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Growing Pains, 5th Edition by Yvonne Randle, Eric G. Flamholtz

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Chapter 12The Challenge of Leadership Throughout the Organizational Life Cycle

One of the most critical managerial functions in promoting successful organizational development is leadership. Effective leadership is, in fact, a prerequisite for building sustainably successful organizations®. This is true, not only for leadership at the very top of the organization, but throughout it as well.

There are two different types of leadership that are required to build sustainably successful organizations®— strategic and operational. Strategic leadership is focused on building the organization over the longer term, while operational leadership is focused on execution or more day-to-day operations. During the early stages of a company's life cycle, ...

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