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The Well-Balanced Leader: Interactive Learning Techniques to Help You Master the 9 Simple Behaviors of Outstanding Leadership by Ron Roberts

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CHAPTER 9FACE 8Acceptance versus Resistance

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Dr. Richard, the CEO and a legend at a large pharmaceutical and medical supply company, was about to retire after 30 years. Those in line to fill his position began snapping for it like man-eating piranhas in the executive jungle. The logical replacement was the COO, who had been maintaining the status quo—a good thing for federal regulation and stock prices. But the CEO wanted someone who would change with the times, not resist change—someone who had the strength to follow her gut feelings to help the billion-dollar organization thrive in the future. To the shock of everyone, the outgoing CEO chose ...

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