Building The Bridge As You Walk On It : A Guide For Leading Change

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After reading "Building the Bridge as You Walk on It: A Guide for Leading Change", by Robert E. Quinn. The basic idea is that behavioral patterns effect leadership and the actions we take on a day-to-day basis. There are some organizations today that are inherently selfish, have no courage and, are not focused on the day-to-day operations. However, organizations can change their behavior with good leadership. The term 'fundamental state of leadership ' is an internally directed and focused idea. This type of approach helps an organization to be more productive and positive. When developing leadership there must be leaders; not every employee can be a leader. Once an employee feels he or she wants to lead they must change/develop themselves with the skills to be successful. This is a personal leadership choice. "Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness", by Edward E. Lawler, III and Christopher G. Worley. Every organization should be flexible to change. Change can be problematic in a business environment, it affects production and profits. Effective leadership is critical during times of change. People need a reason to change. Global organization means to having a quality management team. Also, employees need to be competitive with other organizations. Having competitive advantage and willingness to change/improve is a key mark for improvement. Businesses must look at a reward system program for their identified core employees to benefit…

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