Practical guide on how to navigate change

November 2004
Management Services;Nov2004, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p3
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the book, Change Management Excellence, by Sarah Cook, Steve Macaulay and Hilary Coldicott, published Kogan Page. According to its introduction, the book aims to help its readers to navigate your way towards excellent change management so that you reach your ports of destination as quickly as effectively as possible. In a constantly changing environment, business needs to innovate and regenerate if they are to remain competitive. The book provides practical guidance on how to manage change successfully, be it large scale, such as cultural change, or a series of small, incremental changes. Using the compass of intelligences, a unique device developed by the authors, shows the reader how to lead and navigate change by employing business, politcal, spiritual and emotional intelligence. Topics include: the business context for change; the political environment and internal barriers to change; developing a vision of the future; recognizing and dealing with emotional reactions to change; creating and implementing innovative ideas; sustaining and embedding change. Practical in approach, this book includes chapter-by-chapter checklists for the reader to use when implementing change.


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