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Change Management Books

Change Management Books and Book Summaries

The EBSCO databases include several books and many book summaries about change management in general and organizational change in particular.  A few are listed below, with direct access provided.  Full text of the books is available.  The book summaries are professionally produced, discuss highlights and main points of each book, and can save readers hundreds of dollars and hours needed to purchase and read individual books.  Since many projects are to implement organizational changes, and many project management professionals deal with organizational changes during their careers, we thought it would be useful to make these resources more visible and accessible.

To access any of the book summaries or books listed below, just click on the title.

Book Summaries

The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts, 2nd Edition; Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Neuman, and Roland R. Cavanagh; McGraw-Hill Education, USA - 2014

Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night; by Phil Buckley, Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint, UK - 2013

Change Lessons from the CEO: Real People, Real Change; by Johan Coetsee and Patrick Flood; John Wiley & Sons Ltd - 2013

Change Intelligence, by Barbara Trautlein, PhD, Great Neck Publishing, USA - 2013

Make Change Work: Staying Nimble, Relevant, and Engaged in a World of Constant Change; by Randy Pennington. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA - 2013

Leading Change, by John P. Kotter; Adapted by permission of Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation - 2012

Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World; by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant; Que Publishing, USA - 2012

HBR's 10 Must Reads On Change Management; Harvard Business Review Press, USA - 2011

10 Steps to Successful Change Management; by George Vukotich; The American Society of Training and Development, ASTD Press, USA - 2011

Driving Excellence: Transform Your Organization's Culture and Achieve Revolutionary Results; by Mark Aesch; Hyperion Books, USA - 2011

Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success; by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler; VitalSmarts, LLC., with permission of Business Plus, USA - 2011

Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out; by Seth Kahan; Jossey-Bass, UK - 2010

Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership; by Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson; Pfeiffer, USA - 2010

Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age; by Timothy R. Clark; Jossey-Bass, UK - 2008

The Change Cycle: How People Can Survive and Thrive in Organizational Change; By Ann Salerno & Lillie Brock;  Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. - 2008

It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations; by J. Stewart Black and Hal B Gregersen; Pearson Education, USA - 2008

I Didn't See It Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business, by Nancy C. Widmann, Elaine J. Eisenman Ph.D. and Amy Dorn Kopelan; John Wiley & Sons Inc., USA - 2007

The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action; by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Adapted by permission of Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, USA - 1996


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Responses to Change: Helping People Manage Transition, by Kerry A. Bunker, Center for Creative Leadership, USA (2008)

Lost In Transition, by Richard Elsner and Bridget Farrands, Marshall Cavendish Limited, London, UK (2008)

Corporate Agility: A Revolutionary Model for Competing in a Flat World; by Charles Grantham, Corey Williamson and James P Ware; American Management Association International, USA (2007)

Adaptability: Responding Effectively to Change, by Allan Calarco and Joan Gurvis, Center for Creative Leadership, USA (2006)

Organizational Jazz; by David Napoli, Alma M. Whiteley and Kathrine Selmer Johansen; eContent Management Pty. Ltd., Queensland, Australia (2005)

Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition, by Kerry A. Bunker and Michael Wakefield, Center for Creative Leadership, USA (2005)

Restructuring for Corporate Success: A Socially Sensitive Approach, International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2005)

Designing Dynamic Organizations, by Diane Downey and Amy Kates, American Management Association, USA (2002)

Building Resiliency: How to Thrive in Times of Change, by Mary Lynn Pulley and Michael Wakefield, Center for Creative Leadership, USA (2001)


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