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Leading Beyond Change

A Practical Guide to Evolving Business Agility

by (author) Michael K. Sahota & Audree Tara Sahota

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Project Management, Workplace Culture, Leadership
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    Aug 2021
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This guide shows readers how to transform a traditional organization into an evolutionary one with a framework and mindset that offer a new way of leading and approaching change.

Now more than ever, society is demanding change, and organizations are being asked to shift into more conscious and agile business practices. Yet, most of what people believe about leadership, effective workplaces, and how to create lasting change is either incomplete or outright incorrect. And even if the desire to change is there, understanding of how to achieve it is elusive.
This book holds the key. It introduces the Shift Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF), which helps leaders create the understanding and application needed to evolve high performance. At the core of the book are dozens of business patterns that cut across seven dimensions of organizational functioning. The traps of traditional organizations are contrasted with the high-performance practices of evolutionary organizations. Authors Michael Sahota and Audree Tata Sahota explain the steps of leading beyond change—evolving beyond servant leadership to make the inner shift needed to unlock the practical skills and techniques.
Whether readers call this shift business agility, Teal Agility, evolutionary, or the future of work, it is possible to create high-performing organizations filled with energized people who are able to surf the waves of change.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Michael K. Sahota is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant on evolving people and organizations. He is the cofounder of SHIFT314 Inc., a boutique training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with agile, digital, lean, and other new ways of working.

Audree Tara Sahota, B.Msc, is chief metaphysics officer and cofounder of SHIFT314 Inc.: specializing in evolutionary leadership development and organizational evolution through the powerful framework SELF, which enables rapid change in the evolution of people and organizations.

Editorial Reviews

“I love the fresh, new, innovative approaches to change that talk about evolution, learning, complexity, and experimentation. Michael and Audree Sahota have prepared a handbook for organizational change that is readable and useful. You will find it entertaining, challenging, and helpful for your personal and corporate change adventures. Enjoy!”
—Linda Rising, coauthor of Fearless Change and More Fearless Change
“In the quest to improve organizational performance, the first step is to understand and improve personal leadership abilities. The challenge isn't just taking the first step - it is understanding the map. This book provides a useful map for improving organizational performance and guidance on the first step—and subsequent steps—you'll take to get there.” 
—Luke Hohmann, founder and CEO, FirstRoot, Inc.
Leading Beyond Change will challenge your understanding and expand your imagination. You will gain new insights into yourself and others in your work life—and in all your relationships. I found the book exciting, a bit troubling, and quite valuable. Highly recommended.”
—Ron Jeffries, coauthor of the Agile Manifesto
“In this groundbreaking step-by-step guide, Michael and Audree Sahota have cracked the code on a new way of working and leading to build high-performance teams and organizations. Immediately gain an unfair advantage, both professionally and personally.”
—Stephan M. Mardyks, CEO, Wisdom Destinations, and Co-CEO, SMCOVEY