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Leadership in Action: Getting to the Source: Four Perspectives on Leadership by Patricia M. G. O'Connor, David V. Day

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THE PIPELINE (SOURCE THREE)

The interviewee is the CEO.

When I begin to think about the implications this merger has for our future, it really gives me pause. This represents the introduction of a whole new phase for the company. It's going to change our fundamental business model. As such, everything might have to change—our assumptions about future products, the business practices we have relied on, and how we work together to make this new organization successful. Given the time it takes for mergers and acquisitions to truly impact all levels of the organization, success or failure is going to rest largely on the shoulders of future directors, not just the current ones. I can't imagine not tapping the perspectives of our next generation of ...

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