did not see this would quite 'fit' for the groups I am currently teaching.However,it may be useful for a new course I will be teaching on in Septemeber and I also found it useful for myself professionally.Thank you
This is a useful text for students of leadership/management. It covers the processes of leading change in great detail. As such, it is more of a 'dip in' text than a core reader for our students.
The book is being considered to support a leadership element in a Masters in Education currently being designed for Sept 2011. We liked the style and level of this book. Good conceptual coverage. Good source book. Useful examples. Part 2 was the section of most relevance to us. I would recommend it to students for back ground conceptual reading on change.
This text is a little bit different to the many books available on leadership and change. It cleverly uses enduring and relevant exisitng models, theories and concepts to introduce new ways of thinking. The level of critical challenge is perfect for master's level students.
Its an excellent text to be used for the PhD class as supplemental reading for the Non Profit Concentration.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 5 - Community Change Context