Articles by Mary Lynn Manns, PhD
Mary Lynn Manns, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Accountancy at the University of North Carolina – Asheville where she teaches courses in management information systems, quantitative analysis, and change leadership. She earned her master's degree from the University of Colorado and her PhD from De Montfort University in England. She is co-author of Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, which documents successful strategies used by leaders of change in many different types of organizations throughout the world. Published in 2005 by Addison Wesley Publishing Co, the book continues to receive outstanding reviews with a "best book" award and a place on the Amazon.com "12 Books that Changed My Career" list. Manns does numerous presentations and consultations on the topic of leading change in organizations in and outside the U.S.
Leading change is difficult. This article is for anyone who struggles with introducing a new idea into an organization.