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Leading Strategic Change: Breaking Through the Brain Barrier

Book Description

Most organizations that seek to change fail. The central reason: employees are relying on obsolete "mental maps" that prevent them from observing changes in their business environment, responding effectively, or following through on changes they've begun. In Leading Strategic Change, two leading organizational consultants and researchers offer a start-to-finish strategy for helping employees redraw their mental maps -- and unleashing their power to support effective change.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
  5. 1. The Challenge of Leading Strategic Change
    1. The Crux of the Challenge
    2. Simplify and Apply
    3. The Fundamentals of Change
  6. 2. Brain Barrier #1: Failure to See
    1. Blinded by the Light
      1. Successful but Mistaken Maps
        1. Distorted Maps
        2. Central Position Maps
        3. Strip Maps
        4. Upright Maps
    2. Overcoming the First Brain Barrier
  7. 3. The Keys to Seeing: Contrast and Confrontation
    1. Contrast
    2. Confrontation
      1. Combining Contrast and Confrontation
        1. Mistake #1: The Comprehensiveness Mistake
        2. Mistake #2: The “I Get It” Mistake
      2. Creating High Contrast
      3. Creating Confrontation
    3. Pulling It All Together
  8. 4. Brain Barrier #2: Failure to Move
    1. Smart People don’t Try New Tricks
    2. Overcoming the Second Brain Barrier
  9. 5. The Keys to Moving: Destinations, Resources, and Rewards
    1. Believing
      1. Step 1: Destination
      2. Step 2: Resources
      3. Step 3: Rewards
        1. Achievement.
        2. Relations.
        3. Conceptual/Thinking.
        4. Improvement.
        5. Control.
    2. Pulling It All Together
  10. 6. Brain Barrier #3: Failure to Finish
    1. Getting Tired
    2. Getting Lost
    3. Overcoming The Final Brain Barrier
  11. 7. The Keys to Finishing: Champions and Charting
    1. Providing Champions
    2. Charting Progress
    3. Pulling It All Together
  12. 8. Breakthrough Innovation and Growth
    1. Conceiving
    2. Believing
    3. Achieving
    4. Summary
  13. 9. Leading Strategic Change Toolkit: Conceiving
    1. Individual Change
    2. Conceiving Tools
      1. Inquisitiveness
        1. Scoring Your iQ Survey.
    3. Contrast and Confrontation
  14. 10. Leading Strategic Change Toolkit: Believing
    1. Destinations
    2. Resources
    3. Rewards
    4. Summary
  15. 11. Leading Strategic Change Toolkit: Achieving
    1. Champions
    2. Charting
    3. Summary
  16. 12. Getting Ahead of the Change Curve
    1. Crisis Change
    2. Reactive Change
    3. Anticipatory Change
    4. Final Thoughts