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DM 811 Leading Change


Required Reading: Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within by Robert E. Quinn (San Francisco: Jossey- Bass Publishers, 1996), 236 pages. (ISBN: 0787902446) Diffusion of Innovations, 5th ed. by Everitt M. Rogers (New York: The Free Press, 2003), 512 pages. (ISBN: 0743222091) Leading Change by John P. Kotter (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1996), 187 pages. (ISBN: 0875847471) Leading Congregational Change by Jim Herrington, et al. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000), 240 pages. (ISBN: 0787947652) Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, 2nd ed. by William Bridges (New York: Perseus Publishing, 2003), 144 pages. (ISBN: 0738208248) Tempered Radicals: How Everyday Leaders Inspire Change at Work by Debra E. Meyerson (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2003), 256 pages. (ISBN: 1591393256) [Masters students read either Quinn or Kotter. Doctoral participants read all required texts plus at least three books selected from the bibliography below.] Suggested Resources: Beleaguered Rulers: The Public Obligation of the Professional by William F. May (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 286 pages. Change the World by Robert E. Quinn (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000), 272 pages. Creating the Innovation Culture by Frances Horibe (NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2001), 253 pages. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (New York: Crown Business, 2002), 278 pages. Hit the Bullseye: How Denominations Can Aim the Congregation at the Mission Field by Paul D. Borden (Nashville: Abingdon, 2003), 144 pages. How to Change Your Church (Without Killing It) by Jim Mellado, et al. (Waco, TX: Word Publishing, 2000) 200 pages. How Your Church Family Works by Peter L. Steinke (Chicago: Alban Institute, 1993), 128 pages. [Adaptation of Bowen Friedman] Leading for Innovation and Organizing for Results ed. by Frances Hesselbein et al. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002), 300 pages. Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Rev’d. Ed. by Ichak Adizes (NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1999), 460 pages. Mastering Self Leadership by Charles Manz and Christopher Neck (New York: Prentice Hall, 2004), 176 pages. Strategies for Change by Lyle Schaller (Nashville: Abingdon, 1993), 128 pages. 3 The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002), 190 pages. The Leader’s Journey by Jim Herrington, et al. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003), 193 pages. The Web of Women’s Leadership by Susan Wilhauck, et al. (Nashville: Abingdon Publishing, 2001), 174 pages.

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January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


CL616, DM811



CL 616 Leading Change