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Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and the Tyranny of Custom



Leading Change: Overcoming the Ideology of Comfort and the Tyranny of Custom

James O'Toole

ISBN: 978-1-555-42608-8 March 1995 Jossey-Bass 304 Pages


In Leading Change, James O'Toole argues that outdated Machiavellian dictates of situational leadership are ultimately ineffective--and demonstrates instead that successful leadership is rooted in high moral purpose and consistent respect for followers.
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"A compelling book! Jim O'Toole argues convincingly that the complexity and turmoil of our time demands leadership that is right--not leadership that simply works." (Kermit Campbell, CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.)