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Leading Policy Change - Resource List


Annotated Bibliography on Leadership Resources by Michelle Horowitz (2015).
This paper shares resources used in CEELO's Leadership Academy, which is designed to strengthen leadership and management competencies of individuals with responsibility for early childhood education programs in state departments of education, early learning agencies, and other state early childhood education agencies.

Change Readiness: Focusing Change Management Where It Counts by Marge Combe (2014).
This paper from the Project Management Institute offers guidance to the portfolio, program and project management community for assessing readiness for a specific program or project. In doing so, it offers practical working knowledge for practitioners, and begins to add theoretical frameworks for analyzing organizational readiness to change.

How to assess change readiness: Summary and key action points.
This website provides a series of resources that leaders can use to develop their objectives and strategies for reaching their goals, including readiness assessment tools and frameworks analyzing organizational capacity.

Leading Change Handbook: Concepts and Tools by Jody Spiro (2009).
This toolkit seeks to help leaders at all levels take action, and create continuous change and sustainable results. It offers guidance in matters including working collaboratively, planning “early wins” and minimizing resistance.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath, Dan Heath (2010)
Why is change so difficult and frightening? How do you create change when you have few resources and no title or authority to back you up? Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a ground-breaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives — how to change things when change is hard.

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge (1990)
This book focuses on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. The five disciplines represent approaches (theories and methods) for developing three core learning capabilities: fostering aspiration, developing reflective conversation, and understanding complexity.

Where Good Ideas Come From (Steven Johnson) 
This video, available on YouTube, provides a provocative discussion of innovation and the basis for collaborative problem solving discussions and peer exchange.