More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/3/16
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63 New and Updated Patterns for Driving and Sustaining Change
“The hard part of change is enlisting the support of other people. Whether a top manager interested in improving your organization’s results or a lone developer promoting a better way of working, this book will give you tools and ideas to help accomplish your goal.”
–George Dinwiddie, independent coach and consultant, iDIA Computing, LLC
“Keep the patterns in this book and Fearless Change handy. … These patterns transformed me from an ineffective ‘voice in the wilderness’ to a valued collaborator.”
–Lisa Crispin, co-author (with Janet Gregory) of Agile Testing and More Agile Testing
In their classic work, Fearless Change, Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising interviewed successful leaders of change, identified 48 patterns for implementing change in teams of all sizes, and demonstrated how to use these techniques effectively. Now, in More Fearless Change the authors reflect on all they’ve learned about their original patterns in the past decade, and introduce 15 powerful, new techniques–all extensively validated by change leaders worldwide. Manns and Rising teach strategies that appeal to each individual’s logic (head), feelings (heart), and desire to contribute (hands)–the best way to motivate real change and sustain it for the long haul.
Learn how to
- Focus on the best things you can achieve with limited resources
- Strategize to build flexible plans and go after low-hanging fruit
- Get help from the right people in the right ways
- Establish emotional connections that inspire motivation and imagination
- Create an “elevator pitch” that keeps everyone focused on what truly matters
- Build bridges, work with skeptics, soften resistance, and open minds
- Uncover easier paths towards change, and build on what already works
- Sustain momentum, provide time for reflection, and celebrate small successes
More Fearless Change reflects a profound understanding of how real change happens: not instantaneously in response to top-down plans and demands, but iteratively, through small steps that teach from experience. Best of all, as thousands of change agents have already discovered, its patterns are easy to use–and they work.
Praise for More Fearless Change
“The hard part of change is enlisting the support of other people. Whether a top manager interested in improving your organization’s results or a lone developer promoting a better way of working, this book will give you tools and ideas to help accomplish your goal. Best of all, they’re presented in small, digestible bits.”
–George Dinwiddie, independent coach and consultant, iDIA Computing, LLC
“More Fearless Change is a great book. Through real experiences and concise analysis, Linda and Mary Lynn identify patterns that will help change leaders quantify the situations they often face. From there, they provide practical advice for dealing with and overcoming them. I found every pattern in More Fearless Change took me back to a specific place and time where I struggled to find the right approach to articulate my ‘great’ new idea and connect with the people around me. I went from conference talks and challenging questions from skeptics to meetings with colleagues where I failed to convey practical new solutions, or to quiet times on my own where I was downright frustrated with my progress. Linda and Mary Lynn have patterns for each that helped me think through to practical, positive solutions and prepare for the future. For a topic as challenging as organization change, it’s rare to find a collection of patterns that are as powerful as those you’ll find in More Fearless Change.”
–Neil Johnson, principal hardware consultant, XtremeEDA
“More secret sauce for positive organizational change! Mary Lynn and Linda make it sound so easy, but using their building blocks, it actually is. With books like these, change agents won’t run out of steam while resistors will run out of excuses.”
–Jochen (Joe) Krebs, author of Going Lean, Agile coach, trainer, speaker, and incrementor
“Keep the patterns in this book and Fearless Change handy. Whenever you are frustrated by an intractable problem, choose a pattern to try. If you still don’t get the desired results, try another. Others will join in your efforts, and you’ll feel the satisfaction as small successes start to add up. These patterns transformed me from an ineffective ‘voice in the wilderness’ to a valued collaborator.”
–Lisa Crispin, co-author (with Janet Gregory) of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009) and More Agile Testing (Addison-Wesley, 2015)
“Fearless Change and now More Fearless Change are required reading for my doctoral students. As they explore emerging issues and are learning new concepts and ideas, my students have been able to make significant changes to their professional workplace using these patterns for introducing new ideas. We look forward to Even More Fearless Change.”
–Fred Grossman, professor and director of doctoral study in computing, Pace University, New York
“This book, More Fearless Change, is creative work. I use these patterns with my students to take innovation into practice, and also with my collaborators working in industries to promote organizational change. This book is a significant read for people in academia and in the workplace.”
–Takashi Iba, associate professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan商品の説明をすべて表示する
I've been in a couple of situations where even these patterns didn't help, but that is good information too. The patterns keep me sane and keep me motivated to do what I can to work better. Maybe you need to start with a Wake Up Call and encourage people to take note of a pressing issue. Maybe the Town Hall Meeting will help you organize an event to involve people and get feedback. I find it so inspiring to read the patterns and decide which to try for my immediate problem. _More Fearless Change_ gives me courage!
Full of stories and examples, More Fearless Change has actionable advice you can apply to the problems you face as a change agent, regardless of your role, or the kind of organzation you are working in. One critique with many good patterns books is that they contain no new information. Patterns are by definition a way to document established good forms and practices that recur with good results. That what you will read here may seem like "common sense" to some does not diminish their value, as "common" sense is not the same as "universal sense."
The book is easy to read and navigate. You may want to read it from cover to cover once to understand the scope of the patterns, but you can also read the first part of the book, and skim patterns that seem like they would apply to your situation. I recommend at least skimming the entire book, lest you miss a pattern that is more applicable to the situation you are in.
If you are struggling with intruding a new idea into your workgroup, company, or volunteer organization, this book will help you to understand what is possible, and inspire you to move forward. If you are an experienced change agent, the book will help energize you and help you escape any ruts you may be in by having been successful with the same subset of approaches.
In truth many other communities and companies can also benefit from these patterns and the approaches laid out here. Think of the book as a recipe book, it contains dozens of little recipes to help move your ideas and change initiative along. Like a good cook book it suggests with recipes can be used together. And there are stories about how change initiatives where people have done just that.
This, and the original Fearless Change, deserve to be much better known. For many people these books are far more practical in a day-to-day environment than those big “change methodology” books which everyone knows. A few dozen little patterns are much more useful than a grand 7 step model!
Not so much a second edition of Fearless Change this is more of a FearLess Change version 2. It contains most of the original content but adds to in a way few second editions do.
Well worth reading whether you have read the first book or not.
Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising did a great job in this updated and extended version of Fearless Change. The experiences added to the existing patterns help you to get a deeper understanding, and the patterns that they added are vary valuable.
If you are dealing with change in organizations (and who isn't nowadays) then I highly recommend to read this book and keep it close to you, as it will be useful at many times!
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