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Just published... Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change

News + Events : Just published... Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change

01/31/2011

Stanford University Press has published Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change by Aaron Anderson, Ph.D., director of the Executive MBA Program where he Aaron Anderson, Ph.D., director of the Executive MBA Programalso teaches Organizational Behavior, Design, and Change.

Engaging Resistance offers an empirically based explanation that expands understanding about the nature of resistance to organizational change and the effects of champion behavior. The text presents a new model describing how resistance occurs over time and details what change proponents can do throughout three engagement periods to effectively work with hesitant colleagues.

The book's findings are illuminated by examples of six different resistance cases, embedded in the transformation sagas of two real-world organizations. A fundamental premise of this work is that resistance should not be something to avoid or squash as people work to change their organizations. In fact, resistance can be viewed as a natural, healthy part of an organic process. When engaged properly, resisters can help to improve change efforts and strengthen an organization's overall transformation.

One reviewer says “Engaging Resistance serves as a template that may be used by change agents anywhere who are committed to making a positive difference in for profit, non-profit, and governmental settings.”

Congratulations, Aaron.

 How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change Engaging Resistance
How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change

Aaron D. Anderson

2011, Available Now

 


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