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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 33

CHANGE OR DIE

Change is a necessity, not a luxury. All organisations change or die, even traditional societies.

If you travel across the Mongolian steppe you will occasionally spot a nomad’s yurt, or domestic tent. They all look the same and they all have a small wooden door which always faces due south. It looks like a scene that has not changed for thousands of years. And then you get closer. Outside one yurt you spot a small generator; outside another, a motorbike and outside a third, a satellite dish.

The signs of change are everywhere. In the arctic you can see a small fence running along the border between northern Finland and Norway. Fences mean change if you are a migrating reindeer: reindeer are good at many things, but they ...

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