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Managing at the Speed of Change

This classic, newly revised with the latest research and insights, is an indispensable source for anyone—from mid-level managers to CEOs—who must execute key business initiatives quickly and effectively. Managing at the Speed of Change has helped countless business leaders learn how to orchestrate transitions vital to their organizations’ success. Rather than focusing on what to change, this book is far more valuable: it shows readers how to change.

Based on Conner’s long-term research and his decades of consulting experience, Managing at the Speed of Change uses simple, easy-to-understand language and elegant visuals to explore the dynamics of change, and in doing so, teaches readers:

  • why major change is difficult to assimilate;
  • what distinguishes resilient individuals from those who suffer future shock;
  • how and why resilience forms;
  • how people become committed to change;
  • why organizational culture is so important to the success of change;
  • the roles most central to change in organizational settings; and
  • why powerful teamwork is at the heart of achieving change objectives, and how to foster it.

Leading at the Edge of Chaos

The tempo of change has sped up to a dizzying pace over the past few years. Success amidst such turbulence calls for much more than what change management models have to offer. It calls for a radically new kind of organization, nimble enough to adapt instantly to changing market conditions, and piloted by leaders versed in the art of leading at the edge of chaos. This book is not about decision making; it is about execution. It is not about predicting change; it is about adapting to it at a moment’s notice. Daryl Conner defines the new roles that all leaders must assume to direct the changes that are crucial to their organizations’ survival, and he arms them with action steps for instilling their companies with the nimbleness and resilience needed to survive and thrive in today’s super-volatile markets.

Managing Change with Personal Resilience

This book is written for individuals in organizations facing high levels of change. Linda Hoopes and Mark Kelly explain why change is so challenging, outline basic human reactions to disruption, and introduce seven characteristics that enable people to bounce back from change stronger than before. Based on Conner Partners’ research and experience in helping individuals develop their resilience, the book includes guidance on becoming more resilient.

Project Change Management

Project Change Management combines change management concepts and project management concepts to illustrate how they complement each other. Along with a step-by-step procedure designed to apply change management to complex programs like process redesign and SAP projects, it provides field-tested organizational change findings and concepts to help you systematically incorporate change into your strategic management plan.