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Terms of Engagement: Changing the Way We Change Organizations

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Terms of Engagement introduces a new method for changing organizations based on four essential principles: Widening the Circle of Involvement, Connecting People to Each Other and Ideas, Creating Communities for Action, and Embracing Democratic Principles. This method enables leaders to create the energetic, flexible, responsive organizations necessary to thrive and prosper ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 9th 2003 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published May 1st 2000)
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University of Chicago Magazine
Richard H. Axelrod, MBA'73
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From the author: "Building engagement is crucial for every organization. But the traditional top-down coercive change management paradigm—in which leaders “light a fire” under employees—actually discourages engagement. Richard Axelrod offers a better way. After debunking six common change management myths, he offers a proven, practical strategy for getting everyone—not just select committees or working groups—enthusiastically committed to organizational transforma
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Many people know how to coordinate at work but not in a volunteer setting. Well you use the same tools that you would at work. Richard H. Axelrod has his second edition of Terms of Engagement out. I have found that it is a great guide to help me learn how to widen my circle of involvement. I take the same ideas on how to network with careers and use it in the volunteer community. I love how it has steps on connecting people to each other. And how to create communities for action too. By learning ...more
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