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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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CHAPTER SIXTEENORGANIZATION LEADERSHIPLeading in a Learning Way

Mary Ann Rainey and David A. Kolb

A constantly changing environment is one of the most daunting challenges facing organizations today. When organizations are confronted with difficult challenges, learning becomes the best option for leadership. We use experiential learning theory (Kolb, 1984) as the epistemological lens through which to establish leadership as a wholly integrated process of learning and adaptation. When defined holistically as the basic means by which humans adapt to the world, learning subsumes the process of leadership. We introduce the Relationship Strategy Vision Performance (RSVP) Fundamentals of Leadership Model. Based on experiential learning theory (ELT), ...

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