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The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive


reviewed by Steve Markbreiter — July 15, 2008

coverTitle: The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive
Author(s): Michael Fullan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787988820, Pages: 135, Year: 2008
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With The Six Secrets of Change, Michael Fullan returns to the themes that have comprised the guiding principle of his work – change and leadership. His previous book, Turnaround Leadership, focused on what he called “the real reform agenda” or changing schools as a way to reduce the income gap between rich and poor students. Previously, in his seminal work, The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fullan provided practical resources and ideas for school reform. No one can accuse Fullan of thinking small. Using examples from businesses and health and public education systems, The Six Secrets of Change seeks to apply principles that are common to “successful organizational change under complex conditions” (p. vii). A theory of change is useful only if it “travels well,” meaning that it can be applied to different situations and can “practically and insightfully guide the understanding of complex situations and point to actions likely to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 15, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15310, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:53:12 PM

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  • Steve Markbreiter
    National Academy Foundation
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    STEVE MARKBREITER is Senior Director with the National Academy Foundation (NAF), which works to reform high school education throughout the country through school-community partnerships and career-themed instruction.
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