Leading Business Change For Dummies

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Direct change expertly and lead your business to success

Change is natural and good, but it can incite fear if not managed properly. Leading Business Change For Dummies arms mid- to senior-level managers with trusted guidance on leading, managing, responding to, and implementing change in the workplace. Packed with helpful advice and straightforward information, it gives you the skills needed to recognize the need for organizational change, deal with unexpected change, properly communicate a vision, prepare for structural change such as Mergers & Acquisitions, and address emotional responses to downsizing.

Leading Business Change For Dummies serves as the ultimate roadmap for integrating and consolidating a multitude of personnel and organizational change initiatives. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during times of transition, Leading Business Change For Dummies covers everything you need to know to achieve successful leadership in a challenging work environment.

  • Sound, practical guidance on how to understand, lead, and manage change in the workplace
  • Covers operational and cultural elements that can ultimately affect the success of a transaction over time
  • Information and tips for implementing change in the workplace

If you're one of the thousands of managers who face change every day, Leading Business Change For Dummies has you covered.

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Direct change expertly and lead your business to success

No matter where you look today, change is the one thing you can count on in business. This handy guide serves as the ultimate road map for integrating and consolidating a multitude of change initiatives. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during times of transition, Leading Business Change For Dummies covers everything you need to know to achieve successful leadership.

  • Be in charge of change — get moving with ways to create a need for change, build a vision, develop your road map, and engage the rest of the leadership team
  • Are we there yet? — keep your eye on progress by measuring the commitment to change and using a change scorecard
  • The bread and butter of change — get a glimpse into how important communicating with and motivating employees is if you want to make change last
  • Maintain momentum — get over bumps in the road by empowering your organization to take responsibility for getting over any negative reactions toward change
  • Thrive in chaos — discover six types of change that require extra attention: team and organization change, restructuring change, mergers and acquisitions, technology change, cultural change, and complex change

Open the book and find:

  • The nuts and bolts of laying a foundation for change
  • Ways to make change stick through thick and thin
  • How to create meaningful team and organizational change
  • The 4-1-1 on communicating change
  • Tips on organizing change during mergers and acquisitions
  • The scoop on managing cultural change
  • Ten principles of leading successful change

Learn to:

  • Lead, manage, and respond to change in the workplace
  • Prepare for organizational or structural change
  • Manage employees' response to change

About the Author:

Dr. Christina Tangora Schlachter, PhD, is the founder and Chief Leader of She Leads and creator of the Leading Change Guide, which helps leaders reinvent themselves and their companies with a 12-week turnaround process. Terry Hildebrandt, PhD, PCC, is the founder and CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC, an organization development company, and a Professional Certified Coach.

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