Proven change strategies for tapping human potential in organizations and communities
This extensively updated new edition of the classic bestseller features profiles of sixty-one change methods by the originators and foremost practitioners of such high-leverage change methods as Appreciative Inquiry, the World Café, Six Sigma, Future Search, and Open Space Technology. Each author outlines distinctive aspects of their approach, answers frequently asked questions, and provides case studies and references to learn more. A one-stop comparative chart helps you determine which methods will work best for you, along with chapters on mixing and matching and sustaining results. This tremendously expanded second edition is the definitive resource in the exciting area of engaging "whole systems" of people to create their own future.
"What the Encyclopedia Britannica does for facts and the Oxford English Dictionary does for words, this book does for changing whole systems (both organizations and communities). A definite reference must for your organizational book shelf."
--Martin Rutte, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
"Get ready to re-think your work and have it set in a larger perspective. This book is for those seeking a pragmatic blend of spirit and practice. It is the best book on large system change methods, bar none."
--Geoff Bellman, Consultant and author of The Consultant's Calling
"A treasure trove that, with disciplined application, can ignite a performance step change in an individual or organization. Its extremely practical tone brings distilled `What to do' insight and remarkable `How it works' clarity to each tool. This will be an invaluable contribution to even the best change agents in the world."
--Tony Singarayar, Senior Director, Business Models/Business Case, Advanced Technologies, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide
"The Change Handbook is what I turn to when I want to review a process I have run before or select to a new one. Invaluable for all facilitators who want to rise above the ordinary!"
--Gifford Pinchot III, President, The Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and author of Intrapreneuring
"A terrific resource. I highly recommend this book to change leaders who want to find and learn about methods for creating and sustaining change."
--Francis M. Duffy, PhD, Professor of Change Leadership in Education, Gallaudet University
Fantastic resource! Can't believe I didn't find it earlier. Structured in a well organized manner that makes for easy reading and reference. Read morePublished 19 months ago by kristencn
It will be a long time before I run out of either tools that I've used -- and this book gives me additional validation to my use of same -- and also twists on new processes. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Katherine Parramore
Favorites in the book were Appreciative inquiry and Soar Methods of change initiatives. The book is large in volume but the reason is there are an abundant amounts of templates to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Obviously, this was a requirement for class and I had rented it; however, after receiving it, I thought it would be good to own (and I am one who sells back all textbooks!). Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by candicemh
Before my purchase, I went to a librairy in a university to leaf through it. This book is really interesting, that's why I wanted to buy it. Read morePublished on April 7, 2012 by Audrey
Update to my review...
In my prior review I hand read the book and focused on a number of the chapters to use for team and projects. I thought it was a great reference. Read more
This text is thick but it is easy to read and understand. It lays out many change methods in a clear and concise manner that allows even a change novice the ability to evaluate and... Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by fuzzalot