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Change Is Everybody's Business

Book Description

Change Is Everybody's Business challenges readers to realize the power they have to make things happen-to support, stymie, or redirect change. Pat McLagan draws on her thirty years of experience consulting on change projects worldwide to outline the beliefs, character traits, and actions that will enable anyone to welcome change and take advantage of it rather than fear and resist it.

Taking a conversational approach to a serious subject, she uses stories, examples, and illustrations to drive home the message that everybody in an organization has the power to make changes for the better. And she includes questionnaires throughout the book that enable readers to evaluate how ready they are to make the most of change.

Change is happening all around us, both planned and unplanned. How we react to change determines personal success and self-esteem, and ultimately the success of the entire organization. Change Is Everybody's Business will show readers precisely what they need to know to become more conscious participants in determining their own destiny at work-and in life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. An important note from the author to you
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Foreword
    1. BY KENNETH BLANCHARD, PH.D Co-Author, The One Minute Manager®
  7. Introduction: Claim Your Change Power
  8. PART I: Powerful Beliefs
    1. A Recent History of Beliefs
    2. Belief 1: What is ‘Normal’
    3. Belief 2: On Resistance and Negative Emotions
    4. Belief 3: When Change Starts
    5. Belief 4: How Deliberate Change Happens
    6. Belief 5: When to Commit
    7. Belief 6: The Role of Formal Leaders
    8. Belief 7: The Role of Followers
    9. Part I Conclusion
      1. 7 Empowering Beliefs About Change
      2. What is Your Empowering Belief Quotient?
      3. Guide to Interpreting “What is Your Empowering Belief Quotient?”
  9. PART II: Powerful Character
    1. Character Lesson 1: Stand for Something
    2. Character Lesson 2: Be Aware of Your Beliefs and Assumptions
    3. Character Lesson 3: Use Your Emotions
    4. Character Lesson 4: Add Value in Your World
      1. The Practicalities
    5. Part II Conclusion
    6. How Empowering is Your Character?
    7. A Questionnaire
  10. PART III: Powerful Actions
    1. Action Lesson 1: Be a Business
    2. Action Lesson 2: Develop Information Age Skills
    3. Action Lesson 3: Be Your Own Human Resource Manager
      1. Have Clear Performance Goals
      2. Go After the Work That Uses Your Motivated Competencies Where there is energy, there is action.
      3. Find Out What Your Competencies are Worth
      4. Have a Vision of Your Future
      5. Develop Networks
      6. Have an Active Learning Agenda
    4. Action Lesson 4: Take Charge of Your Own Change Process
    5. Part III Conclusion
    6. How Empowered are Your Actions?
      1. A Questionnaire
      2. Section A: Be a Business
      3. Section B: Develop Information Age Skills
      4. Section C: Be Your Own Human Resource Manager
      5. Section D: Take Charge of Change
  11. Afterword
  12. Resources for Continued Learning
  13. Index
  14. About the Author
  15. About McLagan International, Inc.
  16. Berrett-Koehler Publishers