Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation

  • 4h 40m
  • David Potter, James McCalman
  • Kogan Page
  • 2015

Using theories and methods rooted in behavioral sciences, change management experts James McCalman and David Potter aim to broaden managers' and consultants' understanding of cultural change to help them lead a successful change intervention in their organization.

They explain how to analyze and diagnose the company's organizational culture, become aware of key challenges and how to overcome them, and how to adapt leadership styles in order to ensure fitness when leading a cultural change program. Chapters cover key topics such as: change context, language and dialogue as a key cultural process, and the change team process.

About the Authors

Professor James McCalman is Director of the Centre for Strategy and Leadership at Portsmouth Business School. He has executive and leadership experience in the private, non-profit, and higher education sectors and is the co-author of Change Management: A Guide to Effective Implementation (SAGE Publications).

Dr. David Potter is the founder of The Cultural Change Company, which specializes in enabling cultural change interventions. He delivers numerous change management seminars to change leaders in organizations and designs cultural change programs, and he frequently teaches and presents to students on MBA and Executive courses. An expert on cultural change, he frequently blogs on his website.

In this Book

  • Cultural Change Management: It's Not all Recipes You Know!
  • Organization Development: Bringing a Human Side to Enterprise
  • Cultural Change Literature: A Brief Review
  • A Theory of Culture
  • Cultural Management as a Form of Control
  • Leadership as a Cultural Variable: Not all Management Can
  • Leadership and the Management of Meaning
  • Language as a Cultural Process
  • Ethnography as a Tool for Cultural Change
  • The Client and its Problem
  • Change Technologies
  • What Did the People Think?
  • Reflective Learning
  • Closing Thoughts: From Seeds to Forest