Change is a major business challenge. With the failure rate of change initiatives continuing at around 70% despite the number of books on the market addressing separately the topics of leadership and change management, authors Higgs and Aitken tackle the all-important question of how to develop effective change leaders in this ground-breaking new book. Developing Change Leaders provides the detailed practical guidance, frameworks and tools that competing titles lack to help practitioners address the challenges of change and enable them to design and develop their own interventions. With recent research showing that the behaviour of leaders in change has a significant impact on its likely success, the book helps readers to assess their readiness for leading change and develop the necessary skills and approach to make change a success. Combining academic prowess and industry consultancy experience designing development programmes and coaching individual change leaders, Malcolm Higgs and Paul Aitken are the ideal experts to translate academic theory into managerial and human resource practice.