Change Leader’s Network Overview

Welcome to the Change Leaders Network

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The purpose of The Change Leader’s Network is to develop, support and network conscious change leaders worldwide. Our mission is to catalyze profound change in ourselves, our organizations and the world, promoting social justice and environmental sustainability for a better future. 

The world needs more positive change, not less. We choose to support that need by developing expert change leaders and consultants and promoting the emerging field of conscious change leadership. We develop and provide advanced change process methdologies and tools, and network talented change leaders and consultants across the globe to deliver breakthrough results through change. 

Joining The Change Leader’s Network will provide you many benefits. You will get:

Online access to Being First’s renowned change process methodology, The Change Leader’s Roadmap. The methodology has been previously restricted to clients of Being First, Inc. and a select beta group of online users. The methodology provides strategic guidance to help you design your change process. It also includes a change toolkit that includes over 1500 pages of resources, worksheets, checklists, assessments, work steps, process questions, and articles to support both the people and process design aspects of your change efforts.

Conscious change leadership development. You will have access to virtual learning, tele-courses, webinars, conferences, and face-to-face sessions to advance through all four levels of the conscious change leader curriculum. Courses will address the personal, relational, team, and organizational levels, and will focus on all four quadrants of mindset, behavior, culture, and systems. Sample topics include: change strategy development, stakeholder engagement, change process design, change governance, change communications planning, self management, personal transformation, inter-personal communications, change leadership modeling, change project integration…and much, much more.

Change Leadership Certification. You can become certified to consult, use and teach many aspects of the courseware.

Collaborative Learning Groups. You can join others who have your areas of interest and expertise to further develop your thinking, skills and methods. Bring your questions, current dilemmas and insight to further our collective understanding of how to lead positive change.

Cutting Edge Discussions. Share insights and best practices with others across the globe regarding critical change leadership challenges.

Access to World Renown Subject Matter Experts. See video interviews, podcasts and articles from thought leaders in the field.

Job Boards. Get access to employment opportunities that fit your skills and enable you to make the positive contribution you desire.

Classifieds. List your service or product offerings and learn of other opportunities for you to participate in advanced change leadership development.

Is The Change Leader’s Network for you?

The best way to know is to read the books, Beyond Change Management and The Change Leader’s Roadmap, which are the foundation of this emerging field of conscious change leadership. We request that you read the books when you join so you can enter as a fully informed participant. Both books are widely acclaimed and endorsed by top change leaders.

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With this extensively upgraded second edition, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson solidify their status as the leading authorities on change leadership and organizational transformation. This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making change a strategic discipline. Beyond Change Management is an intelligent book by two of the most knowledgeable and accomplished masters of their craft, and it’s one that every conscious change leader should adopt as their guide to creating more meaningful organizations.

Jim Kouzes
Coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership

Read this great book by Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson and learn how to use their multi-dimensional approach to lead transformation masterfully and consciously!

Marshall Goldsmith
World-renowned executive coach
Author of the New York Times best-sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

An important move toward a more integral business consulting approach, very much recommended for those interested in the topic and ways to actually apply it. 

Ken Wilber
Author, The Integral Vision, A Brief History of Everything, and over a dozen other best-sellers

Dean and Linda are core to the field of conscious change leadership, and continue to stretch and push its boundaries in this rich and deep compendium. This is a must read from two consummate thought leaders who have devoted their careers to developing highly successful change leaders. Read it and immediately improve your change leadership or consulting success.

Bev Kaye
CEO, Career Systems International
Author of Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay

This book is about mastery of leading the transformational change process written by masters of the craft.  For corporate leaders and consultants who consider themselves committed students of the process of organizational change.

Daryl Conner
Chairman, Conner Partners
Author of Managing at the Speed of Change and Leading at the Edge of Chaos

Beyond Change Management is a timely how-to guide for leading change in the 21st century. It provides both a conceptual roadmap, and practical tools and techniques for successfully transforming organizations.

Noel Tichy
Professor, University of Michigan
Co-author with Warren Bennis of JUDGMENT: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls

Once again, Dean and Linda have nailed it! Beyond Change Management is an extraordinary book examining the shifts in change management that have occurred over the years. This book offers real, practical solutions for change practitioners to become extraordinary conscious change leaders.

Darlene Meister
Director, Unified Change Management
United States House of Representatives

Powerful business solutions to the current chaos facing many organizations today. Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson get to the heart of change, the human touch, by using timeless techniques and tools.
Ken Blanchard
Co-Author of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level

Having applied this methodology for two years to manage change inside Microsoft, it has been instrumental in our ability to land change effectively, engage employees and deliver results quickly. The Change Leader’s Roadmap allows us to lead change with precision and minimal outside consulting, while at the same time growing change leadership capability internally. This is the most complete change methodology we have found anywhere.

Pete Fox
General Manager, Corporate Accounts
Microsoft US

This newest edition of The Change of Leader’s Roadmap is an invaluable, comprehensive and practical guide for envisioning an organization’s desired future, designing the structures and practices necessary to make it happen, and implementing them effectively. The book describes the change process in nine distinct phases and outlines the activities and tasks that need to occur in each phase. It provides change leaders with an essential map for successfully traversing the complex and uncertain terrain of transformational change.   

Thomas G. Cummings
Professor and Chair, Department of Management & Organization
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

This is the next best thing to having Dean, Linda and the Being First team riding alongside your complex change initiative. The Change Leader’s Roadmap breeds confidence in senior executive “Champions” to guide not just a successful transformational change, but most importantly, to develop the mission critical organizational CULTURE that will ensure unparalleled return on investment. Nothing I have seen in my 32 years of leading change comes close.

Jeff Mulligan
Former CEO, Common Wealth Credit Union
Mayor, City of Lloydminster

After implementing more than 2000 business strategy and operational excellence initiatives, we set out to find the best change methodology and toolbox in the world. The methodology this book describes is it! Study it thoroughly, because the thinking, process approach and pragmatic tools really work!

Thomas Fischer
Director COO
Valcon Management Consultants A/S

A practical, step-by-step guide for change leaders, managers and consultants. The book provides conceptually grounded, real world, time tested tools and guidance that will prove invaluable to those faced with navigating the challenges of leading organizational change in today's turbulent times.

Robert J. Marshak, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar in Residence
MSOD Program, American University
Organizational Change Consultant