In the age of rapidly changing technology, increased global opportunities and globalization, and shareholder activity, executives all over the world are expected to use the right techniques in order to gain the highest level of success for their organizations. These executives need the knowledge and tools that will allow them to continue to thrive and remain ahead of the competition in the business environment. This volume and its accompanying guide puts them on the right track. It offers a practical and proven framework for rapid implementation of strategic change that can be used by executives and their organizations. Complete with a collection of examples and checklists, the accompanying guides provide guidance on specific types of change initiatives such as the launch of a new strategic plan, deep cultural change, acquisitions,and new products.