A practical playbook for leaders to guide their teams through their organization’s next big change
Every week thousands of leaders have to guide their teams through a change that they didn’t initiate. They do what they can, but too often they feel unprepared and pressed for time. Needing to quickly get the word out, they announce the change through an email and hope for the best. If there’s resistance, they increase the frequency and pressure in their messages. Not surprisingly, this rarely works.
Dr. Elizabeth Moran is a self-described “change nerd” who guides some of the most successful companies in the world, and /Forward/ outlines her practical, communication-based approach, offering proven advice, actions, and tools to help team leaders navigate their own transformation challenges. Grounded in neuroscience and written with humor, this is the playbook leaders need, complete with beginning-to-end action steps, team and individual conversation guides, and a clear approach to measuring success. Specific chapters help readers tackle some of the toughest and yet most common transformation challenges happening today, like changes that involve job loss, and how to build long-term resilience.
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Grounded in neuroscience and written with humour, "Forward" is the playbook business leaders need, complete with beginning-to-end action steps, team and individual conversation guides, and a clear approach to measuring success. Of special note are the specific chapters helping readers tackle some of the toughest and yet most common transformation challenges happening today in the business community, like changes that involve job loss, and how to build long-term resilience. Timely relevant, informative, thought-provoking, insightful, and needed, "Forward: Leading Your Team Through Change" should be considered essential reading for anyone tasked with business management responsibilities. While unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, corporate, community, and academic library Business Decision Making and Conflict Resolution/Mediation collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of MBA students, academia, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Forward: Leading Your Team Through Change" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.99). ~ Midwest Book Review, Review
This brand new and highly engaging book from Dr Elizabeth Moran guides everyone who reads it (and I implore you to do so, whether you are a formidable team leader, a training leader, or a stay-at-home mom) through a time-saving amount of pressure-reducing, selflessly-guided steps to ensure that your following decisions to be made are ones based on the best facts to hand. Created to help unclutter your mind and free your soul from its chains of uncertainty, Forward is one of the most aptly-named books I have come across in a long time, especially as it does what it says on the tin (as they say!). ~ Exclusive Magazine, Review
"Forward will give you time-saving and anxiety-reducing guidance at any stage of a tough change. You'll venture into the unknown with a skilled and trusted coach who understands what it takes to inspire a team to action." ~ Mark Thompson, New York Times bestselling author of Success Built to Last and Now…Build a Great Business!
Elizabeth provides a must-have guide for leaders to move through common barriers to change, especially how to reduce anxiety and cut through the clutter that causes confusion, helping everyone align and move more confidently into the unknown. While there are many books on the subject, Elizabeth’s approach and insights are profound, yet practical, setting the approach apart and in a class of its own. I highly recommend this book! ~ Dr. Srini Pillay, author of Your Brain and Business and Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try
"Let's face it. Change is hard, especially when it is thrust upon you. That's why most change initiatives fail to meet their objectives and create significant stress and frustration in leaders and teams. Elizabeth Moran’s Forward takes these leaders through a compassionate, step-by-step approach to first align themselves and then their teams to enable change to flow smoothly." ~ Henna Inam, CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc., and author of Wired for Authenticity
One of the biggest barriers to change (and learning and growth and and and) isn’t that great change only happens to some people. It’s that most people don’t manage it. In increasingly messy times, having a voice like Elizabeth Moran’s to guide you through the process not like a stuffy consultant but like a street-smart friend could be the difference between thriving in times of change and devolving into a hot mess. Buy this book. ~ Mike Rognlien, founder of Multiple Hats Management and author of This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier's Manifesto
“Elizabeth offers a refreshing, simple approach to navigating the complexities of leading change, offering a much-needed tool for every leader who feels overwhelmed by the volume and unpredictability of organizational change.” ~ Kevin Kruse, bestselling author of Great Leaders Have No Rules and 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management
Change is inevitable. Adaptation is needed to stay alive and to thrive. But most change is neither adaptive nor exciting. Elizabeth Moran steps into this abyss with one of the most enlightening, compassionate, and yet realistic discussions of how to deal with, lead, and inspire change in organizations. She sparks possibilities and hope into these ever-present processes, like a bolt of lightning brought characters in a movie into the future. ~ Richard Boyatzis, PhD, Case Western Reserve University; coauthor of the international bestseller Primal Leadership and Helping People Change