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Leading Change Activity

Leading Change Activity

In teaching leadership and organizational behavior, leading change will be a topic that comes up in discussion/reading/assignments. Learning the dynamics of change is important for future leaders and managers. This activity gives students a real world experience of the elements of change.

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Tom Sanders
Tom Sanders (Faculty)
14 weeks ago
I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in organizational change and development. I think this could be a good exercise to exam the power of habit as suggested by the author and the difficulty of changing individual behavior. I think that I would want to formalize the process by developing a form to capture the specific behavioral changes that the student students committed to the first week and then have them report on these with a reflection at a class the second week. This could be like a journal exercise. Once this was completed then facilitate a discussion of individual level behavioral change issues and strategies for improving the effectiveness.
Gerard Hall
Gerard Hall (Faculty)
1 year ago
This is a very good exercise that I am planning to use in my Strategic Leadership course. It is a good example of why change can be hard even if it is something that the person chose to change. It also is a good way to show leaders why some people can be resistant to change.
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