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 …

How they constructed change leadership (Notebook No.2)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SFWVQB2 Post in 31 words - This post introduces the second Notebook and its chapters.  The shift from change management to change leadership begs a question why? We seem to place faith in leading change, but why? An introduction to the Notebook Series is available here I have worked at Brighton since October 1987. During …

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 …