Participate for a Change! The essence of this book is to set out the case for involving and engaging people in the change process, rather than making them victims of it. The book examines the historical approaches to handling change, sets participative change in a framework and gives the theoretical basis for such an approach. Change has to be based on the external drivers if it is to be effective and meaningful. The book explains how to set change in this context and how to develop a strategic focus and identify the core capabilities needed to deliver the corporate strategy. It also explains the Process Iceberg Model and how it can be used to implement change and diagnose the issues facing organisations. The book goes on to describe the importance of the roles of 'Change Leader' and 'Change Agent' and explores the relationship between them. In further chapters the author describes how to go about change in a participative way and gives different methods for involving people and cascading the change agenda. Readers will find the reference to different models helpful in designing a change programme that is truly participative and helps to deliver ownership and responsibility to people. Once they have read this book, leaders will find it much easier to facilitate change from within their organisation. They will also be in a much better place to understand the process of change and the impact it can have on everyone involved. Change Agents will find this book and the companion Manual: Participate for a Change: A Manual of Models & Tools for Participative Change Management a powerful aide to designing a participative process of change.