TWOFrom Potential to Positive Power: The Five Core Strategies

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THE TURNAROUND

The team had great potential; it just wasn’t working well at the time. All of the six directors were young and energetic, extremely intelligent and creative. Each had track records of success in previous positions. But they had been “silenced” by a succession of authoritarian leaders rotated through the division in previous years. Consequently, they greeted Don, the new vice president with a mixture of caution and skepticism.

It didn’t take long for things to start changing. Don constantly wandered around, asking questions about how things worked, what the team was trying ...

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