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Thijs Leenman - Change Behavior

How to interactively stimulate behavioral change

CHANGE MANAGEMENT | LEADERSHIP | PSYCHOLOGY

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As a manager or change maker, how can you stimulate behavioral change? This is quite complicated in practice. We often focus on writing the best plans, while behavioral change cannot be mapped out. Behavioral change is created in the social dynamics between people.

Psychological insights for behavioral change in practice

In Change Behavior, Thijs Leenman takes us through the most important conclusions from fifty years of organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and psychotherapy. These surprising insights are hardly ever applied on the work floor. Using dialogue and examples, you will learn how change behavior will make a difference in your interactions. And the book provides you with the tools you need to take steps in your own change process, making it an essential read for every change maker.

The book is also applicable for students. They can practice with their own cases, which they will meet in projects and during their internships. Each chapter has tools with which students can practice stimulating their own change behavior, and each chapter concludes with an overview of all exercises. The Dutch Institute of Psychologists has declared Change Behavior ‘a thorough reference work and workbook. A solid foundation for knowledge transfer, the elaboration of cases, or seminar exercises.’

Published in October 2021 | Paperback | 144 pages | ca. 30,000 words
Dutch edition published by Boom Publishers Amsterdam

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thijs Leenman is organizational psychologist, communication expert, and consultant. He advises on leadership and change and it is his ambition to translate scientific insights for managers in an inspiring way by writing, coaching, lecturing, and leading seminars. ‘My father put a book by Stephen Covey under my pillow when I was thirteen years old. My fascination for leadership and change has never left me.’

RECOMMENDATIONS

‘Firmly anchored in theory, very practical due to the concrete examples, reflective, and inspiring, a wonderful book!’
Dr. Arend Ardon, founder The Change Studio and bestseller author

‘Thijs Leenman succeeds in making psychological insights into practice in an accessible and crystal clear manner.’
Jeroen Meliëzer, Dutch Institute of Psychologists Summer School Committee member

‘This book shows how important behavior is in change processes. A must-read for every manager.’
René Verkuylen, CEO of DOCK

‘The book is written so accessible and clear, it makes the psychology for behavioral change applicable for managers right away. Truly recommended if you are looking for the tools to better understand your coworkers, employees, or managers.’
Rutger Bartelsman

‘Nothing is as hard as change, right? It is the story we read in most management books. Change Behavior is a book I will refer to on a regular basis to sharpen myself on change conversations.’
Jan Hoogstra, IT Consultant

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

CHANGE INSIGHT I. Our Work Relations
Build strong work relations interactively
Validation: behavioral change according to organizational psychology
Exploration: how strong work relations work
Changing: how to build strong work relations interactively
Grasping: practical tools for your work relations
Change behavior: behavior with which you build strong work relations interactively

CHANGE INSIGHT II. Our Connection
Establish a connection through conversation
Validation: behavioral change according to psychotherapy
Exploration: how connecting conversations work
Changing: how to establish a connection in your conversation
Grasping: practical tools for your connection
Change behavior: behavior with which you establish a connection in your conversation

CHANGE INSIGHT III. Your Interaction
Stimulate change language in your interaction
Validation: behavioral change according to clinical psychology
Exploration: how change language in conversations work
Changing: how you stimulate change language in your interaction
Grasping: practical tools for your interaction
Change behavior: behavior with which you stimulate change language in your interaction

Let’s get started
Your practice toolbox
Acknowledgement
End notes

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