The Change Mindset: The Psychology of Leading and Thriving In An Uncertain World

  • 4h 21m
  • Andy Craggs
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Change and uncertainty aren't going away. You can help your team navigate the storm and embrace them.

In The Change Mindset, leadership development expert Andy Craggs unpicks the main reasons why teams fail when it comes to dealing with change and navigating uncertainty. He defines the common traps that lead to failure; from not allowing yourself to reimagine the possible, mimicking the behaviour that your competition has shown when dealing with change, to doubting yourself and your team. Leading through change requires business leaders to be courageous and to show empathy, both for themselves and their people. With those attributes, this book, which is steeped in behavioural and organizational psychology analysis, catapults you to developing meaningful and long-lasting adaptability and resilience in the face of uncertainty.

Join the author in his exploration of transitions, and hear from world-renowned business, academia, arts and social enterprise leaders who share their own dealings with change. They show us the way in how they have grown to manage change for themselves and the people around them.

About the Author

Andy Craggs has over 30 years of experience in leadership and business consulting. A Director of Executive Education at London Business School, he has previously worked for Dow Jones, Walt Disney and Sony and now delivers leadership, change and executive coaching programmes for companies like Apple, BBC, ING, Dyson and Novartis. A public speaker and writer on organizational issues and cross-cultural leadership, he has delivered keynote addresses for large audiences at organizations such as EY and PMI, and has taught at UCLA (US), EMAM (Italy), and the IPA (UK). He is based in London, UK.

In this Book

  • Introduction—The Road to Shigatse
  • What is Transitional Change and Why is it Prone to Failure?
  • Our Shared Human Experience as a Metaphor for Leading Change
  • Person, Passion, Permission, Purpose—The Four Tenets of Powerful Change Leadership
  • Building a Change Mindset Through Courage and Empathy
  • The FAIL Behaviors—Transition Traps and How to Recognize Them
  • The SPARK Practices—Transition Triggers and How to Use Them
  • The Transitions Masterclass—Dreamers, Drivers, Shapers and Sherpas
  • The Change Mindset Toolkit—How to Improve Decision-Making in Uncertainty
  • Dramatis Personae—Lessons from Powerful Leaders on Navigating Change
  • References
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