Change Leadership


The concept explains why successful and sustainable organisational improvements depend on effective change leaders who know how to create and disseminate a vision, overcome resistance to change and manage conflict. The concept provides examples that illustrate how change leadership has been successfully used in the industry.

Technique Overview

Change Leadership

Change Leadership Definition

Change leadership is the ability to influence and enthuse others through personal advocacy, vision and drive, and to access resources to build a solid platform for change (Higgs and Rowland, 2000). Leadership is often viewed as key to successful change (American Management Association, 1994).

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  • American Management Association (1994) Survey on Change Management, AMA, New York.
  • Bradt, G. (2011) How John Smale Changed the Business Environment for Procter & Gamble. Forbes, 22 November.
  • Canterucci, J. (2011) The Skill Sets of a Change Leader. eBook.
  • Carnall, C. (1999) Managing Change in Organisations. Prentice Hall, London.

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