Leadership of Strategic Change.
Prepared by : Richard Obahor
Module: Leadership and Management of Strategic Change
Table of Contents
1. The nature of effective leadership of strategic Change
1.1 What is effective leadership?
1.1.1 Conventional theories of Leadership
1.1.2 Trait models of effective leadership
1.2 Strategic Change: Organisational Context
1.2.1 Change Models
1.2.2 Organisational issues affecting Change
1.2.3 Individual/group resistance to change
1.2.4 Organizational change strategies
2. ISN Horizon Ltd: Case Study for evaluation of leadership of strategic change
2.1 Change Hindrance
2.2 Horizon HPs’ change management strategy, a success or failure?
1. The nature of effective leadership of strategic change
Strategy matters most during the times of change. Businesses and people find it far easier to do more of the same than do something different. The world today is changing everyday with markets becoming more globally integrated, new forms of technology and businesses arising and most recently the global economic meltdown which caused significant organisational alterations. Based on the forgoing change catalysts, organisations must be ever prepared to adapt to and exploit changes in business environments whilst seeking opportunities to create change through technological, organisational or strategic innovation.
Organisational change catalysts could come in two forms. This could be as a result of External Environments i.e.
• Challenges of growth, especially global markets
• Technological changes
• Competitive pressures, including Mergers and Acquisitions
• Customer pressure, particularly shifting markets
• Government legislation/initiatives.
Or, it could be internal i.e.
• Changes in strategy
• To learn new...