Category Archives: leading social change

Organizational Greatness

In the last chapter of Bruke’s book, Organizational Change; theory and practice, published in 2002 he shares a quote from an article in the New York Times by Holstein.  The author wrote this article in response to the book Good to Great.   Whatever contributions the book offers are called into question by an intellectual assumption […] Continue reading

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change and leadership

When the word leadership comes to mind what do you think of?  When the word change comes to mind what do you think of?  If you think long enough about leadership and change you will find that they are interconnected.  Many of America’s great leaders are identified as such because they lead us through great […] Continue reading

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social change….

I got to thinking that social change was all about addressing the gaps that existed as a result of government procedures. For example we talk a lot about charter schools addressing many of the issues and gaps within education – charter schools are an example of social change. However, bringing about social change also has […] Continue reading

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organizational change models

In my leading social change class we discussed the causal model for organizational performance and change by Burke and Litwin in 1992. Some of the key elements of this model are the open systems approach, the leadership components, and the transformational and transactions factors. At the epicenter of the model is work climate which is […] Continue reading

Posted in appreciative inquiry, Leadership, leading social change, Motivation, organizational change models, people, transactional, transformational

the gap (not the store)

What? In class this week we were talking about the cognitive gap with respect to the work done by Kirton. Then my professor simplified things and explained this spectrum between your current status, the GAP, and your desired status (results). And then….everything made sense!! So What? Well lots of models related to change fit in […] Continue reading

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Levels of change

What In our reading on Levels of Organizational Change by Burke, the author shares three levels of change, individual, group, and larger system, that must be reached before change can take place within an organization. It is noted that organizational change is far more complex than just these three levels, albeit limiting, the levels help […] Continue reading

Posted in change, Kotters 8 steps to change, Leadership, leading social change, lewins change model

Jim Collins is everywhere

Jims Collins is the author of many books of which I have had the pleasure of reading one… He has recently released a second book that further develops the claims he has made in “Good to Great” (I am keeping the title a mystery to further intrigue you). Well, in this book he shares how […] Continue reading

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Business Model Innovation

Chesbrough, H. (2010). Business model innovation: opportunities and barriers. Long Range Planning, 43(2-3), 354-363. Kelsey Brunton – Feburary 21, 2012 – Leading Social Change – Article Crtitque #2 The article by Chesbrough addresses the needs, barriers, and opportuntities related to creating a business model innovation. Business model innovations are alternatives to the current/old business model. […] Continue reading

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fostering social innovation

As I was reading the Goldsmith chapter on open sourcing social innovation I was trying to recall a time in which I had participated in such a phenomena. The author of “The Power of Social Innovation” details five components of open sourcing within the chapter Break down protectionist barriers, Build the political and community will […] Continue reading

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SAREC and beyond

At the AAAE conference in Birmingham, Alabama I attended a session titled “Assessing the Impact of International Experiences on Distinguished Faculty’s Teaching Style and Technology.” The presenter from Texas A&M shared the experiences that faculty had on an international trip. Through the presentation it became apparent that the faculty brought technology with them; cameras, videos, […] Continue reading

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