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Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change: A Third Edition by Arielle Sullivan, Roland L. Sullivan, Jacqueline M. Stavros, William J. Rothwell

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SIX CAPACITIES FOR LEADING WHOLE SYSTEM CHANGE

Such shifts in behavior begin with those leading the change. No longer is it enough for people with position power to “lead the charge” telling the rest to “take that hill.” Here are six aspects of the changing work of change agents and those leading a change effort.
First, leaders must walk their talk or they will not be trusted. The primary relationship is that of supervisor-employee. If the employees do not trust the supervisors, they will not voice their ideas and opinions or willingly follow the lead of their supervisors. Integrity is the key to good leadership, and this means aligning words with actions (Simons, 2008). Simons has examined the bottom-line value of integrity; he found in ...

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