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Change in business, as in life, is inevitable, and the amount, pace, and complexity of change are accelerating at an ever-increasing rate. Thus, whether it is called reengineering, culture change, global execution, or mergers and acquisitions, there is more organizational change to contend with than ever before. Change also impacts our personal lives. We change jobs; our children leave home; and sometimes we move across the country. Thus, the period in which we are living is one in which change is the norm.

What does this mean for you? Today, the responsibility for managing change is part of your job description. In fact, everyone in a leadership role must take on the...

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Cover of Planning and Managing Change

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Successful managers can’t wait for someone else to set change in motion. Everyone in a leadership role has to be a “change agent”—equipped to identify the need for change, initiate it, and lead their team through the change process. By mastering three aspects of change, you can act in planned, proactive ways—whatever the scope of the challenge you and your team face.