Cultural change and leadership

In February 2013 the English title Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations was published. I am very happy with this publication, which is full of conceptual material, inspiring examples and concrete intervention to realize successful strategic and cultural change in organizations.

Alfons Sauguet, Dean of ESADE Business School: “There is some unique quality in the way Jaap Boonstra has succeeded in bringing together a very rich set of experiences and recreate them against a background of sound ideas and concepts. This book offers inspiration that turns into practical cues for those wanting to manage and change the subtle threads of organizational culture”.

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Cultural change

The book “Leiders in Cultuurverandering” [Cultural Change and leadership] is based on 16 in-depth case studies in international and Dutch companies. They include Randstad, Arcadis, Air France KLM, 3M Health care, Amazon and Ahold. The case descriptions are available in Dutch language. The most important stories are included as practical examples in the English publication Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations.

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Jaap Boonstra Leiderschapsbox

In 2012 a boxed collection was completed with 15 CD’s for people who seek inspiration while traveling or who want to listen during quiet moments at home or on holidays. This project is a collaboration of 14 colleagues from the Netherlands. Unfortunately tho collection is available in the Dutch language only.

Together with colleagues from Spain we aim to launch a similar project on leadership and change in the Spanish language. This is scheduled for 2014.

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Leading change

Boekevent veranderkracht - Jaap Boonstra - Jan Andreae - Britta Gielen

Quite regularly I am involved in interactive exchanges with professionals and practitioners in organizational change. These exchanges are based on publications we like to explore in depth or on new outcomes of research. We may enrich research proposals and support each other in our professional work.

These interactive exchanges are organized by the Research platform of Sioo or Managementboek in the Netherlands or by my publisher Wiley-Blackwell or the Alumni association of ESADE in Spain.

Let me know if you like to attend such a session and I’ll let you know when the next opportunity comes up.

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