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Lightning in a bottle : proven lessons for leading change
Baum, David H.
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Chicago, Ill. : Dearborn, [2000]

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xvi, 213 pages ; 22 cm
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This guide illuminates more than 60 proven lessons in change with personal and professional stories, anecdotes and case studies. It reveals lessons that spark the imagination and impart memorable ideas to transform any organisation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Lightning in a Bottlep. xiii
Resistance--Visible and Invisiblep. 1
The Myth of the Golden Rulep. 3
The Realities We Createp. 5
The ABCs of Perceptionp. 6
Fight or Flight--Forms of Resistancep. 10
The Fueling Forces behind Resistancep. 14
The Only Real Interest Is Self-Interestp. 17
The Benefits of Not Changingp. 19
Trust and Controlp. 23
The Four Stages of Commitmentp. 26
Stage 1 Getting Beyond Denialp. 28
Stage 2 Resistancep. 31
Stage 3 Explorationp. 35
Stage 4 Commitmentp. 37
Live in the Leapp. 41
The Only Constantp. 44
Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Bestp. 46
Opening Up More Timep. 50
Watch the Weatherp. 53
Seek Excellence, Not Perfectionp. 55
Work Your Problems Systemicallyp. 57
Input Does Not Equal Ownershipp. 59
Seek Common Groundp. 62
Get the Whole System in the Roomp. 64
Acknowledge Differences, Then Actp. 68
Tapping Your Hidden Wisdomp. 70
Walk Your Talkp. 73
Movement Happens When We Give Things Upp. 76
Find the Meaning in It Allp. 78
What You Change, How You Changep. 80
Practice Braveryp. 82
Beware of Cross-Purposesp. 85
Two Magical Wordsp. 89
Keep Your Eyes on the Prizep. 94
Great Leaders Are Inclusive, Not Exclusivep. 98
Stay Gossip-Freep. 101
Keep a Neutral Eyep. 104
Creating Clarity Through Inspirationp. 108
Stay Out of the Middlep. 113
Trust Your Instinctsp. 116
Fish in Muddy Watersp. 121
Listen for the Dangerous Truthp. 124
Manage the Tensionp. 127
Look for Strategic Alliancesp. 131
Embrace the Unknownp. 134
Performance Buys Freedomp. 139
Vulnerability Builds Supportp. 142
Think Third Stagep. 146
Name the Distractionsp. 149
Do the Decent Thingp. 151
The Power of Presencep. 154
The Value of a Good Storyp. 158
Do Your Researchp. 161
Emotions Don't Know Logicp. 165
The Importance of Middle Managementp. 167
Test Your Assumptionsp. 169
Two Kinds of Motivationp. 172
Four Ingredients of Changep. 177
Don't Eat Your Seed Cornp. 181
Re-Member Your Dreamp. 185
Two Keysp. 189
Keep to the Short Listp. 192
The Planning Cyclep. 196
The F-Troop Factorp. 200
Can People Really Change?p. 204
The Best Words on Leadership I've Ever Readp. 207
The Greatest Gift of Changep. 208
About the Authorp. 213