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Inside View: A Leader's Observations on Leadership by Walter F. Ulmer Jr.

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QUESTIONS OF CHANGE

The very idea of change is threatening. Everything biological and historical argues against our embracing something different. It took people a long time to come to grips with the round earth and the heliocentric motions of the local planets—even though these conceptual revisions hardly affected the life of the typical fifteenth-century worker.

Projecting, thinking about, and reacting to changes in technological and societal circumstances has become a hallmark of our times. “White water forever” is the rallying cry of many who study and write about future organizational environments. Given the convincing arguments that change is inevitable on most fronts, that it is necessary if we are to grow and learn and improve, and that ...

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