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101 Leadership Actions for Managing Change in the 21 by Ollie Malone

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Chapter 4Recognize Change as a Participative Sport

There are those sports that are best left to the professionals—bull riding, for example. As a sport, bull riding should not be undertaken by rank novices; the consequences are potentially disastrous.

Running, however, could be undertaken by anyone with a desire to join in. The risks are minimal, the likelihood of enjoyment is high, and the training required to enter is not overwhelming.

“Change,” as a sport, is like running: just about anyone can participate in it, it requires some preparation although not a significant amount, and everyone can derive benefit by having participated.

In previous centuries, change was announced. The boss, by memo or by verbal indication, would signify the fact ...

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