Book Review by Dr David Wilkinson: Managing and Leading Organizational Change (Hughes, 2019)

I was delighted to read this appreciative review of my latest textbook and grateful to Dr David Wilkinson for taking the time to write it. In academic circles, despite the money students and university libraries invest in such texts, textbook authoring is surprisingly unfashionable. David fairly explains why such academic scepticism about textbooks exists, thankfully …

Leading changes: Why transformation explanations fail

Abstract Professor John Kotter (1995) claimed in Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail to have identified eight leadership errors which resulted in transformation failures.  He followed this up in 1996 with his best-selling book Leading Change, prescribing an eight step model for leading transformations encouraging change leaders to create a sense of urgency, build powerful …