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The Six Secrets Of Change

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The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive.
Fullan, M. (2008). San Francisco: Jossey- Bass

Fullan has previously written on the topics of moral purpose, understanding change, relationships, knowledge use and coherence in organsisations. In The Six Secrets of Change Fullan addresses the question of social change in organisational leadership, or more pertinently the question of “What do we know about successful organisational change under complex conditions?” Fullan exemplifies organisational behaviours in which implementation has been successful and where attempts have failed. He provides examples of how effective and long lasting changes, which will ultimately improve culture and efficiency, have been manifested in private and public businesses and schools throughout the world.

Michael Fullan, OC, is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Fullan is recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform. He advises policymakers and leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. The Six Secrets of Change draws on Fullan’s research from educational organisations as well as private businesses. Fullan makes it clear that he believes that a good theory should be applicable across both private and public organisations and must be in context. He states that the “six secrets” are not intended to be
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