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Leading Continuous Change by Bill Pasmore

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1 Riding the Coaster

THINK BACK to your first roller-coaster ride. For some of you, it might have been on the comet, one of the great wooden roller coasters of all time, nearly 100 years old and still in operation at the Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, after having been moved from its original location in Fort Erie, Ontario.

As you approached, the screams from those riding the coaster grew louder. What were you thinking? Was it going to be fun or terrifying? As you waited were you anxious to get to the front of the line, or were you looking around to find a way out? By the time you actually sat in the car and fastened your seat belt, were you excited or shaking?

Clank, clank, clank. As the cars climbed the first big hill, were you ...

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