Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within

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Wiley, Aug 14, 1996 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
For those on a path to slow career death - a path that also affects the competitiveness, progress, and overall health of the organizations in which we work - Deep Change offers a survival manual for finding our own internal leadership power and learning the most important skill of all to triumph in the face of change: to "know thyself." Exploring the dynamic process of deep change and learning the new ways of thinking and behaving it requires can put an end to the slow death dilemma forever. In defining this process, author Robert E. Quinn, a renowned expert on organizations and management, demonstrates the crucial importance of deep change as the path to self-understanding and the key to revitalization of the individual and the organization. By finding our own moral core and beginning to see ourselves and our organizations in new and more productive ways, he explains, we can transform ourselves from victims to powerful agents of change.

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User Review  - KeithMerron - LibraryThing

Like Ghandi’s maxim—“be the change you want to see”—Dr. Quinn believes that to effect deep change, it starts from changing within oneself. This is book is both intended to inspire and provide a ... Read full review

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I found this slightly more self-helpy than other books I've read on leadership, but nonetheless it is an easy and interesting read. At its heart is the interesting idea that if you want to change ... Read full review

Contents

Deep Change or Slow Death 1 Walking Naked into the Land of Uncertainty
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Confronting the Deep Change or Slow Death Dilemma
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Personal Change 3 The Fear of Change
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ROBERT E. QUINN helps business and goverrnment leaders understand the paradoxes, competing demands, and contradictons of organizational life through his teaching, consulting, and his published works. He is professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and consults with hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, and volunteer organizations.

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