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EPIC Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age Hardcover – December 21, 2007
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"Once in a while, a great book comes along that provides a unique, actionable and powerful viewpoint in business. EPIC Change is such a book. It extends the discussion for change management in new and insightful ways that we just haven't seen before." (CubeRules.com, 1/23/2008)
"New books on leadership seem to appear almost daily and many of them have useful insights, but EPIC Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age by Timothy Clark is one of the best I've read." (Leadership Turn.com, 1/4/2008)
"Clark delves into 'more than 50 casts of large-scale change' and isolates 'six remarkably consistent patterns' of success…. Recommended as an urgent pick!" (The Hindu, 12/29/2007)
"This mind-bending book will be a real asset to my daily work in change…and sits on a shelf I can reach easily for reference." (BrainBasedBusiness.com, 12/17/2007)
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Accelerated change and relentless competition have become permanent characteristics of the global age. The need for all organizations to respond to adaptive challenge is unprecedented. However, leading change, especially large-scale change, is the most formidable challenge in all of leadership.
Any organization's ability to adapt and adjust to shifting demands is really a function of its leaders' capacity to summon and redirect institutional will. EPIC Change is the hands-on resource written for any leader who is charged to lead change in a turbulent environment. Based on a landmark study of fifty-three cases of large-scale organizational change, international thought leader and business consultant Timothy R. Clark outlines his path-breaking EPIC Change approach, which has been successfully field-tested by leaders around the world. Clark provides a road map for leaders to learn how to pull energy out of an organization in order to respond to disruptive outside forces. The approach combines both strategic and tactical tools to help leaders at all levels get comfortable with uncertainty, live on the edge of chaos, and sustain competitive advantage in the face of endless dynamic changes.
The EPIC (Evaluate, Prepare, Implement, and Consolidate) approach for change management draws on the research-based "power curve of change." As Clark explains, change fails less often for poor strategy or technical difficulty. Rather, it is a leader's inability to draw out the discretionary efforts of people that usually signals failure. The EPIC approach teaches leaders the critical points of leverage for energy management within an organization and offers a comprehensive guide to change leadership—arguably the most critical competency of the twenty-first century.
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This is a must-read for leaders of any organization. I find myself referring to it on a daily basis...This is one book that won't sit on the shelf collecting dust!
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Best in this book: 1. Its full of great examples. 2. The crucial role of energy in succesfull change and the list and descriptions of the seven primary sources of energy: Agility,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by hans-henry kvist
This is a compelling journey with a touch of history and wit through the global challenges facing every organization. Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Damond R. Watkins
I am a college student at the University of Pittsburgh, so I have not had much exposure to the business world. Read morePublished on April 20, 2008 by Tom Donahoe
Businesses and organizations are faced with the challenge of change. Market globalization and technological advancement are just two of the many pressures forcing organizations to... Read morePublished on April 17, 2008 by Michael D. Lichfield
Well-researched, intuitively brilliant, and original. For many years I have been a performance improvement consultant for large organizations such as Stanford University Medical... Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Jonathan Clark