The Manager as Change Leader stresses on change?that inevitable yet critical component of organisational life that causes frustration, stress and ulcers due to loss of opportunities, layoffs, downsizing, rightsizing, outsourcing, re-engineering, mergers, acquisitions, self-offs, promotions, demotions, transfers, hiring, firing, etc. Countries, governments, communities, businesses and individuals are in a constant state of change.
Change has many faces?fear, optimism, confession and chaos, to name a few. Understanding the nature of change is the first step in management. Change leaders understand the myths and realities of change, our innate resistance and responses to situations involving change and how to establish conditions necessary for successful change to occur.
The Manager as Politician examines the dynamics of organisations power plays and interpersonal communication, and shows managers how to step over landmines, overcome obstacles, and develop the skills and instincts necessary for political survival.
The other books in the series are: The Manager as Facilitator by Judy Whichard and Natalie L. Kees, The Manager as Motivator by Michael Kroth and The Manager as Leader by B.Keith Simerson & Michael L. Venn. The books are really a must read for aspiring managers and managers on job.
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