A truly splendid book . . . highly relevant, tremendously insightful, remarkably accessible. Rodger deeply understands the change process and how difficult it is for people and organizations to manage change. This profound understanding gives him an insightful perspective into how to solve it, i.e., 'how to engage people's heads, hearts, and hopes.' Rodger has created a user-friendly implementation guide to help buffer the shock wave that often accompanies change. -- from the Foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The Speed of Trust
With wisdom and insight, Change-Friendly Leadership beautifully brings home the simple truth that people are as important as results. -- Ken Blanchard coauthor of The One Minute Manager(R) and Great Leaders Grow
I'm impressed by the utter simplicity and brilliance of Change-Friendly Leadership. To borrow a well-worn political phrase, 'It's the relationships, stupid!' The practices taught by Dr. Duncan can turn any organization around and create happier and more successful people at all levels. -- Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Radio host, author of twelve New YorkTimes bestsellers
As a leader in the corporate world for over three decades, I find myself drawn to books which offer enlightened thinking on leadership that stand up to scrutiny from a practitioner's point of view and can be put to work on Monday morning. This is one of those books. I highly recommend it. -- Douglas R. Conant, Retired President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company and New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints
Few people are as qualified as Rodger Dean Duncan to take a reader by the hand and chart a wise, proven, and practical course to profound change. Change-Friendly Leadership distills decades of experience into an engaging education in how to influence a small team or a global enterprise toward lasting change. -- Joseph Grenny, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations
Many books have changed my mind, but few have changed my habits. I cannot think of a single individual, company, or organization that wouldn't benefit from Change-Friendly Leadership and its powerful calls to action. If it doesn't inspire you to seek permanent, sustainable change, you weren't paying attention. It's that good. -- Jason F. Wright, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling author
Rodger Dean Duncan is a masterful writer and storyteller! I love the way he uses stories to illustrate the key principles and practices he advocates. His life's work has been engaging people to help them achieve organizational success. Change-Friendly Leadership provides the recipe. -- Dr. Brent D. Peterson, bestselling coauthor of Fake Work
Nothing is more fun to read than a practical book written by an active consultant who's willing to pass along great ideas that work. That's what Change-Friendly Leadership delivers. Not lots of theory, but many ideas you can and will actually use. -- Jack Zenger, CEO of Zenger Folkman and coauthor of the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach
Change-Friendly Leadership is a must read for anyone who wishes to obtain and maintain a competitive edge in their business. The change-friendly protocol provides the practical framework for engaging people's 'heads, hearts, and hopes' in a deliberate and strategic way that can only lead to ultimate success. -- Hyrum Smith, Co-Founder, FranklinCovey
Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan is widely known for his work in organizational effectiveness and the strategic management of change. His clients range from cabinet officers in two White House administrations to top executives in many corporations. His Internet column reaches opt-in business subscribers in more than 130 countries. Bestselling author Stephen M. R. Covey calls Duncan's work on leadership brilliantly insightful and inspiring; profound, yet user friendly; visionary, yet highly practical.
New York Times bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey wrote The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything and Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World. The former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center and co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide is a sought-after and compelling keynote speaker, author, and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance.