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Leading Positive Change

  • Lesley ClackEmail author
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Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

Change is inevitable for organizations in today’s ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Organizations should embrace change in order to remain competitive in their environments. Across time, research has reported that the majority of organizational change initiatives fail. This preconception leads to resistance from employees and hesitance from leaders. To this end, having leaders who are skilled at leading change is vitally important. Change is hard, but it simply requires hard effort to succeed. Leading positive change is about leading people and organizations toward new opportunities. Successful leaders will be able to understand why people resist change, help employees accept change, and act as change agents in creating a culture of change for the organization. Even very experienced leaders can struggle with leading positive change. Change management research has been conducted for decades. As a result, there are many models and processes for change that leaders can use as a guide in implementing organizational change.

Keywords

Leading change Change management Positive change Leadership Organizational change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Public Health, Health Policy and ManagementAthensUSA

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