The Truth about Thriving in Change

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Mai 2008



The Truth About Thriving in Change offers real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every business leader who needs to drive and sustain successful change. You'll discover: which skills you need most, and how to develop them; how to lead change without eroding employee motivation, commitment, and productivity; why you must start fast, and "run before you walk"; when to persuade, when to educate, and when to "use force"; how to make the change agenda everyone's agenda, and create the right cultural framework for successful change. This isn't "someone's opinion": it's a definitive, evidence-based guide to effective change leadership -- a set of bedrock principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career.


Preface ix Part I The Truth About Staying or Going Truth 1 Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react 1 Truth 2 If your values don't agree, it's probably time to flee 5 Truth 3 Service awards aren't what they used to be 9 Truth 4 Teaching long division doesn't work on a Blackberry 13 Part II The Truth About What You should Pack Truth 5 It's not what you've got; it's what you need 17 Truth 6 To manage change, you must lead change 21 Truth 7 You can't do without a "can-do" attitude 25 Truth 8 If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything 29 Part III The Truth About those Early Days Truth 9 Run before you walk 33 Truth 10 Keep your boss your biggest fan 37 Truth 11 There are only three ways to introduce change 41 Truth 12 Build the case: It's a challenge and an opportunity 45 Truth 13 Teach others how to treat you 49 Part IV The Truth About Planning Truth 14 If you don't know where you're going, you'll get there 53 Truth 15 To realize the future, you must create it 57 Truth 16 Convert aspiration to invitation 61 Truth 17 Having organizational values matters; living then means more 65 Truth 18 Make the change agenda everyone's agenda 69 Part V The Truth About Communications Truth 19 We listen with our eyes 73 Truth 20 Email is the tool of the devil 77 Truth 21 People can't drink from a fire hose 81 Truth 22 Conversion is for missionaries and crusaders 85 Part VI The Truth About Matching People with Purpose Truth 23 Organizational structure: Look in from the outside 89 Truth 24 Build your team around your "A" players 93 Truth 25 Candidate screening: Let the facts speak for themselves 97 Truth 26 Avoid the ten potential "placement pitfalls" 101 Truth 27 Don't surround yourself with yourself 105 Truth 28 Why you need to get staffing right 109 Truth 29 If you must "right-size," do it the right way 113 Part VII The Truth About Managing Performance Truth 30 One style doesn't fit all 117 Truth 31 You can influence without authority 121 Truth 32 You can't work the plan if you don't plan the work 125 Truth 33 There's no excuse for excuses 129 Truth 34 Know what buttons to push 133 Part VIII The Truth About Creating your Cultural Framework Truth 35 Calm waters make for easier sailing 137 Truth 36 Trust is a currency not easily earned, but easily spent 141 Truth 37 If you're out of sight, you're probably out of touch 145 Truth 38 Teams aren't a necessary evil 149 Truth 39 Your way may not be the best way 153 Truth 40 The whole is greater than the sum of the parts 157 Truth 41 Embrace[md]don't run from[md]the questions! 161 Truth 42 Decision making: The fastest don't always finish first 165 Truth 43 Exceptions: Can't live with them; can't live without them 169 Truth 44 Employee discipline: Ask the more meaningful question 173 Part IX The Truth About Recognition and Reward Truth 45 Make every employee feel like your only employee 177 Truth 46 A little formal recognition goes a long way 181 Part X The Truth About Sustenance Truth 47 Your best investment is in[el] YOU 185 Truth 48 Your title is manager; your job is teacher 189 Truth 49 Trying to be all things to all people is a slippery slope 193 References 197 About the Author 211


William S. Kane is a highly accomplished human resources executive with experience in all aspects of global functional management. He has specific expertise in leading, planning, and executing the human capital strategy associated with profitable business transformations, including startups, large-scale mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise-wide stabilization and repositioning. Bill has held senior positions for a variety of multinational industrial leaders, such as International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., Electrolux/ Frigidaire, and FMC Corporation...companies with sales volumes ranging from $250 million to $17 billion, with more than 100,000 employees. He's presently the vice president of human resources and general administration for Kyowa Pharmaceutical in Princeton, NJ. Bill is an adjunct professor in the MAOB graduate-level certificate program in leadership studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as a frequent guest lecturer at Montclair State University and at Rutgers University. His professional memberships include the New Jersey Human Resources Planning Group (NJHRPG), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the national Academy of Management (AOM). He's also a mentor in the nationally recognized leadership program for Women Unlimited and in the Beyond the Banks executive program at Rutgers College. Bill's perspective on matters of corporate responsibility and human resources has been featured in USA Today, National Business Employment Weekly, and The Financial Times. He has also appeared at New Jersey gubernatorial press conferences, New Jersey congressional hearings, and at forums sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and the New Jersey Network. Bill is currently studying for his Ph.D. in human and organization development at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. As an extension of his academic efforts, Bill has collaborated with John Wooden, UCLA's Coach Emeritus, and Andy Hill, authors of the best-selling book Be Quick But Don't Hurry, to create and conduct management training seminars for corporate clients, civic groups, and students seeking to lead their teams toward optimized and sustained performance ( Bill holds three master's degrees: an MA from Fielding in human and organization development, and an MBA in management and an MA in organizational psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College. Bill is a resident of Westfield, New Jersey. He may be contacted at
EAN: 9780132354622
ISBN: 0132354624
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 212 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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