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Changing the Essence : The Art of Creating and Leading Fundamental Change in Organizations - Richard Beckhard

Changing the Essence

The Art of Creating and Leading Fundamental Change in Organizations

Hardcover Published: 12th February 1992
ISBN: 9781555424121
Number Of Pages: 128

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Reveals the strategies and leadership behaviors required to manage and integrate fundamental change. Uses illustrative examples of CEOs who have successfully led radical rethinking of purpose and priorities, vision, and the very structure and functions of the organization itself.

"The indispensable leadership handbook for men and women who must manage the massive change, complexity, and opportunity that mark our time." --Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, The Peter Drucker Foundation

"This new book helps us see that fundamental change is both personal and relentlessly systemic, or it is nothing at all." --Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline


The Authors.

Choosing the Fundamental Change Strategy.

Creating a Learning Organization: Balanced Rewards for Results and Improvement.

Leading a Vision-Driven Change Effort: A Commitment to the Future.

Focusing the Effort: Crucial Themes That Drive Change.

Resolving the Leader's Personal Dilemmas: Style and Behavior.

Aligning the Organization: Integration of Roles, Systems, and Rewards.

Leading the Transition: Strategies for Process, Commitment, and Communication.

Epilogue: Visionary Leaders and Transformed Organizations.


Suggestions for Further Reading.


ISBN: 9781555424121
ISBN-10: 1555424120
Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 12th February 1992
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.15 x 15.85  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1