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Do you agree with the principle of self-reference? In other words, do you believe that if people know where the organization is trying to go, they will make decisions that support the desired organizational outcome?

To successfully implement change, leaders pay careful attention to each stage in the eight-stage model for change. Choose one of the stages and comment on the importance of it. Provide an example and explain your viewpoint.

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A discussion regarding the principle of self-reference as well as a focus on one of the eight stages model for change. 351 words, 2 references.

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It sounds as though the principle of self-reference is very closely related to self-fulfilling prophesy. Self-fulfilling prophesy "is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior" (Wikipedia, 2013, para 1). When using it in reference to the above question, yes, I do believe that if people know where an organization is going, they will then begin to make decisions that support it.

This is based on the assumption that the company is broadly communicating their intentions in a positive manner ...

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