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From Management to Leadership: Strategies for Transforming Health, 3rd Edition by Jo Manion

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Chapter 6

Getting Results

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES

  • Describe proactive behavior.
  • Distinguish between first- and second-order problem solving.
  • Compare the five types of group decision-making styles.
  • Relate the four steps of an appreciative inquiry process.
  • Define the concept of polarity management.
  • Explain the polarity grid and the process for using it to reach action steps.

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