Leadership And Change Leadership Development

852 Words Oct 11th, 2014 4 Pages
Introduction
As defined by Katzenbach (1995), change leadership is “the process whereby individuals who lead initiatives that influence dozens to hundreds of others to perform differently—and better—by applying multiple leadership and change approaches.” Leadership alone is defined as setting a direction and developing the strategies necessary to move in that direction – that is, creating and achieving a vision – leadership is thus a process to do with change (Kotter 1999). Change leadership is critically important to the continuing success of organizations everywhere. Tennant Company understands and invests in change leadership by employing a Sr. Organization Development Manager named Annelise Larson, M.B.A. whose efforts includes setting direction, developing strategies, and leading initiatives through organizational change efforts. An interview was conducted with Annelise Larson to discuss and learn about her change leadership abilities. For the purposes of this paper, the interview questions will be shared, a summary will be provided, and five recommendations are made for Annelise Larson as a change leader.
Change Leader Introduction and Interview Annelise Larson is a passionate Organization Development (OD) professional who obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Thomas University in 2011 (A. Larson, personal communication, October 8, 2014). She has been employed by Tennant Company, a global manufacturer of industrial and commercial…
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