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EPIC Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age Hardcover – December 21, 2007

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"Timothy Clark notes that change should be welcomed, not feared. He offers practical tips in his book on how to avoid the risks associated with standing still." (AM New York, 2/18/2008)

"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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EPIC Change

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (December 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470182555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470182550
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Molonai Hola on January 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am a small business owner who is in the process of moving my company into a larger, more competitive market. As such, the tools and guiding principles described in "EPIC Change" have been invaluable in assisting me in that transition. I particularly found the chapter, "Prepare With A Coalition" to be insightful and instructive so much so that I had my project managers focus on this chapter to understand more comprehensively how synergy, team work and momentum affect the vitality of a company. I highly recommend "Epic Change" to any business owner, small or large, who is looking to jumpstart a project, move in a new direction, or streamline processes already in place.
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This is a must read business book. If you don't believe change is required in today's global environment, read chapter one of Dr. Clark's book Epic Change. Not only will you believe your role as a leader is to guide the organization through change, but you'll want to read on to discover how to do it. Dr. Clark has a brilliant mix of academic research and hands-on application. I found myself underlining complete sections because of the great prose and usefulness of the content. Buy the book--you won't be disappointed. Like me, you'll want to share this one with your friends and leaders of your firm.
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As a leader faced with the challenge of managing a new and unfamiliar organization, I have found "Epic Change" to provide a useful framework to help us evaluate and effectively implement real improvement in our organization. Dr. Clark has offered keen insights and a tactical roadmap to help us WIN in this ever-changing global economy.
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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Having been involved in small and large change efforts with startup and global organizations, and having read dozens of books and articles on the topic, this is the best I have seen. In fact, this is one of the few books I have on my "keeper" bookshelf - it has displaced a few of what I have called "keepers" before that I have had on my shelf for a very long time.
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Sound and practical advice on leading effectively, based on science and business experience, from the new leader in the field of change management. This powerful book freshly imagines a new and necessary kind of leadership where people have equal significance with the business environment.
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I applaud Tim on this "Great Read" ~ I appreciate statistics and quotes and this has both from Einstein to Kotter. I think his insight from being a plant manager, aspiring to be a professor after graduating from Oxford and all the steps in between that took him to where he helps us Evaluate-Prepare-Implement-Consolidate (EPIC) Change. I appreciated the metaphor at the conclusion and think others will find this book helpful in both their professional and personal life. Good work!
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The EPIC model is very helpful for framing the environment of change. I found myself reflecting on my experiences within a transformational environment and verifying the model holds true. What I liked most was that the book is written from a practitioners point of view. While the contents are educational they are equally practical. If you are working in an environment of change, you will be able to appy these concepts on a dialy basis.
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Dr. Clark's book is well researched, organized and written. Effectively managing change is important, especially in business. The key point summaries provide concept reinforcement and future reference source. The book is a must read for anyone in a leadership role.
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