This practical guide offers strategies for overcoming resistance to change, as well as a collection of success stories that demonstrate how its methods have led to transformational change. Reiss will inspire school leaders to consider how coaching should be thought of as a systemic change strategy, instead of a strategy for subject specialists. It is different from other books about change, which are typically theoretical. This book provides practical tools for leaders that help them banish old, ineffective thinking about change and adopt a “change can be easy” mindset.
Reiss created the CHANGEMASTER acronym as a device to help leaders remember what it takes to create change. She stresses that change can be easy when you master the 12 strategies she describes. Based on professional coaching strategies versus change management theory, this book differs in that it will help leaders adopt a coaching style of leadership without specific training as a coach. While the text is not filled with descriptions of various research projects, it is based on research about change, and that research is incorporated into the work of professional coaches.