Be a CHANGEMASTER
12 Coaching Strategies for Leading Professional and Personal Change
- Karla J. Reiss - The Change Place, Consultant, Coach
How to use coaching strategies to lead change in any organization
Be a CHANGEMASTER is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.
Numerous examples demonstrate how the strategies used in this book have led to transformational change. These success stories are drawn from the work of professionally certified coaches. Components include
- Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality
- Developing a higher purpose to foster happiness and ensure a positive legacy
- Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism
- Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity, and encouragement
- Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance
- Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the present
Coaching is the proven change process, and leaders everywhere need to master the skills and strategies coaches use to transform their organizations efficiently and effectively. This book helps turn executives, managers, and team leaders into motivators and their organizations into winners.
“Rarely have I seen a book about change theory written to address the unique and problematic structure of public schools. This book does it with style and is a wonderful addition to every educator’s library!”
“This book provides practical strategies for leading others down the path of professional and personal change—a great journey!”
“The author explains how sometimes it is necessary to work with individuals and with small groups. She is right on regarding every aspect about how important this is."
"In Be a CHANGEMASTER: 12 Coaching Strategies for Leading Professional and Personal Change, Karla Reiss examines the steps and strategies involved in making effective and lasting personal and professional change. Prior to founding Change Place, Reiss served as a school administrator and experienced the change process in a variety of educational settings.
As Reiss explains early on, the focus of the book is slightly different than many other books written about the change process. 'The body of knowledge this book is based on is derived from the field of professional coaching, and not from research on brain function, not from years of formal research into the change process.'
As indicated in the title, the book reviews 12 strategies for change that range from challenging current assumptions within your organization to maintaining forward momentum and action once the change process is underway. Each chapter ends with a very informative summary section and provides the reader with a list of key concepts.
Reiss also provides a variety of templates and forms that could be easily used to promote discussion within your group. Any school leader interested in learning more about developing lasting change should find this book useful."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Challenge Assumption